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The Lunatic Cafe Audiobook

The Lunatic Cafe: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 4

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    luvs2read 08-02-14
    luvs2read 08-02-14
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    "Blame the rating on Audible"
    Any additional comments?

    First let me say, I loved this book and this narrator. Unfortunately I HATE the narrator they replaced Kimberly Alexis with in the more recent releases. Audible in it's infinite wisdom will not set up a way for me to get those books out of my "recommendations based on previous ratings". Because I rated the early books so highly they feel that they HAVE to recommend the later books in the series based on those ratings. I've emailed Audible asking for a fix for this and got no response. At this point I don't think there is one book in my recommendations that I haven't already read/purchased someplace else or that I cannot stand the new narrators. So in order to get some new recommendations had to go back and trash a whole bunch of books that I love. This truly sucks and is something I did NOT want to do. I'm blaming this on Audible.

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    DANI BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, United States 11-07-13
    DANI BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, United States 11-07-13 Member Since 2013

    Hi, I enjoy paranormal romance. Once I start a series I like to continue it through. Anita Blake is my favorite. I'm granny mom. Reading is.

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    "are they really shapeshifter's"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lunatic Cafe the most enjoyable?

    Edward and his no nonsense. He pops up everywhere


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lunatic Cafe?

    Anita when she killed Alfred. Edward when he picked the lock of cell he and Richard was in


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Anita had to tell jean Claude Richard proposed and she said yes, jean Claude did go ape shit. Now she has to date both men.


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

    When Anita kicked both jean Claude and Richard out her apt.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm loving Anita Blake and these 2 men.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Johnstone Somerville, MA, USA 04-29-13
    Morgan Johnstone Somerville, MA, USA 04-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Greatest!"
    Would you listen to The Lunatic Cafe again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again because it is one of my favorites.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was all of the shape shifters and anita is the main character after all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was at the Lunatic Cafe with the fights.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend you read the others that come before this first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kyra 12-19-12
    Kyra 12-19-12

    Read, Learn, Dream, Wonder, Question. Never Stop.

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    "Fairly good story, stupid sound effects"

    The story it's self wasn't bad. It was enjoyable in fact. Except for the several occasions where the random sound effects would drown out the narrator. This book specifically looses nearly a whole paragraph of action due to the sound of a dog barking over the narrator.

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    Amazon Customer Sanford, NC, United States 08-15-12
    Amazon Customer Sanford, NC, United States 08-15-12
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    "Intriguing and entertaining,"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lunatic Cafe the most enjoyable?

    I read the books and hearing the characters come to life was fantastic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lunatic Cafe?

    The introduction of Marcus and Raina at the cafe itself, with the mood setting and undertones, it really shows the authors abilities to engage the reader.


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

    Kimberly Alexis really gives a voice to Anita, this story is written in the first person and she does an excellent portraying the emotions that Anita feels and move easily through the changing of characters.


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

    Yes


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    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-17-12
    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 07-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!

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    "Great book"

    I think the story is grate and the Narrator is getting better. However I think these books may be a little over priced compared to others I have already purchased. Considering I am paying $15 bucks a month for this service (the one token a month is a joke) and this series is 18 books long, I am not really sure it is worth it. This maybe my last series with Audible, I think I may go back to reading it myself.

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    dee 02-25-12
    dee 02-25-12
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    "Love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lunatic Cafe the most enjoyable?

    So far all the books have been great. Im actually a romance reader and thought thats what these were, but they are not. But Im hooked. Love them!


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    Ryan D. Gilbert Huntington Beach, CA USA 02-18-10
    Ryan D. Gilbert Huntington Beach, CA USA 02-18-10 Member Since 2017

    RiddleofSteel

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    "Skip this if you are a fan of Anita Blake"

    I started this series in the later books, and I usually go back and listen to the first books if I can. This was an instance where I should have left good alone.

    The writing itself was not very polished on every level. The plot was weak and for the first time in a Luarell K. Hamilton story I found myself bored. Add to that the tedious self analysis Anita seems to do every single step of the way.
    Quite frankly, if this was the first book I read for this series, I would never have read any others.

    The single most annoying thing is Anita herself. Anita is such a cliche in this book, that I found that I couldn't stand her. She is SOOOO full of herself all of the time, I just kept thinking what an absolutely terrible girlfriend she would be. Everything was about her, constantly. This made the rest of the characters, especially anyone interested in Anita, seem so flat.

    I will say that this review is bias because I'm coming from the perspective of having listened to the newest books. I will say that if you are a current listener to Hamilton's books and are thinking about listening to the early books, save yourself the heartache.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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