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Circus of the Damned

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
Length: 10 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,889 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The third novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series.

In Circus of the Damned, a rogue master vampire hits town, and Anita gets caught in the middle of an undead turf war. Jean-Claude, the Master Vamp of the city, wants her for his own - but his enemies have other plans. And to make matters worse, Anita takes a hit to the heart when she meets a stunningly handsome junior high science teacher named Richard Zeeman. They're two humans caught in the crossfire - or so Anita thinks. 

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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As good as I remembered.

I read these in high school and they are still good. I do particularly enjoy the story enhancing audio that has been added.

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Sound effects!!

All i can say is wow!! The sound effects really pull u into the story, the narrator and the sound effects carry u into the storytelling in a surreal way.

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Thoroughly impressed

Rivoting storyline with wonderful imagery. Impeccable narration: smooth, consistent, dynamic. Background sounds aid in immersion.

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Always a good read/listen

Nothing better than a good Anita Blake in the early books #vampires #werewolves #scary #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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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.