Halfway to the Grave is delicious! The Best of the Genre! 10 stars! A+ I am 30 and I write this review for anyone who might think this is young ad..Show More »ult nonsense:
Personal Disclaimer: Im new to the genre. I snubbed my nose to it bc of the pop culture craze of Twilight, and a strict loyalty to the Vampire world of Ann Rice. Somehow, I stumbled into the paranormal/time travel genre with Karen 's Fever series, and then finally read Outlander. After dabbling in a few JD Ward books, "The Night Huntress" series was recommended to me and I downloaded this book. I was judgmental of the cover and the silly name, and it just sat in my audible library for months. After listening to a heavy depressing book, I needed a break and put this on...
I LOVE this book. I'm addicted and in love with these characters. Bones is surprisingly funny and charming but very different from the smoldering alpha males in every other romance novel I've read. Cat is my favorite heroine since Scarlet O'hara! This book is so different from any other "vampire" or paranormal book I've ever read. It's funny, sexy, and completely engaging.
But to my amazement, it also contains one of the hottest love scenes ever written, not because of any graphic sex, but because of the chemistry and tenderness of the two characters. I was surprised by how sexy this book was. And the author doesn't play the same old games of delaying the "good parts" till the end, which is frustrating and gets old pretty quick! (I waited 5 books for Moning's characters to finally hook up.. And still resent the frustration i felt) Instead Jeaniene Frost uses the integrity of her writing to create sizzling chemistry and true emotion between this unlikely couple. The story itself is intriguing and unfolds as a suspense filled battle with the reader just as interested in the plot as in the characters love life. What a true gift of a book.
Finally, I must say a narrator makes or breaks an audio book. In this case, Tavia Gilbert is AMAZING! I want her to read every book I have. Her character voices are wonderful, and she brings this to life better than any actor could on a movie screen.
This book has it all! And I plan to devour every book by this author!
So this book was way better than the first. I'm addicted to this series and can't wait to keep going. I loved some of the turns the series took with t..Show More »his installment and there was definitely some stuff there that I wasn't expecting. These books are making for wonderful entertaining on my daily commute. Again, my main complaint is with the voice the narrator uses for Bones. Isn't just not masculine enough. But I do recommend these books for anyone that likes some urban romance. Just beware there are very long and detailed sex scenes in the books.
This series is addicting!!! Highly recommended. The plot is intricate, characters compelling and narration superb. I often forget that I have not see..Show More »n these in a movie format because once you begin listening you are immediatly emersed into the world of the night huntress - Thank you Jeaniene Frost for sharing your gift.
This series is one of the best I’ve read/listen to... the characters are in depth and the narrator does such a great job at portraying them you'll act..Show More »ually be left thinking 'Ha, that's something Vlad would say' etc... If you have read/listen to the first 4 books of the Night Huntress Series and the 2 World Huntress Series it's a must, while each book is easily a standalone story, they definitely run on from one another. If this is one of the first series you've gotten, I also liked the Sookie Stackhouse series, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs series and the Drake Chronicles (It's taken me a long time to find some good vampire series, I wished people would write what else they liked in their comments)... Happy reading, can't wait for the Vlad World Huntress book to come out...
I can't get enough of of this series! I've listened to the entire series about 4 times now and continue to go back for more. It has everything...actio..Show More »n, romance and comedy! The narrator is fantastic! Wish she narrated everything I listened to!
It's great to get another slice of what's been happening in Bones and Cat's Vampire lives (or deaths)..... even if it is just a brief visit it's still..Show More » so wonderfully worthwhile. Bones is happily celebrating his birthday (which is weeks before Xmas) when suddenly there's a phone call and the trouble starts from there but it's when he's introduced to someone new that things really get scary for them.
It may only be 3.5 hrs long but boy does it pack a lot in.... there's drama, angst, humor, demons, a good v evil battle, heartbreak, romance and even sex during a life or death struggle as another entity forces the pair to risk everything in order to save themselves..... and some of there friends too.
Worth a credit? If, like me, you're a fan of this series then I'm sure you'll agree that it's just great to rejoin the Night Huntress much loved characters which were all beautifully portrayed by Tavia Gilbert's talented narration whose voice brings this series to life. I don't usually like or listen to short stories but getting a new book in this series is like getting a gift and it's one I'd have happily used a credit on but at under $10 I bought it and saved my credit for a longer, more expensive, but maybe not as enjoyable and exciting a listen.
There is a new addition that I would have never thought of! Please, please let there be more of this series coming soon, It can't wait as long as we d..Show More »id for this installment for the next. Tavia's narration is second to none and she really brings this book to life compared to another populare series; the Black Dagger Brotherhood which I don't really like but everyone else seem to love, maybe it me but I think it's the BDB's narrator (I think he's just awful, I think Robert Petkoff would have done the series justice). This series is simply amazing, for me this is the best series I've listened to and would recommend it to anyone. Everyone I've suggested this series to couldn't believe how well written and read it is. The twists, turns and tie-ins between the other books are handled so well I would like the opportunity to meet Ms. Frost just to pick her brain. If you like the Night Huntress series, You will not be disappointed with this book.
Outtakes From the Grave (Night Huntress 7.5) Jeaniene Frost/Tavia Gilbert
This is a compilation of deleted scenes, pieces of books and ideas ..Show More »that were either cut out or never made it in to the published versions of the Night Huntress Series. This is one of my all-time favorites and the first Audible book series that really hooked me into the paranormal romance genre. It's smart, sexy, funny and just totally awesome.
Tavia Gilbert is the PERFECT narrator for this series. I love it when a fabulous series ends up being narrated by just the right person to perform it, and this is definitely one of those times. I thank Jeaniene Frost for doing the work to make this anthology happen. This compilation is like a love letter to the fans. I actually started getting a little choked up during the intro. Cat and Bones are as much beloved to me as Harry and Dumbledore, so I can get a little emotional. If you knew me, you would understand the gravity of that statement.
Heat factor is about a 6/10 (if 1 is Jane Austen and 10 is Lora Leigh). The sex is hot and frequent but not to the point where it takes center stage or detracts from the story.
Favorite moments: The short story of when Cat and Denise first met and Juan's unfortunate incident of calling Cat Kitten. The alternate stories before the reunion in book 2 and after the heartbreaking piano scene were great, though I am glad the published versions were the ones that "made it in."
If you love this series half as much as I do, get this now. You will not regret it. If you haven't experienced this series yet........WAIT........WHAT? Go put Halfway to the Grave in your cart right now!! WHAT are you thinking? You don't have time to read reviews!