Anna Strong was a tough-as-nails bounty hunter, until the night she was attacked-and changed forever. Now a vampire, Anna discovers that her long-dead brother may have had a daughter - and the girl's in serious trouble. There are some very dangerous people after her, but they're about to learn that to a bounty hunter with an unnatural thirst for blood, even the deadliest human predators are easy prey.
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©2007 Jeanne C. Stein; (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I actually liked this book as a lady gumshoe story than a urban fantasy. I really didn't see why Anna has to be a vampire in this book. She could have been a normal human being dealing with paranormal beings. I enjoyed this second story a lot better than the first book in the series. I hope Anna uses her full potential as a vampire in the next book.
While the deadpan delivery of the narrator takes some getting used to, I think the story is worth listening to. Anna Strong is not the brightest fledgling vampire on the block and yet I am enjoying the story and will try book three as well.
I was hoping the main character would be a bit more intelligent in this book than the previous one. But I could not get passed more than 3 and a half hours before I just quit listening to this book. The main character seems very witless, and seems to have no investigative skills for a bounty hunter. Also she doesn't think things through whats over then wonders why she has problems. She's overly secretive and not subtle about it, which causes her problems. She constantly lies to everyone she supposedly cares about and trusts no one except complete strangers. I would not recommend this series if you are looking for a intelligent story that you won't be spending half your time rolling your eyes asking "why are you doing that?"
I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers
Everything, it's a great series, if you like UF it's a must read or listen.
There's wasn't one moment in the book, love the whole book/series
She's a great Narrator, 5 stars all the way
I'm really enjoying this series so far. This is the second book and I am happily going onto the third. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I find the narrator, Dina Pearlman, excellent for this series. She has a good smokey tone with a haunting delivery for action scenes that make them almost like a film in slow-motion---very effective and unusual. And it reminds me a bit of a Raymond Chandler-type of narration.
As in the first book, I like the other characters including some very "good" smarmy villians! Also, lots of unexpected plot twists that I appreciate. The only one drawback is the same one as in the first book---what little sex there is, is so tame as to be dull.
But I think Anna's vampire character is spot on because she's new to the vampire world and discovers she needs "training", so it stands to reason that she doesn't make all the right decisions at first. Besides, it makes her more human that the reader can relate to.
Anyway, fun series that I certainly recommend.
Having the same narrator Dina Pearlman preform the book!
How it keeps you caught up to wait and hear what the character will do next. thinking or speaking outloud - watch out!
Book one: the becoming
Yes onto book 3
I live on the Gulf of Mexico and I love to listen and walk the day away along God's beautiful grace.
as in book one, the story is good but narration is killing it, of course now i'm hooked to the storyline,I'll just have to bear it.....my advice, listen to the sample first see if you can take the tone of the narrator first..
the book has a great beginning for a series. it has a good story line and yes I did enjoyed but there was a couple of areas that could of been deleted.i would probally rank this book apx the middle.
I liked Annas role
a very good reader and has great potienial
Anna is so annoying. How long can you drag out a story. She may be a vampire, but she has no instincts. Each time she allows someone in her head, she goes; "I really need to stop doing that." Really, Anna? She has no instinct on who to trust or what to do. Even before she became a vampire, how on earth was she a bounty hounter. She does not want to "hurt" anyone, and absolutely no one is intimidated by her. Everything is spoken from an introspective point of view. She is clueless. I just cannot imagine listening to any other books. What is the point in having a heroine if she isn't a "kick *ss." I like my characters with flaws, but not CLUELESS. At this point, I'm ready to fast forward to the end of the book.
If you really want a heroine, try the Elemental Assassin books (Jennifer Estep), and the Magic Burns (Ilona Andrews) books.
Maybe, once I forget the plot line. The narration was so awful, it's distracting from the story. She doesn't sound like the character speaking, just someone reading the story, and not well at that.
The narrator could have actually embodied and enlivened the less character.
The author makes the characters quite introspective, and explains too much using self talk of Anna's character rather than showing with her actions and dialogue. Please, please, replace the narrator so the remaining books aren't ruined for me.
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