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Kitty's Big Trouble: Kitty Norville, Book 9 | [Carrie Vaughn]

Kitty's Big Trouble: Kitty Norville, Book 9

Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the U.S. government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history actually been supernatural?
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Publisher's Summary

Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the U.S. government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history actually been supernatural? She's got suspicions about William Tecumseh Sherman.

Then, an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter. But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play. And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn....

Leader of the pack: listen to more titles in the Kitty Norville series.

©2011 Carrie Vaughn, LLC (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

“Vaughn's top-notch paranormal series is as strong as ever. Readers of Kim Harrison's ‘Hollows’ series and Jim Butcher's ‘Dresden Files’ will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence.” (Library Journal)

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    beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-10-11
    beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-10-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Not one of her best"

    This was clearly not one of the best books in this series. Kitty seemed silly looking for historical figures who were also werewolves. She looked even sillier on a quest fro a magical object. Really!!!??? The story was a complete departure from what I like about the books: the relationships of the werewolves, and the relationship of Kitty, Ben, and Ccormac. The story wasn't very interesting, but I listened because I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. The narrator was great. If it had no been for her I wouldn't have been able to get through the book. I hope the next book returns to the Kitty of previous books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-10-11
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-10-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Not one of her best"

    This was clearly not one of the best books in this series. Kitty seemed silly looking for historical figures who were also werewolves. She looked even sillier on a quest fro a magical object. Really!!!??? The story was a complete departure from what I like about the books: the relationships of the werewolves, and the relationship of Kitty, Ben, and Ccormac. The story wasn't very interesting, but I listened because I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. The narrator was great. If it had no been for her I wouldn't have been able to get through the book. I hope the next book returns to the Kitty of previous books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-20-11 Member Since 2013

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    "It was okay--"

    I love Kitty, but I just didn't not get into this one the way I have in the previous books. (The last couple have been off for me.) I was really interested in the historic bent that the book started on - then we derailed to San Francisco and Roman... and I only half-listened through the last couple of hours so I'd know what happened. Hoping the spark is back in the next book! :) PS: Love Marguerite Gavin as always!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Trouble, all right"

    The ninth book in the Kitty Norville series was a disappointment to me. This story lacked the tight plotting I've come to expect from Vaughn---instead, we started out bouncing from one unrelated story to another. When the story finally rolled around to San Francisco and Chinatown, the action picked up, but the story itself just wandered around a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Once the action was over, we were left pretty much back where we started, with nothing resolved and nothing of worth accomplished---and we still had what seemed to be an interminable epilogue to wade through. Gavin's narration was okay, but nothing special.

    I had to force myself to finish this book, and it's not one that I would read again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan 05-16-15
    Bryan 05-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Starting to get boring"

    If she stopped repeating that she's a werewolf and how she killed the old alfa and why. it would be a good book again

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    Zochlo 04-19-14
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    "Marguerite what happened???"
    How could the performance have been better?

    There are very few story tellers as good as Marguerite Gavin! She is a true gem in her field, however it is not fair to her nor her listeners if she sounds HORRIBLE with flu and jacked up on pain pills! Did editing not notice all the slurring? It is so distracting and uncomfortable to listen to I can barely deal with the story.


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    Jackie 01-11-14
    Jackie 01-11-14
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    "What happened to Marguerite?"

    I love Marguerite Gavin, I don't understand what was up in this book, maybe she had a cold and they were in a time crunch.... the rest of the story was okay, I am getting tired of Kitty acting really stupidly, she should know better by now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jane staten island, NY, United States 05-26-13
    jane staten island, NY, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2008

    Avid reader 5 to 10 books a month. I like urban fantasy and Sci-Fi the most. I do enjoy a bio every now and then.

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    "Kitty is always in trouble!"

    This a fun series. It deals with race relations between vampires, humans and werewolves. Kitty is radio talk show host who uses her platform to enlighten others. She has a real sense of justice and honor that always gets her in trouble with the bad guys. There are some memorable, lovable, characters here that will really strike a chord with you. The narration is great. It is fun light entertainment

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-05-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2015

    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!!!!!

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    "Big Trouble In Little China!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    If you could sum up Kitty's Big Trouble in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Entertaining, Fun!


    What other book might you compare Kitty's Big Trouble to and why?

    Similar to Cat and Bones....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ben turns wolf and comes and finds Kitty....very sweet!!!


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

    I kinda did! lol


    Any additional comments?

    Love this series...Highly recommend!!!!! And this installment was very good....kept my interest from beginning to end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GP 10-20-12
    GP 10-20-12

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    "Going too far down the wrong path"

    I enjoyed the series' premise, but it seems Kitty is just too involved in the supernatural. In other words every possible supernatural or godly creature is now fair game in pulling the storyline. It's just too much.
    Stay in Denver for a while, and interact with something at least close to human -- please!
    Usually I enjoy the narrator, Marguerite Gavin's, interpretation of the story. I don't know what was happening at the beginning of the book, but she seemed like she'd had too much Nyquil or something. The narration seemed slow and slurred. Things got back to normal before the end, but it really put me off at the start.
    Maybe it was a hint of things to come. Maybe she's a little sick of the storyline too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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