Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.
©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Penguin
"The third novel of Hamilton's Anita Blake series has the petite necromancer fighting a giant cobra and a rogue vampire, Alejandro, who wants her for his human servant. Anita is still resisting the advances of Jean-Claude, St. Louis's master vampire, but she does need him on her side, if not in her bed. Anita's reluctant involvement in the odd goings-on at the supernatural Circus of the Damned introduces her to Richard, the werewolf of her dreams, and Larry, her powerful but nervous partner in zombie-raising. Mystery fans will love the tightly plotted, Paretsky-esque action, and horror fans will love just about everything in this unusual series." (Amazon.com review)
"One of the most fascinating fictional heroines since Scarlett O'Hara-and a hell of a lot more fun than most." (Publishers Weekly)
This book was fun. Since I have read all of the older books first and then came back to the first books I enjoyed this book for a few reasons. I love how Anita is confused by the monsters and the more confused and scared she gets the more aggressive and violent she gets. How Jean-Claude is clumsy and really pushes her but it seems to always back fire on him. I like how he is not sure how to handle her. I like that she is learning that Jean-Claude is not nearly as bad as most of the other Vamps. I also like to see that Richard was even blind to her back in the beginning of this series. He couldn’t swallow her out there fighting the bad guys and risking her life. He still is trying to find a way to wrap her in cotton and take away who and what she is. She is one tuff cookie our little necromancer is !!!!! :)
The Narrator, Kimberly Alexis, is brilliant. I truly love her voice as Anita Blake.
This story was a bit predictable. I knew better than to let the snake lady take Anita anywhere. I know Anita would not have been that foolish. Anita being so resistant to Jean Claude, but has no problem turning him over to another master vamp that could be worse? Especially after the snake lady fiasco? I just think this book made Anita seem a little too stupid. We all know she's way smarter than what she does in this book. Just my opinion.
I really loved the performer, she's one if the best I've heard.
I can't help it though, I root for Jean- Claude...
This must be my 15th or 30th time listening to this book. Love them all. always start at the beginning just before a new one comes out.
this voice actor is the worst. Who voices for the character are more distracting than they are pleasant. I can't wait until I get to a different voice actor.
I have a special place for Anite but she gets annoying in this book. I understand her need to be cautious, paranoid even, but she gets downright bitchy. After the first two books, this one is much more subdued, storyline and action wise. The bright side is we get to meet Richard Zeeman. Haven't read the books yet? That alone makes it worth it. It's also nice to not have such a soul-crushing mystery involved after The Laughing Corpse.
Kimberly Alexis is a fantastic voice actor for this series, bringing all the characters alive in a way that you can picture them speaking to you. The effects can be difficult to get used to and the music sometimes over powers her reading but overall, it is fine.
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