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3.00012356929921 out of 53.00012356929921 out of 53.00012356929921 out of 53.00012356929921 out of 53.00012356929921 out of 5 3.00 (64,741 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Narrator: Kimberly Alexis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781101079461
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Learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead and killing the undead in Guilty Pleasures, the debut novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marybeth | 8/30/2017

    " I had this book in paperback and lost it. I am rediscovering it again. This is the book that started it all. Anita is such a strong female character. The by play between her and Jean Claude is entertaining. The master of the city makes me glad that vampires aren't real. She's downright scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 HonoRaven | 4/14/2016

    " I adore this series, especially the first half a dozen books. The plot is full of believable characters, without being overly obvious as to the ending or how the mystery will be solved, and it pulls you right in (without much of a struggle in my case). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magan | 2/20/2014

    " I have never heard of this author or read any of her books. If you liked the True Blood series you will like the Anita Blake series. I just can't get enough of the books, thank goodness there are 21 of them to read!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy Shaffer | 2/1/2014

    " This book was kind of scary. In a good way, I mean. And not really what I expected at all. I knew it was contemporary horror, so I figured it was something resembling The Dresden Files or Buffy. Which it was. Except I didn't expect it to be so...dark. From what I'd heard, I'd expected Hamilton's book to be the kind of horror that's so sex-drenched it takes the edge off things that *should* be scary to anyone that's sane. And with one of those wise-cracking snarky protagonists like Harry Dresden or Buffy. Only I didn't find it particularly sexy at all, and Anita Blake doesn't do much snarking. None of this is in the way of criticism, mind you. I like a heroine who takes her situation seriously and is intelligently frightened by it and keeps her head and gets the job done. And having her be genuinely menaced by "friend" and foe every other page doesn't inure you to the dangers she's in. The book's not long enough for that. Plus, the main character is herself pretty dark. Re-animating the dead for a living? How icky is that? In an intriguing way, I mean. The one thing I was not fond of in the Blake-o-verse: the fact that everyone's aware of vampires and other supernatural creatures. When it comes to my fictional "kinks", I want a world where the supernatural is considered debunked and its dangers lurk in the shadows, only known to a select few. In other words, I want a fictional word that by all appearances is the scientifically skeptical world we all live in. Because I read these kinds of books (fantasy, horror) so I can imagine that the supernatural exists around me in the world I see everyday. And I don't live in Anita Blake's America. I know that for certain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/28/2014

    " First book in a really big series... I love it because it's not Twilight. It's the original vampire/werewolf love triangle. It's horror, suspense, erotic... love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicky Junge | 1/23/2014

    " I actually liked this book a lot more than I expected to! A friend referred it to me, and it sounded vaguely Buffy/Twilight-esque, but it was definitely not like Twilight thank goodness. More like a Buffy/Blade mash-up with a female, cop-version of Dean Winchester thrown in, which is MUCH more my style. I saw that a lot of people tagged this as romance which doesn't describe this book by any means, but the farther I get in the series I suppose will tell. The reason I give it a 4-star not 5-star, is because the ending was one of those "happens-really-quickly" ones, and that's a slight pet-peeve of mine. Other than that, I would recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 1/14/2014

    " Glad that I finally started this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T. | 1/5/2014

    " One of my favorite series, Anita Blake is great! Witty, great character development, fun storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 12/28/2013

    " This book is not at all what I thought it would be but it was pretty good as this genre goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debby | 12/17/2013

    " Need a vampire series? Here ya go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 11/29/2013

    " Loved it! Love this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Gerhart | 11/12/2013

    " This book was simply amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/27/2013

    " I'm on a vampire kick and I quite enjoyed this book. Although set in St. Louis it had the feel of a southern novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 10/24/2013

    " I keep trying to read this series but the author's descriptions of people and property is distractingly superficial. Also, I don't like the way her writing is punctuated with sarcasm. This is something I would only read begrudgingly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Summers | 10/18/2013

    " Really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrative was amazing, yet I felt like I was missing something. So, I have the paperback copy now lined up in my "to read" pile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/6/2013

    " Fun! I like this series better than the Stackhouse novels. These don't feel as juvenile. The books are short, and who doesn't love vampires, werewolves, and a badass, weapon toting chick? Fun, easy reads. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Qasim | 4/27/2013

    " Total Waste of time. The Characters felt cookie-cutter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Hellige | 10/30/2012

    " A friend recommended this series to me and although I haven't read all of them I did enjoy the stories and the fact that they are based in St Louis made them even more attractive since that's where I live "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Imke | 10/11/2012

    " I have recently reread this book and thought it was great. It is a good introduction to Anita Blake and some of the main characters of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 7/7/2012

    " If you like the paranormal..werewolves, vampires, necromancy and a little erotica this is the start of a good series but by book 9 or ten,can not remember, the actual writing is deplorable. Instead of suspenseful, edge of the seat writing, it becomes writing just for shock value. Sad! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dovile | 5/17/2012

    " It's well written, it's just personally not my type of vampire novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Hallford | 4/19/2012

    " love her anita blake series!! the Merry Gentry series is great reading as well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Boatright | 2/27/2012

    " Amazing author! I love both series!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 7/7/2011

    " I love this series & all of Anita struggles in life, one can only hope to have a faction of her men! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jammie | 5/24/2011

    " Trash and violent vamp murder mystery! LOVED IT! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 5/22/2011

    " See Margot's review from 9/29/09...it expresses my every thought. I might continue this series...provided I finish all the other books on my ever-growing TBR list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 5/22/2011

    " The start of a beautiful relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cbristabelle | 5/20/2011

    " I just this series....can't wait to read all of the books. A++ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/19/2011

    " This got me going on the whole series. Trashy, with a violent and bluntly honest protagonist... loved it. I wouldn't say it's an intellectual read, but if you read for fun and relaxation like I do, and don't mind the occasional vampire and descriptive sex scene, this is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/18/2011

    " This is the first of the Anita Blake series and I have to admit, once I read it I was hooked. It's urban fantasy meets crime investigation which I have found myself to be quite the fan. Action-packed from the beginning, there is truly never a dull moment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawntelle | 5/18/2011

    " I finally had a chance to read this book after several recommendations. So glad I did. Great storytelling and the characters felt real. I'm definitely reading the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T | 5/18/2011

    " Finished it but couldn't see how Jim Butcher's writing instructor thought his 'voice' was similar to Laurell Hamilton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jolina | 5/16/2011

    " Anita Blake my favorite ass kicking vampire slayer. "

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About the Author
Author Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels as well as twenty acclaimed Anita Blake novels. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

About the Narrator

Kimberly Alexis is well known for her reading of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, including The Laughing Corpse, Skin Trade, and Guilty Pleasures.