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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)

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    Amazon Customer Mount Vernon, Washington USA 02-28-07
    Amazon Customer Mount Vernon, Washington USA 02-28-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Abridged? Butchered!"

    I realize this is an abridged title, but after having read the hardcover prior to listening to this selection, I can honestly say that there is a huge difference between "abridged" and "butchered." Too much of the story line was left on the cutting room floor! So many aspects of the story are simply not there. A shame to do this to such a popular author as Sherrilyn Kenyon. If I find any more of her work in audible format, I hope they will be unabridged!

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 02-07-11
    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 02-07-11 Member Since 2006

    Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.

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    "Bring us an unabridged version, please!"

    This was one of the first audiobooks I listened to and I loved it. It was a great story. I thought the narator did a great job. Among others it assured I would be hooked on audiobooks. After listening to the unabridged versions of her later books I realized how much I had missed in this book because it was abridged. Now that they're making audio versions of her earlier books in the series I keep hoping they'll come back and remake an unabridged version of this one. I'd gladly buy it! Seems I'm not alone. Is anyone listening?

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    A WinnipegScotland 03-11-07
    A WinnipegScotland 03-11-07
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    "Fast, Funny, Confusing, Truncated"

    Abridged novels are annoying -- they are missing plot (by default), and situations evolve a little too quickly for my taste. But I think this is only part of the problem here.

    BAD things: this is definitely one of a series book (of which I have read none, which probably tempers my review). Significant time is spent discussing people and backstory with which I was not familiar, at one time a scene juggled 20 or so characters, the vast majority of whom had nothing to do with this particular story, but came with a litany of recap-history. Smacked of soap-opera. There were entire subplots started with characters which went nowhere in this book, perhaps interesting to those who are following this series, confusing and a little annoying for myself. As well, our hero (who has the smoldering good-looks and tortured thing going, which I do like), turns out to be quite the wimp. This guy is supposed to be 100s of years old and fighting the forces of darkness regularly, but he manages to get himself into almost-lethal situations three times in this book. If these dark-hunters were really that inept, I would expect them to all be dead by now!

    GOOD things: some funny dialogue/situations (our heroine is allergic, literally, to her beau). I rather liked our lead lady, but she evolved from reporter to warrior woman a little too conveniently. In fact, she seems more kick-ass than our hero. The narrator does a fairly good job (particularly considering the number of characters she has to manage).

    Overall: 2.5/5. The romance evolved too quickly for this to be considered a romance novel, and the fantasy was too episodic for it to be a stand-alone fantasy novel. A weak recommendation if you need something fast and light to fill four hours, but be prepared to feel slightly ripped-off story-wise once it is done. If you are a Kenyon fan-girl/boy, then this book probably rates higher.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    keith tunnelton, WV, United States 11-30-10
    keith tunnelton, WV, United States 11-30-10 Member Since 2009
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    "No point in buying half a book."

    I love these books but I don't see the point in Abridged. Back when it would take 10+ tapes to do an unabridged book I could see it but now with audible and cds I dont see it why we should pay for half a book when you can read the whole thing your self and not miss anything. I bought this book because I wanted the whole set from first to last but now I see that I'm still missing half a book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Davina Suisun CIty, CA, United States 09-07-10
    Davina Suisun CIty, CA, United States 09-07-10
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    "Audio books should never be abridged"

    this book really was butchered, Kenyon shouldnt have allowed an abridge book to be released it isnt an acurate depiction of her writing. Also I didnt like this female narrator. STICK WITH THE SAME NARRATOR when you are doing a series. Other than that it was alright!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 08-25-10
    Jennifer 08-25-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Not narrated correctly"

    I'm very unhappy with the people who recorded this book! I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series and have been listening to them and reading the books in between that are not on audible yet and I simply love this series, until this book... For one thing the narrator totally cut out the sex scenes and rushed through the book. These audible books are normally 10 hours long but this one is only 4 hours! I am thoroughly disappointed, because this one book could deter many readers from Kenyon when I think that this series is awesome. So if this is the first book of Kenyon's you have read, please do not be discouraged, download the first book of the series: Fantasy Lover, and keep reading, google the order of the books because its not correct here on audible and I know you'll enjoy Kenyon as much as I do.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kara Kirkland, Washington, United States 07-23-12
    Kara Kirkland, Washington, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointed - because it was abridged"
    Would you try another book from Sherrilyn Kenyon and/or Maggi-Meg Reed?

    I love all of Sherrilyn's books! And I will "READ" this one as I started to listen to it and it did not make sense.


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

    Audible needs the unabridged version. Sherrilyn's books cannot be cut up as you need all the background info to know what is going on.


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

    She is terrible...Fred Berman is the only one for me when it comes to the Dark Hunter series.


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

    I wouldn't have cut anything...this book needs to be redone in an unabridged version.


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this book for my nook so I can read it and know what is going on.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    P. Jones Houston, Tx USA 09-18-06
    P. Jones Houston, Tx USA 09-18-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Action, Romance, Comedy...."

    I've read several of Ms. Kenyon's novels over the years. They're always enjoyable. This one in particular is full of action nearly from page one. My wife, who has not read any of them, was unfortunately a little lost at first as this really isn't a standalone novel but part of the series and there are lots of references to previous books and not enough background. Overall, a very enjoyable read...um, listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Enolia MEMPHIS, TN, United States 08-13-09
    Enolia MEMPHIS, TN, United States 08-13-09 Member Since 2009

    I loooooooovvvve books!!!!!!!!

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    "WOOOW!!!!"

    This book was the first one that I have ever listened to in this series and now I have to start at 1. I am hooked!!! Where is the unabridged version? This was too short but it was an excellent listen and the narrator was perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Lambert Chandler, AZ 12-20-07
    Cathy Lambert Chandler, AZ 12-20-07 Member Since 2007

    Cathy

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    "Dark side of the Moon"

    Good book for a vamp series. Not too hard to follow. Great narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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