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Affliction Audiobook

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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    Laureen Biczak Saco, ME USA 01-20-15
    Laureen Biczak Saco, ME USA 01-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Best of the more recent books."

    This book was, for me, the most enjoyable of the recent Anita series. There was a better balance of story and romance scenes.

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    Gretchken 12-12-14
    Gretchken 12-12-14

    Live on Ranch & I have a lot of time to listen to books. Love books that are Action-Mysteries-Fantasy-supernatural, with a little romance 2.

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    "Getting Tired of Poly / bi-sexual preaching"

    Okay, Okay.. I get it. I get it, "She does" a lot of people. But, the last few books all I hear is nothing but Depictions, Definitions and Justifications of Bondage, Poly Sex, Bi-Sexual, Homosexual acts, etc..... Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy listening to stories with good sex scenes though I do prefer sex I can relate to, but still, a good sex scene of any form is nice, but the writer is making all sex boring and Sooo repetitive. Plus, the characters can't just "have a feel".. it seems each Feeling, look ,or expression, on each character has to be explained, examined and defined, in such pains taking detail. Sigh.. it is just getting old.
    I miss the good old days where it was all action packed stories filled with mystery, monsters and magic. Where is the action??? I do not think I will bother with the next book in this series. I miss the good old days (earlier books) filled with action pack stories with good characters with depth.
    Only good thing I have to say, is I love the Reader (VO Artist).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa Los Angeles 05-27-14
    Vanessa Los Angeles 05-27-14 Member Since 2011

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx

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    "This was better than the last , Anita may be back"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I don't know if it was time well spent or not, I listen at work and I am going to listen to something.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The least interesting thing in this and all Anita Blake stories is the need to rehash things, and that Anita gets an attitude when someone questions her life, but she flaunts it in everyone's face when she has to deal with different law enforcement. Ms. Hamilton also needs to decide if Anita is going to be a strong woman or a whiney little girl, and I think that she needs to stop saying things like yummy, and what flavor of something some one is, and last but not least stop pointing out the differences between men and women its 2014, not 1814.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kimberly Alexis?

    I might listen if she were not doing a series, she changed her pronunciation from book to book, may be because there was another narrator for some books and she forgot.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I don't think so


    Any additional comments?

    This may be the last Anita Blake book for me if the character does not change, the last 3-4 books are interchange. with each other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie A. Flowers sacramento 05-18-14
    Valerie A. Flowers sacramento 05-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "She did it again!"
    Any additional comments?

    I love Anita stories! I always feel like I am walking into a room of friends as I open one of the books.

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    Sherry S. 05-17-14
    Sherry S. 05-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great book"
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    I really like this book, just wish Ms. Hamilton would quit rehashing old events....it's okay to refer to them but don't rehash. Ms. Hamilton is a great story teller, other than that. The build up of events and and the fight scenes are fantastic!

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    Leigh 05-09-14
    Leigh 05-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Sound Effects? Really?"
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    I found the sound effects (music, gunshots, etc) very distracting. Every time I would hear them I lost focus on the narrator.

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    Amazon Customer Binghamton, NY, United States 04-09-14
    Amazon Customer Binghamton, NY, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Missing Cynthia Holloway"

    To me Cynthia Holloway (sp?) is the voice of Anita Blake the new reader is ok but nowhere near as good as Cynthia. I don't know why they have added music and sound effects to the book but it detracts from the story. I found it annoying to have the noise competing with the readers voice. I get it's supposed to add drama and intrigue but all it does is annoy especially since the readers voice is not strong.

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    Angie_stl 11-21-13
    Angie_stl 11-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than expected!!"
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    I had begun to fall out of love with this series, but Affliction has renewed my love!! At times the narrator's voice would completely change tone, sounding as if it had been dubbed in and it sounded terribly strange. It was an editing issue and not the narrator herself that caused this problem though! However, as great as she is at the 100 or however many different character voices, there was times that one character's voice would be used for another character's part, usually when they were having a conversation together. Also, one thing I noticed with Ted/ Edward was that his accent would fade in and out. Which is normal for him usually. Except this was within the same sentence!! The first time I noticed it was when he first joined the story, which I won't go into so as not to spoil anything too much. But even with all of these small annoyances throughout the book, the worst to me being Nathaniel and Nicky's voices, this book was well worth the credit!! I'm just mad at myself for waiting so long to listen to it! I got it very soon after it was released I think, but I'm just now listening to it. And I did a marathon listen too!! I listened to about 16 or 17 hours yesterday, finishing it up the last 2.5 hours today. But now I have to wait oh so long for book 23 to find out what happens next, in the personal and professional life of Anita Blake!!!

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    Yvonne 09-18-13
    Yvonne 09-18-13 Member Since 2010

    Reading is my favorite past time.

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    "The Anita I know and love"

    This is the Anita I know and love but a little more grown up. I like that this book is starting to close off some of the lose ends cause it was getting a heavy handed with the so many people and story lines. I felt like it was starting to create spinoff characters which didn't always fit with the story we where reading. I've never had a problem with the sex scenes and I still don't. I hope that the next book keeps adding to the main relationship like this one did and doesn't' create more side action till the main setup is straight.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer franklin, IN, United States 09-14-13
    Amazon Customer franklin, IN, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2016
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    "kinky sex and a plot"

    I love the action in this presentation. Plenty of good character and story development and not just an endless orgy with a little action like Bullet was. Still has lots of kinky sex but its better integrated into the book and not what the story revolves around.

    Police scenes, zombies and Anita kicking butt. A good selection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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