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Seven Kinds of Hell: Fangborn, Book 1 | [Dana Cameron]

Seven Kinds of Hell: Fangborn, Book 1

When archaeologist Zoe Miller’s cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian kidnapper, she must come to grips with a haunting secret. Unknown to even her closest friends, Zoe is not entirely human. She is a werewolf and a daughter of the "Fangborn", a hidden race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles. Zoe’s attempt to rescue her cousin leads her on a quest for artifacts - including Pandora’s Box, an object of world-ending power.
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Publisher's Summary

When archaeologist Zoe Miller’s cousin is abducted by a vicious Russian kidnapper, she must come to grips with a haunting secret. Unknown to even her closest friends, Zoe is not entirely human. She is a werewolf and a daughter of the "Fangborn", a hidden race of werewolves, vampires, and oracles.

Zoe’s attempt to rescue her cousin leads her on a quest for artifacts - including Pandora’s Box, an object of world-ending power. With the fate of humanity in the balance, Zoe will be forced to renew family ties and pit her own supernatural abilities against a dark and nefarious foe.

At once captivating, deftly worded, and character-rich, Seven Kinds of Hell expands vampire legend and werewolf noir in both intensity and charismatic bite.

©2013 Dana Cameron (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Seven Kinds of Hell is a great adventure. Dana Cameron’s supernatural heroes are refreshingly different, and the action is astonishing." (New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris)

"Dana Cameron can pull me into a story like few other writers. Wildly creative, thrilling, and fun, the Fangborn series is one you won’t want to miss!" (New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen)

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    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 03-23-13
    Tracey Danville, AR, United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2007

    I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)

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    "A beastly Lara-Croft-Lite series first"

    I read a lot of paranormal fantasy (well, I read a lot of scifi of all types) and I had a hard time getting "into" this story. This is the first in a new series by a young author, and is reasonably well written. However, the characters are a bit immature. The book is not YA, per se, but the characters are in their 20's, fresh out of grad school and all seem rather puerile, both in their reactions and dialogue. The protagonist, Zoe, is also a bit too 'whiny" in much of the novel for my tastes ("oh, Will can't find out about my beast side...)

    This book does have a lot of good action scenes and globetrotting, which makes it worth the member's list price. The addition of archeological history (the protagonist is a professional archaeologist) is a positive addition for me as well as the world-building aspect of the "fangborn" (those of beastly, vampiric or oracular bent.) I will more than likely check out the 2nd volume in this series to see where Cameron takes her world building and in hopes for some better character development and a thicker plot.

    The narrator does a fair job with the male and female characters.



    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Schervem Portland, OR, United States 03-13-13
    Schervem Portland, OR, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted! It's possible I might need Audible rehab.

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    "Can't wait for the next one!"

    I'm a huge fan of the Dresden Files and the Iron Druid Chronicles and enjoyed this just as well. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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    Kate Dedham, MA, United States 07-08-13
    Kate Dedham, MA, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Enjoyable start to a new series."
    If you could sum up Seven Kinds of Hell in three words, what would they be?

    I enjoyed this novel. Zoe Miller is a likable protagonist. The story is fun, light and well done. I loved Cameron's colonial noir short stories and the Emma Fielding series. Paranormal is not my favorite genre but Cameron pulls this off and I liked the archaeology theme.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No. The pathos in her voice should have been dialed down.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynch Kentwood, MI, United States 03-14-14
    Lynch Kentwood, MI, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Meh..."

    I purchased this book during a recent sale of books first in a series. I am a big fan of the supernatural genre and I really enjoy a good series so I usually purchase a few sale books each year to see if there are any that I have been missing. The reviews of this book weren't great but it had an interesting story line so I decided to go for it.

    Unfortunately, what really ruined this book for me was the reader. She has an odd way of annunciating her words, sort of clipped like she's almost swallowing them, and she was over the top on the drama. I might of liked the main character better if the reader hadn't made her sound so whiney.

    That being said, the book wasn't great either. It started out slowly and just never really got off the ground. The action scenes were predictable, none of the characters are very likeable, the supernatural world is way over the top, and the ending was really a lead in to the next book. On the plus side it wasn't heavy on sex and the main character did seem to grow as the book progressed.

    If you are a fan of the supernatural genre with action I would highly recommend the Monster Hunter International or Iron Druid series. Both have excellent readers and are fun, exciting, and entertaining. If you are into the supernatural strong heroine type of series try out the Jane Yellowrock series.

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    N. Weatherly Belgium 02-15-14
    N. Weatherly Belgium 02-15-14 Member Since 2008

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    "Painful"
    What would have made Seven Kinds of Hell better?

    A different narrator.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dana Cameron again?

    Probably not. Her idea was a good one, but her execution left much to be desired.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voice she chose for the main character was annoying and at times painful. It was like watching a car crash. You want to look away, but you can't.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The idea of the story was great.


    Any additional comments?

    Just when I thought I would be able to overlook the poor narration the storyline became unbelievable. I Ike stories with strong female characters, but this books main character just seemed needy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Sunmonu 06-13-14
    A. Sunmonu 06-13-14 Member Since 2009

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    "a good "listen""

    The narrator was good, but kept distracting me with wrong pronunciation of words....like pronouncing "provenance" as 'provenance', or "shards" as "shirds"....
    I also didn't like the 'whininess' of the heroine at times....perhaps it was the narrator's portrayal or perhaps the writer's doing, it is hard to decide...but for someone who supposedly grew up street savvy, has a werewolf side and is supposed to be pretty intelligent, it was a little jarring listening to the whiny, helpless emotionally overcharged character that surfaced often....
    The good news is, it is enough of a good read and a feasible plot to make it a worthwhile listen.

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    Bookaholic Bay Area, CA USA 10-23-13
    Bookaholic Bay Area, CA USA 10-23-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Seven Kinds of Hell"

    This was good, an interesting take on vampires and werewolves. I think what kept this from a solid 4 stars is that Zoe while likable bugged me a bit, I can't quite pinpoint if it was how she was written or how she sounded with the narration, this is not a complaint about the narration Kate Rudd did a wonderful job.

    I liked the mythology and archaeology in this one, I found this part of it very interesting. While this did not have a "cliffhanger" ending, it does leave a lot of unanswered questions and no book two available to answer those questions...which is a bit frustrating cause book 2 is not out until March....

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    "Highly Recomended"

    Great narrator and very good story, looking forward to the second one. The story moves along and a high pace keeping the listener glued to the story.

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