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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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    Kari Champaign , IL, USA 06-10-10
    Kari Champaign , IL, USA 06-10-10 Member Since 2008
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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!

    7 of 7 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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    Shaddraq 05-16-10
    Shaddraq 05-16-10 Member Since 2014

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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.

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    teresa aurora, IL, United States 11-02-09
    teresa aurora, IL, United States 11-02-09
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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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    Aaron Stark Heber Springs, AR United States 12-04-16
    Aaron Stark Heber Springs, AR United States 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great mystery!"

    LOVE the narrator! Sometimes as much as I love the storyline and book the narrator can kind of ruin it. The narrator draws you in and before I knew it I had been listening for hours. Loved the story. Amazing mystery!

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    Amazon Customer 11-05-16
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    "Laurall K. Hamilton's Greatest Fan"

    loved it. all of her books are great. they get better and better with each story idea she comes up with.

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    Jacob Gee 11-03-16
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    "Story is awesome. Accents are awkward."
    Where does The Lunatic Cafe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the author and story. However it gets a little odd when you are hearing people that are set in Missouri speaking with what Americans would call "Canadian" accents (having spent little time in Canada I am unsure if this is just Hollywood's version or a fair description). I do know that the accents aren't accurate and it detracts from the story.


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    Dorsi 10-24-16
    Dorsi 10-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked it well enough"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This one just wasn't as good as the previous three. The main character, Anita Blake, got on my nerves just a bit. I hope this doesn't continue because I really liked her at first. She seemed a bit goody two shoes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Laurell K. Hamilton? Why or why not?

    I liked it well enough to continue the series.


    Did Kimberly Alexis do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, but her reading of Jean Claude was a bit nerving. I remember liking her previous narrations. Now I keep wondering if she changed something or if it is just me. This narration didn't seem quite as good. It seemed just a bit flat.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely.


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    Tara 07-14-16
    Tara 07-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Sound effects"

    I have never before listened to a book that has included sound effects and music. This series has proven to be the most entertaining series I have listened to yet. If you are looking for true entertainment over and above the narrator's voice, this series will be the one for you. Thank you to the narrator as well as the production team for giving me the chance to slip into this alternate reality. The use of all the sound effects as well as different voices made it very easy to slip into Anita's world.

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    gloria 05-10-16
    gloria 05-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "loved it"

    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.

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