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Affliction Audiobook

Affliction: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 22

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Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake.

Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed.

Micah's estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about "zombie disease".

Anita makes her living off of zombies - but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes....

Where will it stop?

Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.

©2013 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Amazon Customer BRONX, NY, United States 07-03-13
    Amazon Customer BRONX, NY, United States 07-03-13
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    "A much better Proformance"

    This book was a much better performance than the previous "kiss the Dead" published by the author, the Narrator Kimberly Alexis did an excellent job with voice narration bringing to life the characters we all know and love.

    the story plot over several books within the series have become less cohesive; has many of the characters are changing from their Norms i find that they are evolving into less ideal and easily compromising versions of themselves, I find that some of the primary characters are not who i thought them to be.
    Micah for example, i was greatly disappointed in Micah, not for the violence he use to gather the animal groups to Him, but for having sex with the many women of these groups.the relationship between Micah Anita and Nathanael was the most loving and balance relationship of the group. i felt like i was lied to by Micah, setting him on a pedestal of ideals, thinking his orverall commitment to the relationship between him. Anita and Nathanael was one of faithfulness were Anita and Nathanael been the only one for him mind, body and soul. but finding out that he like so many of her other men will sleep with anyone if the situation presents itself.

    Affliction was a great improvement to the series, but the overall story seems a repeat of previous books, only placed on a grander scale, i believe the series should come to an end soon before it becomes a greater disappointment to its fans.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Afchicky 07-19-13
    Afchicky 07-19-13
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    "A bit disappointing"

    I'm a big Laurell K Hamilton fan and I love the series but I did a lot of eye rolling with this one and wasn't disappointed when it was over like I usually am.
    Pro- Lot's of Edward, he really makes a story POP, I love when he's in it.
    Con- The whole book is stretched out about zombies and Anita being a Necromancer,(BUT she never does anything with her necromancy!) I even kinda liked the whole going with the fad of the zombie apocalypse but it was done poorly. For the main, incredibly annoying fact that she NEVER uses her powers. The whole book it's like if Superman decided to only act like a sex crazed Clark Kent against the bad guys.. and then the last page of the book oh ya... I'm a necromancer so I guess I'll just lower my shields and poof fix everything in one paragraph that took a whole book to talk about.. jeez.. That was the worst ending ever.
    The book would have been MUCH better with her using her powers throughout the book and the character interplay with that, not just the cops not liking her because she has sex with no many men *eye roll*

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Traci Akron, OH, United States 11-08-13
    Traci Akron, OH, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Sexy"
    Would you listen to Affliction again? Why?

    I love anything by Laurell K. Hamilton's. Her creation of Anita Blake reaches out to my interwoman that I am in charge. The book explores a different avenue into the lives of St. Louis and capativating as usual.


    What other book might you compare Affliction to and why?

    I had a hard time putting this one down like her book Black Obsidian.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All - love the visualization she gives to the sex and the violence.


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

    When Micah discovers that his father is living the same life he does. This moment echos to me "why have I waited so long to see my family?" My other favorite part was the visual in the wording of the first zombie apocalypis.


    Any additional comments?

    I suggest anyone interested start with book1 and read them all.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bennie 07-25-13
    Bennie 07-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "The best in a while."

    This was surprisingly good. I have read (listened) to all the Anita Blake books. This book goes back in nature to some of the earlier books. It has less of the tedious hour long sex scenes then most of the later books. Kimberly Alexis is quite good as normal.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    EA Biggers 07-07-13
    EA Biggers 07-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "AWESOME ANITA BLAKE STORY!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, definitely! I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The added bonus of the extra sound affects was great! I wish more audio books would add these listening touches to their books! The storyline by itself was still great! I'm a big Anita Blake fan and I'm so glad this one lived up to the Anita character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Affliction?

    It's got to be when Anita was comforting Micah in the hallway - even though Anita was so angry with him, she was willing to put off talking about it and instead comfort him because of his dad's illness. She winded up talking to him about it anyhow, but only since he talked her into telling him what had her so upset.


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

    I've listened to all of the Anita Blake books and Kimberly has done an excellent job with each and every one of them. Her voice is smooth and is so easy to listen to.


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

    Yes I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting but it was way too long to do this with - so I listened to it over the course of 3 days.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book - if I was going to say anything negative about this book it would have to be that sometimes it tended to take on a "classroom lecture series" throughout the book - very interested but a little too preachy at times. But I still loved the book!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne 07-05-13
    Yvonne 07-05-13
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    "Hamilton is BACK"
    Would you listen to Affliction again? Why?

    Yes I will. I enjoyed this book a lot! Couldnt stop listening! Zombie Apocalypse, Action, action and More Action!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Affliction?

    Death is the Stopest Stop there is....


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

    Kimberly just IS Anita Blake! Nough Said!


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

    Def! except for sleep I nearlt did just that = )


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the credit/Money = )

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffani The Woodlands, TX, United States 01-04-14
    Tiffani The Woodlands, TX, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Why did I do it?"

    I vowed that I would never purchase another Anita Blake book and I wished I had listened to myself. Poor Anita. She used to be a heroine, but now she's just a pathetic, big-boobed, un-likeable, female (can't think of a better noun) who can't decide who to have sex with next.

    There is no doubt that Laurell Hamilton is a talented author, but holy poly-amorous, paranormal characters, Batman! Can we stick to the plot, please?

    Seriously, how many law enforcement officers do YOU know who spend this much time talking about sex? How does she get any work done when every, single time she enters a new station, she has to do the whole I-don't-want-them-to-know-but-I'm-going-to-do-everything-I-can-to-out-myself routine? There was even one scene where they spent a good 10 minutes discussing Anita's love life, but when the love life of the other woman in the room came up, that discussion was shut down with a simple, "That's none of your business."

    Sadly, the actual story underneath all of the unnecessary crap is interesting, but there are other authors out there who can do paranormal that is just as interesting without including all of the stuff that is really none of our business.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michele TROUP, TEXAS, United States 07-04-13
    Michele TROUP, TEXAS, United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Yummy as always!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Affliction to be better than the print version?

    I always enjoy her books in audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Affliction?

    Hard to say without giving any spoilers.


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

    Anita


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Kimberly Alexis has always sounded to me like what I think Anita would really sound like. I really liked the story, it felt developed nicely. This was a great listen!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    E. Papin ST. CHARLES, MO United States 08-10-17
    E. Papin ST. CHARLES, MO United States 08-10-17
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    "Best Anita Blake in a while"

    There was a lot of action in this book that is all bloody fantastic. Of course there was sex and her emotional roller coaster. But for old Anita fans...she's back in this one

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    Jeannette D. 06-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Anita Comes Into Her Own!!!"

    Anita is truly the star of this story. l found this a refreshing change from the usual.

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