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The Killing Dance

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,727 ratings)

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

Critic Reviews

"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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Sound effects

I enjoyed the story. The story line is good and action packed but the sound effects are aggravating and nerve wracking

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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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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.

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  • Gigi
  • Washington DC
  • 12-14-15

Good story but odd production

The story is great like the rest of the series hit the audio production is a bit odd. Like the confused audio books with a radio/ audio show. One narrator but with background music and sound effects. While the narrator was okay, the sound effects were a detection to me. I don't think I will purchase any more from this part of the series.

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  • Patricia
  • Boynton Beach, Fl, United States
  • 08-26-12

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!

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  • Shaylee
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 08-24-10

Sound Effects?

I really like this book. It's one of my favorite in the series and I had an extra credit so I thought I'd listen to it. The narrator isn't bad. She does Jean Claude in a good French accent, which surprised me. I did NOT like the sound effects. They took away from the dialog and made me think of B-movie suspense moments and bad porno music. It doesn't ruin it, but i was glad I read the book before I listened to it.

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Anita?

I listened to all 6 in order. I was suprised by Anita's choice and maybe a little disappointed. I suppose it is a matter of opinion. Overall very entertaining.

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Favorite

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.

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Love Laurell K Hamilton novels!

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

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  • kelly
  • Madill, OK, United States
  • 12-21-13

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.

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