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The Killing Dance Audiobook

The Killing Dance: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

In The Killing Dance, vampire hunter Anita Blake finds herself the victim when a $500,000 price is put on her head, and the two men in her life - a vampire and a werewolf - aren't helping the situation.

Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

©2009 Laurell K. Hamilton; (P)2009 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"Anita Blake, vampire hunter, is now herself a hunted woman. Who put the $500,000 price on her head - a man or a monster? It's not just her own skin she needs to save; the rivalry between her werewolf boyfriend, Richard, and Marcus, the other alpha werewolf in his pack, has come to full boil. And there's always Jean-Claude, the vampire who's been waiting for just the right moment to slip inside Anita's head and heart. Don't assume anything, though - Hamilton's probably got a few more surprises in store." (Amazon.com review)

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    So far this book is my favorite in the series. I didn't get bored once. I'm not going to say that I'm thrilled with the ending, but I don't want to spoil anything so I'll remain silent. Can't wait for the next one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 08-26-12
    Patricia Boynton Beach, Fl, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2017

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    "WOW"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Killing Dance to be better than the print version?

    The only word can use is WOW!!!!!!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Killing Dance?

    The scene with Anita and John-Claude in the bathroom.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As above


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Anita wanted to save both Richard and John-Claude


    Any additional comments?

    This is a MUST read book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-30-15
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    "Love Laurell K Hamilton novels!"

    Loved it! I have love all six books so far. Ready to download book 7!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kelly Madill, OK, United States 12-21-13
    kelly Madill, OK, United States 12-21-13
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    "awesome"
    What made the experience of listening to The Killing Dance the most enjoyable?

    The sound effects


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a great read i love this books.


    Which character – as performed by Kimberly Alexis – was your favorite?

    Anita Blake


    Any additional comments?

    I love this books i have have most of them in hard back. The only thing that makes me mad is u can't find 5 of the books in the series narcissus in chains, cerulean sins, incubus dreams, micah, and danse macabre.<br/>

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patsy G. 10-08-10
    Patsy G. 10-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Read the series"

    Love this series..... begin with book one.... Anita Blake kicks butt first, then takes \name...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret highland, MD, USA 02-02-10
    Margaret highland, MD, USA 02-02-10 Member Since 2007
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    "My favorite of the series"

    I enjoyed this book more than her earlier ones, and much much more than her later ones. I enjoy going back and reading the Anita Blake series up until about Blue moon...and just lost interest in the direction she had taken. Out of all this has to be my favortie one though.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Halbrend 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The killing dance"

    I really enjoyed this book and the series overall has been very entertaining. Light easy reading/ not to deep. Perfect

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Front Royal 09-03-12
    Catherine Front Royal 09-03-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story line at a great pace."
    What made the experience of listening to The Killing Dance the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy the narrator (Kimberly Alexis) without whom the story would have been good but nearly and memorable.


    What other book might you compare The Killing Dance to and why?

    I thought that "the Killing Dance" was similar to Mistral's Kiss. Both had the same feel to them. Almost too much a like.


    Which character – as performed by Kimberly Alexis – was your favorite?

    Anita of course with a close 2nd as Johan-Clud


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcus Anderstrom 07-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "a strange story"

    as a whole it's not bad story but the characters make some odd twists with very little explanation. Anita choices as a whole seem to make less sense then they've had in previous books. as stated before not bad but a bit of a messy ending.

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    Adrianna Roseville, CA 07-13-17
    Adrianna Roseville, CA 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "My Favorite Anita Blake Novel"

    The Killing Dance is my all time favorite Anita Blake novel. The only book that rivals it is the first one, Guilty Pleasures. What I love about this book is the relationship between Anita and Jean Claude. I have read this book at least three times, and I often revisit the bathroom scene with Anita and Jean Claude. It is well-written, and I feel the angst, love, and tensions between these two people just learning to trust and love each other.

    Simultaneously, I start to dislike Richard in this novel based on how he treats Anita. It is interesting to reflect on who he is as a person compared to how he progresses in the later novels, especially in terms of Asher. Richard's character is too one-dimensional in this book.

    The fight scenes between some of the villains, such as Marcus, Reina, and Gabriel are not something to miss. Anita is a strong woman that kicks ass no matter how much the odds are stacked against her.

    My most recent reread was with the audio book via audible.com. Kimberly Alexis is an amazing reader. She does all the voices so well, and the music productions during some of the high-tension scenes makes me feel like I am listening to an old-fashioned radio show.

    Any fan of the series, or even newcomers, should give this book a try. You will not be disappointed. It represents Laurell K. Hamilton at her best, and it sets up storylines that will occur in later books, such as an adventure with Edward.

    On a side note, I love the title. It is very fitting, and the reader will find out why as they learn more about the history of Richard's pack. Even on this third reading, I found myself surprised by some of the outcomes at the end of the book. Hamilton is a master of suspense, romance, and fantasy. This is an exciting read that you do not want to miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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