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Blood Noir Audiobook

Blood Noir: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 16

Jason Schuyler is a werewolf. He's also one of Anita Blake's best friends, and sometimes her lover. And right now he needs her - not to be a vampire hunter, or a federal marshal, or a necromancer, or even for her rank in the werewolf pack, but because his father is dying. He needs Anita because she's a pretty woman who loves him, who can make him look like an everyday guy.
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Publisher's Summary

Jason Schuyler is a werewolf. He's also one of Anita Blake's best friends, and sometimes her lover. And right now he needs her - not to be a vampire hunter, or a federal marshal, or a necromancer, or even for her rank in the werewolf pack, but because his father is dying. He needs Anita because she's a pretty woman who loves him, who can make him look like an everyday guy, who agrees to go home with him and help him say good-bye to the abusive father he never loved. The fact that Jason is about as much an everyday guy as Anita is a pretty woman is something they figure they can keep under wraps for a couple of days in a small town. How hard can that be?

Really, by now, Anita Blake should know better.

Marmee Noir, ancient mother of all vampires, picks this weekend to make a move. Somehow she has cut the connection that binds Anita and Jean-Claude, leaving Jean-Claude unable to sense what is happening. Dangerous even as she sleeps, buried in darkness for a thousand years somewhere beneath the old country of Europe, Marmee Noir reaches out toward power. She has attacked Anita before, but never like this. In Anita she senses what she needs to make her enemies tremble.

Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

©2008 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"What The Da Vinci Code did for the religious thriller, the Anita Blake series has done for the vampire novel." (USA Today)

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    Kim Whitman, MA, United States 06-25-08
    Kim Whitman, MA, United States 06-25-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved it but... the reader?..."

    I love Laurell K. Hamilton. I've been reading the Anita and Mery series since the beginning. She never disappoints me. It is a racy book, not for those faint of heart. It's loaded with sex and action!
    My one complaint, the reader is slower than molasses! I had to put my Ipod on 'Faster' just to even listen to her!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Austin Texas 04-19-09
    Helen Austin Texas 04-19-09 Member Since 2007

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    "More a Novella than a novel"

    This book seemed shorter and less dynamic than Hamilton's other Anita Blake novels. I miss the professional Vampire Slayer Anita Blake but the arder seems the way to go for Hamilton in the storyline...another story of going away with the one of the boys (like in Micah)but it was better than I thought it would be after reading the reviews. The worst part of the Audio was the narrator who was boring, flat affect, and just plain dull. Couldn't tell when she switched from Anita to Jason or other characters...at times the monotone voice was so annoying it became distracting.

    Read the books in order because the earlier Laurell Hamilton , Anita Blake series, were her best.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Margo Mesa, AZ, USA 05-29-08
    Margo Mesa, AZ, USA 05-29-08
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    "Great!"

    At last-LKH is in the club! such a fun author, her books are perfect for audio and her narrators are always spot on. Anita is a great character. She collects the most fab men! The stories are always entertaining, steamy, fast paced and distinctive. Anita is one of a kind and it's a pleasure following her adventures.
    The other series is a blast as well....good to have it all in one place. Thanks Audible!

    6 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    kelli Thibodaux, LA, United States 02-28-12
    kelli Thibodaux, LA, United States 02-28-12
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    "chilling"
    Would you listen to Blood Noir again? Why?

    yeah its was a great story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jason coues he really is cool in this one


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when anita wake up and find she sleep with three guys


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh so hard


    Any additional comments?

    read and love it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jelehan Apollo Beach 07-15-09
    Jelehan Apollo Beach 07-15-09 Member Since 2012

    I'm a Sci-Fi Fan, during a road trip we stopped by a bookstore and I found an audiobook of L. K. Hamiltion's "Cerulean Sins" & I was hooked.

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    "Fresh Meat for my ears..."

    L. K. Hamilton has been able to keep Anita Blake interesting and constantly flowing into a new plateau and beyond to the next. She has a knack of involving new personalities and showing new sides to older characters in a refreshing way that keeps such series from getting monotonous. She steps out and away from the past few books and focuses on just a few characters in this novel. Anita gets down and dirty in this book; Hamilton delves deep into each ones psyche in Blood Noir, pushes her way through and pulls no punches. This is one of my top choices from this series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diane M. Davis OFallon, MO USA 08-26-08
    Diane M. Davis OFallon, MO USA 08-26-08 Member Since 2014
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    "My Last Anita Blake Boook"

    Just plain boring. It was chapter 37 before it got even mildly interesting and that didn't last too long. I agree that the reader was awful. She added nothing to the book although with a plot this bad I am not sure even a good reader could have saved it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N. Krauss south carolina 06-11-09
    N. Krauss south carolina 06-11-09 Member Since 2015

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    "I turned it off."

    I couldn't get past the narrator to actually listen to the story. Her rendition of Jean Claude is horrid, and I turned it off. I'll buy the book instead.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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