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Kiss the Dead Audiobook

Kiss the Dead: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 21

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Publisher's Summary

When a 15-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more.…

But even vampires have monsters that they’re afraid of. And Anita is one of them.…

©2012 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2012 Penguin

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    LeeM Redmond, WA USA 06-26-12
    LeeM Redmond, WA USA 06-26-12 Member Since 2010

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    "background soundtrack ruined this audiobook"
    What would have made Kiss the Dead better?

    remove the background mood music. I am hearing impaired and it made it very difficult to hear the narrator. I can hear voices with ear covering headphones, but the added music made it very difficult to hear clear enough.


    What three words best describe Kimberly Alexis’s performance?

    solid, clear voiced (when not competing with music)


    Any additional comments?

    I sincerely hope that this is not the new trend in audiobooks. If it is, it needs to be an option and not the only version available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-25-12

    Love to read!

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    "Typical for the series"

    I have really enjoyed the Anita Blake series, but find myself getting a little bored with it. This book was pretty typical for the series, with nothing really new. It wasn't bad or boring, just nothing exceptional. If you have never read a book from this series, you really need to start with book 1 or one of the earlier books.

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    Titus Durham, NC 06-18-12
    Titus Durham, NC 06-18-12 Member Since 2002

    Sylvia & Al Moody

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    "Back to the old Laurell K. Hamilton (for awhile)"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To some I would. I would be embarrassed to recommend it to others.


    What other book might you compare Kiss the Dead to and why?

    The first half of the book relates to the style of the first 5 book in the series. No metaphysical sex. The second half regresses to her more current style.


    What about Kimberly Alexis???s performance did you like?

    She is great! No negatives.


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

    Rated XXX


    Any additional comments?

    I get bored with Hamilton's sex scenes and up the speed of the playback through them. The detailed description is not needed for the story and is repetitive.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 08-06-12
    Christopher CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2016

    I like fiction(Rick Riordan),sci-fi(Orson S. Card), and vampires and werewolfs(LK Hamilton) to name a few.

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    "Great story, mangled by a horriable narrator."
    What did you love best about Kiss the Dead?

    I've physically read every book up till this book and the book prior and while I honestly enjoyed the narrators depiction of Anita in the last book while she was away from home now that she is home with her menagerie of men...i want to throttle her(and not in a sexy rough way). She audibly rapes the listeners ears for over half the male cast(and all you long time readers know that the MALE cast has grown significantly). I particularly cringe like it's nails on a chalkboard every time she tries to use "her" Micah voice. She gave him this bad BAAAAAAD attempt at a woman trying to do a stereotypical Scottish accent and it pulled me out of the book like a high speed car impact every time he came into a scene. Love the series and if she's the narrator for the next one then I'm just going to go back to the paper version if I'm going to be able to enjoy it without pain again.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kimberly Alexis?

    ANYONE


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

    The best long term supernatural lover/killer is back and this time the threat is too close to home...it's bad narration!


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura El Paso, Texas, United States 11-24-12
    Laura El Paso, Texas, United States 11-24-12
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    "Love Anita Blake series"
    What did you love best about Kiss the Dead?

    The story and Anita Blake cool.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anita Blake she kicks butt and a strong woman.She is a great U.S. marshal.


    Which character – as performed by Kimberly Alexis – was your favorite?

    Anita Blake


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

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer MADERA, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Kindle Customer MADERA, CA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016

    zakath4

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    "A Good Anita Blake Adventure"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a good adventure where we had some good Vampire hunting action and not over kill on the Naughty stuff I would have like more Vampire politics but it was a good read

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail Kansas City, MO, United States 10-11-12
    Gail Kansas City, MO, United States 10-11-12
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    "BEST SERIES I HAVE EVER READ!!!"
    If you could sum up Kiss the Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling! Captivating! Sexy!!!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Laurell K. Hamilton? Why or why not?

    YES! I LIVE FOR THE ANIT BLAKE SERIES. THIS IS THE ONLY SERIES THAT I HAVE READ OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I CHECK LAURELL K. HAMILTON WEBSITE PERIODICALLY TO SEE IF SHE HAS WRITTEN ANYTHING NEW.


    What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

    SHE COUKLD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BETTER AT THE VOICES. SHE'S NOT THE SAME PERSON WHO NARRATED THE NOVELS IN THE SERIES, BUT OTHER THAN THAT SHE WAS VERY ENTHUSIASTIC AND BELIEVEABLE.


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

    YES!!! BUT I HAVE THREE LITTLE KIDS SO I GET THE MOST READING DONE AT NIGHT BUT I LISTEN TO IT EVERYWHERE IN THE CAR, AT WORK, IN THE TUB, ANYWHERE I CAN READ I DO.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.!!!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Sioux Falls, SD, United States 06-09-12
    Terri Sioux Falls, SD, United States 06-09-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Worth Waiting For!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audio book to a friend. It has a very good story and fit the bill for adventure for Anita Blake lovers. There were three very good Marshall Blake jobs during this book and some good sex scenes as well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kiss the Dead?

    Asher acting like a fool and getting kicked out. It is about time. He was a liability to the Kiss.


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

    Kimberly brings the characters to life with her voices. Now that I am hooked on the series just by the sound of her voice I know who is talking with all of the main players. She is the voice of Anita Blake, plus she does French speaking characters so well.

    Audio Book fans are loyal to good readers. If the Author switches out the reader of a series with out a good reason (Like: death, sickness, or was not available) it could affect the review of the book.

    When searching for new books I will sometimes pick an unread author if the reader is a name I know and like.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The thought that Anita could lose Nathaniel, Sin, Death and Nick all at once brought tears to my eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    This 21 book was worth waiting for. I read it all in one day. Now I will have to wait a year for another one. Hopefully Laurell K. Hamilton has a Merry Gentry book coming out soon.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Lyman 06-11-12
    S. Lyman 06-11-12

    She-Who-Reads-Paranormal

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    "Anita can sure kick A*#!"
    Where does Kiss the Dead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. I NEVER buy an audiobook that I'm no pretty sure I'm going to love, so I have a lot of them kind of clumped together at the top of the list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The action. The sex is fine, but this one has action like the early books and I really like that.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Anita at dinner/lunch with the new marshall.


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

    Just a couple of "fist punches" when the good guys took out the bad guys successfully.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really glad to see Hamilton back writing more action and less sex. The sex is fine, but it can get tiresome after so many pages. This is much better. Also, she seems to be, finally, handling Asher. I get tired of his whiny boy.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 06-11-12
    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 06-11-12

    An avid audible book listener!

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    "Now we are getting back on track!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The series started out as very entertaining and then deviated... with the idea of plot becoming meaningless in the story. This book gets back on track and gives the reader a great story while still being very entertaining.


    What other book might you compare Kiss the Dead to and why?

    Kiss the Dead is more like the first four books in the series. It shows the relationship development's results that started in the first part of the series. It's kind of like when you wonder what might have happened to the characters after a series ended.


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

    The voices used by the narrator bring the book to life. You get a feel for Jean Claude and just know that Asher is pouty and childish sometimes.


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

    While the length of the book makes it hard to listen to in one sitting, I managed to listen to it over a 3 day period. Definitely entertaining!


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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