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.
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©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Penguin
"This popular series has a wild energy and humor, and some very appealing characters - both dead and alive." (Amazon.com review)
YES And I Have to so many of my friend and family. The action never stop.
After reading the first book I almost didn't go any farther with the series because I was looking for something with a little romance and a happy ending My hair dresser talked me into read the next book after that I could not stop. This series get better with each book. Going from alot of action to a little romance and alot of action to a lot of sex and action.
I've read the books, so I knew the story line. I enjoyed listening to this first book & will definately get the rest. I only had one problem with this audio book -- there were occasional, random sounds in the background. I think they were meant to enhance the story, but they were annoying. They would appear at odd times, play for a minute or so & then stop -- but I couldn't figure out the pattern.
Guilty Pleasures flowed from one sentence to another without getting to bogged down in excessive descriptions.
Anita is my favorite. She is loyal to her friends even when it isn't comfortable.
Kimberly brought Anita and her interactions with the other characters to more lifelike experience. She gives me more of a sense of who the characters are.
Have no idea.
Fantasy and romance junkie!
The narrator was great and the story was good too!
The level of character and story detail remind me of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series. The story lines are not similar but the detail and characters are wonderful!
Anita and Jean Claude...wait that is two......she does a wonderful job with both!
I couldn't stop listening when I got of the treadmill had to sit on the couch and keep listening! Wonderful!
The Original Supernatural Fiction
The attack of the ghouls in the grave yard. Setting the shed on fire. Edward is my favorite charcter in this series. I loved watching him deal with that situation.
Nikolaos, Kimberly Alexis did an awesome job with her, keeping the little girl voice and adult voice seperate and oh so menacing.
The mother of all supernatural fiction.
WOW. The Reader Was Fantastic!!!!! She had a differnt voice for EVERYBODY, and she kept those voices seperate. In my top three readers now and I can't wait to listen to her again.
Bankruptcy attorney residing in South Florida. Love fiction and fantasy books, salsa dancing, writing and spending time with my husband
The story itself was just OK not to say mediocre. Not very original and includes every cliche of the stereotypical vampire world, all the way from the garlic to the holy water. The story line isn't very complicated and a bit predictable and the characters are rather shallow. I was not impressed at all. But what made this book truly painful to the point that after merely a few chapters I was certain I would not move on to the rest of the series was the narrator. Her voice for the lead and other female characters were fine, but her male voices and accents were horrendous. Jean Claude, who was supposed to be a very sexy vampire with a french accent was laughable at best. Do not waste your credits unless you are looking for an easy read.
Yes - I have read almost all of the Anita Blake books, but the1st five are my favorites. listening to the book adds a new dimension to the story
Anita Blake - The character is well developed and believable. I find the idea of a tough (small) woman necromancer/vampire hunter an interesting character and the author pulled it off well
Yes, I was not sure at first if I would since her voice was not what I invisioned for Anita, Also, I was irritated at first when she sort of whispered when Anita screamed or shouted. Once I got used to it, it was fine and it would be impractical if she really screamed or shouted
No, it is over eight hours and that is too long to listen to the story. It is a good book to read in two or three sittings
Im pretty sure I liked the narration the best. The music sort of annoyed me at first but as you get further into it, it makes it really intriguing. I have a hard time switching to different narrators with all new books, but this one I really liked. She kept me.
The last part of the book when everything happens was amazing between the narration, the story, the sound effects the music...puts you on the edge of your seat.
No I haven't, but I will continue to from now on!
The smaller they are the harder to fall or catch.....
I will say that if you continue the series....they do get better, and it is completely intiguing to see what happens next!
I enjoyed most of these books. The first 9 books are fantastic with great plots strong character building. Unfortunately after book 9 there is a new narator and reading format. The first 9 books have some sound effects that add to the suspense. The new narator doesn't have the French accent for Jean Claude as the first does.
Also after book 9 the plots begin to get weaker as there is Anita becomes a succubus, and more and more of her life revolves around gaining energy through sex.
The last book tries to bring in a good plot be really doesn't work as well as the earlier books.
Would enjoy this series more if the narator and format had stayed the same along with the plots staying strong through out, rather than being inconsistent..
Anita is a great character. I love bringing vampires and were-animals into the 21st century and treating them as members of society. Not deep dark secrets that hide in the shadows. New laws and civil rights for vampires is a great concept.
Anita is ruthless, caring and funny.
Best narrator that I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. She has a great range in her voice and within minutes I felt like I was listening to several individuals not just one.
I chuckle often and frequently throughout the entire book - Anita is funny. Not comedienne funny but because she is real.
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