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.
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.
This book was a much better performance than the previous "kiss the Dead" published by the author, the Narrator Kimberly Alexis did an excellent job with voice narration bringing to life the characters we all know and love.
the story plot over several books within the series have become less cohesive; has many of the characters are changing from their Norms i find that they are evolving into less ideal and easily compromising versions of themselves, I find that some of the primary characters are not who i thought them to be.
Micah for example, i was greatly disappointed in Micah, not for the violence he use to gather the animal groups to Him, but for having sex with the many women of these groups.the relationship between Micah Anita and Nathanael was the most loving and balance relationship of the group. i felt like i was lied to by Micah, setting him on a pedestal of ideals, thinking his orverall commitment to the relationship between him. Anita and Nathanael was one of faithfulness were Anita and Nathanael been the only one for him mind, body and soul. but finding out that he like so many of her other men will sleep with anyone if the situation presents itself.
Affliction was a great improvement to the series, but the overall story seems a repeat of previous books, only placed on a grander scale, i believe the series should come to an end soon before it becomes a greater disappointment to its fans.
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.
This was surprisingly good. I have read (listened) to all the Anita Blake books. This book goes back in nature to some of the earlier books. It has less of the tedious hour long sex scenes then most of the later books. Kimberly Alexis is quite good as normal.
YES, definitely! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The added bonus of the extra sound affects was great! I wish more audio books would add these listening touches to their books! The storyline by itself was still great! I'm a big Anita Blake fan and I'm so glad this one lived up to the Anita character.
It's got to be when Anita was comforting Micah in the hallway - even though Anita was so angry with him, she was willing to put off talking about it and instead comfort him because of his dad's illness. She winded up talking to him about it anyhow, but only since he talked her into telling him what had her so upset.
I've listened to all of the Anita Blake books and Kimberly has done an excellent job with each and every one of them. Her voice is smooth and is so easy to listen to.
Yes I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting but it was way too long to do this with - so I listened to it over the course of 3 days.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - if I was going to say anything negative about this book it would have to be that sometimes it tended to take on a "classroom lecture series" throughout the book - very interested but a little too preachy at times. But I still loved the book!
Yes I will. I enjoyed this book a lot! Couldnt stop listening! Zombie Apocalypse, Action, action and More Action!
Death is the Stopest Stop there is....
Kimberly just IS Anita Blake! Nough Said!
Def! except for sleep I nearlt did just that = )
Worth the credit/Money = )
I always enjoy her books in audio.
Hard to say without giving any spoilers.
Kimberly Alexis has always sounded to me like what I think Anita would really sound like. I really liked the story, it felt developed nicely. This was a great listen!
all was good but the price make it so I won't use it much sadly
Hamilton is back with more love about Anita Blake: Crime solving & Police work. There is still plenty of relationship drama but not so much detail regarding her sex life.