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Halfway to the Grave Audiobook

Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

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?
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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

“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)

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    Jennie maineville, OH, United States 02-02-11
    Jennie maineville, OH, United States 02-02-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Vamp Series!"

    I love vampire/ supernatural involved books, therfore I am so addicted to this series. At first the narrator bugged me a little but I grew to love her. She gives each character a unique voice and personality. These books are well written and they leave you wanting more. I hope audible gets the rest of them soon!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy United States 02-02-11
    Stacy United States 02-02-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Series"

    I am a newcomer to this series and I have really enjoyed it! Entertaining, interesting and action packed. The humor Bones brings to the story is great and the chemistry is perfect. This series is much better than Vampire Academy but based on some of the steamy scenes, I'd say for a bit older crowd. The only reason this is getting 4 stars instead of 5 is the narrator. She's a bit high piched and squeaky at times and sadly she doesn't do much for Bone's but his personality shines through her annoying narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Chesterfield, VA, United States 01-31-11
    Michelle Chesterfield, VA, United States 01-31-11 Member Since 2013
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    "You can't stop at just 1, you will want them all!!"

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. I have to admit, this book started a little slow for me, but once the action really started I was hooked. Yes, yes, I understand all the comments about Bones' Voice, but people need to understand that a true "Cockney" accent, really does sound like that. When you hear Tavia Gilbert do the other British voices (later books), you will understand how talented she really is. Plus there are spin-offs of this book/series. I am now a LOVER of all Jeaniene Frost books and devour them as soon as they are available. I have actually pre-ordered the next one in the series. TRUST me if you love a STRONG female lead with love and adventure all rolled into a great story, you will LOVE this book and all the books that follow. You will be hooked

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-27-11 Member Since 2014

    I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.

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    "Escape from the world with this book"

    Both Night Huntress and Night Huntress World are amazing! Read Night Huntress first!!! This is the first book. It was a little slow at first but once I got into the book, and the series...I couldn't stop...I was reading a book a day. I have a chronic ilness and am sick all the time. This series made me forget about that and escape into a world filled with love, danger, humor and a main character who kicks a$$!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya Oshkosh, WI, United States 01-27-11
    Tanya Oshkosh, WI, United States 01-27-11
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    "3 stars"

    This definitely has a Buffy (The Vampire Slayer) hooks up with Spike feel. The beginning seemed very childish, although the scene and topics weren't. Midway it did seem to get better. Narrator won't be on my favorite list but she's not on my avoid list either. Will give book 2 a chance to change my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sonia South Perth, Australia 01-27-11
    Sonia South Perth, Australia 01-27-11 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved the story!"

    What a fantastic audiobook for me to listen to whilst I was driving for 3.5 hours. It made my drive very enjoyable! I'm hoooked! I look forward to listening to the rest of the series. However, Bones accent is quite off-putting but not enough for me to stop listening to it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. O'Hare 01-17-11
    R. O'Hare 01-17-11 Member Since 2016

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    "Red hot romance"

    I enjoyed the whole series. Well written and draws the reader in. Red hot, explicit love scenes throughout the series.

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    mary Troy, TX, United States 01-10-11
    mary Troy, TX, United States 01-10-11
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    "ABSOLUTELY LOVE*LOVE*LOVE*"

    This is a wonderful series...action & romance. The reader is excellent. After listening to this book....had to have the rest in the series that were available!!

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    C. Macduff Ewing, NJ 12-28-10
    C. Macduff Ewing, NJ 12-28-10 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent paranormal romance"

    I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to continue the series. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it really took me a long time to get used the to narrator's voice for the leading man. So much so that I considered not continuing with the story. But about a few hours into it I was able to get accustomed to it and the story line had me hooked so I had to continue regardless. I really enjoyed the author's take on the do's and don'ts of vampires. I highly recommned this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sam ochlocknee, GA, United States 12-19-10
    sam ochlocknee, GA, United States 12-19-10
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    "good for a kid"

    I was looking for a vipire book not a sex book. I COULDN'T CALL THIS A ROMAMNCE BOOK.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Joanna
    Elgin, United Kingdom
    5/20/11
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    "Disappointing narration"

    I actually enjoyed the storyline of Halfway to the Grave and would recommend it as a read but I found that the dreadful English Mockney accent Tavia Gilbert adopted for Bones just spoiled my whole listening experience - if only she'd stuck to her normal accent, the whole thing would have been much more enjoyable. Regrettably I won't be downloading the follow-ups because of this.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    11/13/12
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    "OMG - If you cant do an English Accent - Don't Try"

    This story is great, I'm still evaluating the vampire story line but first impressions is that it's great.



