I still love this series. no matter the changes, after all, Anita Blake can't do the same stuff over and over for 20+ books and people not get bored. So what the author changed some things. I'm going to be sad when I finish the series. I've already been listening for a whole year. So i'm going to miss Anita and crew.
I loved that this book gave Jason and Anita alone time. I love Jason's character, he is funny and practical and Anita seems to listen to him or should I say, she tends to hear him. He is just the other half of another piece of her...if that makes any sense. In the same way Jean-Claude, Edward, Micah and Nathaniel are all the other halves of her without making her whole.
The 2 day possession. Mommy noir is a bitch!
She is more feminine than Kimberly. She makes all the characters a little softer. I really do enjoy both narrators of the series.
Anita books - always :-)
I am still over Richard, have been for a few books now but he just keeps coming back for new (annoying) reasons. I am a little confused over the werelion (Haven) and weretiger (Crispin) additions. They are there in the background but not really part of the story, yet it seems like they have to be...I hope that gets straigtened out soon. I am not against the multiple men story line like some but if you are going to introduce new players, bring them in or leave them out. Don't have them hover on the peripheral without purpose. Then it will get annoying. I see that the narrators change back on the next one, can't wait to hear the original anita again. Cynthia did well but Kimberly is the original~
The book is just pointless. Orgies, sex, more sex. Does nothing else happen in this character's life? I had never tried one of the Anita Blake books although I do hear a lot of good things about them. Apparently everything I heard was wrong. This is just horrible writing and TERRIBLE narration. I can't even finish the book. Anyone who has heard of a Werewolf knows how to say Were. It's pronounced WEAR. Not WEER. The book is about Were animals. This narrator has to say Were alot. You would think the producer would mention to the narrator that they were pronouncing this wrong. Would she say a WEERwolf? Seriously? UGH. It's just painful. And the narration is so flat and dull that it makes a poorly written book seem even worse than it may have if it had been read well. I would never recommend and won't buy another Laurell Hamilton book again.
For one thing - the entire book basically takes place in a hotel room. Its just bad - no story line, too many men, too many emotions for so many men, no other female characters other then Anita Blake. This is my first Anita Blake book and last. I know people love this series, but I can't understand why based on Blood Noir. Buy anything else!
I've been an Audible addict since 2001. I like fantasy, intrigue, detective mysteries, love stories (not soft porn), and books with a Christian theme (and yes I know some don't think that fits with my love of fantasy). Since my husband retired I have less time to listen, but I always get through at least 4 books a month! I love to stock up during sales!!!
I guess this book has a plot but it is lost in the constant and graphicly described sex scenes. I mean really is this necessary???
Originally one of my favorite series of books, Laurell has basically converted the vampire novel to a simple romance novel. The majority of the book discusses the feelings between Anita and Jason; and there is little to no plot development of the story line in general or the book itself. Regrettably, this will probably be my last purchase of one of her novels as the subject matter they were originally about has been left long by the way side...
Like many people who enjoy the Anita Blake series, I keep hoping that the strong woman in the first books, who fights even if she can't win, just because she refuses to quit, will come back. The choice of this narrator seems to dash that hope. This person has a lovely sweet voice. This voice would be perfect for a regency romance heroine, not for a character who crushes giant snakes, cuts fingers from a man who tortured her friends, and deals with grisly murders as a police consultant. I am afraid this choice of narrator means we now have a new lead character. But hey, hope springs eternal.
The characters act as if they are in junior high with emotions soaring and swooning and sex with multiple partners the norm. Anita herself started strong in the series but has degenerated into this large chested characture of a person who is constantly surrounded by all the good looking boys that she gets to have sex with at her whim. The emotional reactions are childish but I wouldn't mind them if there was a solid plot with action or tension instead it reads like some bored houewife's fantasy of "what-if" and "I could have been" Yelch. Maybe good for the attention deprived to imagine themselves in the story but for the rest of us grown-ups...pass. I couldn't even finish it. i rate it no stars but Audible won't let me...
I love Laurell K. Hamilton. I've been reading the Anita and Mery series since the beginning. She never disappoints me. It is a racy book, not for those faint of heart. It's loaded with sex and action!
My one complaint, the reader is slower than molasses! I had to put my Ipod on 'Faster' just to even listen to her!
This book seemed shorter and less dynamic than Hamilton's other Anita Blake novels. I miss the professional Vampire Slayer Anita Blake but the arder seems the way to go for Hamilton in the storyline...another story of going away with the one of the boys (like in Micah)but it was better than I thought it would be after reading the reviews. The worst part of the Audio was the narrator who was boring, flat affect, and just plain dull. Couldn't tell when she switched from Anita to Jason or other characters...at times the monotone voice was so annoying it became distracting.
Read the books in order because the earlier Laurell Hamilton , Anita Blake series, were her best.