I have owned a hard copy of this book for ages, but it had been gatherng dust forever. My TBD (to be one) list is only consulted if I don't have something exciting, Sooooo Anita finally came to the top of the list.
I loved it!.
Anita Blake is both cynical and moral. Told in first person, Anita's sense of humor keeps the horror under control. The romance is light in the first book but it becomes more physical in later books. Kmberly Alexis, the narrator,is clear and consistent.
Fast paced action, well defined characters and intriguing definitions of the preternatural world combned to set me to reading, How much, you ask? I just fnished the first 11 n 13 days. Only 10 more to go!
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I love to read. I just don't always have time. Thank God for Audibles, aye? Who knew daily chores could so much fun now?
I really like the Anita Blake character. She cracks me up with her random thoughts of sarcasm. I can not wait to listen to the next book.
Kimberly Alexis is wonderful and I would recommend any book read by her. However to explain my low rating for performance; There are these weird back ground sound effects that piped in periodiclly. I am not sure they add anything to the story but the sure did take away from my experience. Whatever their purpose, it failed. This would be my only complaint and I know I wouldn't have experienced them if I had read it myself.
I would recommend this series.
I enjoy this genre: - modern, dark, fantasy detective stories with a film noir edge, including: Dresden Files (Jim Butcher), Mercy Thompson books (Patricia Briggs), True Blood books (Charlene Harris), Blood Ties series (Tanya Huff), plus these and similar TV series and movies, but I found this book, my first foray into Laurell Hamilton, hugely disappointing.
Firstly, the book is so overwritten, stuffed with adjective after adjective - describing the darkness of the room (just an apartment building, not even of a crypt) about four times. Secondly, its just not as fun as the other titles, it feels cliched and tired. I'm half way through, and don't think I'll finish it - I suggest you choose one of the other authors recommended above instead.
Audiobooks are my drug of choice
I'm addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse books so this is another series that follows that supernatural genre. It's good, I'm looking forward to listening to more of this series
I originally began listening to the Anita Blake series with Cerulean Sins. I LOVED the narrator, Cynthia Halloway. Her voice was incredible, feminine and embodied everything that I envisioned in Anita. I actually think her voice made the books better. The narrator of this book (and a few others) does an adequate job, but it's just not the same Anita that originally compelled me further into the series. Her essence is not the same. One thing I do like...it's nice to hear Jean-Claude with a French accent. Overall, the book itself is pretty good. I really enjoy knowing how the characters began to interact. It's refreshing.
I have a very fast paced life. Audio books are an awesome alternative for me. Long road trips, working out and housework arn't a bore.
Although this book had potential, I kept getting annoyed by the sarcasm.
"How are you?" answer: "Just peachy..." then statements like these: "Bully for me..., Point for me..., Point for him..."
These statements were a little repetitive and frankly I was contemplating deleting it from my ipod before I finished. Fortunately or unfortunately, however you choose to look at it, I was stuck in traffic and ended up finishing it.
Now I wonder, does the first book in the series lay the foundation for some good reading in the rest of the series? I am afraid to buy one and find out. So many people raved about this book and Amanda Blake. She seemed too macho for a woman and came across a little bit unconvincing.
As a side note there were a couple moments in the story when I did actually laugh out loud at something funny that happened. However, I wouldn't recommend this book.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
I'll just say this about Anita Blake series: it's very ,very good until you hit book 7, that's where everything goes cookoo. Its like Ms(or Mrs?) Hamilton suddenly hit puberty while dreaming a wild erotic dream as herself a nymphomaniac who needs at least three guys to satisfy her. Story gets lost and you catch yourself fast forwarding to peaces without sexual scenes and let me tell you this- it's hard to find them. Very frustrating for those of us who like action more then erotica. My point is this, read first seven and if you still like them, enjoy next 15 and good luck!
Where do I begin? When the author needs to give the reader information, her character just vomits it over everyone...has to spell everything out - sometimes repeatedly - with no subtly at all. Dialogue - half the time makes no sense...non sequiturs abound, awkward descriptors, and our lead character hates so many things.... I can only assume that this series gets better since it has such a following but this book was really not good! Two stars are for her idea, it's the execution that is lacking