    The thing that really raped my ears was the really really awful english accent, really awful!

    Think the story has a lot of promise, but OMG - the accent. We're not all cockneys and even the ones that are don't sound like THAT!

    Americans my find the pseudo cockney accent charming, but any English people out there will wince.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Nadia
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    9/12/10
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    "A wild ride"

    This book has everything: laugh out loud moments, action, romance, great characters and a fast-moving tight plot which makes it impossible to put down. The hero alone is worth reading the story to the end and the first person narrative is strong. The heroine borders on the psychotic and I can't say I exactly like her. In places, the violence was a bit graphic for my taste too. Despite this, I must confess I can't wait to read the others in the series, so here's hoping Audible gets the rest of them.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    Great Missenden, United Kingdom
    8/11/11
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    "Loved it when I read it but the accent!"

    I have actually read all the Night Huntress books before I listened to this, so I knew I would love the story but I like to listen to audiobooks through out the day. This is book 1 in the series and a brilliant introduction to this fast-paced, fun and sexy world. The combination of fantasy, humour and action is a winning one if you're a fan of the genre (Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance). I have given this 4 stars simply for the reason that I got so irratated with the accent the narrator had given Bones! I always imagined it more Spike from Buffy than Artful Dodger from Olive!. Unfortunately the accent contiunes throughout the series on audio (appreciate they couldn't change the accent after the first, especially with the same narrator.) It does some what spoill the character, which really is a shame.
    All in all this is a fantastic story and continues on into equally fantastic series. Worth a listen if you're a fan of Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris etc.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Danbury, United Kingdom
    6/22/11
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    "Let down by narration"

    I agree with the reviewer that commented on the 'English' accent the narrator adopted for Bones. It was completely wrong and devoid of any sort of emotional variations so made the story very one sided. A real shame as the remaining narration was good. I will try Book 2 but if the accent continues, that will be it!!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Trinire
    1/30/15
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    "The English accent is so bad I can't even finish."

    Honestly I ignored the reviews that said the narration ruined the story for them. I wondered how bad could it be?! Oh my goodness. REALLY bad. Can't take it seriously at all. Can NOT finish the story. Total waste of money.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • katie baro
    7/30/14
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    "Love the story but..........."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I've read the books and loved the story but i had to stop listening to the audio version because of the dreadful Brisih accent, I won't be buying the follow up books because of this.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl Whitty
    London,England
    2/23/15
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    "I really love Cat and Bones!"
    If you could sum up Halfway to the Grave in three words, what would they be?

    A story you can get your teeth into.


    What other book might you compare Halfway to the Grave to, and why?

    I read the whole series and it was pretty unique, i am having withdrawal pangs as series finished.When i discovered an audible book i had to have it.


    Did Tavia Gilbert do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    There was a big problem when Tavia was voicing Bones, It sounded like a bad impression from Bert in Mary Poppins.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Jeaniene Frost , and am looking forward to her new series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. B. Potter
    UK
    8/20/14
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    "A rubbish English accent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Love the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bones .....A guy to fall in love with


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Most annoying English accent I have ever heard


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite author but badly read which is off putting

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JARROW, United Kingdom
    1/23/14
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    "story ruined by mock accent"

    One character is English the performer gave a mock south London accent which is truly awful example "dawn" spoken as "don". The character which is also male sounds more girly than the bodice ripping seducer.
    The female lead voice is okay and I bought this book based on the reviews and the sample of that voice.
    This ones going back as the narrator attempt at characteriation is getting on my nerves.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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