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The Awakening: Vampire Huntress Legends | [L. A. Banks]

The Awakening: Vampire Huntress Legends

There is a vampire war brewing in the underworld and at the center of it all is Damali Richards, spoken word artist and Vampire Huntress. But she is not just any Vampire Huntress, she is the millenium Neteru: a woman so potentially powerful that the vampire world is about to invoke a bloody battle that threatens to spill over onto her streets in order to posses her. It's just a matter of who will get to her first.
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There is a vampire war brewing in the underworld, and at the center of it all is Damali Richards, spoken word artist and Vampire Huntress. But she is not just any Vampire Huntress, she is the millenium Neteru: a woman so potentially powerful that the vampire world is about to invoke a bloody battle that threatens to spill over onto her streets in order to posses her.

It's just a matter of who will get to her first. Fallon Nuit, a rogue vampire, is one of the most powerful Damali has ever encountered, and he has allied himself with the deadly Amanrath demons in order to claim her.

But the Vampire Council has plans for her as well. And now an unlikely variable has entered into the equation, an ex-lover now turned vampire with an agenda of his own. And she must risk trusting him once more if they are to survive.

©2003 Leslie Esdaile (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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    Dr. Pat 02-24-10
    Dr. Pat 02-24-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Book...Terrible Narration"

    This is a priceless series from beginning to end. I was so excited to see that the first two books in the series were on Audible. However, after my first listen I wanted to throw my mp3 player out of the window. The narration is just not up to par and actually makes the listen difficult. Hillary Huber does not come close to capturing the urban genre and feel of the characters. She sounds like a cross between Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Can we please replace Hillary Huber with Bahni Turpin or Lisa Renee Pitts...Narration can make or break an audio book. Had it not been for the fact that I'm an avid fan of this series and have read every book, I would have given it one star, just because of the narrator. However, I've given it four stars instead of the five it deserves...Please use someone else for the remaining books....Please, please, please.....

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Latanya Lynchburg, SC, USA 04-28-10
    Latanya Lynchburg, SC, USA 04-28-10
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    "Great series, bad narrator"

    I have been a fan of the Vampire Huntress Series since the beginning. I'm very excited that Audible has the first 2 books in the series available. Unfortunately, the narrator of these books really detracts from the greatness of the stories. Ms. Huber is excellent at the basic narration of the book but the voices that she uses while trying to capture the urban feel of the characters is quite literally laughable. At times it borders on being stereotypically offensive. The publisher (Penguin?) of Ms. Banks' series really needs to look into getting a narrator that can fully capture the spirit and characters of this wonderful series.

    Because of the narrator I am forced to give this book 4 stars instead of 5.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    lisa Columbus, OH, United States 07-26-12
    lisa Columbus, OH, United States 07-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Love The Series"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I love the Series and was looking forward to listening. It took everything in me to continue listening. The Narrator SUCKS! Her attempt at voice changing for each character was the worse I've ever heard it made it very hard to continue with the book. Please don't let her narrate another book in this series! It will defenitly hurt sale's of the audio book!


    Would you recommend The Awakening to your friends? Why or why not?

    NO.. Because of the Narrator


    How could the performance have been better?

    She is no good at voice characters


    Did The Awakening inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Hire a new Narrator..someone that is good at ethenic characters!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Honolulu, Hawaii 09-11-13
    Amazon Customer Honolulu, Hawaii 09-11-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Narration SUCKS!!!!!!!"

    I am a long time reader of Miss Banks (RIP) and LOVE her books, her characters and her story-lines. Had it not been for the fact that I own this entire series and have read them ALL multiple times, I would never have made it past chapter 3. This narrator, who is great in the Lara Adrian Breed series lacks the necessary urbanity to carry this series. I seriously want my money back for this waste.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-16-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "Good entertaining story,what more can you ask for"

    This second book was much better than the first, I thought there was more action going on and the author brought more 'layers' to the story which made it unexpected, entertaining and you could visualize the scene . I had the speed doubled up but I didn't think the narrator was all that bad - I've heard worse.

    Please bring out more on audible.

    Well worth my credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Promise ANTELOPE, CA, United States 02-04-11
    Promise ANTELOPE, CA, United States 02-04-11 Member Since 2012
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    "wish the whole series was on audible"

    this book is great! the writer is incredibly descriptive and she has a good story to tell i will be following up and reading the rest of the series since only the first two books are on audio, so that is the only drawback.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angila 12-25-09
    Angila 12-25-09
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    "GREAT SERIES"

    Listen to this.. you won't be sorry. I'm waiting for the next one.

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    Amazon Customer Elloree, SC United States 01-31-13
    Amazon Customer Elloree, SC United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Good Urban Fantasy, well read."
    What made the experience of listening to The Awakening the most enjoyable?

    The reader was talented and engaging.


    What does Hillary Huber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She does the voices of characters from different ethnic backgrounds very well, very believably.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Evil is all around us, but a small group of committed vampire hunters are here to kick ass.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Benton, AR, United States 01-16-10
    Pam Benton, AR, United States 01-16-10 Member Since 2015

    I am a 46 year old woman who works at a Life Insurance Company and I love to listen to books to make my days go by faster.

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    "Horrible"

    I do not like this writer. I have tried to listen to 2 of his books and I could not get past 5-8 chapters of either. You never know who is doing what.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful

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