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Death's Rival Audiobook

Death's Rival: Jane Yellowrock, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

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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    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!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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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    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 11-23-12
    Sahal Tucson, AZ USA 11-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "WOW! !I I did not expect that."
    If you could sum up Death's Rival in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, Fast, Fast.


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

    The last two chapters.


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

    The book comes to life. I can create the images in my head. Well written.


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

    Better that Twilight.


    6 of 9 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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    Terry Illinois 08-22-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent story one of the best!!!"

    This is one of the best books I have listen too. I was captivated during the entire story.

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    Cyrano Gardena, CA USA 08-04-16
    Cyrano Gardena, CA USA 08-04-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Provides answers, and more questions!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended the Jane Yellowrock series to several of my friends. As implausible as the premises seem, Hunter carries them off flawlessly, with suspense, with sensuality, and with a wry humor lacking from most authors' works. When she writes about the scents in air, you can smell them; when she writes about food, you can taste it; and when she writes about blood, well… I guess you'll have to experience that for yourself.


    What did you like best about this story?

    One of the things I liked best about this story is that it provides answers to several of the questions that have dogged (no pun intended) Jane throughout the previous four books. And as if that were not enough, Hunter provides a handful of new questions, at least as intriguing (possibly more) as the ones she just answered.


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

    Khristine Hvam is the perfect narrator for this story. Whomever suggested her for the Jane Yellowrock series, and whomever approved her for it, both deserve huge bonuses, and (speaking for all of us who have listened to the books in the series) our everlasting gratitude.Khristine Hvam is just amazing. Somehow, she voices a half dozen (or more) different characters, and each one is recognizable. I especially love the voice she gives to Beast. If a mountain lion could speak English, I'm sure that is exactly how it would sound. Between Hunter's prose, and Hvam's narration, I'm not even aware that someone is telling me a story. I just close my eyes, or relax my vision, and it's as if I'm there. And every now and then when Jane raises an eyebrow, I'll catch myself raising an eyebrow; when beast retracts her upper lip to show her killing teeth, I find myself doing the same; I could go on. Hvam never stumbles, never makes you remember that she's reading to you. Her readings are some of the most transparent you're ever going to find. Go Khristine!


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

    Speeking for myself, none the Jane Yellowrock books are books I would want to listen to all in one sitting. What they are, are books I would never want to stop reading. It's difficult to expand on that. The closest I can come is to say that I would love to live in Jane's head, along with Beast. And while I may not be as good a Hunter as beast, or as good a mate as George, I would hope to be able to offer an occasional insight, theory, or fact which would make "us" better with me than without me.


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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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