I used to have these books in paperback I also have them in Kindle format and now an audible however there are five books in the middle of the series missing from the audible app I'm hoping that this is rectified soon
Too lazy to read lately, but miss my books...so Audible it is!
I enjoyed this book, but it is somewhat dated by beepers and answering machines. The story was a little predictable in my opinion but I nonetheless enjoyed it's telling.
I liked the book. I HATED the weird background sound effects during critical action scenes. It was annoying and made understanding what was happening difficult.
The writing was entertaining but not well written. I can't count the many times I rolled by eyes after hearing yet another inane colloquialism used by the main character. Who says "peachy keen" anymore? Apparently this Vampire slayer does...among many other annoying cliches. Plus, the cheesy sound effects like wind blowing or scary music was a bit off putting. Still, after all that...I am about to download book #2. Enjoy!
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I have read the JD Robb series with the female protagonist Eve Dallas. It did nothing for me but made me mad. Therefore, I avoided this series like the plagued. Well I took the plunge. I was in the mood for a kick ass female character and tried this one. I actually enjoyed the first book. I did cheat a little and read the summary in winkipedia for the series.
After my Eve Dallas experience, I wanted to make sure about investing my time with Anita. I was concern how she could carry a series on her necromancy powers. Actually in this book it did not impress me at all. From my cheating I discovered her abilities become bastardize with her interactions with her lovers. Now that I would like to see. The bastardization of her powers not the lover stuff. So I have committed to the series to see how she becomes a formidable fore.
FYI. I did discover you have to read the series in order. If you read contrary to that check out the summaries on winkipedia. She experiences a lot of character growth as the series continues. Who wants to be out of sync with that?
I hadn't ever read any of the books and started the series with the first book. I read the reviews complaining about the narration but went ahead and bought it anyway. I'm glad I did. It was really enjoyable, and I didn't think the narrator was bad at all. Narrators really can make or break the book. Perhaps since I didn't start with the other narrator like some of the other reviewers did I didn't have an idea of what the characters should sound like already. As for the sound effects, I didn't find them annoying. You can still hear the story just fine over them, and they were actually kind of fun. The only thing I did find weird was when she screamed. I would have preferred it if she had just read "I screamed" and not actually tried to scream.
As far as the story goes, it was compelling enough for me to go on to read the second and third book and plan to continue on with the series. I only gave the story three stars because I save five stars for amazing, life-changing books, and four stars for well done books. This story is interesting, but a little rough around the edges, as many first books in urban fantasy series tend to be. I would have liked to hear more about her work as an animator, as I'm not the biggest fan of vampires, but happily as the series has gone along there's been more on the character and her backstory. I'm looking forward to finding out more about Anita and seeing her grow as a character.