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Guilty Pleasures: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 1 | [Laurell K. Hamilton]

Guilty Pleasures: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 1

Published almost 10 years ago, Guilty Pleasures marked the debut of a writer who was destined to grow from cult favorite to a major bestselling author. Now, for long-time Anita Blake aficionados and newfound fans, Guilty Pleasures makes its debut in downloadable audio
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Publisher's Summary

Published almost 10 years ago, Guilty Pleasures marked the debut of a writer who was destined to grow from cult favorite to a major best-selling author. Now, for long-time Anita Blake aficionados and newfound fans, Guilty Pleasures makes its debut in downloadable audio.

Listeners will learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead - and killing the undead. And how she met Jean Claude, the master vampire destined to become not only her biggest nemesis but her greatest lover.

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

©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters - both dead and alive." (Amazon.com review)

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    Stephen Wilcoxon 10-11-10

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    "Great book - bad audiobook"

    The early Anita Blake books are great (the later ones are sadly nothing but porn).

    However, this audiobook is one of the worst I've listened to from Audible. There are highly annoying music/sound effects (more like noise) randomly placed behind the narration. The narrator's accents change for the same character throughout the book (sometimes subtly and sometimes egregiously (ex Ronnie starts out with a thick brogue-ish accent (wrong for the character) and later loses it)).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Groveport, OH, United States 09-28-10
    Tina Groveport, OH, United States 09-28-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Its the beginning"

    This is the beginning of a very modern, tough, and slightly female Vampire Hunter. The series has violence and a very dry, sarchastic humor that combine to form a fabulously jaded outlook on life. We follow Anita's character through twisted developments in a first person format that allows us to understand what she fears and values and see how she copes with the stress that has become her life. I love the story and the narrator leands a sense of realism with her voice, inflection, and accents. I recomend this series to every modern tough girl out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Craig 08-10-10
    Craig 08-10-10
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    "good book bad presentation"

    Interesting story, I like the main charters sense of humour. I feel as throw this is the second or third book in the series due to lack of charter development.
    The narrator is average. One thing that I really don’t like about the recording is the music over the reading at the end of chapters and during exciting parts of the story I think this is supposed to make things more dramatic but it is severely distracting and is hard to listen to the reading making the audiobook a less pleasurable experience then it should be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P Fairmont, Mongolia 06-24-10
    P Fairmont, Mongolia 06-24-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Jarring Sound Effects"

    I was looking forward to the earlier books in this series being available, but I wish I would have known about the jarring sound effects used. They completely ruin the experience for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya Stratford Alden, Michigan United States 12-03-09
    Tanya Stratford Alden, Michigan United States 12-03-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring- not worth the credit or time"

    I had to force myself to get through this book. I just kept thinking it would get better but unfortunately it didn't. It is poorly written and amateurish. The characters and not developed enough or described in detail enough to become invested in their lives. I just didn't care about them at all..there's no fun in that! The narrator is also horrible, monotone and bland. At times I couldn't tell the difference between characters. Don't waste your time, money or credits on this. I just don't understand how this book could get near 4 stars?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan SILVER SPRING, MD, United States 06-29-12
    Meghan SILVER SPRING, MD, United States 06-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book, TERRIBLE Performance"

    Ughh! I LOVE this book. Love the characters. But Kimberley Alexis has to be the worst narrator in the audio book business. Accents are terrible, inflection is off and doesn't match the dialogue. There's no difference between the thoughts of Anita and her speech. For some reason Ronnie sounds like she's a character in Fargo. All the men sound like women. Didn't even try to change her pitch.

    I recommend the book and the series highly. Get them on kindle or paper. Don't waste your credits like I did on this audio book.

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    Michelle Afton, TN, United States 01-22-10
    Michelle Afton, TN, United States 01-22-10
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    "OK"

    I lost interest and did not finish the book. I just never became interested in Anita Blake. I was hoping for another good vampire series, kind of like the Southern Vampire Mysteries. Won't finish the series.

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    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-08-12
    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-08-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!

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    "good book"

    I loved the book but was a little disappointed in the Narration of this book, the \narrator reminded me of the sitcom "Friday". I kept waiting for her to say "I'm Friday, I carry a badge".... It wasn't annoying enough to stop listening too and so I will buy the next book too. :)

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    Stephen Arroyo Grande, CA, United States 04-17-12
    Stephen Arroyo Grande, CA, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2011

    I consume literature. I drive a semi-truck/tanker and have lots of time between my destinations so a good book is essential to my well being

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    "I Love Laurel! What More Can I Say!"
    Would you listen to Guilty Pleasures again? Why?

    Yes, I've listened to it twice so far and will do so again before reading the next book when it comes out. Some books and series are like old friends and need to be revisited often.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilty Pleasures?

    I don't know if there is one memorable moment in this book. But when Jean-Claude gives Anita the first of her vampire marks would be a good one. It is a gift not a sentence.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think the big fight scene when Anita kills Nicolaos and saves Jean-claude is my favorite part of the book. I love a strong woman.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Anita's care for people she knows moves me, when she sees Willie McCoy for the first time since he has become and undead and treats him with respect and begins to realize that maybe dead is a relative term.


    Any additional comments?

    Laurel's books are wonderfully constructed pieces of art to me, I listed to a lot of books and have well over 200 titles in my audible library alone, not counting all of the books that I had purchased on cassette and disc before finding Audible.
    I've read Heroditus, Homer, Dumas, and Voltaire just to name a very few but I love Laurel K. Hamilton as much as I do the classics.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jay SAUGUS, MA, United States 02-06-11
    Jay SAUGUS, MA, United States 02-06-11 Member Since 2005

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    "Waste of time"

    I read this because I had so many friends rave about this series. I found it boring, derivative, and just an utter waste of time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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