I enjoy listening to Laurel K. Hamilton's series on audiobook mainly because Kimberly Alexis is the voice I hear when I think of Anita. There are a few books I have listened to and wondered why that narrator was selected but there is no questioning the choice here.
All of the other books in the series. Anita is in a world all her own. I guess you could say if you want something similar you could listen to Kim Harrison's Rachael Morgan series. Strong lead character who turns out to be more than you ever thought she would be.
Can't say without spoilers.
If you are not prepared for a plea for acceptance from Mrs. Hamilton's open marriage then this may not be the book for you. It toed the line for me simply because I saw it for what it was and didn't like that she took a beloved character of mine and turned her into a launching pad. I love the escapism alloted by these novels.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx
I don't know if it was time well spent or not, I listen at work and I am going to listen to something.
The least interesting thing in this and all Anita Blake stories is the need to rehash things, and that Anita gets an attitude when someone questions her life, but she flaunts it in everyone's face when she has to deal with different law enforcement. Ms. Hamilton also needs to decide if Anita is going to be a strong woman or a whiney little girl, and I think that she needs to stop saying things like yummy, and what flavor of something some one is, and last but not least stop pointing out the differences between men and women its 2014, not 1814.
I might listen if she were not doing a series, she changed her pronunciation from book to book, may be because there was another narrator for some books and she forgot.
I don't think so
This may be the last Anita Blake book for me if the character does not change, the last 3-4 books are interchange. with each other.
I love Anita stories! I always feel like I am walking into a room of friends as I open one of the books.
I really like this book, just wish Ms. Hamilton would quit rehashing old events....it's okay to refer to them but don't rehash. Ms. Hamilton is a great story teller, other than that. The build up of events and and the fight scenes are fantastic!
To me Cynthia Holloway (sp?) is the voice of Anita Blake the new reader is ok but nowhere near as good as Cynthia. I don't know why they have added music and sound effects to the book but it detracts from the story. I found it annoying to have the noise competing with the readers voice. I get it's supposed to add drama and intrigue but all it does is annoy especially since the readers voice is not strong.
Less gay sex, unless that's what your into. Although to be fair, If it were more girls, I probably wouldn't be complaining.
Droned on and on about inconsequential things. I was able fast forward several times to next chapter and didn't feel like I missed anything.
I vowed that I would never purchase another Anita Blake book and I wished I had listened to myself. Poor Anita. She used to be a heroine, but now she's just a pathetic, big-boobed, un-likeable, female (can't think of a better noun) who can't decide who to have sex with next.
There is no doubt that Laurell Hamilton is a talented author, but holy poly-amorous, paranormal characters, Batman! Can we stick to the plot, please?
Seriously, how many law enforcement officers do YOU know who spend this much time talking about sex? How does she get any work done when every, single time she enters a new station, she has to do the whole I-don't-want-them-to-know-but-I'm-going-to-do-everything-I-can-to-out-myself routine? There was even one scene where they spent a good 10 minutes discussing Anita's love life, but when the love life of the other woman in the room came up, that discussion was shut down with a simple, "That's none of your business."
Sadly, the actual story underneath all of the unnecessary crap is interesting, but there are other authors out there who can do paranormal that is just as interesting without including all of the stuff that is really none of our business.
I had begun to fall out of love with this series, but Affliction has renewed my love!! At times the narrator's voice would completely change tone, sounding as if it had been dubbed in and it sounded terribly strange. It was an editing issue and not the narrator herself that caused this problem though! However, as great as she is at the 100 or however many different character voices, there was times that one character's voice would be used for another character's part, usually when they were having a conversation together. Also, one thing I noticed with Ted/ Edward was that his accent would fade in and out. Which is normal for him usually. Except this was within the same sentence!! The first time I noticed it was when he first joined the story, which I won't go into so as not to spoil anything too much. But even with all of these small annoyances throughout the book, the worst to me being Nathaniel and Nicky's voices, this book was well worth the credit!! I'm just mad at myself for waiting so long to listen to it! I got it very soon after it was released I think, but I'm just now listening to it. And I did a marathon listen too!! I listened to about 16 or 17 hours yesterday, finishing it up the last 2.5 hours today. But now I have to wait oh so long for book 23 to find out what happens next, in the personal and professional life of Anita Blake!!!
I have a love of the classics and fantasy horror.
I love anything by Laurell K. Hamilton's. Her creation of Anita Blake reaches out to my interwoman that I am in charge. The book explores a different avenue into the lives of St. Louis and capativating as usual.
I had a hard time putting this one down like her book Black Obsidian.
All - love the visualization she gives to the sex and the violence.
When Micah discovers that his father is living the same life he does. This moment echos to me "why have I waited so long to see my family?" My other favorite part was the visual in the wording of the first zombie apocalypis.
I suggest anyone interested start with book1 and read them all.