For the first time - in one Audible-exclusive collection - it's 13 stories of Jane Yellowrock, the shape-shifting skinwalker and vampire hunter for hire whose business card reads, "Have Stakes - Will Travel". Jane carries inside her the soul of her Beast, the mountain lion's soul which merged with hers when she accidently performed black magic as a child. Now, she and her Beast stalk the dark streets of New Orleans, bringing rogue vampires true death.
In Cat o' Nine Tales, you'll discover how Jane turned into a big cat for the first time; how she and Molly became friends; how Rick LaFleur got his tattoos. You'll go along on some of Jane's early vamp hunts. You'll even hear two short tales through Bruiser's eyes.
Once you experience these stories set in the fantastic world of this New York Times best-selling series, you'll surely agree with Kim Harrison that Jane Yellowrock is "smart, sexy and ruthless".
The stories included in Cat o' Nine Tales are:
"WeSa and the Lumber King"
"The Early Years"
"Signatures of the Dead"
"Blood, Fangs and Going Furry"
"Cajun With Fangs"
"Beneath a Bloody Moon"
©2013 Faith Hunter (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
"Khristine Hvam is an outstanding narrator.... Hvam brings warmth and realism to Hunter's unusual characters and adds depth to the ambiance of the New Orleans settings. Her performance is splendid as she carefully creates a multitude of male and female characters, human and otherwise. The entire package flies by quickly, and listeners will want more." (AudioFile)
Cat o' Nine Tales, is a delightful mix of previously published favorite short stories about Jane Yellowrock, many through the eyes of her friends and adversaries, and two new novellas wading into adventures connected with her weir-tainted love interest and his extended family.
For die-hard Jane Yellowrock readers who've read everything in print they could find, the new stories included in this collection will absolutely titillate, as they divulge more information about Rick LaFleur, and introduce a whole new group of characters to the Yellowrock saga with adventure to spare!
Faith Hunter continues to showcase her mastery of urban fantasy short story thrillers in this excellent collection, and I highly recommend the read.
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I almost wish I'd been able to read these before starting the series..this Hunter/Hvam compilation of 9 short stories is filled with excellent glimpses into the pasts of Jane, Ricky-bo, Molly and Jane's growing friendship as well as being super stand alone stories.
I very much enjoyed learning how/why Rick got his tats-a scary story in in it's self. Jane's intro as beast to Angie-baby as well as 7 other stories.
If you've enjoyed the series but dislike short stories I encourage you to buy this. Hvam does her usual fantastic voice narration with sympathy and drama.
Enjoy! I sure did!
This book is comprised of Short Stories from the world of the Jane Yellowrock series. These stories are written from the perspective of the characters telling the story, which gives us insight into their characters that you just can't get from Jane's point of view.
There are 11 stories, which have been published previously in various places and 2 new novellas. Not being a fan of the Anthology books that are published with works of various authors, I had missed most of these stories.
I am SO glad that I purchased this book. The stories are fun, adventurous, exciting and leave you feeling that you know all the people in the series a little better, and have a better understanding of who they are, and why they act the way they do.
Nope wish there were more shorts to listen too. Some from Eli and Alex maybe. Bethany and Sloane.
I like multiple short stories books. Witchwold by Andrea Norton had a ton of good ones.
Southern flair character to the characters.
Want to eat steak and Benin balls filled with pork and rice, want to visit New Orleans/ Louisiana.
Great series author and narrator :) :)
I so very much enjoyed listening to these stories. Many of them have been hinted of in other full-length stories, but some of them were little surprise side trips. All of them were awesome. And I loved hearing Faith Hunter's actual voice for the first time. And I would add my thanks to Khristine Hvam for bringing Jane, Bruiser, Leo, and all of the other characters to life.
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
I have only purchased the audio version but I cannot imagine not having Kristine Hvam's voice in my head, she is terrific.
This series reminds me of the Sookie Stackhouse-True Blood series because of the diverse characters and crazy plot twists, plus both are set in Lousiana and both have vampires.
I loved to hear how about Bruiser see's Jane and I also liked to hear about what happened in the mine, since that was how the first book started.
I did find myself laughing out loud at times.
At first the "Beast" voice annoyed me and seemed silly. I got used to it quickly and ended up liking it. There are some things that "she" says that do not make sense, she describes some things clearly and some as a "cat' would. For example she might say "the hard black shiny surface that trucks drive on", um ok, you don't know what a ROAD is but you know what a TRUCK is? I just had to overlook those kinds of details.
1. WeSa an the Lumber King
2.The Early Years.
6.Signatures of the Dead
8.Blood, Fangs and Going Furry
10.Cajun with Fangs
12.Beneath a Bloody Moon
forcing the form of a review is very annoying.
She has a pleasant. voice
Audible should list the story titles in the book description.
Great short stories. I enjoyed all but the first because it was entirely from the point of beast. Beast talk (I/we/us) is a little annoying, however the rest were fabulous!
Great and easy listen. It has just enough excitement but not over the top. Kinda makes you think this could be real down in the deep swamps of Louisiana.
I mourn that I am at the end of all the currently written Jane Yellowrock books. I feel like a piece of me has grown silent. Empty.
As with all her other books, Faith Hunter does not disappoint in her gatherings of the JY short stories. Here you will get a better understanding and more background on all your favorite characters, from Jane to Molly to my favorite, Bruiser. It will fill in some of the gaps that you may have found yourself wondering about.
As a stand-alone, a reader who isn't familiar with this series, you'll still enjoy this one, but you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't start at the beginning.
Paw. Paw. Paw.
"Backstory and novellas that bridge the series"
I love Jane Yellowrock books! These are on my auto buy and we run them in the car for journeys. Cat o' nine tales are novellas which start way back before Jane walked out of the forest and was taken in by the childrens home.
You get to know how Ricky-bo got his tats, what Bruiser really thought when he first met her and that dance. They bridge the gaps between the books that you didn't know existed.
"Lots of Background"
I will especially selected stories. It's a book you can dip in to at any time. Each short story is a complete entity and suitable for journeys or waiting rooms.
My favourite story is Dance Master - really loved it.
So well written as always - a must for Yellowrock fans
"Cat O Nine Tails"
A great collection. I was glued to it just as with all the Jane Yellowrock books. Want more from Bruisers perspective tho in the future. Really enjoyed Rick and especially Molly's stories.
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