I do not like the music. When a climactic moment starts music is piped in and it takes away from the words. I listen to a lot audio books and every time that music starts I remember that I don't like it.
I've read and listened to all the books. The thing I noticed is in the last seven or eight books is the dialogue is fairly repetitious. It seems like a good part of the book is Anita explaining herself and her lovers. Then her fighting about who is the good guys. I would like more plot and less of that. So this kind of dialogue stands out more in the audio version than the paper back version. Maybe it's because in the paper form I can get through it faster.
Her voice is great. I have no issues with the audio.
I wouldn't mind if the author wrote a series based on one of the clans. I couldn't get into the fairy series but lots of people love that one.
This book was, for me, the most enjoyable of the recent Anita series. There was a better balance of story and romance scenes.
Live on Ranch & I have a lot of time to listen to books. Love books that are Action-Mysteries-Fantasy-supernatural, with a little romance 2.
Okay, Okay.. I get it. I get it, "She does" a lot of people. But, the last few books all I hear is nothing but Depictions, Definitions and Justifications of Bondage, Poly Sex, Bi-Sexual, Homosexual acts, etc..... Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy listening to stories with good sex scenes though I do prefer sex I can relate to, but still, a good sex scene of any form is nice, but the writer is making all sex boring and Sooo repetitive. Plus, the characters can't just "have a feel".. it seems each Feeling, look ,or expression, on each character has to be explained, examined and defined, in such pains taking detail. Sigh.. it is just getting old.
I miss the good old days where it was all action packed stories filled with mystery, monsters and magic. Where is the action??? I do not think I will bother with the next book in this series. I miss the good old days (earlier books) filled with action pack stories with good characters with depth.
Only good thing I have to say, is I love the Reader (VO Artist).
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.
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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.