Yes. She is always great.
Loved it all but the sound effects. They were distracting and annoying. The story is good enough to stand on it's own without them.
I get that the music playing at certain points is supposed to set the mood but honestly its distracting. It's miss placed or too loud and it's just stock stuff anyway. I could have done without it.
I have been going through this series for the 2nd time. Glad I did. The first time I stopped because I couldn't like Micah. on the second go around I have come to understand his role in Anita's life as well as Nathaniel's. I realize because of her connection to Jean Claude, she needs these people in her life (as well as the sex). Though in some of the books the sex is "too much" and I get a feeling of "get on with the story, " this time around I can see the purpose behind it. OB was a great read, more action than usual. My only complaint is that after this book there are many missing from the series in audio version. I don't know why, but in a 24 book series to just stop putting out the audio versions until book 17 is kind of...crap!
I have to say that no audio book seems better than actually reading a great book for the first time. However, Audible use of the perfect narrator and well placed special audio effects is fantastic. I love the narrator for this series Kimberly Alexis, she is perfect voice for Anita Blake.
Anita is the best obviously. However, if you exclude her I love Obsidian Butterfly, she makes such a good character. Is she a villain? Friend or Foe? Plus, Edward is amazing, he is the kind of guy you need on your side when you are neck deep in vampires/monsters.
I love the scene when Anita is full of Obsidian Butterfly's power, that whole lead up is great, i remembered reading it for the first time and I was engrossed. Listening to these books after having read them already is a real treat. It is like rediscovering my favorite guilty pleasure all over again.
Instant cult classic! A must see for vampire lovers, and fantasy enthusiast of every flavor. A true gem in the Anita Blake vampire series, and one of the best vampire books of all time!
I think that this book, the Harlequin, Affliction, and of course Hit List are a few of my favorite titles in this series.