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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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    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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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. :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Arroyo Grande, CA, United States 04-17-12
    Stephen Arroyo Grande, CA, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2006

    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

    Warcraft Addict

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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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    Sherry East Ridge, TN, United States 12-12-10
    Sherry East Ridge, TN, United States 12-12-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Just plain bad"

    Not worth the effort to track all the characters. I think this is the worst audio book I ever tried to listen to, and I wasn't able to finish half of part 1. I had to give it one star, but only gave that because I had to.

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    Sarah 04-22-10
    Sarah 04-22-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Just bad"

    I like a good vampire novel, but this was cheezy and annoying. The main character is supposed to be sarcastic, and the book is littered with little quips like "peachy keen" and "bully for me." Pure drivel. I don't mind a mindless, entertaining book, but something about this just drove me crazy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel LONDON, KY, USA 01-28-10
    Rachel LONDON, KY, USA 01-28-10
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    "Very boring!!!"

    I love vampire books, but found this series unbearable to listen to. I couldn't make myself get interested in the story, much less care about the main character. Maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance, but I didn't even make it through the first book. I do not recommend this series.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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