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The country's only celebrity werewolf, late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard, not seen. But when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, her face gets plastered on national television. Kitty has been in hot water before, but jumping into the D.C. underworld brings a new set of problems - and a new set of friends and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; a super-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a paranoid, Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.

©2006 Carrie Vaughn, LLC; (P)2009 Tantor

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Kitty Series

I have been enjoying this series, although I think I enjoy "The Hallows Series" by Kim Harrison a bit more. Its definitely in the same vein, so if you have run out of Rachel books and are looking for something similar, this series may be it. I do wish it had a little more humor tied into the stories, but they are overall enjoyable.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Very Good

I bought this because I like Marguerite Gavin's Narration on Kim Harrison's Hollows Series Books so much. Anyway, I have enjoyed the first two books in the series and plan to listen to the rest.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Good Paranormal story

Good storyline,if you like sci-fi & parnormal stories this is a good series... Kitty goes from a scared little submissive wolf to a strong willed and very independant alpha wolf.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Helen
  • Austin Texas
  • 02-19-10

Great characters!

A whole new set of characters in Washington DC...and Kitty meets and greets them all! Lots of political and ethical controversy...takes animal testing to a whole new meaning. Kitty has to appear in DC for a congressional hearing...and trouble surrounds (as usual)her. Fast paced and fun!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Kitty Has Grown On Me

My Initial Reaction...
I've grown to really love Kitty with Kitty Goes to Washington and I'm excited to be getting to know some secondary characters a bit better too! Some (Cormick!), though, remain too elusive!!

The Narration...
I feel about the same as I did with book 1 about Marguerite Gavin's reading of Kitty Goes to Washington - a solid B+. To reiterate what I said in that review - she's IS Kitty. Perfect. She has the voice you'd expect a radio talkshow host to have. And then she's ok with the other characters - the male voices inparticular sound like a woman doing a male voice, rather than a true male voice. But they're distinct and it's easy to get comfortable with her reading. I'll be continuing with an audio read of this series for sure.

The Characters...
When I first started book 1 I did not like Kitty, because she was just so submissive. But by the end of that book she had really grown and I'm happy to report that the new Kitty has MOSTLY stuck with Kitty Goes to Washington. I did feel like we saw a bit of her squeemishness rearing it's ugly head, but to be fair she spent four years as a submissive wolf and that's going to take some time to work out of your system. And she's not exactly in the best situation for building confidence. Kitty's been called to appear before the US Senate as a principal witness for their investigation into supernatural beings. So yeah, the girl's got every right to be a bit squeemish!

One of my complaints in the previous book was that I just didn't get a good feeling for secondary characters and I have to say, Kitty Goes to Washington did much better on that front. It helped that we saw some repeat characters - like her lawyer, Ben - who, BTW, can I just say I ADORE!! He's everything a lawyer should be but never seems to be, plus funny and so fiercely loyal. I remain, however, extremely frustrated about Cormick. I know the plot is gradually taking us towards them hooking up - it has to be! - but I really want to know this guy better. He shows up just enough to keep me interested and curious but not enough to really know him. I do like that he seems to be on Kitty's side and there was one moment in particular where I really liked him and Ben for being there for her.

The Story...
The story for Kitty Goes to Washington kept me glued from beginning to end. Kitty's been called to Washington to testify before the US Senate as an expert on things that go bump in the night. The politics and uncertainty about everyone's agenda kept me anxious, particularly about Kitty's testimony.

But, thankfully, Kitty Goes to Washington wasn't all politics. It was also Kitty trying to navigate being a lone wolf. Not having a pack is rough, particularly on full moon runs. But on top of that, Kitty constantly has to enter unknown territories - in Kitty Goes to Washington this element is heightened by a warning she gets from the local vampire queen, Giselle, that it's dangerous for a lone shifter in Washington. So Kitty's staying with a Vampire - not that she really had a choice - dealing with government bigwigs, and trying to navigate the shifter community. I really enjoyed all the new characters we were introduced to though her time in Washington and found those interactions some of the most enjoyable.

I do have one BIG complaint though. My favorite part of the first book was that HUGE sections of the book were told through Kitty's radio show. I loved that. It was so unique and fun. And it was so missing in Kitty Goes to Washington We still had her show, but it was really such a backdrop to the book, rather than front and center like before. To be fair, Kitty Goes to Washington covers a much shorter time-span, meaning less radio shows and a lot happens that doesn't make sense for the show. So I can't say this made me not like the book - but I did miss it, a lot.

Concluding Sentiments...
I'm loving Kitty and, like in book 1, Kitty Goes to Washington managed to grip my attention and pull my emotions all over the place. I'm looking forward to reading book 3!

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 10-28-12

Kitty has grown stronger! I'm proud!!!!!!!!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Kitty Goes to Washington the most enjoyable?

