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Halfway to the Grave Audiobook

Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership.

In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon, Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side...and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Jeaniene Frost lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida. Although not a vampire herself, she confesses to having pale skin, wearing a lot of black, and sleeping in late whenever possible. And while she can't see ghosts, she loves to walk through old cemeteries. Jeaniene also loves poetry and animals but fears children and hates to cook. She is currently at work on the next novel in her best-selling Night Huntress series.

©2007 Jeaniene Frost (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Take one half-human/half-vampire female with serious anger and parental issues, add in a sexy ancient vampire with his own agenda, and you have the makings for a truly combustible series. Sign me up for the sequel!” (Romantic Times)

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    Joan LIBERTY, NEW YORK, United States 08-20-12
    Joan LIBERTY, NEW YORK, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2007
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    "New twist on vampire stories"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bones, the hitman (hit-vampire?) vampire is great. He is dry and sarcastic and not at all what you would expect from a master vampire. His British accent is just right- it reflects his heritage - who he was before he was turned.


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

    Tavia Gilbert's accents and voices enhance the story, She brings the characters to life and helps you to enjoy their conversations.


    Any additional comments?

    I just recently found this series and I am glad I did. I can listen to one right after the other without having to wait for the next book to be written! These are fun books to listen to despite their graphic nature.

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    Amazon Customer 08-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "My new favorite series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Halfway to the Grave to be better than the print version?

    Tavia Gilbert brings the characters to life! I laugh, I cry, every emotion you can think of...


    Any additional comments?

    I loved every single moment of this audio book. I'm listening to them all now and they just keep getting better and better! Love all the characters and the narrator is the best I've listened to, and I have been listening to a ton of audio books!

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    Donna Seattle, WA, USA 08-13-12
    Donna Seattle, WA, USA 08-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "surprisingly delicious"

    I was a little skeptical at first thinking the storyline was going to be a little too Twilight-ish but I was wrong. Yes, there are vampires and it has male vampire meets female, but other than that similarity, the storyline is different and engrossing and I was surprised how quickly I got into the story and couldn't wait to take a break to listen to what happens next. The narrator is phenomenal and has been put into my list of favorite narrators such as Jim Dale, Ilyana Kadushin and Alan Rickman. The language is strong, at least for me, but that's because I simply don't use foul language, not that I don't hear others use it, and I do not offend easily, but if that is a deal breaker, you might want to be prepared. I think this is a good story and a very good narrator, when you couple these two together, it becomes a phenomenal listen.

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    Ana Castro Pompano Beach, Fl 08-07-12
    Ana Castro Pompano Beach, Fl 08-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hard to get over the narrator"
    Would you recommend Halfway to the Grave to your friends? Why or why not?

    Book not the audio


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Didn't like the way it was read or how she did the accents.


    Any additional comments?

    It was hard for me to listen since I didn't click with the narrator. Amazing what a difference that makes.

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    cresdeen 07-23-12
    cresdeen 07-23-12
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    "Great Introduction Novel!"

    Warning, this book is not for the faint of heart when it comes to “adult language and situations” but then again it was not meant to be. It has a small taste of teenage vampire fantasy but it is all grown-up, in a good way. The sexual tension between the main characters tends to leave you wanting more, just like it should and the trill of the hunt in the action is good as well. Tavia is still feeling the character out in this 1st book, but she quickly becomes one with her and brings her to vivid life. All in all, if you love good suspenseful action and a strong and sexy kickass heroine, well it’s a GREAT start to an even better series.

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    Marcia 07-03-12
    Marcia 07-03-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Great first book to start a series..."
    What made the experience of listening to Halfway to the Grave the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed Tavia Gilbert "british" accent when voicing Bones!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every scene that Tavia voices Bones.


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    Joanne 06-30-12
    Joanne 06-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome!!!"
    If you could sum up Halfway to the Grave in three words, what would they be?

    wonderful,entertaining,witty


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Bones


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

    Yes and she engages you from the start and also gives you humor ! I don't agree with some of the readers,her accent for bones is great! He's not present day English it was over 600 years ago and anyone whose read or seen some of the movies of long ago you would realize she is right on. I hope she continues to read for Ms. Frost I give her 10!


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

    i LAUGHED AND CRIED IT WAS EMOTIONALLY ENGAGING. I read in one day, I couldn't put it down.


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    Melanie J. Luther Marysville , WA United States 06-30-12
    Melanie J. Luther Marysville , WA United States 06-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing!"
    What did you love best about Halfway to the Grave?

    I loved all of it! Ms. Frost has an amazing knack for story telling!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bones! He's got a sexy British accent and a naughty side that you can't help but to smile over.


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

    Tavia as always brings the story to life and every character their own essence!


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

    The story totally sucked me in!


    Any additional comments?

    I've ready the whole series and love each and every book in it! To really understand what is going on, one really needs to read this series from the beginning...which is this book! I very much recommend it. Very delightful, witty and interesting!

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    Trisha HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-28-12
    Trisha HOUSTON, TX, United States 06-28-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because the characters are so fun and real.


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

    The english accent for Bones was hard to get used to but after a bit it seemed to fit. So now when I read the book I hear that accent in my head.


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

    yes because you wanted to keep going with their story...love that there is more books in the series!


    Any additional comments?

    Give the series a try and you wont be sorry!

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    Amber oakley, CA, United States 06-19-12
    Amber oakley, CA, United States 06-19-12
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    "love cat and bones!"
    What did you like best about Halfway to the Grave? What did you like least?

    I love this story. I will say at first the narrator got to me, bugged me a little.. but i warmed to her a littler later.. i believe what got me was bones voice she does it a lil too high pitched for how wonderful he is. i think that's what i liked the least.
    what i liked the best was the story as a whole. I mean it had a good mix of introducing a new series and the char actors with a nice flow of action and movement of time I appreciate who things didn't all happen in a matter of days or weeks.
    this was an amazing start to a good series.. had situations you can relate to even true to the dangers of being in your early 20's (the bar incident). things that where hilarious (what was my hand doing there.. gripping that?) i would LOL a few times and the situations.


    What other book might you compare Halfway to the Grave to and why?

    i might have to think about this.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    i think i covered this.. the reader did change her voice for spoken words accents changed her voice for different characters (some thing that is a big pet peeve of mine when they don't) i just have an issue with bones voice.. soo high pitched sounding.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    i think i love it just the way it is. i especially love how the story grows with each book.


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