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The Lunatic Cafe Audiobook

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

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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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    Amazon Customer Sanford, NC, United States 08-15-12
    Amazon Customer Sanford, NC, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    dee 02-25-12
    dee 02-25-12
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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!


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    Ryan D. Gilbert Huntington Beach, CA USA 02-18-10
    Ryan D. Gilbert Huntington Beach, CA USA 02-18-10 Member Since 2012

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    "Skip this if you are a fan of Anita Blake"

    I started this series in the later books, and I usually go back and listen to the first books if I can. This was an instance where I should have left good alone.

    The writing itself was not very polished on every level. The plot was weak and for the first time in a Luarell K. Hamilton story I found myself bored. Add to that the tedious self analysis Anita seems to do every single step of the way.
    Quite frankly, if this was the first book I read for this series, I would never have read any others.

    The single most annoying thing is Anita herself. Anita is such a cliche in this book, that I found that I couldn't stand her. She is SOOOO full of herself all of the time, I just kept thinking what an absolutely terrible girlfriend she would be. Everything was about her, constantly. This made the rest of the characters, especially anyone interested in Anita, seem so flat.

    I will say that this review is bias because I'm coming from the perspective of having listened to the newest books. I will say that if you are a current listener to Hamilton's books and are thinking about listening to the early books, save yourself the heartache.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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