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Kiss the Dead: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 21 | [Laurell K. Hamilton]

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

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.
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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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    Steven M. Bradley MADERA, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Steven M. Bradley MADERA, CA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2015

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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

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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

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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!


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    Shawon 06-10-12
    Shawon 06-10-12
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    "Some serious character renewal? Hmmm....:-)"
    Would you listen to Kiss the Dead again? Why?

    This lastest iteration of the Anita series shows an Anita whose developing into something interesting and more level headed. She is once again facing tough choices of a different sort. It has me wondering what Ms. Hamilton has up her sleeve for the next book. What direction will she take Blake? So far, with 21 books in the series, I find that I am just as excited about the next book as I was with the first. I'm torn between hoping that there will be another Merry book released this year and wanting another Anita book already. I hope everyone will look at this book as a reset of a sorts. It make sense at this point. It certainly sets the stage for more character development for certain newcommers in the series. Only time will tell. I don't want to ruin it for you. So go on and let Ms Alexis tell you all about it. :-)


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

    My favorite character portrayed by Kimberly Alexis in book 21 is the new marshall in town.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lois 06-09-12
    Lois 06-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Short story lots of Sex."

    . The main story line of this book was very interesting, and I do Love the sex It needed to happen (like between her and Nicky) to further the story and add new information about the arduer and being a ???Bride.??? Need more Info. Story to short. =============Needs More -=============== Hope the next story tells use if Richard Has continued to grow and how is Jason and where is to rat King. How is Edward and this family. BOOK Not long enough since I hate for the book to end.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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