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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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Love, zombies and family

I have enjoyed all the Anita Blake books. This really shows how to mix life (her life) love and yet kill zombies. Hamilton has surprised me with her stories and how she keeps building Anita's friendships and lovers. 4 more days till the next book and I can't wait.

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Another great book.

A great continuation of the story line. Kept my interest thru the entire story, which is sometimes difficult with a series that this involved. Looking forward to more.

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One of her best

Loved it... maybe because I am polyamorous and there is so little inclusive literature out there... and Ms. Hamilton simply kicks a**

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Anita Fan

I had a feeling the Marmee Noir protected in her own way.
Love it when Edward shows up

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always a good story

I love each and every book that laurel has wrote for the Anita series. I truly enjoyed listening to this one.

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  • Jamie
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 02-16-15

after book 15 paper book is better

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I do not like the music. When a climactic moment starts music is piped in and it takes away from the words. I listen to a lot audio books and every time that music starts I remember that I don't like it.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I've read and listened to all the books. The thing I noticed is in the last seven or eight books is the dialogue is fairly repetitious. It seems like a good part of the book is Anita explaining herself and her lovers. Then her fighting about who is the good guys. I would like more plot and less of that. So this kind of dialogue stands out more in the audio version than the paper back version. Maybe it's because in the paper form I can get through it faster.

What three words best describe Kimberly Alexis’s voice?

Her voice is great. I have no issues with the audio.

Did Affliction inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

I wouldn't mind if the author wrote a series based on one of the clans. I couldn't get into the fairy series but lots of people love that one.

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Best of the more recent books.

This book was, for me, the most enjoyable of the recent Anita series. There was a better balance of story and romance scenes.

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Getting Tired of Poly / bi-sexual preaching

Okay, Okay.. I get it. I get it, "She does" a lot of people. But, the last few books all I hear is nothing but Depictions, Definitions and Justifications of Bondage, Poly Sex, Bi-Sexual, Homosexual acts, etc..... Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy listening to stories with good sex scenes though I do prefer sex I can relate to, but still, a good sex scene of any form is nice, but the writer is making all sex boring and Sooo repetitive. Plus, the characters can't just "have a feel".. it seems each Feeling, look ,or expression, on each character has to be explained, examined and defined, in such pains taking detail. Sigh.. it is just getting old.
I miss the good old days where it was all action packed stories filled with mystery, monsters and magic. Where is the action??? I do not think I will bother with the next book in this series. I miss the good old days (earlier books) filled with action pack stories with good characters with depth.
Only good thing I have to say, is I love the Reader (VO Artist).

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This was better than the last , Anita may be back

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I don't know if it was time well spent or not, I listen at work and I am going to listen to something.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The least interesting thing in this and all Anita Blake stories is the need to rehash things, and that Anita gets an attitude when someone questions her life, but she flaunts it in everyone's face when she has to deal with different law enforcement. Ms. Hamilton also needs to decide if Anita is going to be a strong woman or a whiney little girl, and I think that she needs to stop saying things like yummy, and what flavor of something some one is, and last but not least stop pointing out the differences between men and women its 2014, not 1814.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kimberly Alexis?

I might listen if she were not doing a series, she changed her pronunciation from book to book, may be because there was another narrator for some books and she forgot.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I don't think so

Any additional comments?

This may be the last Anita Blake book for me if the character does not change, the last 3-4 books are interchange. with each other.

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She did it again!

Any additional comments?

I love Anita stories! I always feel like I am walking into a room of friends as I open one of the books.