It was a great story and MG portrays it perfectly...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kitty of course...she was kinda weak in book one...but she has grown sooooo much just in book 2....this is shaping up to be a great new series for me...I already downloaded 3-5!!! lol

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved when Kitty saved Alette....she was brave, and so kind....Kitty is a great person!!!

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

I would have if i could have!! lol

Any additional comments?

I am so glad I gave this series a chance...now after book 2 I am sooooo hooked....and Marguerite Gavin as the narrator is just a plus!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Elisabeth
  • STANTON, CA, United States
  • 08-23-17

Learn to Pronounce Lycanthropy

If you could sum up Kitty Goes to Washington in three words, what would they be?

'Lots of fun'. This is a really fun UF series with were-creatures, vampires, psychics, and who knows what else that lurks out there.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kitty Goes to Washington?

Kitty endures a really terrible experience, but turns the tables and takes control of the bizarre situation. She does this in an unexpected way.

Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

I think she does a really good job performing the characters but her mispronunciations drive me nuts. Where is the editor?

Any additional comments?

I think the idea of a radio talk show host involving the supernatural is a fantastic and original idea. Carrie Vaughn get points for that alone.

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2 stars and I'm being generous

I think this Kitty series has a chance of growing into something interesting. But this book was not it's champion. To me it was extremely boring. There were a few sparks but nothing caught fire.

The book is based around the Senate hearing for Paranormal research. The author seems to have researched the process and it reads like a real court transcript. And by that I mean it's boring.

Now there are a few things I liked. The introduction of Estelle and her very small covent was interesting. I am curious of what may happen with Kitty and the wolf hunter. But I didn't care for Kitty bedding the first shifter who is nice to her. Personally, it hard to relate to such a weak female lead. She still steps back to let a male protect her. And did I mention she is very nosey. How are you going to be a nosey scared-y cat?

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Coming out of the Closet!

A wild ride! Kitty makes friends with a Vamp ? ? ? Kitty has to go to Washington to appear before an investigative committee. Vampire hunter's, vamps, werewolves, and a club for "weres" of other species besides wolves. It is a great and entertaining book!

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I like where Kitty is headed!

Kitty Norville is a lone wolf, traveling from town to town to host her radio show, The Midnight Hour. Ever since she left her pack and lost her best friend TJ, she feels alone and a little afraid. Not being sure what will become of her future, Kitty continues to play advocate for the lost and helpless vampires and lycanthrops alike through her talk show. When a Senate Comity is brought forth by a “scientist” who is searching for continuation of his funding for curing vampirism and lycanthrops, Kitty is called in to testify as an expert. Expert in what, being a wolf? So off Kitty goes to Washington...

Kitty really stirred some trouble in book one, Kitty And The Midnight Hour, which is what almost got her killed and introduced to the incredibly hot Cormac Bennett. She outed the supernatural community! The majority of the public still believe it's a hoax for the talk show, but the government and conspiracy theory folk don't think so. Kitty has no idea how far this scientist Dr. Paul Flemming has gone with his research, but she is about to find out, and not be a happy person. When she arrives in Washington, she is met by her attorney friend Ben O'Farrell. When Cormac appears the next day as security for the proceedings, all is complete in Kitty's world. She has back up if needed (although a little questionable at times) and her honest and brave Lawyer Ben. Let the games begin!

As soon as I heard this jerk Flemming talk about “his research” I knew I wasn't going to like him. Flemming was, or is, obsessed with the sups abilities and wants desperately to figure out how he can harness it to use in live human subjects. He doesn't give a shit about curing them, that was just a cover I think from the very beginning. My paranoid brain went into conspiracy theory mode right from the get go, and poor Kitty wasn't jaded enough yet to see it coming. Good thing for her she was likable and had people close by that cared for her. I loved the were-jaguar Luis, and the fact that he hooked up with Kitty. She needs an honest, strong man in her life, and oh God a Brazilian lover to boot **fanning myself**. Washington isn't like any other city that Kitty is used to, the were's are not part of packs, and the vampires all bow to one Mistress Alette. According to Alette, the were's are a dangerous and unpredictable bunch, and she warns Kitty to stay away from them. But like everything else, this too is not true. As Kitty digs deeper in the Flemming and the local were's, she uncovers the truth, something they have all been hiding from each other and themselves. Kitty Norville is one kick butt character! She is smart, well educated, successful, and knows what she wants. She knows when to lower her head and keep quiet, and she knows when to strike while the iron is hot! Kitty is no one's door mat and I've got the feeling she's just getting started.


Narrator Review


Marguerite Gavin narrates for Vaughn in this fantastic paranormal series. I have had the pleasure of hearing Marguerite before and I absolutely love her! She has such a golden liquid voice and it works perfect for a were talk radio host! I am so glad that Gavin is on board with Kitty's series because I am really digging the new series and now I can relax knowing such a great narrator is on the job!