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Dark Side of the Moon: A Dark-Hunter Novel | [Sherrilyn Kenyon]

Dark Side of the Moon: A Dark-Hunter Novel

Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she thinks until she gets a lead on the biggest story in town: The Seattle Slayer. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a tip on the latest rash of killings. Instead, she gets a story about the mayor feeding citizens to a ring of vampires. Yeah, just another day in her life.
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Publisher's Summary

Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she thinks until she gets a lead on the biggest story in town: The Seattle Slayer. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a tip on the latest rash of killings. Instead, she gets a story about the mayor feeding citizens to a ring of vampires. Yeah, just another day in her life.

Then she gets talked into adopting a cat she's allergic to. Her first thought is to neuter the cat. But when he turns out to be a gorgeous shapeshifting man who claims to be an immortal vampire slayer she thinks: not so fast. Next thought: seek professional help.

Susan doesn't know what to believe, but as she's drawn into a paranormal world, she comes to realize that the story that could bring her credibility is too unbelievable to expose. Now it's no longer a question of bringing the truth to her readers, it's a matter of saving lives and souls, and her only ally is a man she's allergic to.

In the world of the Dark-Hunters, it's always dangerous. But never more so than when one very human woman can shatter their entire world with just one story. The only question is...will she? Dark Side of the Moon is full of Sherrilyn Kenyon's trademark sexy humor and breathtaking imagination.

Love in vein: listen to another Dark-Hunter novel.

©2006 Sherrilyn Kenyon; (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A delicious balance of suspense and sensuality." (Publishers Weekly)
"Poignant yet action-driven romance." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    rroxs Watertown, TN, United States 08-03-14
    rroxs Watertown, TN, United States 08-03-14 Member Since 2012

    I am in my mid 50s love reading and continue my love for reading with audio books while driving helps me relax quietly after all day talking

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    "good series bad book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    narrator was awful and not a lot put into the story


    Has Dark Side of the Moon turned you off from other books in this genre?

    almost


    How could the performance have been better?

    change all


    What character would you cut from Dark Side of the Moon?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    bad book good series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marty Opelika, AL, United States 10-04-13
    Marty Opelika, AL, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing Performance and Abridgement"
    What disappointed you about Dark Side of the Moon?

    I've read all of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books, so let me first say that the story isn't what disappointed me (although it wasn't her best work, it was enjoyable and moved the DH universe along at the pace I've come to appreciate).... it was the performance and the abridgement of the work which were severely lacking in my opinion. I absolutely would not recommend wasting your time with this one - just buy the book and take the six hours or so to read it yourself. That way you'll get the whole story without the weird gaps which tend to detract from this production. I also felt the performance was quite jarring and the voice wasn't right for the characters.


    Would you recommend Dark Side of the Moon to your friends? Why or why not?

    I have certainly recommended the book, but I do not recommend the audiobook.


    What didn’t you like about Maggi-Meg Reed’s performance?

    it was jarring, too breathy, sometimes lisping and sometimes harsh, making it difficult to stay in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    steven McLeansville, NC, United States 08-16-12
    steven McLeansville, NC, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Never read the book so..."
    Would you listen to Dark Side of the Moon again? Why?

    Probably.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Was about another warehunter


    Have you listened to any of Maggi-Meg Reed’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't remember.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really, but because it was so short it only toke me the a little while because I lissien to them at work.


    Any additional comments?

    Ok here it is, I love the series...although sometimes I feel like the only guy that like's the dark hunter books although I just started lissing to them like a month or so ago because of the Chronicles of Nick. But I did like the store and did feel rused because of the "ABRIDGED" part and really wished it was unabridged so I can get the full story....it was kind of a let down for audible.com :/....maybe I will just order the CD off amazon. But other then the shortness, I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stefanie Westminster, CO, United States 08-14-12
    Stefanie Westminster, CO, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Not a favorite"

    I have to say that when I heard the change in narrators, I was caught off guard but kept listening because I am in love with the series. However, I just couldn't get into this book. I found myself not listening to the story and that never happens when I listen to this series. Not sure if it was the story line or the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    frank VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 07-07-12
    frank VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, United States 07-07-12
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    "Abridged, so not cool."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    For the short amount of time (4 hrs 39 mins) that I was given, yes. I was surprised to see a book so far into this series be an abridged recording and that is why the Overall rating is low.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sherrilyn Kenyon? Why or why not?

    Of course, I have listen to most of the Dark Hunter Series, all of the Belador series, and I plan on listening to The League series and Chronicles of Nick.


    Do you think Dark Side of the Moon needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really a follow up...just an UNABRIDGED audiobook option.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually don't write reviews, but I thought somehow the powers that be will see this and say "ok she has a good point".

    Considering Kenyon's Menyon base is quite large, why in the world did a decision maker just randomly decide, "hey this is book number 9 in this wildly popular series we are going to abridge this book." I mean really. I have listened to all of the Dark Hunter books thus far and love them and not because they are romance novels. I love mythology and everything that goes along with it. So now to get the rest of the story I will have to buy the book again in print :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia EDMOND, OK, United States 06-17-12
    Alicia EDMOND, OK, United States 06-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Should not have been abridged"
    Any additional comments?

    I love the Dark Hunter Series, but there is simply too much detail in each of the books to abridge one of them. I was really disappointed with how much was cut out of the story, and the narrator wasn't nearly as good as the usual one, Fred Berman. I'd recommend that you read this one, and not waste time listening to the abridged version-you'll enjoy it so much more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey Whiteville, NC, United States 05-30-12
    Audrey Whiteville, NC, United States 05-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A quickie...but still important to the story line"
    Would you listen to Dark Side of the Moon again? Why?

    yes...there was some important information about Nick and other characters...


    What did you like best about this story?

    the new findings on characters..


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    it is hard to get used to a new reader after listening to another for a while...this lady wasn't as good with the different accents....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Dark secrets will be revealed...or....The changes one makes for love...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy 05-22-12
    Judy 05-22-12
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    "Why in the World was this book ABRIDGED???????????"
    Would you try another book from Sherrilyn Kenyon and/or Maggi-Meg Reed?

    Sherrilyn, yes, Maggi, no


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Side of the Moon?

    One that was not included in the audio abridged version


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She had a very annoying voice


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Side of the Moon?

    Trust me, this book has been butchered enough, and anyone who follows the series would agree that integral parts were cut from the audio. As an editor, I'd put them back...


    Any additional comments?

    yes, PLEASE....Re-do this audio book UNABRIDGED, with Holter Graham or Fred Burman, who have done the rest of the series....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kari CHAMPAIGN, IL, United States 02-24-12
    Kari CHAMPAIGN, IL, United States 02-24-12 Member Since 2007

    Addicted to Audible.

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    "Disappointing!!!"
    What disappointed you about Dark Side of the Moon?

    The fact that it was abridged was bad, it was made worse because the book was very choppy and not enjoyable. Terrible job. In addition the narration was horrible! I have listened in order to all the books in this series up to this point. I have enjoyed them all. I will continue to listen but not with this narrator and never again an abridged version. I DID not finish the book. It was that bad.


    What could Sherrilyn Kenyon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I am not sure it was the writing of this book that was bad. I have not read the printed work. I suspect the original unabridged version was as wonderful as her other books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I just could relate to this narrator, it took away from and already choppy and abridged book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment , the other books were so good. I would skip this audio version and read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the SERIES!!! Just pass this one and keep going =)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 12-23-11
    Linda 12-23-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Cliff-Notes on Raven & Susan"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Wow, this book was fantastic however I felt I needed more than the base story. Very happy to see Nick was back.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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