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)
This book is in line with Briggs, Harrison and Butcher. I liked the characters. The reader was pretty good too.
stupid sexual stuff and a bad english accent
no but will be wary of sex vs story
all of the gratuitous sex..ruined a descent story
please... stop with the pandering to sexualy frustrtated people...ms. frost had a good story ,sadly ruined with stupid sex///if i want sex i'll google free porn
The idea that it is possible to have a Half and Half
That it did end and only paused for air
No, not yet
the courage to do as written, only in life could be deadly
thin on plot; values & perceptions suited to an immature teenage girl; narrator's british accent reminds me of a disney movie
something nonfiction with a meaningful message
Love Cat and Bones The chemistry and action This series rates at the top of my list. I've read all of them and listened to all that audible has. Hope the next one comes out soon!
Excellent novels and excellent narration. I'm impressed with the narration - well done.
When will the rest of the Night Huntress series be available on audiobook? I devoured Books 1-3 and am now starting on the second series. Can't stop listening. I hope to buy books 4-7 on audiobook soon. I love Cat and Bones - great characters.
Love from Australia
Having listened to this audio now over 5 times I can say that I find it fantastic! Tavia Gilbert does a wonderful job with Cat - AND (despite other reviewers, though I value their opinion) Bones. Even while reading the books I never heard Bones with anything but a cockney/guttersnipe accent. When the character was raised in a late 1700 brothel, a whore and a pickpocket - he should never sound like his best friend Spade (Baron Charles DeMortimer). Waiting impatiently for the next books in the series on audio (have all the currently released ones)
I found it! This series had a similar supernatural/vampire romance backround that I love, but was still different enough that I didn't feel like I was reading the same story. It was exactly what I was looking for. For me, I find that a great book is one that has me stealing time to listen every chance I get, and I was with this book! The main character, Cat, had a great mix of power and faults- her powers being supernatural, and one fault being her uncompromising hatred. Her captor, Bones, was a perfect "bad boy" with a conscience.
On top of all that, the narrator did a great job portraying all of the characters(can't stand listening to an awful narrator- no matter how good a book is). Overall, definately worth buying. The only problem I find is that there are(at this time) 2 more books in this series that aren't available in audio yet!!! I'm purchasing the 2nd today that just became available this week!
This is a great book for anyone who loves paranormal novels. The narrator does a pretty good Cat, although it is not the voice in my head. At first, her Bones voice was a little grating, but actually grows on you (kind of like Bones). It is really great and I highly recommend. I just wish audible had the rest of the books in the series. GET ON IT Audible!
I love listening to audio books because I have little time to read. Faves are paranormal/sci-fi, with romance & inspirational thrown in.
I've listen to so many books in the past 10 months that I've gotten fairly picky. I want the book to catch my attention in the first 5 minutes and HTTG did just that. I was hooked from the first few minutes.
I was very surprised at Bones' accent because I was used to all the high-class sounding British accents. So it took me a few minutes to become accustomed to it, but then, I thought it was great. It is the perfect accent for Bones' sense of humor.
Cat, aka "Kitten" is a kick-fanny heroine (and way more tolerant of her mother than I would have been). She is a strong woman who doesn't take crap from anyone (except Mom).
I enjoyed this book so much that I read the remaining 3 books in this series, listened to First Drop of Crimson, and I am downloading Eternal Kiss of Darkness. I am waiting for the other 3 Grave books to become available on Audible. Even though I've already read them, it will be well worth it to be able to listen to the books.
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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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!!
"Love the story but..........."
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.
"Awful just don't bother"
The main character was just dumb, you the reader could see what was going to happen coming a mile off, None of the characters were at all likable, and its a story thats been done better a million times.
Made the heroine smarter and not made it so obvious to the reader what was happening.
Someone that didn't feel the need to do such awful accents!
The drink spiking, so clumsy and idiotic, also a few of the mother telling her she's evil scenes.
Probably the first audio book I've listened to where I'm shouting cop on to the characters.
"A halfling is not always a hobbit!"
Vampires Revenge Romance
I enjoyed the main person, Cat/Cathy/Catherine/Kitten. I like how she ticks. I hate, hate, hate her mother! I kept hoping a vampire would finish her off.
No. Like other reviewers said, her 'British English' is bad. I did not think it would be as bad as it was. I have not read the books so I can't
When two boys chat up Cat in the bar and the scenes after that, when she realises that there are good and bad people and good and bad vampires and she is starting to make her own mind up and not just follow blindly the hate speech from her mother. I think that is very fitting for our society where racism and religious hate are still very much part of our world.
I did enjoy the book, it was quite a good story and I might get the real books, but won't download another one unless they change the reader. Really, did nobody when recording this book point out that British people speak very very different?
"A rubbish English accent"
Love the book.
Bones .....A guy to fall in love with
Most annoying English accent I have ever heard
My favorite author but badly read which is off putting
"Junk food for the brain"
It's smutty chick-flick with vampires and violence. If you need to switch off your brain, this is a good way of doing it but you'll feel used and bloated afterwards and at some point you'll come back for more.
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