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You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble kins treachery and malevolence, and honored my duty to conceive a royal heirall for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness.

While I may have rejected the monarchy, I cannot abandon my people. Someone is killing the fey, which has left the LAPD baffled and my guardsmen and me deeply disturbed. My kind are not easily captured or killed. At least not by mortals. I must get to the bottom of these horrendous murders, even if that means going up against Gilda, the Fairy Godmother, my rival for fey loyalties in Los Angeles.

But even stranger things are happening. Mortals I once healed with magic are suddenly performing miracles, a shocking phenomenon wreaking havoc on human/faerie relations. Though I am innocent, dark suspicions of banned magical activities swirl around me.

I thought I had left the blood and politics behind in my own turbulent realm. I had dreamed of an idyllic life in sunny L.A. with my beloved ones beside me. But it becomes time to wake up and realize that evil knows no borders, and that nobody lives forever even if they're magical.

©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Random House

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wonderful story. Both of her series are awesome! !

keeps you captivated throughout. I have been an avid reader of these for quite sometime

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What happend to Laural Merlington ?

What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington’s performance?

This is not the same Laural Merlington that read the other books, her voice is too shrill, she sounds like she does not care about the story, she sounds lazy

Do you think Divine Misdemeanors: Meredith Gentry, Book 8 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Does not matter since there is a book 9

Any additional comments?

Please find another reader, because I don't know what happened to Laural Merlington voice, maybe she is tired of Meredith.

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  • Dy
  • Jackpot, NV, United States
  • 06-12-14

Would have been good, but...

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who doesn't mind the "slutty" and numerous sex scenes should enjoy this book. Not for me, I gave up romance novels a long time ago.

What was most disappointing about Laurell K. Hamilton’s story?

All of the extremely descriptive sex. I thought the book was a fantasy novel or I would not have bought it.

Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

All of the characters were equally well performed by the narrator.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Divine Misdemeanors: Meredith Gentry, Book 8?

I omit all of the porn, and just leave a hint of what transpired between the characters.

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Book 8

Entertaining story with interesting characters and intriguing storyline and plot. I found the action scenes attention grabbing. The narrator did a great job.

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  • JODI
  • BATCHELOR, LA, United States
  • 09-17-12

Divine read

This was a great book I enjoyed every minute of it. The narrator was wonderful she made every character come alive and each character memorable and individual.

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  • Sandy
  • Elizabeth City, NC, United States
  • 06-14-12

Great book

Would you consider the audio edition of Divine Misdemeanors: Meredith Gentry, Book 8 to be better than the print version?

NO!!! Because you only get 1/2 the book on I had to buy the printed version to read the other 1/2.

What other book might you compare Divine Misdemeanors: Meredith Gentry, Book 8 to and why?

All of the Meredith Gentry books are great.

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  • Tina
  • Woodstock, AL, United States
  • 05-25-12

I love Meredith.

I've read /listened to every book in this series and have enjoyed all of them, even this one, even though it lagged a bit for me (did she really have to have sex every time she saw one of her men????), but it was still worth the credit for me.

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  • Mirit
  • Henderson, NV, United States
  • 04-20-11


The first seven books in the series are fun and spectacular. This latest one takes off on a very different tangent than the other books and leaves A LOT of questions lingering for answers since Swallowing Darkness. I had a very hard time getting through this book. I would never have started the series if this was the first book... harsh, but true. Hopefully the next book goes back to its roots.

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  • Rory
  • NEW JERSEY, United States
  • 12-06-10

Divine Misdemeanors: Meredith Gentry

All of the Meredith Gentry books were GREAT! I'm still waiting for he next one come to come out. I wish Laurell could write faster. LOL You wont be sorry when purchasing any of her books.

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  • Candace
  • Chattanooga, TN, United States
  • 08-06-10

the book is okish hate the narrator

She is breathy and praticaly moans through the "dirty" parts. A waste of a good credit. I will not be getting any other books read by Laural Merlington. And this series I feel has came to and end, Laurell Hamilton is having trouble keeping her books about anything other than just having lot of crazy sex.