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Kiss the Dead Audiobook

Kiss the Dead: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 21

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Publisher's Summary

When a 15-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it’s up to U.S. Marshal Anita Blake to find her. And when she does, she’s faced with something she’s never seen before: a terrifyingly ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there’s one martyr, there will be more.…

But even vampires have monsters that they’re afraid of. And Anita is one of them.…

©2012 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2012 Penguin

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    Amazon Customer 07-14-12
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    "Love the Anita Blake Series!"
    Would you listen to Kiss the Dead again? Why?

    I have listened to this book 3 times so far and will do so again. I love the series, and the speaker is wonderful!


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the characters.


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

    No


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

    When things are good don't poke at them! You may not like what falls out!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sheryl phila, PA, United States 07-10-12
    sheryl phila, PA, United States 07-10-12
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    "SHEA !! FROM PA"

    DISAPPOINTED/// BULLET BOOK 19 WAS DISAPPOINTING UNFORTUNATELY THIS ONE WAS WORST. IT WAS A WASTE OF MY CREDIT ! KISS THE DEAD WAS DISAPPOINTING.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dixie PALM HARBOR, FL, United States 07-10-12
    dixie PALM HARBOR, FL, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "So Bad I want a refund"
    What would have made Kiss the Dead better?

    to have bought a different book


    What could Laurell K. Hamilton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Relied less on sex and actually have written a story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candace ALVIN, TEXAS, United States 07-02-12
    Candace ALVIN, TEXAS, United States 07-02-12
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    "BLAKE"
    Where does Kiss the Dead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am an Anita Blake fan. I enjoyed it, the reader was GREAT


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kiss the Dead?

    Love the background sounds,


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

    Gives it more life and a better idea than just reading it


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ismael Roanoke, VA, United States 06-27-12
    Ismael Roanoke, VA, United States 06-27-12
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    "Dissapointing"
    Has Kiss the Dead turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO I WILL TRY HER NEXT BOOK AND HOPE IT WILL BE LESS PORN AND MORE STORY LIKE THE BEGINING OF THIS SERIES


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LeeM Redmond, WA USA 06-26-12
    LeeM Redmond, WA USA 06-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "background soundtrack ruined this audiobook"
    What would have made Kiss the Dead better?

    remove the background mood music. I am hearing impaired and it made it very difficult to hear the narrator. I can hear voices with ear covering headphones, but the added music made it very difficult to hear clear enough.


    What three words best describe Kimberly Alexis’s performance?

    solid, clear voiced (when not competing with music)


    Any additional comments?

    I sincerely hope that this is not the new trend in audiobooks. If it is, it needs to be an option and not the only version available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-25-12
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    "Typical for the series"

    I have really enjoyed the Anita Blake series, but find myself getting a little bored with it. This book was pretty typical for the series, with nothing really new. It wasn't bad or boring, just nothing exceptional. If you have never read a book from this series, you really need to start with book 1 or one of the earlier books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Titus Durham, NC 06-18-12
    Titus Durham, NC 06-18-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Back to the old Laurell K. Hamilton (for awhile)"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To some I would. I would be embarrassed to recommend it to others.


    What other book might you compare Kiss the Dead to and why?

    The first half of the book relates to the style of the first 5 book in the series. No metaphysical sex. The second half regresses to her more current style.


    What about Kimberly Alexis???s performance did you like?

    She is great! No negatives.


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

    Rated XXX


    Any additional comments?

    I get bored with Hamilton's sex scenes and up the speed of the playback through them. The detailed description is not needed for the story and is repetitive.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Shoemakersville, Pa 08-06-12
    Christopher Shoemakersville, Pa 08-06-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story, mangled by a horriable narrator."
    What did you love best about Kiss the Dead?

    I've physically read every book up till this book and the book prior and while I honestly enjoyed the narrators depiction of Anita in the last book while she was away from home now that she is home with her menagerie of men...i want to throttle her(and not in a sexy rough way). She audibly rapes the listeners ears for over half the male cast(and all you long time readers know that the MALE cast has grown significantly). I particularly cringe like it's nails on a chalkboard every time she tries to use "her" Micah voice. She gave him this bad BAAAAAAD attempt at a woman trying to do a stereotypical Scottish accent and it pulled me out of the book like a high speed car impact every time he came into a scene. Love the series and if she's the narrator for the next one then I'm just going to go back to the paper version if I'm going to be able to enjoy it without pain again.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kimberly Alexis?

    ANYONE


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

    The best long term supernatural lover/killer is back and this time the threat is too close to home...it's bad narration!


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura El Paso, Texas, United States 11-24-12
    Laura El Paso, Texas, United States 11-24-12
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    "Love Anita Blake series"
    What did you love best about Kiss the Dead?

    The story and Anita Blake cool.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anita Blake she kicks butt and a strong woman.She is a great U.S. marshal.


    Which character – as performed by Kimberly Alexis – was your favorite?

    Anita Blake


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

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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