I am so disappointed in this book. I don't mind the sex scenes but they are so long and drawn out that I actually fast forwarded through 7 chapters of this book. Not only is it that Anita is so weak it makes me a bit sick but has she really lived as Jean Claude's human servant all these years and yet she is still arguing over what she will wear, who she will have sex with, and who she will kill?
If you used to like Anita Blake and have been disappointed with some of the past few books you will be sorely ticked if you buy this one. Save your money and start reading the Dresden Files. Not only are they way better with a genunine character - the reader doesn't make you want to claw your own eyes out!
This is an awesome series. I loved the BBC TV show named after this book and I love the books even more. They are really dark and the violence is a bit over the top but they leave you a bit breathless in your race to find out what's going to happen next.
Unfortunately, I just looked for the next book in the series only to find that the next TWO are unabridged.
Audible - please, please get these books reproduced in their entirety!
Based on all the great reviews I had really high hopes for this book but I just did something I have never done before. I turned this book off and there is no way I am finishing it. After nearly 5 hours it has gone no where, and accomplished nothing!
In addition to the painfully slow plot line, the narrator is so monotonous I want to stick red hot pokers in my ears.
I know that a lot of people liked this book and that my one sour review is not likely to sway anyone from listening to it but don't say I didn't tell you so if you decide to embark on this perilous journey through tedium.
I was an avid viewer of Wire In the Blood which was the BBC television series based on these books but I had no idea at the time that there was a written series. This book was awesome! A bit violent but what a story, dark, devious, lots of sexual tension and as far as police procedurals go - top notch. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Graham Roberts does a great job of narrating. He brought all of the characters to life and you can tell which one is speaking just from his voice. I can't believe I missed this series from the start.
I am so disappointed in this book. The first one was quite promising and I was looking forward to this read. The main story line which carries through both books is good, the characters are likeable, and the reader does a really nice job. Sounds like a great formula for a light read when you don't want to think too much. This book however came completely off the tracks when the author decided to use one sex scene after another to fill pages. On top of that the "love" story in this book followed the exact same formula as the first book and is completely overdone in this genre. Come up with something original already!
The bottom line is that I am not interested enough in the story line to live through the sex and love denial crap to read another one of the books in this series. I would suggest the Jane Yellowrock series if you want something with a lot less sex and a strong heroine who deals in the supernatural.
This may be the best series of this genre ever written. I can't read these books fast enough and have had to pace myself so I don't catch up too quickly and run out of new books to read!
I am not usually a fan of collaboration when it comes to authors but Preston and Child pull it off masterfully. Their story telling is rich and full of twists and turns. Their characters and scenes are so well described you can imagine being there in the middle of what's going on. And although this and the second book of the series "Reliquary" are a bit fantastical the story line is very believable.
David Colacci is also an excellent narrator but just wait until you get to some of the later books with Scott Brick (love him). I was a little bummed when they switched to Renee Auberjonois but he still does an ok job.
If you are thinking about buying this book - do it! You won't be disappointed.
You know how when Audible has a great sale and you branch out a bit hoping to find a new favorite author or the next great series? Well you won't find either with this book. To put it simply, it was awful! The story line and writing was terrible, the main character so unlikeable that you actually begin to think he deserves every bad thing that has ever happened to him, and the reader made my head hurt. Not that he had much to work with, so it may not have been entirely his fault.
I am assuning the story was supposed to be a police procedural but the main character's back story takes over and it's actually a story of self loathing, a descent into near craziness, and it all results in a huge fall from grace. Mixed into this torturous journey are two mysteries. The central one which is entirely predictable and then one that surrounds our protagonist from his childhood. SPOILER ALERT - The author didn't even have the grace to solve the second mystery so at the end of all this you are left with no ending!
Don't be tempted by the great sale price on this one. Put it back on the shelf and walk away!
First of all let me say that I absolutely loved this book. I am a long time fan of this series and I can't wait to find out what happens next! That being said I too miss James Marsters narration and think that it was a mistake to use Glover. But even so I found myself so intrigued by the story that I am not sorry I bought the audio book.
I don't oftten find books in this genre that surprise me. This book is great! It's gritty, moves quickly, and has a fantastic plot. If this one is any indication, we have many years of great books coming from this author. If you loved Robert Ludlum or think W.E.B. Griffin is awesome, you will love this book. Plus you have the excellence of Dick Hill reading to you. He is my favorite reader ever!
Bravo!!! I have loved this series from first word to last. Although this book has taken a significant turn the characters are fantastic and the plot line is riveting. I have not ever read a series I like so much and that keeps me smiling or outright laughing at all of the literary references. It makes you believe that a real "book world" must exist or how else would authors actually come up with plot lines!
We find ourselves in the next generation of Thursday Next novels. I can not wait for the "Next" installment!
The only thing I really missed this time around was the cheshire cat - he is always one of my favorite characters............
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