Betrayal, Badass, Fast-Paced
Definitely have to say Anita by far is the best character of the book but when the subtitle to the book is "Anita Blake..." You kind of to realize she will be the most developed of the characters you are going to be reading about, but the side characters even the ones killed off are not just words on paper so I definitely give credit to the author for great character development. Anita knows what she and what she does or so she thinks at the beginning of the book but after being betrayed, mental and physical violated, and confused she really knows who and what she is and guess what she is a badass vampire hunter and a zombie raiser who if you screw with her or betray her you aren’t going to get away with it.
The story starts out well written and easy to follow. The narrator does a great job of keep each character's voices consistent through out the book so if you didn't catch when you were told about someone speaking you were able to tell you it was by the narrator's voice. I look forward to reading/listening to more of the Anita Blake serious, and thanks to my little brother for recommending the series.
About halfway through the first book and it's engrossing and just plain entertaining - like a good "beach read" or some slightly spicy mind candy. I like something like this, a little lighter, in between some of the non-fiction or more literary tomes ( I try to alternate, mix things up). Anita Blake is a tougher, gutsier, more deliberately capable Sookie Stackhouse and I think Kimberly Alexis voices her perfectly.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Unlike other readers, I like Anita's character. She's strong, confident, & quite humble. She knows when she should be scared and does try to make the right decisions. I think her inner dialogue is quite easy to relate to. However, I found "Guilty Pleasures" to be a major tease! In other words, it felt more like an introduction to Anita and her paranormal world. There was a clear plot, climax, and conclusion, but I was still left wanting. I suspect Hamilton has perfected that skill to keep us wanting the series... smart writer. FYI: The only real romantic tension found is between Anita & Philip unlike what is intimated by the publisher's summary... but even that doesn't lead anywhere.
Kimberly Alexis does a great job narrating. Onto the "Laughing Corpse", Book 2.
For the Meredith Gentry fans: Though both series center around a strong female character, Hamilton's writing style seems to have radically changed. Merry's narrative was also enjoyable just very different. The Anita story is soooo much easier to follow ...thus far anyway.
Kimberly Alexis has the ability to become Anita Blake through the first-person telling of this story. The universe Laurell K Hamilton creates with this book is fascinating and makes it easy to suspend disbelief.
The Twilight Series, because they are a clear rip off of Laurell's Anita series.
Anita of course, but her ability to voice many characters including males is astounding. When a character speaks, you know who it is immediately.
Rough question, maybe "Enter a world where your dark fantasies become your Guilty Pleasures"
This book got me hooked on the Anita Blake series, and I haven't missed a release since I caught up.
Married, middle-age, owner of 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.
There were too many characters to keep track of without concentrating, and they weren't all necessary. The last fourth of the book wandered about. The story is about a bunch of unhappy people, most of whom enjoy inflicting emotional and physical pain. I managed to finish the book, but it was an effort. The narrator did an excellent job, but the story is just lame and empty. It wasn't entertainment, it certainly has no life lessons, and it left me in a bad mood. I don't even like the heroes of the story. Pretty sad.
I always recommend Anita Blake to my friends!
Its sexy , scary, sci-fi and just all together a great story.
Sometimes her voice gets to high pitched and becomes irritating but she did manage to find a different voice for each character.
more Anita blake for sure
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
Great story. I love the characters and the dialog. It has very intense, dramatic scenes and funny, entertaining one liners. The creepy music that plays at the oddest times is just plain bad ~ but I did not find that it took away from the story, just annoying.
Jeaniene Frost's Cat and Bones series has a similar plot line with some interesting differences between the species of supes. That is one of my favorite series and led me to this one. I always enjoy discovering how a new author develops their paranormal world.
The final battle
No. Not this one.
this looks like it is going to be a great series find.
Yes, I am a first time listener to Vampire Hunter, I found this very intriging.
They way Anita talks to herself througout the book
Why of course Anita.
I found it over all a good laugh and a good cry. The music made it even more memorable. Added that little extra touch of drama. Can't wait to listen to Book 2
I like the story and characters but the random music and narration is just not good.
doubt it...that never turns out good
I hope they get better.