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.
At last-LKH is in the club! such a fun author, her books are perfect for audio and her narrators are always spot on. Anita is a great character. She collects the most fab men! The stories are always entertaining, steamy, fast paced and distinctive. Anita is one of a kind and it's a pleasure following her adventures.
The other series is a blast as well....good to have it all in one place. Thanks Audible!
yeah its was a great story
Jason coues he really is cool in this one
when anita wake up and find she sleep with three guys
laugh so hard
read and love it
L. K. Hamilton has been able to keep Anita Blake interesting and constantly flowing into a new plateau and beyond to the next. She has a knack of involving new personalities and showing new sides to older characters in a refreshing way that keeps such series from getting monotonous. She steps out and away from the past few books and focuses on just a few characters in this novel. Anita gets down and dirty in this book; Hamilton delves deep into each ones psyche in Blood Noir, pushes her way through and pulls no punches. This is one of my top choices from this series.