"But I'm not alone. Micah is with me. Micah, head of the St. Louis wereleopard pard. King to my Queen. The only one of my lovers who can stir my blood with just a glance from his chartreuse cat's eyes. I was happy to have him at my side.
"Until he mentioned that this will be our first time alone together. No Master Vampire. No Alpha Werewolf. Just me and Micah. And all my fears and doubts."
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©2006 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Sex and intrigue abound, and Anita's pregnancy dilemma makes particularly compelling reading." (Booklist)
I'll forgo reviewing this book on its content. If you're up to this book, then your probably going to read the whole series.
The narrator is horrible. Her voice is raspy like Marge Simpson. Her portrayal of Micah is awful. I thought Cynthia Holloway's narration in the series was "bad" compared to Kimberly Alexis, but it really isn't that bad compared to this narration.
I can only hope that the publisher will get around doing another production of this book so I can have an audiobook for the library that's not painful to listen to. But I don't think that the publishers really care about the quality of their audiobooks (e.g. they don't believe that their customers will be that discerning).
The upside of this horrible listen is that the book is short, VERY short.
Fantasy and romance junkie!
The book is a nice short read...very descriptive but not at the same time..
Dissappointed with the narrator. She has no inflection, sounds like she is a "story time reader" for kids. My favorite is Kimberly Alexis...but I prefer Cynthia Halloway to Rey Colette...glad she only did one of Laurrel's books!
I was excited to know more about micah, but the reader was awful! I did like knowing more about his past but it was skimpy. the sex scenes are still xxx rated. if you have read the other books then its a must to hear, otherwise dont waste your time!
I like this series very much, but I think this narrator is better suited to reading Winnie the Pooh than this book with a strong female heroine. I never write reviews but I feel so strongly that this narrator ruins the book that I felt compelled to write a review.
I loved this story on Micah, it cleared alot of cobwebs about him...Most might think him weak, but I loved him, I loved the fact he is just what Anita needs, he knows her, unlike the other men in her life/bed...
The wrong narrator can ruin an audio book, and that's the problem with this version of Micah. I highly recommend just reading the book and saving your dollars or credits. This series is gritty and steamy. It's about vampires, lycanthropes, necromancy, and sex. Unfortunately, the narrator for this one Anita Blake book sounds like a Minnesota Sunday school teacher. The cheerful motherly voice speaking about zombies and murder and passionate sex is just too jarring. Definitely read the book for this one. If you're an audio book only kind of person, you can just skip this book. It's a one off story with little development in it. It was a bonus book, after a fashion. You won't miss any continuity by passing over it.
Either of the previous Anita Blake series narrators would have been great for this book. Rey Colette would be a great narrator for a different genre entirely. Her style is entirely too sweet and innocent sounding for a gritty and dark series like Anita Blake. It's a voice perfect for children's books, not this.In addition, she doesn't do a very good job with male voices. She takes their voices too far. For example, Anita's two lovers in this story, Micah and Nathaniel, wind up sounding like Eeyore and Piglet from Winnie the Pooh.
If you like the series this book is a small part to it. But this narrator obviously never read the books. She completely got the main character wrong. Anita is tough as nails and tougher than most (if not all) of her male counterparts. But this narrator makes her whine. Anita? Whine? Heck no!!! Never!
I have all of the previous audio books for this (except book 10 which seems not to be on audio) and had planned on getting the rest, but after hearing this person read I am going to check. If she did the rest I believe I will have to end here.
Kimberly Alexis did the first nine books and did a good job of it.
There was no book 10 and when I read book ten and then listened to book 11 I found she had been replaced.
Books 11 and 12 were read by Cynthia Holloway. She did an okay job...not great but not bad. I got used to her by the end of book 12 and was then assaulted by someone trying to be breathy and ruining my favorite characters.
If you want to never hear Anita sound like a whiny girl - stay away from this one!
On this one love the story behind the character, the narrator was terrible, it was as if she were reading a story to a bunch of kids about to fall asleep . read it do not whisper it and use a grown up voice to do it. I will never listen to any thing she reads again.It was that bad.....go back to reading kids books leave these to the grown ups.
She was aweful! It was "story time" for most of the book. Her voice didn't match the feel of Anita Blake. She sounded powerless and insecure when portraying Blake. The story seemed to end abrutly. It gave me a better peak at who Micah was and where he was coming from but it seemed like there should have been a lot more meat to the book.
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