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Kitty and The Midnight Hour Audiobook

Kitty and The Midnight Hour: Kitty Norville, Book 1

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Kitty Norville is just your average, everyday Disc Jockey, except for the fact that she turns into a werewolf every full moon. But that werewolf bit is a secret, at least until one night she starts taking calls about the paranormal and stumbles into hosting a popular, syndicated advice show for the supernaturally gifted (or afflicted). Things are going great with the new show — at least until a hitman tries to kill her on the air. But after talking her way out of being murdered, and charming the hitman to her side in the process, Kitty has to find out who's really behind the hit...while at the same time unwillingly assisting the police in an investigation of suspicious deaths which look like the work of a werewolf. Untangling these two mysteries would be complicated for anyone, let alone a DJ out of her depth, and it's all made even more complex by werewolf clan dynmaics, the vampire clan eager to get the werewolves away from their turf, and a preacher who claims he can cure supernatural afflictions.

To pull off the first-person narration of a talk show DJ in an audiobook, it's essential to capture the feel and sound of the talk show host just right. If that was a challenge for narrator Marguerite Gavin, you'd never know it; she sounds so authentic as DJ Kitty Norville, you'd think she was a DJ herself. This is partly due to Vaughn's witty dialogue and strong authorial voice, but Gavin brings a little something extra to the role that you wouldn't necessarily get when reading it off the page. The several "Midnight Hour" talk show bits in the book sound pitch-perfect in depicting both Kitty's hosting persona and the callers' personalities and neuroses, thanks in large part to Gavin's excellent pacing and injection of attitude and sultriness into the role.

For fans of Sookie Stackhouse's adventures or contemporary urban fantasies, this one is a no-brainer. But even if you don't normally go for that kind of thing, Kitty and the Midnight Hour deserves a spot in your listening queue. It's just plain fun, and Gavin's talents shine throughout the narrative, making it one of those audiobooks that'll have you wishing your commute was a little bit longer so you'll have the excuse to keep listening. —John Joseph Adams

Publisher's Summary

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station---and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success. But it's Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew.

©2005 Carrie Vaughn, LLC; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Fresh, hip, fantastic.... Don't miss this one. You're in for a real treat!" (L. A. Banks, author of he Vampire Huntress Legends series)

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-26-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2017

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Kitty is my type of girl!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If they like this genre of books,,,then yep!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her time on air during her shows...she is a great DJ!


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

    I love MG...I listened to all the Rachel books and she was awersome, and that was one of my draws to this series....


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

    I practically did!! lol


    Any additional comments?

    I was iffy on this book at first, but because MG narrates it I tried it...the reviews were not great, but not bad...so I just bought book 1...after the first 3 chapters I bought book2 and am planning on buying a few more before this sale ends....I like Kitty...she is cool!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-10-12

    Serene

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    "A fun light hearted quick listen"

    I won't proclaim that this book will change your life in anyway, but if you are looking for a good light listen about werewolves mostly, with a few vampires thrown in, this one is a good one. My favorite parts were the actual radio show sections, I really enjoyed the calls and responses from Kitty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 12-30-11
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 12-30-11 Member Since 2016

    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one. ~George R.R. Martin

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    "Terrible."

    From the discription I thought this might be good, but I could barely finish an hour of listening. I hated the main character she was whinney and snively. And to me the sex scene was basiclly rape. Not my idea of a good story. After only one hour I have vetoed this auther for life.

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 10-15-11
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 10-15-11 Member Since 2013

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    "Grateful to anthology for finding Carrie Vaughn"

    I purchased "Wolfbane and Mistletoe" a while back and Ms Vaugh's character of Kitty Norville, was in one of the short stories. It was really good, so I thought I would start listening to the series. This first book didn't disappoint, I know I will be purchasing the books in this series. I'm so glad that Audiable offers Anthology's, we get to listen to both authors we know and learn about new ones. Can't wait to get book 2.

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    Welch 09-02-11
    Welch 09-02-11
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    "Are you kidding me?!"

    I expected so much more. There was too much of a dominance theme in this book. Sorry I just can't see this I personally found that theme very disturbing. I got this book because book 2 had a high reviewer rating and I don't like to come in mid series so I purchased this one first. Won't be purchasing the sequels.

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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 07-06-11
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 07-06-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Not so great"

    I'm afraid I agree with Andrea of Canada that these characters were pretty one-dimensional and the werewolves were so, well, wolf, that I had a hard time relating at all. I needed more human elements, less dog.
    And the instant acceptance of werewolves and vampires without any difficulty or doubt seemed forced and artificial.

    The radio talk-show format left me cold because I didn't care about the callers who were just that...callers.

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    Kathy lena, MS, USA 02-15-10
    Kathy lena, MS, USA 02-15-10
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    "This was pretty good."

    This was pretty good. If you like this then you'll love Illona Andrew's work.

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    Garry Cornwall, ON, Canada 09-06-09
    Garry Cornwall, ON, Canada 09-06-09
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    "I liked he 1st book"

    I liked Carrie Vaughn's first book in this series. Marguerite Gavin, is an excellent narrator which dramatically increases the enjoyment. I am going to listen to the next book in the series and hope Audible carries the rest of the series. It was great fun to listen to Carrie Vaughn's story "Kitty and The Midnight Hour."
    I recomend this book, it is a great adventure story.

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    Book Addict 02-05-10
    Book Addict 02-05-10 Member Since 2016

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    "Really enjoyed it!"

    When I first saw the listing, the title led me to think this would be "fluff" - I am glad I took another look and decided to listen, as I really enjoyed this book! Don't let the title fool you - this is a great supernatural Sci Fi read!

    Maguerite Gavin is a great narrator - love her on the Kim Harrison "Witch for Hire" series - and she didn't let me down as Kitty.

    I just finished The Midnight Hour, and I am already downloading the second book! Looking forward to Kitty's next adventure!

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    EGrace Edina, MN, United States 11-25-09
    EGrace Edina, MN, United States 11-25-09
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    "Great narrator, almost literature"

    Almost Chick Lit. Has sociological study value. The narrator is perfect for this reading. I think one of the better values available in audible.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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