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Publisher's Summary

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind - a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

©2009 Faith Hunter (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Nominee - Judges' Award for Best Paranormal Audiobook, 2011

"A new, strongly unique voice in the dark fantasy genre." (Kim Harrison)

"Hunter's very professionally executed, tasty blend of dark fantasy, mystery, and romance should please fans of all three genres." (Booklist)
"Khristine Hvam portrays Jane with an adventurous-sounding voice edged with a twang.... Hvam’s voices for the Louisiana locals whom Jane learns to love and respect.... augment an intriguing story with hints of Native American mysticism." (AudioFile)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Really interesting new series to me!

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

She really brought the characters to life with different accents, I think she really suited the story & characters.

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

Yes, though I couldn't due to work :(

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Good 1st book

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the book. Interesting hearing animal thoughts. I was a little worried that Jane was somewhat dense. I would have followed Annie a lot sooner. I kept thinking, why isn't she following Annie. Anyway, good first book in a new series. I'm looking forward to reading next in series. Narrator did a good job!

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Fast Paced Apocalyptic Zombie-ish meets Vampire Thriller


How do I add oh and Native American Shapeshifter's in the title without it getting any longer? The book is fast and the characters are enjoyable but I found at times they were disrespectful. If you set a book where vampires have a culture as you're hired by the vampires you kind of need to respect that.

It is a fun read at times but did also end in a way that said I am clearly the first of many books so but more.

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Fantastic Start to A Series

I'd heard great things about this series for years but wasn't sure I wanted to add yet another obsession. Too late. Half way through the first book I knew I wouldn't be satisfied until I'd read everything by Faith Hunter. Jane Yellowrock is a fascinating character, flawed and mysterious. Her world is large and filled with shiny things. It took me all of 5 seconds after finishing the first book to buy book two.

The narrator is also amazing, bring the story completely to life. I'd listen to anything she did.

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Too many inane descriptions

I found that everything was described in intricate detail, so much so that it slowed whatever momentum or excitement that might have, otherwise, developed.

I fear I shall have to give the rest of the series a pass. I'm just not patient enough to truly enjoy this.

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Good story, I would recommend

Though I'm not a huge fan of the narrator I feel like the story manages to supersede it. I started it once before but the narrator got me to lose interest, but later I picked it up and finished it and decided it was a good book

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  • Marla
  • Independence, MO, United States
  • 06-07-15

What a Great New Paranormal Character!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This would be a great book to any of my friends who love paranormal books. This is not the typical vampires and werewolves story. So this would be a change of pace for those friends.

What other book might you compare Skinwalker to and why?

I couldn't really compare this to any other books. It's a cross between Kim Harrison's Rachael Morgan novels and Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie novels. Because you have a paranormal hunter with a dash of a non-human talker, such as Chet the dog.

What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

She was perfect except once and a while you could tell when she stopped reading and restarted later as it was recorded.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This would be a difficult book to film since so much of it is done internally through thoughts..

Any additional comments?

If you love the paranormal this is a good one, you just have to listen for yourself.

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YELLOWROCK "ROCKS"

Where does Skinwalker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great first book for a Series to start with. Narration was off the charts and there were so many different characters and languages.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jane - she has interesting Cherokee heritage and the way her mind works.

Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but she rocked all those different characters and languages with precision.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction, but I laughed at Jane and Ricky Bo's interactions and when she kicked his butt.

Any additional comments?

I did get tired of Jane's "It's my fault" theme. It ain't all about you Jane, but I love you anyway.

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  • Bob-o
  • CHARLESTON, SC, United States
  • 05-06-15

Pretty Good!

I enjoyed the story overall, though more Jane, than beast. I dont think it was necessary for Beast to talk the way she did, I really think it distracts from the story. I kept finding myself thinking of, or doing something else. The story just couldn't hold my attention while Beast was talking. It would have been better if the authot told us that Beast talked in pictures, scents, and basic feelings. Still liked the story very much though. As for the narrator, she does an excellant job with everything except the southern accents. Sometimes Jane had an accent, and sometimes she didn't,. Regardless it wasn't a North Carolina accent, especially an Appalachian accent, and her New Orleans accents weren't even close. I figure if you don't know the accent, you just shouldn't even try, even if the narrator was raised somewhere in the South and truly does have a Southern accent, then she should have just stuck with her own, and had character voices using her accent, after all she really has a very nice voicel

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Good story

Exceptional story; Kept my interest to the end.
With a great writer like Faith Hunter and narrator like Khristine Hvam I look forward to the rest of this series.