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)
I love all the supernatural love stories. Vampires stories are my favorites.
There are too many things to list. But first thing that comes to mind is I would delete all of the unnecessary descriptions.
I'm actually frustrated with this series. The first book I enjoyed a lot then each book after that I began to get more and more irritated with the extra descriptions of the sky and the houses and the floors and the rooms and etc. and I definitely did not like the music or sound effects. Unfortunately this is the last book I will listen to in the series. I found myself fast forwarding through so much that I'm sure I missed some crucial details but I just couldn't bear listening to all the descriptions. I honestly was not interested if the grass was green or not water properly or if the trees were tall or short. If the carpet was red or blue if the house was painted white or yellow. There were points I fast forwarded thru 3-5 mins of describing a certain area. This is the second series that I started listening to and had to stop because I would say 40% of the book was just filled with descriptions of everything around them and it was just quite frankly too much.
this is a good good v bad story. of the audio version of the series this is my favorite, mostly because of Edward .
great suspense thriller mixed with crime solving and preternatural horror. The perfect mix to have a villainous hero! The only annoying side to this performance is the cheesy music that pops in at predictable times. its obnoxious enough to distract from the seriousness of the story. other than that, this book excellent!
First let me say, I loved this book and this narrator. Unfortunately I HATE the narrator they replaced Kimberly Alexis with in the more recent releases. Audible in it's infinite wisdom will not set up a way for me to get those books out of my "recommendations based on previous ratings". Because I rated the early books so highly they feel that they HAVE to recommend the later books in the series based on those ratings. I've emailed Audible asking for a fix for this and got no response. At this point I don't think there is one book in my recommendations that I haven't already read/purchased someplace else or that I cannot stand the new narrators. So in order to get some new recommendations had to go back and trash a whole bunch of books that I love. This truly sucks and is something I did NOT want to do. I'm blaming this on Audible.
Nice blend of girl gone bad and hero at the same time. Enjoyed the book!
Ms. Alexis is a fantastic narrater!
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
This has all the great elements from the series without some of the more tedious parts. I confess that I sometimes grow tired of the never ending vampire power plays from some of the other books. While there is still some of that in this book it never gets so long and drawn out that you want to skip ahead. This book also introduces another great adversary for Anita who you can't wait to hear from again. In the first few books in the series I was not a fan of Ms Alexis but over the course of the series she has developed a real sense for Anita as well as the other characters in her universe. Sadly the producers of the books still insist on adding unneeded and overdone music and sound effects. At one point they actually drown out her performance.
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