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Death's Rival Audiobook

Death's Rival: Jane Yellowrock, Book 5

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Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don’t want to cross - especially if you’re one of the undead....

For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a war declaration, Leo knows his rival is both powerful and vicious, but Leo’s not about to run scared. After all, he has Jane. But then, a plague strikes, one that takes down vampires and makes their masters easy prey.

Now, to uncover the identity of the vamp who wants Leo’s territory, and to find the cause of the vamp-plague, Jane will have to go to extremes...and maybe even to war.

©2012 Faith Hunter (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Jennifer (The Book Nympho) United States 03-10-14
    Jennifer (The Book Nympho) United States 03-10-14

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    "I want Jane to stake a certain vamp!"

    I want Jane to stake a certain vamp! I don’t know why she didn’t and after the ending I don’t think she will.

    Jane has her hands full with a sickness that is attacking the vampires. And it seems to be man-made. She needs to fill out who is targeting the vamps and how to stop them. It appears it could be a mystery vamp that keeps chanellging masters vampires and winning. Leo sends Jane in as his enforcer to help and flesh out what’s happening and who’s behind it.

    Jane is alone after loosing her best friend Molly. Jane was forced to kill Molly’s sister in the last book, Raven Cursed, after she went bat-shit crazy and tried to take over the supe world. And apparently Jane and Rick broke up at the end of Raven Cursed. I was a little confused by that. I don’t remember them making that choice. I don’t know if it’s because it’s been a few months since I listened to Raven Cursed or I just completely missed it.

    Jane is emotionally depressed by loosing two important people in her life and she’s mourning those relationships. But there’s still George aka Brusier and the two are just as hot for each other. Even when Jane shouldn’t be hot for Brusier (see spoiler above).

    There was events that happened in Death’s Rival that had me thinking of early Anita Blake. NO NOT PORN ANITA. Jane is not that kind of girl. But the guys are lining up to be Jane’s next beau. And the fact that Jane use to hunt vampires with one thing on her mind…. they are monsters and need to be taken out. Now she is working with Leo, the Master Vampire of the South much like Anita did with Jean-Claude and it seems like their working relationship has taken on a new level that Jane swore she would never cross.

    I’m hoping with the addition of two new characters, the Younger brothers, Eli and Alex will help Jane keep some of her humanity and not go completely over to the dark side. Only time will tell. Speaking of Eli, I really liked him and I hope that their attraction will help Jane get over Brusier and Rick. It’s time for Jane to pick one guy and a guy that will put her 1st like she deserves. But if Beast has her way, there will be many mates in her life. If Jane got busy was much as Beast wanted her to she would defintely be heading to being like Anita with the man harem. LOL

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mardy San Diego, CA, United States 12-05-12
    Mardy San Diego, CA, United States 12-05-12
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    "They should make a Jane Yellowrock movie!"

    I have loved Faith Hunter's writing since her Seraphs Series(I have signed copies). But the Jane Yellowrock novels have fast become my favorite series of all the authors I read...er well listen to. (I am new to the audible books experience) The story line is unique and inventive and the characters well developed. Khristine Hvams was very easy to listen to and I was easily able to discern what characters were who. I look at all the books being made into movies and think that this series would make an awesome movie. I have met Faith Hunter and she was a very genuine nice person. Keep writing Faith... we need MORE!

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    Melissa Tatum Demopolis, Al United States 12-02-12
    Melissa Tatum Demopolis, Al United States 12-02-12
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    "Great Listen!!!!!"

    Great read, love Yellowrock! But I really would love to here some juicy lovers details in the future! I wasn't really thrilled with the ending ( won't spoil it here).

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pauline Colorado Springs, CO, United States 10-04-12
    Pauline Colorado Springs, CO, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Jane Yellowrock is so awesome!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Death's Rival to be better than the print version?

    For me the audio edition is much better than the print version for two reasons...my eyes aren't what they used to be, making it work to read for any length of time. The audio version gives the best emphasis to the plot where it belongs and gives the lead character (Jane) a more dimensional persona.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Beast.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Beast took Jane's clothes to where she'd find them when she shifted back then tried unsuccessfully to rescue the cell phone with Bruiser shouting from it.


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

    Shock and Awe have Jane Yellowrock's name all over them.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, read it...now!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    T 10-04-12
    T 10-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great book with Beast and Jane"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Death's Rival to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I love all the accents. They give so much personality to the characters.


    What other book might you compare Death's Rival to and why?

    There is nothing to compare.


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    Beast!


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next Jane Yellowrock.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charlana Melton 05-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I am hooked!"

    Khristine Hvam does a great job!! I love the series, its a new creation in the world of the paranormal.

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    Monika 05-12-16
    Monika 05-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Speaks to my Spirit"

    I love this unique series. Both the writer and narrator show creativity and superb talent.

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    Amanda Felix 04-09-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Jane Yellowrock still rocks!!"
    Would you listen to Death's Rival again? Why?

    I could listen to this book over and over since we learn more and more about Jane, her past and now it appears her future. It grabs at you with her pain, her remorse, regret and her quest to learn about herself and her past. `


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Death's Rival?

    When Bruiser betrayed her to Leo and her flight away from the scene. It was heartbreaking and I could feel the pain in the narrator's voice and I cried with her.


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

    No, but I'll certainly look for more. Although I hope she continues with the narration of Jane Yellowrock


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

    Jane Yellowrock is what Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be all grown up with a big touch of Xena the Warrior Princess thrown in.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series. I picked it up because it seemed to follow the same venue as Patricia Briggs series, Alpha and Omega and Mercy Thompson coyote shape shifter. But I got a lot more. It's an intense series and every book brings us closer to learning more about Jane and gets her futher and further in with the Vamps whom she dislikes but can't seem to stay away. This book gets us closer to the mystery and ends with another added problem to her already growing list. But the added characters of Eli and his computer nerd brother promise to make it a bit morre interesting. Love this series

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    Gena 03-05-16
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    "Terrific narration as usual"

    Just like in the rest of the series, Khristine does a stellar performance. Buy this!

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    sonofsoulreaver 02-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Yellowrock Book Yet"

    This book forces Jane to face some very uncomfortable realities of working with vampires. We see her gain wisdom at a very high cost. My only complaint is the character Alex Younger. He is supposed to be 18, but he is treated, and acts, like a 15-year-old. It's grating to have a character who is supposed to be a legal adult continually referred to as "The Kid". Despite his incredibly valuable contributions, his older brother, Ely, does things like telling him when he can or cannot have fast food. On Ely, however, I find him to be a very refreshing character for the series and I hope he sticks around for a good long time.

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