When a 15-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more.…
But even vampires have monsters that they’re afraid of. And Anita is one of them.…
©2012 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2012 Penguin
Kimberly Alexis is, in my opinion, a Top Notch Narrater! I was a bit disappointed with the story. Seemed like a recap of the 20 previous books. I mean if you have read the books you dont need a recap on every person, sigh. I think out of 11 hours maybe 3-4 was actually spent on new things. I love the series but hope that the next book has the essence that the previous books had. I almost wish she had ended the series with Bullet. To me it would have been the perfect ending.
If you are the die hard fan I have become over the years get the book, and enjoy revisiting the characters with a twist here and there.
I hope Kimberly continues to read for her in the future as she has all the characters down pat and brings them to life. 5 stars to her!
I've always loved the Anita Blake books, but lately, they have just gotten boring. This one has to be the worst so far. She spends most of the book, telling us all about Anita's lovers, what they look like, and background on them, then she has some kind of imaginative sex with them. If you follow, the series, then it's just a repeat of things you already know. If you haven't followed the series, it would be too much to comprehend in one book, and you wouldn't get enough of a bond to the characters, to care anyway.
There is a small story that starts out in the beginning of the book, and is quickly solved in the end of the book.
Most of it though, is Anita tooting her own horn,as to how tough she is, and tired of her job, and how much she loves her partners, then having sex with the previous mentioned.
No romance anymore, like the early books, when you couldn't wait for her to give in to Jean Claude, (he's not even interesting anymore, with his cameo appearance)
In my opinion this series is over, it has just become repetitive info, with lackluster characters and no plot.
I do like the narrator to the story, except for Micha having an Irish voice, and Asher doesn't quite cut it for me. But the Anita voice is perfect.
Giving it more plot. Most of it feels like fill, fill, and more fill. I'm so sick of hearing about AB's lovers, and how she's such a bad-ass cop "just one of the boys." PLEASE go back to giving your poor, long-suffering readers a real story -- with plot and lots of action -- to read!
Probably not. It's a waste of good money.
She's a good reader. What a shame she wasn't given a better written book to demonstrate her talent.
All three. Some of the scenes -- like the ones blabbing away over nothing with the "guys" made me just plain furious! Where is the plot!
Ms Hamilton, I beg you to have more respect for your readers and give us something decent to sink our teeth into. You used to be the best in the business. Now it feels as if you're just throwing out a new AB book every year because you know you're supposed to. Your once devoted readers aren't going to put up with this forever. Please, take a little time and give us something fun and exciting to read again.
A fan of almost any great romance-unapologetically!
I enjoyed this one almost as much as the rest. I don't dwell on plot much. I just sit back and take in the characters and story. This story line had all my favorites.
In this series I have always preferred Kimberly Alexis over Cynthia Holloway. She's always been appropriately dramatic, sarcastic, etc. She has great timing and will always be Anita Blake to me.
However, in this book, I was so disappointed. She was very consistent in all the other books. The voices always matched the characters thru the entire series. When she was speaking as a certain character I knew who it was by the accent and tone of voice used. I always assumed that she went back to the other books for reference and refresher, but she fell short badly in this one.
One of the main characters, Micah, is a Midwestern American born and raised. She has used his voice in previous books (I'm fairly sure) so when I heard her version of him in this book I was dumbfounded. He had a middle American accent-or lack of one in previous books. In this book he had an IRISH style accent! I had a hard time listening to the parts of the book that Micah was present. It almost ruined the story for me. I hope that this issue is brought to her attention before the next book because she needs a serious adjustment when it comes to her memory of Micah.
i like this series the story was good but, i'm getting tired of having all these sex scenes.it seems that LKH is using the sex as fillers for the stories. wish there was more plot and story and less sex.
I gotta say this book was a serious disappointment, it seems like half the book was nothing but sex scenes and the plot itself was half hearted at best. The entire plot was basically what would have been a only a small scene in many books. I saw some of the other comments and have to agree that this really did feel like an "abridged" book. If things don't change, I'm seriously considering calling it quits on the series.
This installment was as expected...lots of "yummy" polyamorous sex, some misbehaving "monsters" and a happyish ending.
I have been a Blake fan from the start, but as the series goes on it seems like the plot gets lost in the sex scene. I feel like lately not all of them are necessary and it's getting predictable. Other than that it's a great story. I miss the presence of Richard, Jason, and Edward. I'll keep reading and/or listening but skipping through the sex scenes that don't seem relevant.
Had not read an Anita story in several years. I had gotten bores with the same story but after this hiatus I'm ready for more. Have to pick up the stories I've missed.
I didn't read the print version.
I don't know how Micah started speaking with an Irish accent in this book, but I'm glad he's back to normal in Book 22.
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