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Burnt Offerings: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 7 | [Laurell K. Hamilton]

Burnt Offerings: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 7

Anita Blake is a vampire hunter. But when someone else sets his sights on her prey, she must save them both from the inferno.
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Publisher's Summary

Anita Blake is a vampire hunter. But when someone else sets his sights on her prey, she must save them both from the inferno.

Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

©2010 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2010 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"As Burnt Offerings unfolds, Anita agrees to help track down a possible psychic firestarter. She's also policing the local werewolf pack, though she's split up with their alpha, Richard. Then Jean-Claude, the vampire Master of the City and her lover, needs her help to confront a visiting delegation of the vampires' ruling council. They wonder how he got the power to destroy a council member and believe him dangerous to the hierarchy." (Amazon.com review)

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    W. New London, NH, United States 07-11-11
    W. New London, NH, United States 07-11-11 Member Since 2012

    Antonio7975

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    "What a BLAST! Hamilton and Alexis, unstoppable!!"

    "Burnt offerings", Book 7 of L.K.H.'s "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series" brings Anita, Jean Claude, Richard Zeeman, loyal werewolves and were-leopards against the Nightmare of the infamous "Vampire Council". This book, especially in audible.com format is a real ride. Richard and Anita are fighting, "The Circus of the Dammed" has been taken over by the "Council" and it's pick of hostages for their horrific brand of entertainment and Jean Claude's past catches up with him.
    As with all the first nine "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series" on audible.com books, I listen to them over and over again. Many people have complained about the music and sound effects that come up once in a while during the listen. I listen both on my computer (5 speakers), and on my Android smart phone. The difference is HUGE. Alexis sounds smoother (if that's even possible), the music and sound effects really add to the performance and bring up emotion at critical moments on my computer system.
    Most people who do not like the added material are listening to the books on smart phones or MP3 players. I must say, the experience is sad in comparison. Kimberly Alexis (through no fault of her own), sounds a bit high pitched and hollow, but her talent alone saves this kind of audio format. I have to agree that the added sound and music for some reason is so loud on any and all portable devices, it makes you turn down the volume (where you can't here the narrator), or just pull out the ear buds or head phones until it's over.
    I hope the people who are complaining will listen to at least one of the books on computer speakers. Even a basic set of two will prove my point about the enhanced experience with music and gunshots.
    Hamilton and Alexis are a perfect team of writer and performer. Together they bring "Burnt Offerings" to life in all it's gritty tough as nails,"Anita" against the monsters she hates and holding her own with the monsters she loves in her own twisted way.Great Book!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Edward P. Traxler Lugoff, SC 09-16-13
    Edward P. Traxler Lugoff, SC 09-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The Jerk"
    Where does Burnt Offerings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent. The 1st half just ended . .but I just HAD to comment


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Burnt Offerings?

    Anita telling the JERK Richard off


    What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

    She does an excellent job of changing voices between characters


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

    Anita defending "people"


    Any additional comments?

    I don't get it. I suppose as a male .. it's the "Men are from Mars and women from Venus" thing. This Richard .. that Anita moans over is a freaking JERK. I don't have hair to my shoulders like the characters .. or massive muscles .. or the ability to drive women nuts when making love. I am just a 'regular guy'. 18 months in Vietnam, gunner on a tank in Desert Storm .. served in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Germany , Korea .. but . hey . .not long shoulder length hair .. never a handsome guy .. sorry. I just did stuff for real that all the male characters talk about. This Richard guy? I would have left his STUPID ass in the middle of the freaking desert. What a damn loser. Again .. Mars and Venus. What a damn loser.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-20-12
    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-20-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!

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    "Great!"

    Doing more then a couple hours of driving a day in rush hour traffic, this is my cure to Road Rage! lol Well... I don't get Road Rage but I had never been a fan of stop and go traffic. These Audio Books make it so I don't mind at all, in fact I sometimes feel I get home too quickly and have to sit in the car for another 5 minutes until I get to a part I can feel good about pausing. hehe Group Hugz

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patsy G. 10-08-10
    Patsy G. 10-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Read in order"

    I love Anita Blake, she's always finding trouble, but somehow, amazingly enough she, finds a way to work through it, grown powers scare her but she keeps pressing on, love it...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lorelei Honeywolf 04-16-15

    Life is too short to waste on bad authors.

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    "Vampire Council Members are Petty and Sadistic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's a good book even if the Vampire Council members who are so hyped up to be powerful and ominous turn out to be petty and sadistic. I guess if you're an ancient vampire you need to get your kicks somehow but the vampires in this book made me roll my eyes.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Laurell K. Hamilton again?

    Probably not. This book was the beginning of the end for me. Richard was my favorite character and you start to see his steady decline.


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

    Yes. She does very well with the accents and giving each character a "voice"


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

    Vampires are Sadists


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Pamm512 02-08-15
    Pam Pamm512 02-08-15

    Growing Daily, and Loving myself more everyday.

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    "L O V E ITTTTTT!!!"

    I listen to these, and its like my personally cast Movie!
    Love the visual imagery and character description- the whole series is, for me, my Binge addiction!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MKR DaWalt 12-20-14
    MKR DaWalt 12-20-14 Member Since 2008

    Photo Gypsy

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    "Photogipsy"

    This is such a great series that captures your attention and keeps you hanging on until the bittersweet end. This book was deeper and darker than its predecessors, but enjoyable all the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    luvs2read 08-02-14
    luvs2read 08-02-14
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    "Blame the rating on Audible"
    Any additional comments?

    First let me say, I loved this book and this narrator. Unfortunately I HATE the narrator they replaced Kimberly Alexis with in the more recent releases. Audible in it's infinite wisdom will not set up a way for me to get those books out of my "recommendations based on previous ratings". Because I rated the early books so highly they feel that they HAVE to recommend the later books in the series based on those ratings. I've emailed Audible asking for a fix for this and got no response. At this point I don't think there is one book in my recommendations that I haven't already read/purchased someplace else or that I cannot stand the new narrators. So in order to get some new recommendations had to go back and trash a whole bunch of books that I love. This truly sucks and is something I did NOT want to do. I'm blaming this on Audible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sassy Curls 05-03-14
    Sassy Curls 05-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would but it would need to be a friend who didn't mind listening to sexual scenes. Not a book for skittish friends!


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

    Ms. Alexis does a wonderful job!


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

    Yes!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 11-20-13
    Stephanie 11-20-13
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    "I am so hooked!"
    Would you listen to Burnt Offerings again? Why?

    Absolutely - very engaging story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anita Blake is my favorite overall - she is very complex, and as the stories evolve, she gains new insights about herself as she grows with power.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the last scene, where Anita begins to understand the power she holds


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

    no - I listen during my daily (long) commutes. I actually look forward to traffic delays now so that I can listen longer to my stories!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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