Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.
©2002 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Phoenix
"The zombie-raising business gets slow in December, so Anita Blake is starting to see some oddball cases. She's got a neatly typed list of eight missing lycanthropes given to her by Marcus, the leader of the local werewolf pack, who wants her to find them. The trouble is, Anita's occasionally furry boyfriend Richard is locked in a power struggle with Marcus. Jean-Claude, master vampire of the city and Anita's other love interest, is getting jealous as well. To top it off, Anita has to solve some horrific murders and keep her bounty-hunting friend Edward from killing Richard and Jean-Claude. Hamilton alternates between funny and fearsome in this larky series about a monster hunter with a few dark secrets." (Amazon.com review)
I started this series from the beginning after listening to almost all of the Vamp/Super natural fiction available. I have completed all the Vamp Academy,Georgina Kincaid,Sookie Stackhouse,Black Dagger Brotherhood,House of Night and The MorganVille Vampires to name a few. Being in between any new releases of my many favorites I was looking for anything to tide me over. I am Honestly VERY happy with this series so far. I just finished book 4 and plan to continue. I love the narrator though I see it changes later...I hope it doesn't change things for me. I like the sound effects and music, adds to the suspense. I have discovered that I enjoy the mystery,CSI crime scene and Super Natural combination.... I do miss a little romance but you can't have everything. I hope this helps someone, I always read the reviews and try to decide what I think I will like. Hopefully my points of interest can help another. This appears to be a LONG series and I hope to continue to enjoy them all. Keep you posted. EnJOY!
I'm glad they have a new narrator, Cynthia was getting annoying. Additional sound effects add something different. Hope they do an unabridged of NIC.
Kimberly Alexis was funny as usual. The quit wit and one liners were fantastic. The storyline held my interest. But wanted more Jean Claude. but overall a pretty good storyline.
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.
Hi, I enjoy paranormal romance. Once I start a series I like to continue it through. Anita Blake is my favorite. I'm granny mom. Reading is.
Edward and his no nonsense. He pops up everywhere
Anita when she killed Alfred. Edward when he picked the lock of cell he and Richard was in
When Anita had to tell jean Claude Richard proposed and she said yes, jean Claude did go ape shit. Now she has to date both men.
When Anita kicked both jean Claude and Richard out her apt.
I'm loving Anita Blake and these 2 men.
I would definitely listen to this book again because it is one of my favorites.
My favorite character was all of the shape shifters and anita is the main character after all.
My favorite scene was at the Lunatic Cafe with the fights.
I would recommend you read the others that come before this first.
Read, Learn, Dream, Wonder, Question. Never Stop.
The story it's self wasn't bad. It was enjoyable in fact. Except for the several occasions where the random sound effects would drown out the narrator. This book specifically looses nearly a whole paragraph of action due to the sound of a dog barking over the narrator.
I read the books and hearing the characters come to life was fantastic.
The introduction of Marcus and Raina at the cafe itself, with the mood setting and undertones, it really shows the authors abilities to engage the reader.
Kimberly Alexis really gives a voice to Anita, this story is written in the first person and she does an excellent portraying the emotions that Anita feels and move easily through the changing of characters.
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