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The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter backlist lights up the night. In her eighth adventure, Anita Blake can't turn her back on a former lover during the full moon. Especially since he's behind bars - and he's a werewolf.
Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.
©2002 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2010 Penguin

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Loved book - audio is ok

I would have enjoyed this audio book so much more if Penguin would have held back on the dramatic music/sound effects or at the VERY least lowered the VOLUME on them. I had to fast forward over one of the most dramatic scenes at the end of the book because I could barely hear the narrative over the crap! After waiting YEARS for the backlist of LKH books to be released, it's a huge disappointment to have to deal with this. I also wished they could have used the same narrator as the current books just because it's hard to get used to another narrator but that was a much smaller hurdle than the dramatic sounds...

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Love it, but...

Laurell K Hamilton never fails to deliver characters and scenes rich in detail and emotion that let you into the hearts and minds of her creations. The performance by Kimberly Alexis brings the Anita Blake series to audio with great care and understanding of the characters, her talent continues to portray the emotional depth and internal struggles with a skill perfectly matched to this series, but..............The addition of background audio, in this book in particular, is frustrating in some scenes, distracting at times and down right inappropriate and diminishing to the material and performance in others. I would not recomend listening to this audio rendition without having read the book first. The additional audio turns key emotional scenes of this book into the equivalent of a made for t.v. version of your favorite book, watering down the drama and failing to let the origional work shine.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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My favorite of the series

Anita really starts growing and changing in her beliefs and this book chronicles the meat of it. My only problem with this point in the series is this is also when she sort of stops using her necromancy. I'd forgotten just how much I really like this book in the series. I'm still not crazy about the french accent as performed by the narrator, but there's less Jean Claude in this book so not as much of his "voice." Actually, the accent might be pretty decent, I'm just having trouble hearing Jean Claude with such a high tone in his voice, I always imagined it much lower.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Anita is loosing her touch

Would you listen to Blue Moon again? Why?

I love a good vampire story, and I loved the earlier Anita Blake books ! <br/>However as the series progresses I'm liking Anita (and her world) less and less, <br/>Anita starts out as a very strong independent young women who is out to better the world, and she is slowly turning into a love struck young girl who lets her two love interests lead her course of action. <br/>Additionally even in this world of "make believe" Anita's character is becoming less and less believable, some how this young and very petite women becomes both the savior and mostly feared person in that supernatural world, it's almost like one of those old cartoons with bugs bunny playing baseball being the only one on all bases during the game. Anita gets to be top dog for the wolfs, top cat for the leopards, and dominate the vampire world though her link to Jean Cloud. <br/><br/>I really doubt I will spend any more of my time and credits on this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great listen

I really liked this book. The storyline moved along and it really developed the relationship between Richard and Anita. I loved the new characters too.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I don't know...

With every book I listen to Anita gets more and more hypocritical! It's painful! I find myself yelling and my iPhone as if it's Anita "shut up!!!" I am interested in the story but I don't know if I can tolerate Anita! One minute she's like "she wouldn't feel anything if she kills someone or something the next minute she's vomiting and upset that one of the werewolves killed someone!!! Can you say HYPOCRITE!!! I know people are complicated and she's a fictional character but I'm listening to these Anita Blake books and Im getting tired of her and her personality! HYPOCRITE!!! LOL

Also you see some similarities in Asher and Reese (from the Merideth Gentry series)

I dunno I'm getting bored with this series and I'm only on book 8 of 19 :-/

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Anita blake strikes again

what I like most about this series is that a true story is told. I love it

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loved it

this is an awesome book by an awesome writer. the story has so many parts and at the end they all come together perfectly and deliver only as Laurel K Hamilton can do. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves preternatural fiction

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awesome! but very sexual! i liked it!

loved it the sexual tension finally boiled over into a magical mess of amazing power and forgiveness!

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I love this whole series

I love this whole series but I really need to know when narcissus in Chains and the next four or 5 books will be coming out on your system