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Destined for an Early Grave Audiobook

Destined for an Early Grave: Night Huntress, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor, who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

Gregor believes Cat is his and won’t stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor’s hold over her. She’ll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she’s ever faced … even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

©2009 Jeaniene Frost (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Frost’s dazzling blend of urban fantasy action and passionate relationships makes her a true phenomenon.” (Romantic Times)

Destined for an Early Grave holds big changes and many surprises for fans of the series, and should not be missed.” (Darque Reviews)

“Sexy, nonstop thrills.” (Melissa Marr, New York Times best-selling author)

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    Lynn Dayton, Oh, United States 07-19-13
    Lynn Dayton, Oh, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "New twist - same great characters"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Destined for an Early Grave to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read it... love Tavia's performance too much


    What other book might you compare Destined for an Early Grave to and why?

    Others in the series... maybe Brotherhood books


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending :-)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved it all


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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 06-23-13
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Destined for forever"

    What can I say if you didn’t like the first three books then don’t bother? But if you have become a fan of the crazy ongoing relationship of Cat and Bones then climb on board for the ride. Because a ride you’ll get. This book comes down to choices for Cat and Bones and with any stormy relationship with fiery personalities there are all of those outside challenges and influences that make that choice more intense.
    Yes this worth a credit

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    Jamie Barrington Live Oak, FL, United States 05-19-13
    Jamie Barrington Live Oak, FL, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2017

    Fantasy & Sci-Fi lover who mostly refuses to read books without their audiobook counterparts. How else can a girl get any housework done?

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    "OUTSTANDING!!!"
    Would you listen to Destined for an Early Grave again? Why?

    Oh yes! In fact, I have already listened to it 3 times now and will more than likely do so again.


    What other book might you compare Destined for an Early Grave to and why?

    The whole Night Huntress series and its spin-offs, of course!


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to all of Tavia's performances in the Night Huntress World and they are all amazing, just like this audiobook. She seems to truly get how Jeaniene intended her reading to come across...not that I know for sure, exactly, but you can just tell when a narrator "gets it."


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

    I wanted to, but I try to force myself to take my time. You know, to "savor the flavor." :)


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this audiobook and it's actually one of my favorites of the whole Night Huntress series.

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    patrice Fort Gordon, GA, United States 04-14-13
    patrice Fort Gordon, GA, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "endless love"
    Would you listen to Destined for an Early Grave again? Why?

    I have so many times I have lost count


    What did you like best about this story?

    The power of the love between bones and cat


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    How she acted out the over whelming emotions when bones and cats broke up


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

    You did it again


    Any additional comments?

    Again I say what about Ian and will cat and bones ever have a wedding ceremony

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    Dee kansas City, KS, United States 04-04-13
    Dee kansas City, KS, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2016
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    "falling in love all over again"
    Would you listen to Destined for an Early Grave again? Why?

    So many twist and turns, I want another try to iron out all the cerv balls.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I found my self with a lump in my returne to new orleans.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love the other books your probably already hooked just likee.

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    Pamela SPRING, TX, United States 04-03-13
    Pamela SPRING, TX, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "im addicted!"
    If you could sum up Destined for an Early Grave in three words, what would they be?

    Cat is one tough girl!


    What other book might you compare Destined for an Early Grave to and why?

    I don't know this book was my first about vampire s besides true blood


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

    I love her accent


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to finish this series!

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    Jeanah_99 03-20-13
    Jeanah_99 03-20-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good but far fetched!"

    The Night huntress serious has become one of my favorites. I enjoy all the trouble Cat finds herself in just because she is who she is. Although the Gregor story seemed a bit far fetched I was still listening anytime I had that change.

    As I have come to find with Ms Gilbert, the narration was great!!



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    Lisa Blade Gilbert, AZ 03-18-13
    Lisa Blade Gilbert, AZ 03-18-13 Member Since 2011

    I love a good series. My favorite of all time is The Dresden files, second is Sandman Slim.

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    "Jeaniene keeps the story going strong"
    Would you listen to Destined for an Early Grave again? Why?

    If I read the series over again, yes. I'm not sure if I would only because there are so many books out there that I need to read. It really is good enough to go through again, though.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Destined for an Early Grave?

    The most memorable moment in the book for me was when Cat got her memories back about Gregor. It was really neat to see how young and naive she was before she started killing vampires and met Bones. Gregor was such an ass to her, but she felt that she wanted him because she was scared for her family.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The climax of the story is just so intense. Jeaniene really knows how to make a story go down with a bang, not like a limp noodle. Cat's emotions and power were so great to see, especially when she harnessed the power of fire and telekinesis at the same time. No one messes with Bones in her presence, even in the face of death.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I almost always have extreme reactions to the stories in this series. Tavia's acting ALWAYS puts you right into the story's drama. Also, the writing is just SO funny sometimes, to make your burst into tears you're laughing so hard, like when Mencheres was told to speak in the modern dialect for once, "The sh*t's gonna splatter, start buggin', yo.” I lost it as I was driving home from work. Not much is funnier than to imagine egyptian royalty dropping down ebonics.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so glad that Audible suggested this author. These books have been keeping me company on my commutes for a while and I'll be so sad when there are no more books in the series! This definitely is not young adult vampire fiction!

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    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 03-06-13
    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 03-06-13

    Books are my addiction when it comes to "ME" time, you can usually find me under a warm fuzzy blanket with my Audible App engaged!

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    "And My Heart Breaks ...."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Destined for an Early Grave to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version but there is a points in the story were I feel it is better to have the audio copy then the digital/printed copy. Some aspects of the book are more effective if they are heard rather than read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Destined for an Early Grave?

    When Cat was remembering her times with Gregor and then how it made Bones feel.


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This series is the only time I have listened to Tavia narrate but she does an excellent job.


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

    Yes I started it on Monday and will complete it on Wednesday. If life didn't happen I would have never taken my head phones out.


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    Picadilly 03-04-13
    Picadilly 03-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Jeanine Frost"

    I love all her books! I have everything she writes. Tavia is a great reader I will listen to her read again!

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