One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost | Audiobook Review

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One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost | Audiobook Review
Title: One Foot in the Grave
Written by Jeaniene Frost
Read by Tavia Gilbert
Series: Night Huntress Novels #2
Published by HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 29th 2008
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Los Angeles Public Library
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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 THOUGHTS

“Ello, Kitten!”

To satiate my Cat and Bones obsession (healthy, I might add), I immediately got ahold of the second book in The Night Huntress series, Second Grave to the Right and I was equally blown away.  Although not AS good as the first book Halfway to the Grave (HttG), this was still an amazing read.

After that ending in HttG, with Cat leaving Bones to save his life, I was looking forward to the first scene where Bones and Cat would meet.  I was not disappointed.   Second Grave to the Right picks up about 5 years after HttG ends with Cat now heading a Men In Black like team with the goal of hunting evil vampires and she is now known as the Red Reaper.  Cat also has a best friend named Denise who she saved from a vampire attack (she also gets her own book with Spade!) who was getting married.  It is at her wedding that she meets Bones for the first time.

In this book, I love how Bones gave Cat the lead in almost every scene: from fighting the baddies, to taking on a mission to get her father Max.  Oh, did I tell you that it is in this book where her father is actually revealed, and to top it off, he was also sired by Ian, Bones’ sire?

I love the showdown at the end of the book where Cat gets to show her superb skills in front of a stadium full of vampires (and Ian, of course).  I still love how Bones still stakes his claim over Cat which is not so overbearing and scary-bad.

Second Grave to the Right still had the signature Jeaniene Frost sarcasm and pop culture references that I loved in HttG.  Still fast paced with more action and female badassery from Cat and Annette (the first human Bones’ turned into a vampire).  The sexy times were also doubly explosive bordering to mild erotica which I thought was appropriate.

We meet the characters from the previous book in here, plus a few added on for action.  The characters are still well developed and very, very interesting that I wish Frost would write a book on each one of them!

This audiobook is still narrated by Tavia Gilbert and I totally bow down to her awesomeness.  She really makes the characters come alive in her narration that this audiobook became a “cannot stop listening no matter what” for me.

THOUGHTS ON THE AUDIO

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert blew me away again!  Narration at its finest!  I know I already mentioned it in my previous Jeaniene Frost review so I am not going to go on and on and on about the amazingness of Ms. Gilbert!


About Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert is a Brooklyn- and Maine-based award-winning narrator with nearly 300 audiobooks under her belt. Contemporary and literary fiction, biography and memoir, fantasy, romance, children’s literature, science, religion…Tavia’s range of genres is a direct result of her intuitive interpretation, clever diction and pacing, and sensitivity to each author’s or publisher’s needs.

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.

About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of 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 with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2015 Goodreads Book Challenge

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6 responses to “One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost | Audiobook Review

  1. Loverofromance

    This is such a great story…I love this series…and I love seeing Bones and Cat fight some bad guys together and have some good romance going on too. This one is full of laughs and giggles.

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