Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership.
In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon, Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side...and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
Jeaniene Frost lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida. Although not a vampire herself, she confesses to having pale skin, wearing a lot of black, and sleeping in late whenever possible. And while she can't see ghosts, she loves to walk through old cemeteries. Jeaniene also loves poetry and animals but fears children and hates to cook. She is currently at work on the next novel in her best-selling Night Huntress series.
©2007 Jeaniene Frost (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Take one half-human/half-vampire female with serious anger and parental issues, add in a sexy ancient vampire with his own agenda, and you have the makings for a truly combustible series. Sign me up for the sequel!” (Romantic Times)
I cannot say that I "loved" Halfway to the Grave. I found Kat to be a very immature heroine, and listening to the narrator attempting the "Bones" accent was very grating at times!
But - after reading what the next book is about, I think that I may give #2 a shot and see if the Kat and the series grow up a bit!
I thought this would be a little different from the other books of its genre, but its not. I just couldn't get into it.
So many wonderful review but this one didn't work for me. I found it to be silly, maybe one day I will go back to it but I really doubt it. I also couldn't take that ridiculous cockney accent anymore. Maybe it's a better read than listen?
I really tried to get over the narrator's terrible british accent for Bones, but unfortunately it has to be one of the worst accents I've heard in a while. It was bad to the point where it interfered with any enjoyment I could have had of the story.
I would have liked this book when I was a teenager or maybe in my twenties. I'm almost 50 now and found it very juvenile and comic book like. The author doesn't have a good command of the english language either... one person does not "pile into the car". You need at least a few people to "pile in". The word "pile" assumes more than one person. Things like that bother me.
I'm sorry. I think I'll have to check this out in print. I have tried to listen to the story -- and it sounds like it could be god but I HATE the narrators voice, I just cannot listen to her; she sounds whiny and it make my neck hairs stand up. Sorry, the star is for the voice not the story.
I thought this was a great book well worth a listen :)
I think I am in love with Bones. This book had me hooked couldn't stop listening, one second I was full of suspense and the next I was laughing.
Just brought book 2 and can't wait to listen
I like the book/story and the audio recording of it. A lot of people hate the voice of Bones but I think it fits his personality perfectly. i don't like the voice of most other guys... and aside from a few they sound adolescent and screechy.
the story is good... I say smut with, surprisingly, a good plot. I would like to own a hardcopy.
Fantastic narration (not sure what all the fuss is about there). Really enjoyed this one. Highly recommended.
Love Cat and Bones! Great characters and I think Bone's voice is perfect. If you read his character, the voice fits him like a glove. All these suave vampires with great melodic voices and then there is Bones. Tough, working class English but completely unique. Really sets him apart from Spade, Ian and Vlad, etc.
I started this book but only listened to parts of it because I knew the ending wasn't going to be happy. Yeah, I know they get back together in Book 2, but... Then I read the rest of the series, then the Night Huntress World series before coming back and finishing this one. Night Huntress and Night Huntress World is a series you need to read in order. The relationships built in the earlier books really set the stage for the later books.
Overall I love this series and have listened to them multiple times. There aren't many I can say that about.
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