Friday, February 23, 2018

Audiobook Review - One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Huntress #2
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date: October 20, 2010
Date Read: January 29, 2018
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes
Source: Purchased
★★★★☆
You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won’t let her get away again.
My Review

I am having a lot of fun with my audio re-read of this series.  It has been a little more than five years since I read this book the first time so it was definitely time to revisit this wonderful story.  This was a book that once I really got into the story, I didn't want to put it down.  I ended up listening to the whole audiobook in just a couple of days and I think I liked the book even more the second time around.

I do have to admit that I had a bit of a rough start with this book.  This book begins several years after the events of the previous book where Cat left Bones to protect him.  She is working her government job that she took to protect her mother at the end of the first book.  She is very good at her job and has a good team working around her. 

I learned something very important while listening to this book.  I like Bones a whole lot more than I like Cat.  So much more.  Bones wasn't around for the first part of this book so it was all Cat.  I missed Bones.  A lot.  As soon as Bones entered the story again, my enjoyment increased dramatically.  If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you that I loved Cat and Bones.  I discovered that I do love Bones but Cat has the potential to drive me a little crazy at times.  Maybe by the end of my re-read of the series, I will love her just as much as Bones.

There are quite a few really important developments in this book.  Bones and Cat are reunited which is a very good thing.  Cat is in some danger which is not so good but Bones is able to help keep her safe since he is back in her life.  We do also get to meet some other important characters including Cat's team and some of Bone's friends and acquaintances.  There are some pretty intense action scenes and some scenes that are more than a little hot. 

Tavia Gilbert does such a great job with this series.  She really brings both Cat and Bones to life.  I love the voice that she used for Bones and think that the accent is perfect.  All of the characters are very easy to distinguish with each voice used being unique and very believable.  She handled a wide range of emotions and a lot of different types of scenes with ease in this book.  I had no trouble listening to this book for hours at a time.

I do highly recommend this series to others.  This is the second book in the Night Huntress series which really should be read in order since each book builds on previous events.  I can't wait to continue my re-read of this amazing series!

The Night Huntress Series

Book #1 - Halfway to the Grave - My Review
Book #2 - One Foot in the Grave
Book #3 - At Grave's End
Book #4 - Destined for an Early Grave
Book #5 - This Side of the Grave
Book #6 - One Grave at a Time
Book #7 - Up From the Grave - My Review
About the Author

Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author whose works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the Broken Destiny series.  To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her. Jeaniene is represented by Nancy Yost at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

32 comments:

  1. Oh I had a great time with this series

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  2. I should pick up this series again and at least finish it. Cat and Bones remain one of my favorite urban fantasy couples.

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    1. Yes! I think that this series gets better and better as the books progress.

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  3. Oh my word. I LOVE this series, but add the audio, and it's even better. I like Bones more than Cat, too, but I did love the beginning of this book.

    I also think the narrator does a wonderful job, and I like how she does the cockneyed accent as opposed to the upper class one. It shows so much attention to detail regarding the book.

    Great review!

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    1. I love the accent that she uses for Bones. It is perfect. I think that the audio is really adding to the whole experience.

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  4. That's interesting how you had a different impression of Cat this go around. She drove me nuts the first time through, but not so that I hated her. I do love the pair together and the surrounding cast of characters and the plots. Tavia Gilbert is a favorite narrator.

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    1. I didn't hate her or anything but it was really obvious to me how much more I like Bones. He is great!

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  5. Maybe I should look into the audio of these. I've read the first book and enjoyed it. It's been so long though . . .

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    1. The audio is really well done, Wendy. I do recommend going that route if you have the chance.

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  6. I did not read more than book 1, but after finding true love in audio...maybe it would work :D

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  7. I LOVE this series, but have been reading it so super slowly, it's been years oops. I finally bought the next book I am up to in this series, so hopefully I can continue this year

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    1. I have severa series that I am slowly working my way through sometimes that is the best way to go.

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  8. This sounds awesome - no idea why I haven't already started this series!

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    1. You are in for a treat when you do get the chance to start reading it, Lauren.

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  9. So many great series that I really want to start! :) This one is high on the list!

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  10. I love this series and really want to do a re-read...eventually!

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  11. You're rereading the entire series? Kudos to you. I can barely reread one book lately, let alone a giant series. I still really need to read these books. They're on my everygrowing list. *sigh*

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    1. I have several series that I am working my way through again. I don't try to do it quickly or anything.

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  12. I've only read the first book in this series. I should get back into it.

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  13. I love re-reading books, especially if it's been a few years since I last read it. It's so interesting to see if my opinion of the book has changed at all.

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    1. I really enjoy re-reads. It is always fun to see the author setting up events that will take place in later books.

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  14. I love this series too. I have to agree with you that Bones is better than Cat. The issue I have with both of them is their in ability to communicate even in the last book. They still want to go at it alone and not work it out together. I agree that Tavia Gilbert is amazing with this series. I love all the voices she chose for each character. Now you have me wanted to revisit this series (since I'm in the middle of revisiting The Hollows and Kate Daniels, I don't need another revisit right now).

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I am in the middle of so many different series right now. Kate Daniels, Night Huntress, Harry Dresden, Mercy Thompson, and probably a few more...I have a problem.

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  15. I need to pick this series back up. I think I am on like book 3 or 4. Maybe I should go audio :)

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  16. Ooh, you read this one on my birthday! I am so happy to know you're enjoying this book even more with rereads. And you learned some important developments to the series. Isn't it interesting what you notice when you read a book for the second time round? Sometimes we miss such small details!

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    1. Happy belated birthday! It is always fun to see what I catch the second time through a book.

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