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Publisher's Summary

Vampire hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good. But in The Lunatic Café, she's about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems, especially in matters of the not-so-human heart. Anita has fallen for the leader of a local pack of werewolves. She's survived a lot, but this love thing may kill her yet.
Love in vein: listen to more tales of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.
©2002 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2009 Phoenix

Critic Reviews

"The zombie-raising business gets slow in December, so Anita Blake is starting to see some oddball cases. She's got a neatly typed list of eight missing lycanthropes given to her by Marcus, the leader of the local werewolf pack, who wants her to find them. The trouble is, Anita's occasionally furry boyfriend Richard is locked in a power struggle with Marcus. Jean-Claude, master vampire of the city and Anita's other love interest, is getting jealous as well. To top it off, Anita has to solve some horrific murders and keep her bounty-hunting friend Edward from killing Richard and Jean-Claude. Hamilton alternates between funny and fearsome in this larky series about a monster hunter with a few dark secrets." (Amazon.com review)

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  • Kari
  • Champaign , IL, USA
  • 06-10-10

A great listen

I started this series from the beginning after listening to almost all of the Vamp/Super natural fiction available. I have completed all the Vamp Academy,Georgina Kincaid,Sookie Stackhouse,Black Dagger Brotherhood,House of Night and The MorganVille Vampires to name a few. Being in between any new releases of my many favorites I was looking for anything to tide me over. I am Honestly VERY happy with this series so far. I just finished book 4 and plan to continue. I love the narrator though I see it changes later...I hope it doesn't change things for me. I like the sound effects and music, adds to the suspense. I have discovered that I enjoy the mystery,CSI crime scene and Super Natural combination.... I do miss a little romance but you can't have everything. I hope this helps someone, I always read the reviews and try to decide what I think I will like. Hopefully my points of interest can help another. This appears to be a LONG series and I hope to continue to enjoy them all. Keep you posted. EnJOY!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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book 4

Anita takes on the wearwolfs, the good and the bad ones, and gain much more than she ever thought, great series, I love this series....

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Good, a little to love dove in some parts

It was a little to love dove in some parts but it was necessary.
the narrator did an amazing job!!!
I am definitely looking forward to the next book!!

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Love it

Great Story. This one of my favs, I have enjoyed this whole series. Just wished the few books in the middle were audio. If any knows where to get those not here pls let me know.

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love this series

love this series I go thru it fast and have listened multiple times. I wish there wasn't a gap in the series. audible needs to catch up!

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Yes!! This book kept me on the edge of my seat.

I can't wait to read the next book. Anita is on tough chick , hot subjects to swoon after.

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Well done

A well done version of an even better story. Hamilton's stories adapt well into audio book.

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great book

wonderfully read and love these books one awesome chick you will be binging these no doubt i know i will be

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loved it

loved reading this, loved listening to it more. Each character is well voiced and Anita is flashed out perfectly :)

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Hard Drivivg

Hard to put it down. Sexual but not vulgar. Violence is visual but not over done. People have good depth. You will be drawn into the darkest sides of our nightmares, but released at just the right times.