Review: Halfway to the Grave – Jeaniene Frost narrated by Tavia Gilbert

October 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Happy BookerBy Jeaniene FrostNarrated by: Tavia Gilbert

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 11 hour(s) and 17 min.
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. (March 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003F238J0
  • Goodreads.com synopsisHalf-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father; the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner; are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her new found status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Tavia Gilbert did an amazing job narrating Halfway to the Grave, she brought to life the personality of each of these amazing characters. 
Generally speaking, I normally don’t enjoy paranormal romance. After reading a couple of books that were recommended to me, I was forced to rethink my position on the genre.  I think my issue was not with paranormal romance,  I was simply reading the wrong books. Halfway to the Grave was a perfect mixture of romance, excitement, and an exhilarating plot.


One of the things I enjoy most is when I find a book that contains characters that I would want to know, that I would want to hang out with. I was so happy to have found this in this first novel in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. Although Cat, the heroine, is the strong female character that I always look for in novels that I read, it was Bones, her vampire boyfriend that stole the show for me. Biting sarcasm, dominant masculinity, and his own brand of integrity  made his character stand out to me. 


I thought that the Frost’s writing was brilliant, setting up scene after scene of nail-biting suspense, not to mention some truly heart pounding sex scenes, that successfully brought this story to life. My highest compliment to this book is that before I turned the last page, I had already bought the rest of the series that are available and am planning to finish them all before starting on anything new.


I’ve read so many reviews about this book, and I’m so glad that I followed the recommendation of a couple people who have similar tastes as me to read this. I would certainly recommend this series not only to fans of paranormal romance, but also to fans of urban fantasy that haven’t found paranormal romance to be to their liking. 


Rating: 5 – I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. 


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