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Download The Taste of Night: The Second Sign of the Zodiac Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,595 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vicki Pettersson Narrator: Allyson Johnson Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Equal parts Light and Shadow, Joanna Archer must fulfill a destiny she never wanted. Once a photographer and heiress to a casino fortune, she is now dedicated to the cause of good . . . but susceptible to the seductions of evil. A deadly virus is descending on Las Vegas - a terrifying plague unleashed by the powerful overlord of Zodiac's dark side: Joanna's father.

Chaos and panic grip Sin City as agents of Light fall prey to the terrifying epidemic. Death reigns supreme - and Joanna stands at dead center of an epic and terrible war long foretold, the last hope of a damned world.But first she must somehow conquer the malevolence that grows all around her . . . and within. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/18/2014

    " Heart wrenching - read this in one day... couldn't rest until it was finished. Fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Brookes | 2/18/2014

    " Another great book in the series! Very well told and her descriptions are outstanding. Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chad | 2/15/2014

    " Took this on vacation as an emergency book - it was really bad. Couldn't finish it. I really wanted to like it - I really did and I admire the author for creating a heroine and new world. I just can't get beyond a hero that continually puts people in dire straits (her troop, a little girl, a would-be boyfriend, an old boy friend...) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/12/2014

    " 3.5. I felt that as a whole the book was engaging but had some plot holes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/30/2014

    " Review: The Taste of Night "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina Martinez | 1/29/2014

    " This was a fantastic read! At times I wanted to punch Jo in the face. It seemed she never wanted to be part of the team and wanted to do things her own way no matter what cost. I really enjoy Hunter's character and would hope that they are able to develop something more. I doubt that will happen though because of her love for Ben. Ben is her first love, and the one who always gets her pulse racing. I kinda hope she gets over it and builds a relationship with Hunter. He understands her, and does not fear her. I don't think Ben would understand her shadow and light sides. Can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 1/26/2014

    " Wow, another fabulous book in this series! Looking forward to the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/9/2014

    " I really want to like this series. I like that it's set in Las Vegas although I really feel like they could do more with the city. The whole superhero group versus supervillian group is fun and I really like that the membership levels are fixed and new heroes come in when old ones are eliminated. However, I just can't get into the books. They're too long and somewhat unfocused at times, which is a style of writing I find particularly annoying. This series would make some interesting movies. Probably better than the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilynn | 1/1/2014

    " Give up the love of my life for Super Powers hmmmm? Still a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Smith | 12/26/2013

    " Re-read - originally read summer of 2010. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LadyCroft86 | 12/12/2013

    " To much bad dialogue, bad story and bad main characters for me to finish. But I really tried to like it, just not my thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/7/2013

    " I liked this second installment, revenge is a nasty business.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dona | 10/26/2013

    " Borrowed from my friend Janet...was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Topher | 9/30/2013

    " 2nd book in the series. I like the idea of "superheroes" organized into troops (like cub scouts or brownies), and their lives documented in comic books. Otherwise....well, thats really all thats going for it. Good beach reading though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 8/21/2013

    " kept my attention the whole way through the book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susie | 8/2/2013

    " I didn't finish this one. I liked the first one, but the second one just couldn't keep my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 2/20/2013

    " Great sequel! Still not getting bogged down in the mythological world she created. Again no having to go back and explain what has already happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 4/27/2012

    " A nice bit of gratuitous violence (and some sex) with the superheroes based in Las Vegas. A few of the themes are belaboured somewhat, but it all adds up to an easy, enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/26/2012

    " 2nd Zodiac ser, much better than 1st, v good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrice | 3/14/2012

    " The main character is growing on me though I still don't quite connect with her. The plot is always interesting and well developed. I'm curious to see how the next sign works itself out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 10/29/2011

    " The main character gets on my nerves sometimes but the story is fantastic. Love the whole series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/13/2011

    " I enjoyed the second book as much as the first. Action packed and sexy with enough plot to keep you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/19/2011

    " I enjoy the synopsis of this book and really enjoy the characters portrayed. There was plenty of action and twists in the story. I really hope the series continues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " 5th in Zodiac ser, best one yet!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 3/16/2011

    " I think this might have been my favorite one so far. Of course it had an ending that made me groan because I want to keep reading and the next one doesnt come out for a couple months! Of course I have it preordered and am eagerly awaiting the next installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 2/17/2011

    " And now I must wait an eternity for the next one... ahh! I'm so glad things were made clear in this novel. I think I would have flipped. It left me a little confused at the end, but that's a good thing. Will just have to wait... ugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 2/14/2011

    " Love this series but the covers need to be a bit better. They look very dated and in fact are not

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 12/14/2010

    " ok, so I thought the last one was my favorite but I think that this one might be. Joanna is really starting to get a grasp on her life...as much as she can with all the craziness in her life. I liked this one because she finally got a say so in all of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rémi | 12/6/2010

    " Cant wait for the final book to this series. Book 5 in Pettersson's Zodiac series answers a lot of questions we were left with at the end of City of Souls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikka | 10/23/2010

    " What a great edition to an already amazing series. My only complaint is the cliff hanger ending, that leaves you wanting more. Can't wait for the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrice | 7/19/2010

    " I liked this one better than the others. Joanna is becoming more her own person than being jerked around by everyone else. I like where the story is going too. There's always those cliffhangers in this series though. It kind of makes it feel like each book isn't a complete story by itself. "

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About the Author
Author Vicki Pettersson

Vicki Pettersson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac novels, a six-book urban fantasy series set in her hometown of Las Vegas. Though she'll always consider that glittering dust bowl home, she now divides her time between Vegas and Dallas, where she's learning to like good Tex-Mex (easy) and the Dallas Cowboys (easier than you'd think).

About the Narrator

Allyson Johnson is an actress and singer who began performing in her hometown of Chicago at age twelve as coanchor of Bubble Gum Digest, a weekly children’s television news program, for which she won an Emmy. After earning a degree in psychology from Brown University, she moved to New York where she became a social worker before shifting to a career in television and radio. As a professional voice-over actress for more than twelve years, Johnson has recorded countless commercials, promos, audiobooks, narrations, and animation series.