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.
Deborah E. Alexander
Both are good! I prefer the audiobooks!
Anita of course and Edward!
It made me happy, and so thankful Laurel K. Hamilton is continuing the series! YEAH!
Love this series!
That we got to know Micah better although it still seems to me Micah and Nathaniel have more love going on than Anita and Micah.
Any of her previous way back novels when she didn't always know who it was causing the problem and exactly what to do about it.
Any scene with Wicked and Truth sorry they are just like the Vampire pair to dream about lol.
Not really an extreme reaction but I am kind of thinking she needs to calm down on the BDSM play because she doesn't really make it sound like she knows what she is talking about in that area, or perhaps she has not figured out how to explain the feelings very well of pain turning into pleasure but it just strikes me as very book learned.
Well with her being sick all the time I kind of thought they were going to try and have her become pregnant. Hey I know she could go on Maury for who's your baby daddy lol. Seriously though I am a true fan and will be waiting for the next book, really hate these shadow characters and hope we don't have whole stories written around Jade and Dev there are to many people in this series and I really don't care about adding two more to memory.
the Narrator got a lot of the voices mixed up as to who she was supposed to be a lot and I could hear a bit of background noise. Could tell when she took a break and came back. It just wasn't very smooth this time.
19 hours in Anita's head with nothing more enlightening or provocative than the redundancy of her responses - "I thought about that," "I shrugged," "I shook my head," "I said the only thing I could," "I nodded," ad nauseum.
Throw in hours of gender stereotyping, misogyny, misandry, narcissism, and BDSM with the ever present guns, violence, and gore for fillers, and, wow, it's another LKH bestseller.
Love to read!
I love this series and Anita Blake!! One of the best parts of this book was that Hamilton focused on a real plot and not just sex scene after sex scene (like in some of the earlier books). It was a distinctly different story than the previous books, which is difficult to do with 22 books in a series. I like that she brought in most of the important supporting characters (Edward/Ted, Nathaniel, Micah, Jean-Claude, Nicky, etc.). Even though they didn't all have a big role, they were still present and had a function (I could have used a little more Jean-Claude, but that's just me). Spoiler alert: I am glad Anita picked up another animal, it opens a lot of doors for the next book.
Absolutely... I just love Anita. And following her story , and seeing Anita grow and all the other main characters develop has been exciting.
When Jean-Claude proposes to Anita in the shower, and she doesn't turn him down.
Kimberly is Anita.. excellant..
Yes,, but sleep prevaled..
Affliction in my opinion is the perfect blend of Ms Hamilton's earlier writings of Anita, being mosty action and suspense and romance....
Will listen again. It has almost all of the central chacters...the story is superb...action is great balancing with character development. Not a shorter tease like some of past books.
You get to meet Micah's family...a unique experience!
Always Anita but there was more time spent with Nicky that enriched his character.
And there will be so much more to come...thank goodness!
Most def! I have tried reading but it just isn't the same without Kimberly Alexis' narration!
Jean Claude going to Anita and proposing.
Yes, it was awesome as always! She is the best narrator ever! She doesn't sound like a wounded poodle or porn star during steamy scenes.
I actually laughed during some parts.
Worth the credit!!!!
Yes indeed. However, I would suggest one read from the first book in the series in order to expierence the character developement.
I wa unsure who the bad guy was and that was pretty kewl. I loved being surprised.
Excellent as always. She is "Anita".
Yes, when Dev, the tiger couldn't handle the killing. It was nice to see the other side of one of Anita's people.
I enjoyed the length of this book, it allowed you to get your teeth into it. I missed a bit of the romance, but less is more.
Thank you Ms. Hamilton for stretching our minds in the way we think about relationships. Because of your wonderful books my family and I look at the world differently, which is a very good thing.
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!