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Cat o' Nine Tales: The Jane Yellowrock Stories | [Faith Hunter]

Cat o' Nine Tales: The Jane Yellowrock Stories

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.
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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"
"Cat Tats"
"Kits"
"Haints"
"Signatures of the Dead"
"First Sight"
"Blood, Fangs and Going Furry"
"Dance Master"
"Cajun With Fangs"
"Golden Delicious"
"Beneath a Bloody Moon"
"Black Water"

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    Pauline Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-23-13
    Pauline Colorado Springs, CO, United States 12-23-13 Member Since 2005
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    "More of Everything Jane Yellowrock (and friends)!"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 01-12-14
    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2011

    I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.

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    "Wonderful Backstories / Short glimpses-great"

    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!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    kari gluth watertown 03-17-14
    kari gluth watertown 03-17-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Chilln"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Nope wish there were more shorts to listen too. Some from Eli and Alex maybe. Bethany and Sloane.


    What other book might you compare Cat o' Nine Tales to and why?

    I like multiple short stories books. Witchwold by Andrea Norton had a ton of good ones.


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

    Southern flair character to the characters.


    Did Cat o' Nine Tales inspire you to do anything?

    Want to eat steak and Benin balls filled with pork and rice, want to visit New Orleans/ Louisiana.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series author and narrator :) :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lane Marine City, MI, United States 12-11-13
    Lane Marine City, MI, United States 12-11-13
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    "available as individual short stories."
    What made the experience of listening to Cat o' Nine Tales the most enjoyable?

    1. WeSa an the Lumber King
    2.The Early Years.
    3.Cat Tales
    4.Kits
    5.Haints
    6.Signatures of the Dead
    7.First Sight
    8.Blood, Fangs and Going Furry
    9.Dance Master
    10.Cajun with Fangs
    11.Golden Delicious
    12.Beneath a Bloody Moon
    13.Black Water


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    forcing the form of a review is very annoying.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    She has a pleasant. voice


    Any additional comments?

    Audible should list the story titles in the book description.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Madison, OH, United States 04-18-14
    Donna Madison, OH, United States 04-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Don't skip this book, a must read!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    valarie hollister, ca, United States 03-24-14
    valarie hollister, ca, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2010

    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.

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    "Great fill in book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cat o' Nine Tales to be better than the print version?

    I have only purchased the audio version but I cannot imagine not having Kristine Hvam's voice in my head, she is terrific.


    What other book might you compare Cat o' Nine Tales to and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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

    I did find myself laughing out loud at times.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 01-12-14
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 01-12-14 Member Since 2001

    BJS

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    "If you Love Jane Yellowrock don't miss this"
    Would you listen to Cat o' Nine Tales again? Why?

    This is a book of Short stories about Jane Yellowrock and those characters you've learned to love and hate over the series. I've read (listened to every one so far) I love the narrator and the stories. I love the history and lots of truth about how the Europeans destroyed the land of the native Americans


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cat o' Nine Tales?

    This again I mention is a book of Short Stories by Faith Hunter. When you have over 18 stories you're not going to LOVE every one, but I found something to like about every one. Also Khristine Hvams narration really does it for me in this series. From Jane to Beast she is great.


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

    I've only heard her narrate this series and I'm not complaining.


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

    The fact that it was short stories make it easy to listen for an hour or two and take a break. When it's a whole 12 hour novel........I usually wish I had the day off.


    Any additional comments?

    This series seems to get better. I haven't gotten book 7 yet since I'm still listening to this, but I've never been disappointed. Keep up the good work Faith and Khristine.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Bargmann Chambersburg, PA, United States 01-02-14
    Brian Bargmann Chambersburg, PA, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "a mixture of short stories"
    What made the experience of listening to Cat o' Nine Tales the most enjoyable?

    The last couple stories were filled with great action.


    If you’ve listened to books by Faith Hunter before, how does this one compare?

    It's a mixture of short stories so it isn't uniform but I expected that. Generally, the stories at the beginning were filled with Jane's backstory. The next few stories were actually excerpts from other novels in the series. I personally found that annoying since I don't want to pay for stories twice. However, the last two stories were related and worthwhile.


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

    Yes, but since it's a collection of short stories, this would of been a nice book to read in portions.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Georgina Sands Stockholm, Sweden 12-30-13
    Georgina Sands Stockholm, Sweden 12-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Uneven, but in the end worth it."
    If you could sum up Cat o' Nine Tales in three words, what would they be?

    Uneven, but OK.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Jane.


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

    She reads with a pleasant voice and just enough character to differentiate but not irritate.


    Any additional comments?

    I seem to enjoy Faith Hunters novels much more than the short stories. And BTW, why should Jane choose between a dimwit who throws himself on all women and someone who betrays her? She deserves much much better than that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T Humble, TX, United States 12-28-13
    T Humble, TX, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It was great"
    Would you listen to Cat o' Nine Tales again? Why?

    Yes, just to relive the stories especially the new ones.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked getting to know all the characters a little better. I liked hearing in Rick and Bruisers voices.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    She is always great, when she does a male speaker you don't think " oh there's a female trying to sound male" you just hear the character.


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

    With all the story stories it wouldn't make a good movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for Black Arts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Debbie
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Naomi
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    2/16/14
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    "Lots of Background"
    Would you listen to Cat o' Nine Tales again? Why?

    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.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    My favourite story is Dance Master - really loved it.


    Any additional comments?

    So well written as always - a must for Yellowrock fans

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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