Add to the story. There seems to be something missing from the story.
This book was not as thought out as previous books. It feels like LKH rushed the writing of this book. I hope the next one is better.
i like this series the story was good but, i'm getting tired of having all these sex scenes.it seems that LKH is using the sex as fillers for the stories. wish there was more plot and story and less sex.
I am done with books by Hamilton; I'm disgusted by the lack of story and the main character's idiocy
No plot, main character is a whiny nutcase; these used to be good books but are just awful now
She was fine, but the sound effects added in (echo effect, gunshots) were awful and really destroyed the book environment
I took a chance and bought this latest one, even though I've been increasingly disappointed by the last few books. I wish I had saved my credit for something I could stand to listen to for more than three hours without deleting the book.
Kimberly Alexis is, in my opinion, a Top Notch Narrater! I was a bit disappointed with the story. Seemed like a recap of the 20 previous books. I mean if you have read the books you dont need a recap on every person, sigh. I think out of 11 hours maybe 3-4 was actually spent on new things. I love the series but hope that the next book has the essence that the previous books had. I almost wish she had ended the series with Bullet. To me it would have been the perfect ending.
If you are the die hard fan I have become over the years get the book, and enjoy revisiting the characters with a twist here and there.
I hope Kimberly continues to read for her in the future as she has all the characters down pat and brings them to life. 5 stars to her!
I gotta say this book was a serious disappointment, it seems like half the book was nothing but sex scenes and the plot itself was half hearted at best. The entire plot was basically what would have been a only a small scene in many books. I saw some of the other comments and have to agree that this really did feel like an "abridged" book. If things don't change, I'm seriously considering calling it quits on the series.
Like many of you, I began the journey into the Anita Blake books many moons and many books ago. I was drawn into the characters, the depth of the story, and a strong female lead that makes you want to throw on a pair of leather pants and go rule the world. And, like many of you, I suffered through the last 5 or so books (I'm being generous) that revolved entirely around Anita's ever-complicated sex life. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the occasional steamy love affair in my novels; but there should be a purpose, an intent, not one romp after another, after another, after another...with no plot in between.
Kiss the Dead started out well and had a little bit of the old Anita flair. And then halfway through, it seems as if Ms. Hamilton got bored trying to actually write a story and began with the drivel again. It's to the point now that I don't recognize half of the names because folks are being trotted in from 2 and 3 books ago that got one night in the sack and are now supposed to be memorable characters in a 21 book series.
The sad part is that, like many of you, I keep hoping for a spark of the old Anita, or to be honest, a spark of the old Ms. Hamilton, who would write books for the sake of the art and not to simply make a quick buck and move on. Unfortunately, I think even I have to admit that at this point, the series is irredeemable and that Ms. Blake, and Ms. Hamilton, have lost both their spark, and my money.
I used to absolutely LOVE the Anita Blake series, but over the span of the series, Anita has gone from a strong investigator with two very interesting choices in her love life to a woman who does not much more than have sex with dozens of men, sometimes all at once.
I stuck with the series through the gradual change of the main character, even though I could see it changing from strong and interesting plots to just sex, in hopes that it would eventually go back to less pointless erotica and more investigating paranormal crimes.
With this 21st book, I was disappointed that this isn't the case. LKH has continued the path of Anita Blake and her NUMEROUS lovers without putting much of a plot other than that into this book. As sad as it is to say, it may be time to move on from this series.
I have read/listened to all the books in this series, and most of them I have enjoyed a lot. But this one was so dissapointing. Many of the things we heard a thousand times before is once again brought up and explained - and the story itself I find boring and lacking of the usual suspense.
would have been nice if the character Anita Blake would stop analysing every word out of her mouth to death. Many points I guess needed to be rehashed over an over also. All books up til now had at least a story going on
The whole story going on in this book could have been put into 1 chapter aand it could have been more exciting
don't know...not her fault the book wasn't that good.