Release Date: First published May 1, 1998
Format: Audio MP3 by Penguin Audio; Abridged edition (January 7, 2010)
Pages: 392 (Mass Market Paperback) / Audio Length: Approx 10 hours
Narrator: Kimberly Alexis
Source: Library Borriow via Overdrive
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Date: April 25, 2013
Rating: 2 bookmarks
Synopsis: Anita Blake is a vampire hunter. But when someone else sets his sights on her prey, she must save them both from the inferno.
This series is definitely crossing into the world of Horror for me. In addition to the killing, there's dominance, rotting vampire corpses, humiliation, rape, torture, etc. This whole book seems centered around Anita and Jean Claude making deals to try to keep the members of the Council from harassing and raping Vamps, and all the types of Were's, men and women alike. Yuck. Then the never-ending power struggle between Anita and Richard, who has turned into a completely different character by the way, it just one more thing that made my eyes roll. I'm a little mad that Richard's no longer any better than that Jean Claude. Oh well.
Kimberly Elise is good as always, but the story line takes over and it's almost a mute point if she's a good narrator or not. Personally for me, this series has gotten a little bit worse with each book. I'm stopping now before I'm at the point of not liking them at all.
What do you think of this series? Do you love it? Hate it? Or are you like me, you just gave up on it? If so, when did you stop reading? I'm curious to know!
Happy Reading & Listening,