In The Laughing Corpse, a creature from beyond the grave is tearing a swath of murder through St. Louis. And Anita will learn that there are some secrets better left buried-and some people better off dead.
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©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Penguin
"Anita Blake is one of the most fascinating fictional heroines since Scarlett O'Hara." (Publishers Weekly)
One of my favorite series (at least the first ten books), but the sound effects are way off and come up at odd times and seem to be destracting rather than add to the story. The narrator is okay, not my favorite, but not horrible either.
WOW!! This was a fun book to listen to!! Laurell K. Hamilton's shoot-from-the-hip smart alec style was only enhanced by Kim Alexis' reading of it! I've listened to it 5 times already, and will again!
Mind your own business.
I understand that this is supposed to be a dark story but the narrator accomplishes this a little too well. While most of the things said are supposed to be taken seriously there is also supposed to be some dark humor that seems to be missed entirely. The main character is supposed to be snarky and sharp tongued but the narrator makes her seem mean and self righteous. Add to that, the laughable sound effects and music and you have moments in this book that are very frustrating. The music is so cheesy and misplaced that it rips you right out of the story at the good parts. Its distracting and turns what should be a suspenseful moment into something straight out of a soap opera. All in all the story is good the narration could use a little work.
I am ME !
yes it was awesome book I would recommend to anyone
Anita Blake of course
She is Great!
Laugh many times
Yes, and yes and yes!
Jean-Claude and Anita
Yes but the same with the rest of the series.
Doing more then a couple hours of driving a day in rush hour traffic, this is my cure to Road Rage! lol Well... I don't get Road Rage but I had never been a fan of stop and go traffic. These Audio Books make it so I don't mind at all, in fact I sometimes feel I get home too quickly and have to sit in the car for another 5 minutes until I get to a part I can feel good about pausing. hehe Group Hugz!
I loved the book but was a little disappointed in the Narration of this book, the \narrator reminded me of the sitcom "Friday". I kept waiting for her to say "I'm Friday, I carry a badge".... It wasn't annoying enough to stop listening too and so I will buy the next book too. :)
book 2 of the Anita Blake series, as Anita deals with her new marks from jean-claude, she fight unknown dead and a voodoo priestess, at 5'3 shes tough as nails..
I like this book because it gives us a look into the voodoo side of Anita’s life with her mothers’ people. I like the facts and the explanations that gave me incite and understanding about the magic. I love the fighting and action but the ending in the grave yard was still awesome!
My only wish is that the old narrator would come back.
I started listening to the Anita Blake Series at book 9. I loved reader Cynthia Hollowy. She added a snarkiness and a little whinniness that gave her readings of Anita a lot of character. I give her readings 4 stars. Kimberly Alexis is a good reader but she is missing the extra bit that makes Anita real and spunky. She just sounds too strong. I give her readins 3 stars. I do really like the extra sound effects that have been added to the new books.
I listened to the first book and didn't love it but decided to keep trying with the second since the series is so popular. I find the story too slow and the characters uninteresting. I know a lot of people like this series, and this is the kind of series that normally I would enjoy, but I just think the writing is dumb.
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