🎧 Berls Reviews This Side of the Grave

Posted July 14, 2022 by Berls in Review / 3 Comments

🎧 Berls Reviews This Side of the GraveOne Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Huntress #6
Published by Tantor Audio on August 30, 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 6 min.
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library

The grave is one wrong step away.
Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving - leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.
Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity - forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?
Jeaniene Frost, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida. Although not a vampire herself, she confesses to having pale skin, wearing a lot of black, and sleeping in late whenever possible. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, poetry, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking, and traveling - by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.Β©2011 Jeaniene Frost; (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

My top thoughts:

I loved this book the first time around and YEP loved it the second time too. I was pressed for time and ended up listening and even though I really don’t like the narration for Bones’s voice I still loved it. Once again, though, I remembered next to nothing!

What I liked/didn’t like:

I think the thing that is striking me most in these later book rereads is the way I hadn’t read any of the night huntress books and wasn’t thrown at all by the developments that had happened outside of Cat and Bones’s world. Like Dense plays a pretty significant role in this book – thanks to things that happened in Night Huntress – and that never bothered me before that I didn’t know what had happened?

That said, I enjoyed this villain so much. He’s just the definition of evil and I like that, FINALLY, we’re not having a bad guy that’s all caught up in Cat. I mean yeah he gets fixated on her, but not because of who she is or some major supernatural power play… just because he’s evil! And a ghost bad guy is super brilliant. I’m also interested in the things that are happening with Cat’s old team – but it reeks of political plays and schemes. Normally I find that interesting but right now I’m exhausted by politics so I don’t know if I’m going to enjoy that story line as it progresses in the next book.

Narrator thoughts:

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I really do not enjoy this narration. Tavia Gilbert delivers a fine performance for everyone EXCEPT Bones. And for Bones it’s just awful (for me). I know part of this is that I have such a clear picture of Bones in my head and it just doesn’t even come close to that picture. But I also just think she really missed the mark on who Bones is and thus the accent is all wrong. That said, everyone else is fine and at least I was able to get through the book in time for our chat.

5 stars Flipping Fantastic

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