A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect "monsters" are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.
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Oh yes. It's a great story. I really liked the voice too.
Whole thing was great.
Read all Laurell K. Hamiltons books in order. They just get better and better.
Hamilton as usual delivers a great plot, fast action and an exciting conclusion.
Alexis is the voice of Anita Blake.
Way better than the print version.
Anita blake. She is awesome.
Yes. They just keep getting better.
When anita broke ottos wrist.
I would love it if narcissis in chains was available in unabridged audio form. The only boo in the series that is not.
Audio books are a little more thrilling but the series itself is great. The author is a great story tell herself.
The Anita Blake book that took place in Vegas. Same theme, although I think the other book was scarier.
Excellent story teller. The author is great story teller as well. To me it depends the individual and I love reading as much as hearing.
Some of her other books will make me cry or laugh. Actually all of her books can make you do a little of both. Anita's wit is sharp to the point. Laurell K Hamilton has a great way of mixing both.
Please ask the author to continue to write more books for this series.
I would probably listen to it again before the next title comes out just to refresh my memory of the story.
I liked the tenderness of the Golden tiger when Anita woke up next to him after he was helping her heal.
Yes - I like her inflection with the various characters.
I enjoyed how the story focused on the current characters and did not include much interaction from her previous lovers.
I WAS an avid fan of Laurell K. Hamilton until about 3 books ago. Then I don't know what happened, but the Anita Blake books just aren't cuttin' it anymore. Too much repetetion of what's gone before (and I don't mean to bring a new reader up to speed). To much just boring sex - seems like it's to fill pages - and not a whole lot of focus or plot that is interesting. Sorry, but this may be the last book of hers I read.
Kimberly Alexis on the otherhand does a superior job as usual. I don't think I could have made it through the whole book if she hadn't been reading. She's perfect for Anita and all her groupies.
I can't without a spoiler...
Edward, cause he's always been my favorite.
I have not.
Oh yeah! I found myself coming up with all kinds of activities I could do so I wouldn't have to turn it off! I listened to it in the car, while making dinner, doing the dishes, Heck I even took a bath so I could listen!
I had downloaded an audiobook for Wuthering Heights previously (from another website) and hated it, it was boring and I just kept losing focus and forgetting what I had heard. But this book was so great! I was facinated! I couldn't turn it off! I've even listened to it again! I'm now hooked on audiobooks. If you love Laurell K Hamilton, this is a great way to
Another winner from Laurell K. Hamilton, excellent series. Prefer Kimbery Alesis narration for these books and she never disappoints us indluding athentic French accent and attention to details.
The first time I listened to the book, I was unthrilled by the plot line. In a lot of ways, it felt like this book was a passive plot line to link together sex scenes with none of my favorite characters from the rest of the series. It left me thinking "when does Jaun Claude get Anita again and what about the new and improved Richard and can we get rid of Asher yet." The reading was enjoyable, but the plot wasn't what I wanted.
Of course, then I had to go back and listen to the whole series from book 1 onward and realized that the book fits with the series. If you are looking for violence, sex, and violent sex the series is great, and this book continues the tradition. It brings in characters the come and go throughout other books without the shadow of the more central men. It continues to work toward developing the arcing conflict. It ties in some of the theories from the previous book. And while it will probably never be my favorite in the series, it was a good book as one installment in a great series.
That being said, I would said this is my number one series to recommend except the lack of an unabridged book 10. If you don't mind stopping half way through the series to read a paper book, get the whole series.
Kimberly does an excellent job again. I can tell each character without their name being spoken. I'm not quite sure about the music though, it takes away from the suspense I think. Mrs. Hamilton you are a talented and wonderful writer. This book does an excellent job of showing where Anita has been while tellimg the current story and paving many avenues for future books. I just can't wait. Is it June 2012 yet?
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