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This Side of the Grave Audiobook

This Side of the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 5

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband, Bones, have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance.

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage.

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Publisher's Summary

Danger waits on both sides of the grave…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband, Bones, have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance.

With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war—to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

Love in vein: listen to more novels in the Night Huntress series.

©2011 Jeaniene Frost (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Cat and Bones are combustible together.” (Charlaine Harris, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

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    "Cat & Bones are awesome!"
    If you could sum up This Side of the Grave in three words, what would they be?

    Action, Suspense, and Fun


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

    Tavia Gilbert does all the voices well but I especially love Bones' voice. She really knows how to 'read to us' so we feel like we are there.


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    Sheryl AURORA, CO, United States 07-24-12
    Sheryl AURORA, CO, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read, but not my favorite"

    Cat and Bones are at it again, and though I like the book, it isn't my favorite of the series. the narration was excellent as always and without her, might not have kept my interest as well.

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    "unknown" 07-15-12
    "unknown" 07-15-12
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    "Wow!"
    If you could sum up This Side of the Grave in three words, what would they be?

    That was excellent!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Side of the Grave?

    The intimate scene in this book scorched my ears.


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

    Tavia Gilbert is a genius narrator. She truly is a wonderful actress and gives each character a distinct voice. I typically don't like female narrators because they can't do a mans voice. I completely forgot this was just one narrator and became so engrossed in the story that I frequently jumped and yelled in reaction to the suspense.


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    It is a very good story made even better by the Tavia. Every audible book should be read by her. Tavia has ruined me for other narrators!

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    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-05-12
    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-05-12 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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    "good book"

    Very Entertaining, I think the sex details were a little much and I wish that Audible had a "30 Sec" forward button so I could just fast forward through that part. I won't say it wasn't entertaining but the story wouldn't have lost anything without it. If you are a little prudish I would probably say "Stay Away!" There is one or more sex scenes that is very detailed beyond the X rating.

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    Kathy&David Prunedale, CA, United States 06-05-12
    Kathy&David Prunedale, CA, United States 06-05-12

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    "Read Night Huntress World BEFORE this one -"

    If you are working your way through the Night Huntress series, download and listen to Night Huntress World - First Drop of Blood before you read this book (5). This book 5 refers to things that happened in the Night Huntress World series. I have just started the World books and will update this review with more details when I am done. I really enjoy this narrator - maybe my favorite ever (We have over 1,000 Audible books - we buy and listen to 20-30 books per month). More later - Kathy

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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 05-01-12
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 05-01-12 Member Since 2016

    Audible Addict!

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    "Excellent excellent excellent!"

    You will love this series and the narrator. Great books. Take a chance, you wont be sorry. And read the spin off books. They are great.

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    Shelli Myakka City, FL, United States 02-25-12
    Shelli Myakka City, FL, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Would really like it if narration wasn't tragic."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book, yes. The recorded version, no.


    What didn’t you like about Tavia Gilbert’s performance?

    She makes the main character downright grating and not likable. Her squeaky male voices for Tate and Bones are awful. Her overdramatic performance is tiring and terrible. It is a testament to Ms. Frost's writing that I was able to listen to Gilbert's migraine inducing performance.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KATHY 12-25-11
    KATHY 12-25-11 Member Since 2016

    I am dyslexic! If it wasn't audible I would not even be able to know what's in a book. I found out I love books.

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    "loved it great story i would listen to it again"
    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    loved it great story i would listen to it again


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

    loved it great story i would listen to it again


    Any additional comments?

    loved it great story i would listen to it again

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    Melissa Marlow, OK, United States 12-02-11
    Melissa Marlow, OK, United States 12-02-11
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    "Where's the plot?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. I have enjoyed previous Night Huntress novels greatly. This one is much different. It seems the plot, clues, and action only take up about 1/4 of the novel. The rest is super mushy monologue from the main character. I have never skipped pages in a book or walked away from one without finding out how it ends regardless of how bad it was, however, this one sorely tempts me.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    So far it has a great plot. It just could have more incidents that are linked to that plot rather than sappy love scenes or monologues.


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think Tavia Gilbert nailed this performance. With all the mushyness in it it couldn't have been easy but she did a fantastic job.


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    Stephenie Swope 11-29-11

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    "Great series. Worth every credit."

    Almost a year ago, I had amassed credits on my account and found a few books to use them up and close my account. One of them was the first book in this series. My 17-year old daughter and I listened to that book late this summer while traveling and I had to rejoin Audible just to get the entire series. The sex scenes can be a bit much, but that would be my only complaint. This series is addictive. We blasted through 5 books in a few weeks and were anxiously awaiting the next credits.

    The story: The characters are believable and engaging. They are dynamic. The plots are interesting and fast-moving with just enough twists to keep a sharp mind attentive. The sex scenes are believable and fairly graphic (for my 17-year old, but we openly discuss such things so I was okay with it.) One big caveat: Go to her website to get the reading order. I believe that after book 3, you need to switch to the "Night Huntress World" series before reading books 4 and 5. Double check that, I'm going from memory.

    The performance: The reader was FANTASTIC. She really brought the characters to life. She made the action scenes and scenes with emotion really shine. I've since gone looking for other things that she reads.

    If another installment of this series came available, it would jump to the top of my wish list.

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