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Affliction: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 22 | [Laurell K. Hamilton]

Affliction: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 22

Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed. Micah's estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about "zombie disease". Anita makes her living off of zombies - but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires.
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Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake.

Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed.

Micah's estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about "zombie disease".

Anita makes her living off of zombies - but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes....

Where will it stop?

Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.

©2013 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Barbara Jenkinsburg, GA, United States 08-25-13
    Barbara Jenkinsburg, GA, United States 08-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Anita's back"
    What did you love best about Affliction?

    This is the kick a$$ Anita Blake back in rare form. The story was action packed and kept you
    on edge thru to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Anita was not caught up in a orgy. She was Anita we all came to love. The story was well developed and written. Anita was the action character she was created to be. The story line supported it's self did not have to be filled with mindless sex with multiple partners to attempt entertainment.


    What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

    YES. She was in rare form. Nailed all character's voices perfectly. I could envision each character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I was captivated. I could not turn off story.


    Any additional comments?

    When I first saw book in store I knew I had to check it out. I'm hooked on Anita Blake, but was afraid to purchase. I had become discussed with Anita's sexual escapades. I get the succubus thing, but the books were becoming too graphic and Anita newest lover Jade was a turn off. I felt the book was now becoming politically correct. Anita into child exploitation and now heteroflexible?. I seriously did not think it was cool Anita picked up a 16 yr. old tiger. With all the children being sexually abused I think Laurel Hamilton did a disservice to the fight against exploitation of children with that story line. Say what you will, but when authors make something so taboo ok and acceptable it gives the impression all is good as long as the child wants to be involved.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Lachman 08-11-13 Member Since 2014

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    "The Crazy World of Anita"
    Would you listen to Affliction again? Why?

    It is difficult to say why I enjoy this series. In polite society I might deny being a big fan but I am. The action, sex and men of every flavor? Maybe that's it?


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    Jessica 08-06-13
    Jessica 08-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Very happy with this one!"

    I really liked this one. With all series that have 20+ books, there are books that I have liked more and some that I have liked less. This one is high up on my list. The story is an interesting one, it really keeps your interest. Kimberly Alexis does a nice job. She has her hands full with all of the different accents and you can tell each character apart. I am really happy with this one.

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    Jeanette Mpls, MN, United States 08-06-13
    Jeanette Mpls, MN, United States 08-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Amazing Book From Laurell K Hamilton"
    What did you love best about Affliction?

    Great plot and love the charactors.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anita Blake because she come so far in the series.


    Have you listened to any of Kimberly Alexis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All her performances are great! I wish the whole series were from her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Je t'aime ma petite


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia 07-30-13
    Georgia 07-30-13
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    "The BEST"
    If you could sum up Affliction in three words, what would they be?

    Hot suspenseful fun.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Micah and and the Wicked Truth. My favorite guys because they remind me of my loves.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    The best of the series.

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    Courtney 07-26-13
    Courtney 07-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Anita going back to her roots..."
    Would you listen to Affliction again? Why?

    Yes. Great story with lots of plot twists.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Affliction?

    When Aries met his fate...


    What does Kimberly Alexis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She does a good job changing the characters. You are able to feel the Lust, Anger, and Fear, that the characters feel.


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

    The willingness to say I do...


    Any additional comments?

    I love that Anita is back to her Zombie raising awesomeness... And Ted was a great surprise...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bennie 07-25-13
    Bennie 07-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "The best in a while."

    This was surprisingly good. I have read (listened) to all the Anita Blake books. This book goes back in nature to some of the earlier books. It has less of the tedious hour long sex scenes then most of the later books. Kimberly Alexis is quite good as normal.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah E. Alexander Atlanta, Georgia 07-18-13
    Deborah E. Alexander Atlanta, Georgia 07-18-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Yes! Yes! Yes! Another Wonderful book in the Anita"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Affliction to be better than the print version?

    Both are good! I prefer the audiobooks!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anita of course and Edward!


    What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

    Very Good!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me happy, and so thankful Laurel K. Hamilton is continuing the series! YEAH!


    Any additional comments?

    Love this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    April Bergland Owaneco, IL United States 07-15-13
    April Bergland Owaneco, IL United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Much better than the last ione I thought."
    What did you love best about Affliction?

    That we got to know Micah better although it still seems to me Micah and Nathaniel have more love going on than Anita and Micah.


    What other book might you compare Affliction to and why?

    Any of her previous way back novels when she didn't always know who it was causing the problem and exactly what to do about it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with Wicked and Truth sorry they are just like the Vampire pair to dream about lol.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really an extreme reaction but I am kind of thinking she needs to calm down on the BDSM play because she doesn't really make it sound like she knows what she is talking about in that area, or perhaps she has not figured out how to explain the feelings very well of pain turning into pleasure but it just strikes me as very book learned.


    Any additional comments?

    Well with her being sick all the time I kind of thought they were going to try and have her become pregnant. Hey I know she could go on Maury for who's your baby daddy lol. Seriously though I am a true fan and will be waiting for the next book, really hate these shadow characters and hope we don't have whole stories written around Jade and Dev there are to many people in this series and I really don't care about adding two more to memory.

    the Narrator got a lot of the voices mixed up as to who she was supposed to be a lot and I could hear a bit of background noise. Could tell when she took a break and came back. It just wasn't very smooth this time.

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    B. 07-15-13
    B. 07-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "LKH living vicariously. . ."

    19 hours in Anita's head with nothing more enlightening or provocative than the redundancy of her responses - "I thought about that," "I shrugged," "I shook my head," "I said the only thing I could," "I nodded," ad nauseum.

    Throw in hours of gender stereotyping, misogyny, misandry, narcissism, and BDSM with the ever present guns, violence, and gore for fillers, and, wow, it's another LKH bestseller.







    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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