There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered - something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have to face alone.
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"Anita's usual supporting cast is missing, and she's taking time out from her complex love life, but there's plenty of bloody action, vampires, werewolves, and Aztec ritual. Plus a lot more about Edward. Fans will find this installment similar to the earlier books in the series, particularly The Laughing Corpse." (Amazon.com review)
"[A] monstrously entertaining read." (Publishers Weekly)
This was my first introduction to Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake and I tell you I'm totally hooked. I"ve already read a couple of the books and have purchased several others and can't wait.
I am in the process of re-listening to all of the Anita Blake books. I think all these books are great. However, Cynthia Holloway is the MUCH better narrator. The sound effects in books 1-9 are distracting and really get on my nerves.
This is another terrific book in the Anita Blake series. Getting to know more about Edward (Ted) was great. I can't get enough of Kimberly Alexis' narration. I just LOVE her. When the heck is the unabridged Narcissus in Chains ready by Kimberly Alexis coming out??? I need MORE!!!!!!!!!!! I listen to these audio books constantly!
The only thing that is bothering me in this audio book is that there is a missing chapter in Part 3 of the download. Chapter 58 is missing. One minute Anita is in the hallway ready to infiltrate the office and the next she is with Edward avoiding gunfire in a different scene... Hello? Where is the office scene and the entire chapter 58??? Can we fix this please?
I love all the Anita Blake books, and Kimberly Alexis does an excellent job reading them. I don't like the added music, it distracts from the book to me. And I really don't need to hear sound effects for blood spurts or gun fire, I understand what she means when she says she fired the gun or the blade went into someones chest. And the chapter missing is very off putting and frustrating, I thought I had broken my ipod.
I love this series, but OMG I hated to have to listen to the music & sounds affect that Penquin Audio added to this audiobook, it totally ruined it for me, the music was too loud I could barely hear the narrator speak in most parts of the story, other than that Kimberly Alexis was a fabulous narrator, her voice is easy to listen to and I felt I could tell who was who in the story.
If it wasn't for the most annoying sound affects I would have given this audio series 5 stars, buy the books, pass on all the music drama....
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
This was a good book too, just as good as all the previous ones, I am a little bummed that they don't have book 10 on Audible, If I had noticed that I would never have started purchasing the series. I can't go on now until they get it. Probably just as well, spent enough money on this series in one month. Wow. I can't even add it to my wish list. No more books for me.
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