Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Las Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping froufrou drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live television, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters.
Elsewhere on the Strip, an old-school magician might be wielding the real thing; the vampire community is harboring a dark secret; and the irresistible star of a suspicious animal act is determined to seduce Kitty. Sin City has never been so wild, and this werewolf has never had to fight harder to save not only her wedding but her very life.
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Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Ok, something about the name "Kitty" turned me off this book for about a year, finally I gave into to all the recommendations. I am glad I did. She is funny and so unlucky, it reminds me of Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich series, but much much more unlucky. I got hooked quickly and I only have one book left in the series. Each book builds on the last, and average about 7 hours a piece just enough time for Kitty to get herself in trouble and right back out of it again. This is not a deep book but enjoyable just the same. It's light at times, funny, and then serious but not so overwhelming that you can't set it down and come back to it. Its a good light read and the narrator was just perfect for the book, she tells the story in a light enjoyable way, and she has become the voice of Kitty in my mind.
This is a good story but it feels incomplete, like a PART I. The characters are not as developed as her other books. Kitty is still a great main character and this about her trip to Vegas to get married to Ben....add a radio show, her parents, and Vegas chaos intertwined with were-tigers, vampires, bounty hunters and a poker tournament. It just didn't flow as well as the other books but you need to read it because the next book picks up where this left off. It was OK, not great!
Not the series best
Tantalizing if a bit unsatisfying. The Long Game comes back around to tantalize us with
where the series is taking us in future books. I enjoy the relationship between Kitty and Ben. Being an attorney myself, I like Ben as a coolheaded partner to Kitty's trouble causing curiousity and frankness. This was a nice continuation of their partnership but the actual story line was a little too creepy for my taste.
Any of the number of meetings with Ben's friends in the werewolf bounty hunter convention taking place in Kitty's Vegas hotel. I enjoyed the dialogues between the werewolf pair and their natural sworn frenemies.
Ziegfried and Roy in shapeshifter/vampire Land.
I've been slowly working my way through the series and this is probably my least favorite so far. There are important elements included in the book but somehow the storyline as a whole didn't grab me so I could give it a true thumbs up. Maybe it's the Ziegfried and Roy storyline (I've always found those two a little creepy in real life, and kind of a joke) but I just didn't feel as satisfied at the end as I have with the other books in the series I've finished so far. I really like this series, the main characters, and the narrator always does a great job. Looking forward to getting more credits to spend on the 2 books I think I've missed.
I really like the Kitty Norville series. The writing is terrific. And you can't go wrong with Marguerite Gavin as narrator. She has a great voice!
LOVE Kitty's adventures and this one definitely did not disappoint. Story took full advantage of all Vegas has to offer, shows, gambling, restaurants, themed hotels, conventions and of course wedding chapels! It was fun to see where she would go next in "sin city"..
Truth be told, I had given up on Kitty.Spending several hours with her sitting in a cabin in the woods while complaining about writers block and her new late night talk show rival didn't do much for me. But, despite what others have said, I like this book a lot. There is the humor of a Las Vegas wedding and plenty of new mysterious characters. Does that magician really make people disappear in his spooky box? Are those Bengal tigers in the animal show what they seem to be? Who is more scary-- the head vampire of Las Vegas or those people attending the gun show at Kitty's hotel? This book held my interest from start to finish.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
I would recommend this entire series to my friends, Kitty is a great heroine, she's funny, smart and a genuinely nice person...she cant help it if someones alway trying to kill her....lol
Kitty of course...
when Kitty and Ben finally get married....I was happy for her...nothing comes easy for Kitty...she deserves a happy ending!
Maybe...but I didn't.....lol
I love this series and am happy it was on sale....I bought all of them...and cant wait to read them all....Kitty is a very likeable MC....give this series a try....I highly recommend it!!!
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In this series, the performance take over and the story simply flows. You can get lost in the whole thing. I great vacation series.... as you lie at the pool, close you eyes, and venture off into a reality created that seems totally plausible.
Kitty & Ben at the drive through Elvis wedding chapel was precious. There were moments when I laughed and moments when I nearly cried. Love the emotion that Ms. Gavin puts into the performance.
There were moments that definitely were emotional in this story. Afterall, there is supposed to be a wedding!
Ms Vaughn is an entertaining story teller and Ms Gavin a skilled narrator. Couple that with Kitty, the speaks her own mind werewolf who does it with conviction, determination, honesty and compassion; one who is never looking for trouble but never turns away when it finds her... well you've got entertainment with substance, character and cheeky style. This whole series remained true to these qualities without flagging. This installment is no exception. I enjoyed every page and I think you will too. I've read all nine plus the "Kitty's Greatest Hits" (listed as 9.5) and can recommend every one. Ms Vaughn, I hope there are more to come.
A story with a vulnerable but strong heroin, well thought out plot, and clear character delevopment.
Ms Gavin is a talented narrator which never left me wondering which character was speaking. Her interpretation of the characters added a 3-D color for me. She aids the story telling instead of becoming an obstacle or distraction. I wish she were narrating more books. I am more inclined to buy and listen to books which lists her as the narrator.
Some books I like to read, some are just better in audio. The Kitty series are just great in audio.
In a world of werewolves and vampires, Carrie Vaughn tells a tale of romance and mystery and makes you feel their world is real.
Marguerite Gavin's performance brings Kitty and the rest to life; the correct inflections at the right time. The reader makes all the difference in an audio book and Ms. Gavin does a great job.
If you like Kitty, you will love this one too. New characters, new settings keep the storyline fresh. Always a fun listen.
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