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Download The Harlequin: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Narrator: Cynthia Holloway Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Malcolm, head of the vampire Church of Eternal Life, is no particular friend to Anita Blake. So when he shows up in her office, to ask for her help against creatures so feared that no vampire will willingly speak their name, Anita is surprised. But she believes him. Malcolm may not be a Master of the City, but he's an old and powerful vampire, a leader of men, and he does not easily ask for help - especially from Anita and Jean-Claude, whose power Malcolm considers corrupt. That was the first warning of The Harlequin.

The second warning is presented like a gift, left where she'd be sure to find it, with Anita printed on the box. Inside, carefully wrapped in folds of pristine tissue paper, is a white mask, utterly plain. The fact that it's white, Jean-Claude tells her, is the good news. White means they are only being watched.

The flow of power that connects Anita Blake with Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the City, and with Richard, Ulfric of the werewolves, has been growing and changing, increasing exponentially. Their power seems to have attracted attention, and it's a kind of attention no one would desire. Jean-Claude and Richard need to be strong allies now. Nathaniel and Micah need to give all their love and aid. And Anita will need to call on Edward, whose utterly human ruthlessness in her defense makes him the right man for the job.

Anita Blake has the authority to pass judgment on vampires. The Harlequin have the authority to pass judgment on her. It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you've been contacted.

And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be under sentence of death. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maureen | 2/20/2014

    " This book had a little more of a plot than the previous two, but it was still fairly thin and underdeveloped. There were no random sex scenes. Everything sexual fit with the context of the story, which is a plus from previous books. Again there was a lot of talking about what to do without really doing it. I'm curious to know how things are going to end (if Hamilton ever makes an ending to this mess) so I may continue reading the series despite disliking the recent volumes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merredith | 2/20/2014

    " I have made it to the 15th Anita Blake novel. I think that there is something addicting in these books, because i'm never quite sure why i keep reading them. The first 3/4 of the book moved VEEERRRYYY SLLLOOWWWWLLYYY just like they always do. it's like she's a writer for Lost. There is, however, less sex than normal in this book. The Anita Blake books have of late dissolved into a giant, booklong orgy, with too many descriptions of clothes, and lots of retelling introductions and backstory of what we already know stuck in for good measure. I think she got the message that she was going overboard. when there's more sex than 50 shades of grey, you need to rein it in. but the overly descriptive clothes and backstory intros of everyone every two seconds was still here. plus lots and lots of talking. i don't like anita much, because she is so hypocritical. and richard is his usual annoying self. they're so alike. still, i liked this book because things did happen (they don't always in these books) and the last quarter was pretty good. How does Hamilton keep track of all the powers and rules and things she makes up each time? All in all, not the best ever, but pretty good, and if you've been skipping ahead to try and find a book that isn't just a giant porn, then try this one. Not to mention, we get to see how Edward & his family are doing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenniffer | 1/17/2014

    " I liked the fact that Edward was back in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 1/15/2014

    " Richard really up-set me in this one, but at least he started to be honest with himself and face his issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty~Vhixen | 1/14/2014

    " this is about what the title says...the Harlequin. they come to town, stuff happens....Anita does her thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy Shanks | 1/12/2014

    " This is the first I have read of the Anita Blake vampire hunter novels and I think it is the last. Deffinately strange. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carey | 1/3/2014

    " Gave it a 4 star because of the last third of the book reminded me of the earlier books in this series before Anita's love life became the main focus - and Edward is in this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica `~Blahyze~` | 12/30/2013

    " These books are gloriously addictive and the story just keeps getting better as the books progress. I love how Olaf pays a visit in this book, along with the lovely Edward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Temple | 12/7/2013

    " Those who name must not be spoken allowed flock to St Lois to kill Anita and her special bonds she has with her vampire, werewolf and leapords but knowing Anita that will be hard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Sanders | 11/28/2013

    " One of my favorites so far. Beware, lost & lots of very descriptive sex scenes. I loved it, but not everyone will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 11/22/2013

    " I loved the idea of a secret vampire boogie-man that no one wants to talk about. The idea that some of the most powerful creatures have something they get scared about was very interesting to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Adamson | 5/31/2013

    " This is my first experience of an Anita Blake novel and I loved it; but it's high on the scale of descriptive sex so beware! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey | 2/27/2013

    " could not put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky Ray | 2/22/2013

    " My sister has tried for years to get me to read Laurell K. Hamilton vampire hunter Anita Blake. Last summer I did and I was hooked. Some Anita Blake's story are better then others. I've always read books about strong women kicking butt, and I'm open to any suggestion for other good reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya Higgd | 2/15/2013

    " Not my favourite book but an extra star just because Edward and Olaf are around and because whiny Richard has been dumped !! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise Groves | 1/30/2013

    " i did not like the book. it took too long for the action to really start and was a confusing read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessika | 9/5/2012

    " Another excellent trashy vampire tale perfect for my beach vacation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 7/1/2012

    " I loved this book. I think that Laurell K. Hamilton has an absolute talent for bringing together sex and the supernatural. I love them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelia Sparrow | 6/28/2012

    " Solid Anita book. Less angst, more mystery. My assessment suffers as I am reading books out of order, with many gaps (I take what is on the library shelf) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faticia | 6/16/2011

    " Okay, this was my first book I have read by Laurell K. Hamilton and I must say it was interesting. I think I should go to the beginning: Guilty Pleasures. For uniqueness 5 stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vinity | 5/13/2011

    " I had continued to read after the peak of the series at Obsidian Butterfly mainly just rubbernecking the train wreck, but I can't even stomach that anymore. Someone get this woman some help. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sophia | 5/9/2011

    " The books are getting more and more obscure, I don't think I can even finish reading the series. Maybe one day when I have a lot of time on my hands. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cornelia | 5/4/2011

    " I didn't quite finish it because I realized I just didn't care what happened anymore. I am going to continue reading the series since I do enjoy them. I just hope they get better than this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leann | 4/28/2011

    " This is the second best Anita Blake book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 4/20/2011

    " This one is much better than the last book, Danse Macabre. There is a little more plot in the story and I learned the sex scenes are for the main protagonist to gain more power. And it also introduces a new villian in Marmee Noir. Very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 4/12/2011

    " Enjoyed it. A lot less sex than the last one. Love that Edward and co were back. Also love the story with the mother of all darkness. Will be interesting to see where it goes. The only downside is Richard. Like many other readers I'm getting tired of his angst ridden dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jami | 3/19/2011

    " OMG!(means oh my Gosh) Not the other. But anyways. I loved this one. Anita is always at her best even when she is at her worst. Hells yeah I will read this one again. a series I can't put down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 3/16/2011

    " Many twists & turns but very goood "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 3/16/2011

    " Will Anita Blake ever make it through a book again without nearly getting killed and ending up unconscious in a hospital?

    I was happy to see the return of Edward, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 3/10/2011

    " Wow! There are some pretty intense sex scenes in this one. But is it too much? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/2/2011

    " The "big bad vampires" come to town and wreak havoc. The trio of Jean-Claude, Anita and Richard are tested and in my opinion Richard fails. Richard needs to grow a pair and get over himself. He's getting very tiresome. "

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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

Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, has performed on stage, in film and television, as well as doing voice-over work. She has given her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks.