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The Lunatic Cafe: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 4 | [Laurell K. Hamilton]

The Lunatic Cafe: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 4

Vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good. But in The Lunatic Café, she's about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems, especially in matters of the not-so-human heart.
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Publisher's Summary

Vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good. But in The Lunatic Café, she's about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems, especially in matters of the not-so-human heart. Anita has fallen for the leader of a local pack of werewolves. She's survived a lot, but this love thing may kill her yet.

Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

©2002 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Phoenix

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Kari Champaign , IL, USA 06-10-10
    Kari Champaign , IL, USA 06-10-10 Member Since 2007
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    "A great listen"

    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!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Patsy G. 10-08-10
    Patsy G. 10-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "book 4"

    Anita takes on the wearwolfs, the good and the bad ones, and gain much more than she ever thought, great series, I love this series....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Winter springs, FL, United States 05-16-10
    Donna Winter springs, FL, United States 05-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Growing on me"

    The stories are growing on me, I am becoming attached. Who knows I may even finish the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    teresa aurora, IL, United States 11-02-09
    teresa aurora, IL, United States 11-02-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great new narrator"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DANI BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, United States 11-07-13
    DANI BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, United States 11-07-13 Member Since 2013

    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.

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    "are they really shapeshifter's"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lunatic Cafe the most enjoyable?

    Edward and his no nonsense. He pops up everywhere


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lunatic Cafe?

    Anita when she killed Alfred. Edward when he picked the lock of cell he and Richard was in


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Anita kicked both jean Claude and Richard out her apt.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm loving Anita Blake and these 2 men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Johnstone Somerville, MA, USA 04-29-13
    Morgan Johnstone Somerville, MA, USA 04-29-13
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    "Greatest!"
    Would you listen to The Lunatic Cafe again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again because it is one of my favorites.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was all of the shape shifters and anita is the main character after all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was at the Lunatic Cafe with the fights.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend you read the others that come before this first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Loki Midgrad 12-19-12
    Loki Midgrad 12-19-12 Member Since 2011

    Read, Learn, Dream, Wonder, Question. Never Stop.

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    "Fairly good story, stupid sound effects"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Sanford, NC, United States 08-15-12
    Amanda Sanford, NC, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Intriguing and entertaining,"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lunatic Cafe the most enjoyable?

    I read the books and hearing the characters come to life was fantastic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lunatic Cafe?

    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.


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

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-17-12
    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-17-12 Member Since 2012

    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!

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    "Great book"

    I think the story is grate and the Narrator is getting better. However I think these books may be a little over priced compared to others I have already purchased. Considering I am paying $15 bucks a month for this service (the one token a month is a joke) and this series is 18 books long, I am not really sure it is worth it. This maybe my last series with Audible, I think I may go back to reading it myself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dee Puerto De Luna, NM, United States 02-25-12
    dee Puerto De Luna, NM, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lunatic Cafe the most enjoyable?

    So far all the books have been great. Im actually a romance reader and thought thats what these were, but they are not. But Im hooked. Love them!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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