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Publisher's Summary

In Circus of the Damned, a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war.
Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.
©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2009 Penguin

Critic Reviews

"The third novel of Hamilton's Anita Blake series has the petite necromancer fighting a giant cobra and a rogue vampire, Alejandro, who wants her for his human servant. Anita is still resisting the advances of Jean-Claude, St. Louis's master vampire, but she does need him on her side, if not in her bed. Anita's reluctant involvement in the odd goings-on at the supernatural Circus of the Damned introduces her to Richard, the werewolf of her dreams, and Larry, her powerful but nervous partner in zombie-raising. Mystery fans will love the tightly plotted, Paretsky-esque action, and horror fans will love just about everything in this unusual series." (Amazon.com review)
"One of the most fascinating fictional heroines since Scarlett O'Hara-and a hell of a lot more fun than most." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Vampires, Werewolves and Snake gods...oh my

This book was fun. Since I have read all of the older books first and then came back to the first books I enjoyed this book for a few reasons. I love how Anita is confused by the monsters and the more confused and scared she gets the more aggressive and violent she gets. How Jean-Claude is clumsy and really pushes her but it seems to always back fire on him. I like how he is not sure how to handle her. I like that she is learning that Jean-Claude is not nearly as bad as most of the other Vamps. I also like to see that Richard was even blind to her back in the beginning of this series. He couldn’t swallow her out there fighting the bad guys and risking her life. He still is trying to find a way to wrap her in cotton and take away who and what she is. She is one tuff cookie our little necromancer is !!!!! :)

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great

can do with out the music....... book as the story of Anita goes on, you grow to love her, and want to know more.... get them all...

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She is too forgetful for being so paranoid

As someone who is always situationally aware the first thing Anita should do is carry more firepower. Additionally, she should check her bedroom before taking her gun off and putting it away. It just seems very out of character for her to get caught by George so easily.

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weird sound effects

I had a hard time with all of the sound effects. it did NOTHING to add to the suspense of the moment. it was actually quite the opposite as I was constantly pulled out of the story.

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I love it!

I love this book and audiobook. This is my favorite author and series. Can't get enough!

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Great!

Wow, this one really had my heart racing. I couldn't stop listening. It was awesome.

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Awesome book!

This book is engaging and fun. The reader keeps you on the edge of your seat during the heightened points and hopes you get in to the mindset of the characters. Anita is a great character who holds a strong female role throughout the story. Highly recommended

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Thrilling

Loved it! It kept me captivated! I cannot wait to hear the next one! Love the voice reader!

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Best voice actor

She definitely makes me believe she really is Anita Blake. Music and sound effects add to the story. Love it!

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another great read!<br />

Anita Blake is so f****** awesome she is a rockstar as far as being a role model for women I'll ever kick ass attitude