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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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    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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    Howard Johnson 09-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great performance"

    As much as the story is entertaining, khristine hvam really shines and puts on another great performance. She is able to change voices,accents and pitches perfectly. The one thing that I really appreciate is that she has kept the voices consistent from book to book. This allows for less distraction and more enjoyment

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    Heather Beach 08-31-16
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    "The Younger Younger & The Older Younger"
    Any additional comments?

    Death's Rival introduces 2 of my favorite characters, Alex and Eli Younger. They make a great team with Jane and add a lot of warmth and humor to Book 5 and later. I also enjoyed how Beast now has her own voice. I love it when the story is told through Beast's eyes. Stupid humans!

    Bruiser has a 'life changing' experience. The attraction and sexual tension between Jane and Bruiser continues at the same time that her dysfunctional relationship with Rick limps along. I'm rooting for Bruiser.

    Book 5 has plenty of action and an exciting ending. Jane gets to kick butt and get some revenge for her people.

    Khristine Hvam is a wonderful voice actor. Each character has a distinctive voice and both female and male voices are appealing, which is fairly unusual. Her timing and pacing of the story are spot on and she has just enough southern twang combined with snarky badass to perfectly portray Jane. Jane is both tough and soft hearted and Hvam nails both sides of her personality.

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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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  • Toomanybooksnotenoughtime
    4/14/13
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    "Mixed feelings"

    Jane Yellowrock returns in another action packed adventure. As always khristina Hvam does an excellent job as narrator givng an intense flavour to the characters and the setting but I am not so sure about parts of the plot. I miss Molly, Leo gets off the hook way too easily for his treatment of Jane and there's just too much angst in the last couple of books about jane's inner conflict over everything from religion, to love to friendship. But the series continues to hold my attention and throws in new characters like Jane's new crew who have the potential to shake things up in the next book maybe

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    8/2/16
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    "Great Listen with interesting development"

    Interesting new developments for Jane in this book and always good narration. bring on book 6 !

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  • boudmaria
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    11/9/15
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    "amazing book!!"

    stayed awake until 5am to finish the book!so good! highly recommend this! ! Enjoy :)

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  • Cas
    London, United Kingdom
    5/20/15
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    "Love every min every second"

    Brilliant over voice narrator, splendid as ever and "teeth tearing sharp " story can't stop listing , love the author and the books and most of all our Big Cat/Jane yellow rock and the two new guys to the private team xx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Misty
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    2/1/15
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    "Story's getting better"

    This series just gets better and better and although I found the narrator a little difficult to get along with in book one she gets better as the series goes on.

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  • Amazon Customer
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    12/23/14
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    "Loved it and delivery by narrator was excellent -"

    Excellent series couldn't be better. Can't wait to start next one. Love interests keep you guessing....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vicki
    Cambs, United Kingdom
    7/2/13
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    "Death's Rival"
    If you could sum up Death's Rival in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, breath taking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane/ Big cat, she constantly but her self on the line for others. even though she thought she was just a killer! She only killed them who were bad.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    The passion she put into the book, and the voices she connected to each character it helped me. The narrator can make or break a book and she is amazing.


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

    It made me cry, gasp, my heart raced and me wanting more.


    Any additional comments?

    Just down loaded last book and cant wait to start it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leanne
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "I can't believe she didn't see it coming.."

    Now this might have spoilers be warned.



    I love this series Jane is cool and has a skillset to be really envious of but really what did she expect working with vamps that she could get away with all her attitude and not have Leo do anything in return.? Also just get on bruiser already. Lol. I love how this author leaves you immediately wanting the next book! Please keep writing Jane and all the other characters for years to come!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Wales
    3/28/13
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    "Faith Hunter does it again"

    This is the fifth book in the Jane Yellowrock series and the series just keeps getting better. Right up until the last few minutes I am waiting for another twist and I wasnt disappointed! Ms Hunters characters are changing and evolving with everything that is going on, relationships change and new characters are introduced. The story line is gripping and there is a rollercoaster of emotion throughout this book. With the current trend in series of books rather than one offs, this series stands out - getting more exciting and involved as it progresses - cannot wait for the next one which is hopefully out in April.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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