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Publisher's Summary

As Denver adjusts to a new master vampire, Kitty gets word of an intruder in the Denver werewolf pack's territory, and she investigates the challenge to her authority. She follows the scent of the lycanthrope through the mountains where she is lured into a trap, tranquilized, and captured. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a defunct silver mine: the perfect cage for a werewolf.

Her captors are a mysterious cult seeking to induct Kitty into their ranks in a ritual they hope will put an end to Dux Bellorum. Though skeptical of their power, even Kitty finds herself struggling to resist joining their cause. Whatever she decides, they expect Kitty to join them in their plot... willingly or otherwise.

©2014 Carrie Vaughn, LLC (P)2013 Tantor

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  • Tracey
  • Danville, AR, United States
  • 08-01-13

Kitty lite - might have worked better as a novella

I am sure I will be in the minority again on this one, but, having ready every single Kitty book and short story (in addition to Vaughn's other tomes, such as "Discord's Apple"), I am becoming increasingly disappointed with each new entry in this series. The last volume seemed to be light in action, but it did have the saving grace of the supporting characters (namely Cormac and Rick.) I kept waiting for something (anything) to happen in this one. Kept checking the time stamp, thinking "when would this end?" I am not a quitter though, so kept listening. A lot (A LOT) of internal monologues (have you ever wondered how supple and kissable a human's lips are? -- well, Kitty has) but not much happens here and the book doesn't really move the grand story arc along.

Gavin's performance, as usual, is engaging, but even she couldn't breathe life into this entry into the Kitty Norville series.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Tera
  • ROHNERT PARK, CA, United States
  • 08-05-13

I hate to say it.

What disappointed you about Kitty in the Underworld?

This is very slow and boring book. Three chapter (in a row) where Kitty to capture and alone in her prison talking to herself.

What could Carrie Vaughn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A sub-plot maybe Ben searching for Kitty.

Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

Kitty

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Just a setup for future books

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only if they were already hooked on the series, and even then only just before the next book in the series if they had other books to read.This book lacked too much of the core cast and the action other books in this series have.

What could Carrie Vaughn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Figured out a way to bring others from the regular cast in to the main story line and liven it up.There was way to much of Kitty by herself, talking to herself or in her head while dealing with a bunch of "crazy people". No real action until the very end of the book and then it was a fight that was impossible to win.

Which scene was your favorite?

Kitty taking the goggles from the demon.

Was Kitty in the Underworld worth the listening time?

No, not really I want my credit back.

Any additional comments?

This book seems to have been a way to get some items and some ideas and information in to Kitty's world. Hopefully the next books will be able to use this to bring back the normal pace and feel of the Kitty Norville series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not a deep plot.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Limited story line in this one. The ending sets up a great idea for the next books and many potential plot lines. The majority of this book could have been accomplished with many fewer chapters and been a good element in a multiple plot-line book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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meh

I've been a fan of most of the books in this series, but I'm getting a little bored of the Roman saga. I liked the series more when there was a different "villain" adventure for every book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Had potential...but my least fave of the series...

Would you listen to Kitty in the Underworld again? Why?

Meh....maybe...but its a slow starter.

What other book might you compare Kitty in the Underworld to and why?

Kitty is unique...but her series reminds me of the Cat and Bones series...but werewolves instead of vamps!

What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

MG is AWESOME!! she is one of my most fave narrators..

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

this book would not be a good movie...but this series would be a great tv show!

Any additional comments?

Least fave of the 12...but I still love Kitty and cant wait till the next one...if you are a Kitty fan...you will appreciate it...Kitty will always Rock in my book!! :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • West Lafayette, IN, United States
  • 08-15-13

That's a good Kitty

Where does Kitty in the Underworld rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would put it in the 60s of the thousand or so I have listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cormac is and always will be my favorite.

Which scene was your favorite?

As not to spoil, I will just say the part when the woman is standing over Kitty's shoulder.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I love the Kitty series. This was a good story that moved the overall arc along. In the end my only real complaint is that I wish it would have been longer. It was just way too short and I think it 'felt' more so because it was all in the same location. Pretty much that is what made it miss the five start rating. Of course Ms. Gavin is magnificent as always.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Boring !!!!

BOOK REVIEW......
This felt like the longest book ever made. I just wanted something to happen in it. Boring boring boring!!!. It might have been better had there been parts of the pack looking for her. Some of the guys worrying maybe. Anything!?! Instead it was full of history that was trivial. It really needed some action and energy put into it. This book could've been left out of the series and it wouldn't matter to the over all story line.

NARRATOR REVIEW.......
The narrator sounded as bored with the story as I was.

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worst book in the series

terrible, dragged on with anticlimactic end. not sure if I will go on with the series.

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Great story

The narrator is awesome and definitely makes the story more enjoyable. Kitty and friends never cease to entertain.