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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,863 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. D. Barant Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bloodhound Files Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781452678566
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Her job description is the "tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers." What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek's brave new world—one in which only one percent of the population is human—is that a woman's work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day . . .Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she's the best there is in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David's world—one that also includes lycanthropes and golems—is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again . . . Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Snappy writing, a page-turning story and fresh world-building make Dying Bites a satisfying meal of a book.”

    Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Living with the Dead

  • Barant's well-developed world offers intriguing enhancements to mythology and history. Jace is remarkable, strong-willed and smart, and she sets an unstoppable pace. Look for the Bloodhound Files to go far. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • Dying Bites is wacky, unpredictable, fresh, and amazing. I would kill to write as well as DD Barant. Seriously.

    Nancy Holder, author of Pretty Little Devils

  • “Barant’s well-developed world offers intriguing enhancements to mythology and history. Jace is remarkable, strong-willed, and smart, and she sets an unstoppable pace. Look for the Bloodhound Files to go far.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanderer â™” Wanderlust â™” | 2/18/2014

    " Lots of stuff going on in this alternate world but I was really more interested in the bodyguard/sidekick gollem, Charlie. Didn't care much for the heroine or any of the other characters. Not sure if I'll continue with this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/17/2014

    " Wow. This book grabs you right away and keeps you in the story till the final period! Imagination...that's what is so great about this book. Jace is dragged through an interdeimensional portal into a world where magic, pires, thropes and shape changers are the dominant races and humans are the one percenters! She only has to save their world before she can go back to her own...maybe! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 2/15/2014

    " Liked it. It started out pretty good. The story was interesting. The characters were intriguing. There was some good humor going down. I was willing to overlook the flaws. But then the story got a little weak, as did the characters (seeing that they did not develop much), and the ending was rushed. I think I'd give it a 3 and a 1/2 stars. Oh and Jace has more chemistry with (the organ-less) Charlie than she does with Cassius. Plus I was not convinced that Cassius feels all that much, Jace saw grief and regret, but I sure did not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Levina Goon | 2/11/2014

    " Refreshingly new concept with an alternate world filled with vampires, lycanthropes, and humans parallel to our own non-magical one. Loved the world-building by Barant and especially the cast of characters she created: our sarcastic bad-ass human heroine, the stoic vampire in charge, the golem sidekick, to name a few. The novel is filled with action, humor, suspense, and heart. Looking forward to the next in the series!! Almost 5 stars but the ending was a little anti-climatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/10/2014

    " I enjoyed Dying Bites. Jace takes an unexpected trip to an alternate reality, where vampires, werewolves and golems live with humans. A nicely different way to look at urban fantasy. I look for ward to seeing more of the trials and tribulations of Jace, Charlie, Cassius and the gang!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordann Diaz | 2/5/2014

    " Totally awesome! She just needs to get with her boss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 2/4/2014

    " I love a clever, funny, female protagonist. So, I love Jace. The world building is unique enough to keep my interest, and interesting enough to entertain me. I can't wait to read the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Klein | 1/12/2014

    " Very good and interesting twist on the whole Vampire/Werewolf thing. I will be continuing this series, but I do have a nagging suspicion that it might end up being like the Anita Blake series--start strong and then turn into a Harlequin Romance series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Schneider | 12/25/2013

    " 3.5 stars A decent read. Full review is at the blog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Draper | 11/22/2013

    " I have to say that the storyline is very original. The first person style though, is a bit jarring at times and reads like an old Philip Marlow novel. Other then that, good characters and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/17/2013

    " I quite enjoyed this book although I'm ambivalent about the main character; perhaps she was a little stressed over the incredible position she found herself in. Both she and the plot improved enough in the second half of the book to make me interested in continuing with the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Kearney | 9/14/2013

    " Action packed,witty,likeable characters (I love Charlie!) and an interesting take on the urban paranormal genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie | 8/14/2013

    " If I could give a 3.5, I would. I liked the world building and the golems (Charlie's great); interesting preternatural character choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 7/5/2013

    " I really liked the difference in history between their world and ours. I'm excited to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♥ Ashleigh ♥ contrary to popular belief im not actually mad! | 5/3/2013

    " i really enjoyed reading Dying Bites. i found that jace's humor was really funny and i loved the way she acted, she has major gonads. some parts where pretty gory, but otherwise i thought this book was a great read with a interesting end, cant wait till i read the next one :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karyogini | 4/27/2013

    " MORE! :) I like the whole parallel universe concept. And the fact that the heroine is a human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 3/22/2013

    " Witty and unexpected. Lots of plot twists and action, worlds are lost and worlds are saved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 3/12/2013

    " It has the requisite sassy, smart, butt-kicking heroine, but with a refreshingly unique sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura STEWART | 1/7/2013

    " Funny & edgy...great lead character, supportive roles designed to engage interest! Fantastic, fun, and challenging read! Will be looking forward to the sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deyara | 10/19/2012

    " Paranormal alternate history with mysteries and serial killers and legends and inter-dimensional travel. What doesnt this book have?!? Great world-building and likeable characters, very enjoyable read. Ooh, and it has golems! Loved Charlie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 9/15/2012

    " Just couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franny (The Reader's Edge) | 6/27/2012

    " Love this series. I highly recommend it to Urban Fantasy Fans. "

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About the Author

D. D. Barant is a pen name of Don DeBrandt, a Canadian science fiction author who also writes under the name Donn Cortez. As Barant, he has authored the Bloodhound Files series, which includes Better off Undead and Death Blows. His books have been published in Germany, France, Italy, and Russia in addition to North America.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.