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Publisher's Summary

With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town - a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human. But is he a vampire - or something else entirely?

Bite into another Morganville Vampires novel.
©2011 Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (P)2011 Tantor

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"[Caine] can deal out amazing plot twists as through she was dealing out cards." (Charlaine Harris)

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Cynthia Holloway is perfection

I admit I was worried that this series had started to run out of steam after reading the tenth installment, Bite Club, but I’m happy to say that the latest Morganville book put my mind at ease. Last Breath offers lots of surprises, reveals, action and emotion that make it one of the most satisfying of the series so far. Literally no one is safe this time from Morganville’s latest threat where the twists just keep coming. I couldn’t have predicted any of the events that occurred this time around, and I love that Rachel Caine is taking so many exciting risks with her characters and providing such a juicy storyline this late in the series.

This time around in Morganville there’s a new threat that even has the vampires scared. Vampires are disappearing left and right and Amelie fears that the dreaded enemy that has hunted them for years has finally found them. It’s interesting to learn about this new threat and what makes it so powerful and lethal to everyone in Morganville. Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael are facing a huge challenge, and I was holding my breath to see how they would come out of it. Through multiple narrations of Claire, Michael, Eve, Shane and Amelie, we get more character reveals that give a new insight into our favorite Morganvillian’s. There is also plenty of Myrnin as well and he plays a key role in this book.

The characters go on quite a journey this time around. And the relationships they have built with each other and the other members of Morganville really make the events that occur that much more touching and meaningful. There is just the right amount of time spent with each character to move the story along and keep things interesting. The beginning of the book really threw me off track with how I expected the story to go, and the action just kept ramping up. There are plenty of emotional and romantic scenes though that balance out the drama and suspense. In fact, some of the biggest insights and vulnerabilities of the characters are revealed this time around.

This is the third installment I’ve read via audiobook, and I think this is now my favorite way to experience this series. The narrator, Cynthia Holloway, does an expert job with the characters. From Myrnin to Amelie, Claire to Shane, all of the character voices are distinct and believable. They match up very well to the character voices in my head, and the narration conveys the appropriate amount of emotion and intensity.

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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 10-12-12

My favorite out of the series

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

Yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of them, each character has grown in their own unique way and its awesome to listen to Cynthia portray the characters, she does an amazing job!

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

Yes, she is the best choice for this series, she puts so much uniqueness into each character and their voice and emotions.

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

Absolutely YES!

Any additional comments?

I actually cried during "one" chapter in the book. The way it was written and portrayed had the tears flowing. I have never reacted to a book in such a way before. This is by far my favorite book out of the series.

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Take a deep breath!

Fantastic new addition!!! this book just rocked from beginning to end, this series keeps getting better and better.
A total vindication for Shane(I really didn't like him much until now) my man Myrnin... still Myrnin, and continues to be my favorite.
The phrase" just when I thought I was out.. they pull back me in"" has never been more fitting with action that barely lets come out for breath -before it draggs back in.
I loved, loved it.

Another Terrific performance by Cynthia Holloway, excellent job with all the different points of view.

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great

this was edge of seat listening. Time for the next one! What will happen hmmmm?????

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luv it

luv it. could not put it down had to buy audible so I could listen while driving

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Awesome!!!

This is by far the best book in the series, cannot wait to read the next one.

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nice change

Nice change up in the food chain of Morganville. stories get a little boring so its nice to have this brief change.

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  • Andrea
  • HIGHLAND, CA, United States
  • 07-29-13

OMG wow wow wow!!!

What did you love best about Last Breath?

What wasn't there to love? there is always adventure, always something new to go head to head with. This one really threw me for a loop I never expected this one.

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

I tend to laugh with the adventures and funny little things they do. this one made me want to cry.

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keep up the good work, being enjoyment to my drive to and from work and anywhere else I can steal some peace and quite for myself.

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  • christa
  • san bernardino, CA, United States
  • 07-16-13

Had me hooked!!!

This book was the best one in the series in my opinion. I really enjoyed it listened to it in about a day could put my ipod down. The story was gripping and had you wondering what was going to happy next. The narrator is a great story teller. The writer did a good job on this book, yes it's young adult but still a good listen.

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  • Karen
  • Gainesville, FL, United States
  • 04-10-13

Is this really Claire's last book?

this is one of her best books. For much of it I wasn't sure if Claire would live or die or turn vampire. I won't give away what happens, but it had me on the edge of my seat.