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.
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Loved this book like all the first ten or eleven Anita books before she became a who're.
I love all the supernatural love stories. Vampires stories are my favorites.
There are too many things to list. But first thing that comes to mind is I would delete all of the unnecessary descriptions.
I'm actually frustrated with this series. The first book I enjoyed a lot then each book after that I began to get more and more irritated with the extra descriptions of the sky and the houses and the floors and the rooms and etc. and I definitely did not like the music or sound effects. Unfortunately this is the last book I will listen to in the series. I found myself fast forwarding through so much that I'm sure I missed some crucial details but I just couldn't bear listening to all the descriptions. I honestly was not interested if the grass was green or not water properly or if the trees were tall or short. If the carpet was red or blue if the house was painted white or yellow. There were points I fast forwarded thru 3-5 mins of describing a certain area. This is the second series that I started listening to and had to stop because I would say 40% of the book was just filled with descriptions of everything around them and it was just quite frankly too much.