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Summary

What you thought you knew about vampires and werewolves is wrong...so very, very, wrong.

A thousand years of effort to keep the Unknown World hidden is unraveling and the Patriarch is tired. He needs to find someone to take over.

He finds Bethany Anne.

Unknown, untested and untried, she sets out to accomplish the impossible while forging a new future. One that no one knew was in danger.

And she does it with an attitude that will make you stand up and cheer!

They say a dress can make a women, but in this case, the dress is Death, and Death Becomes Her very well indeed.

Please note, there is flagrantly foul language in these novels. The main character does not have a problem with cussing, just uninspired cussing.

©2016 Michael Anderle (P)2017 Michael Anderle

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bitch of a series

I have read books 1 to 15 on kindle unlimited now I'm going to download the audible versions to keep. these are FUN...

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Solid Start to a Long Series

At the time of writing I am onto the 5th book in the series and still undecided about how many more I will download.

This book - the first is a decent start, but it definitely has the feel of a setup book.

All the books are too short - its as if one much longer story has been chopped into segments fairly arbitrarily. A much longer story arc has been divided into books around 6 hours long. This is about half the length of similar books (and there are good books 4 or 5 times as long). So unless you have a lot of credits this will be an expensive series to get through.

Its not a typical urban fiction with Vampires and Werewolves. For sure it has both but the vampires in particular have a very distinct spin well away from the normal Dracula based type.

The early books are really adventure/military opps with a hint of sci fi - though it hints the sci fi will become more significant later.

The bad language is a feature of this series, not too bad in this book but if you don't feel comfortable with the c- word and lots of other inventive swearing it might not be a series for you. Personally I don't care but I think its overdone in the following books.

The writing is very unpolished - not necessarily a problem but it is a bit annoying at times
The narration is superb and I think without an excellent narrator such as Emily Beresford I would already have given up on the series

Now a fairly personal view and to explain my opening line. Even at book 5 I still haven't really got completely hooked, I almost don't care what happens to the characters.

This isn't a good sign - if I think about other book series I have read/listened to such as Mercy Thompson, Jane Yellowrock, Sookie Stackhouse, Anita Blake and quite a few more I really care for the characters - not just the leads but the whole team and get immersed in the series.

So far I dont really have the same affinity for Bethany Ann and her team. I am stuggling to really relate to the characters and hesitate to get the next book - rather than cant wait to read it. Clearly others don't feel the same as the series seems quite popular, but unless I can get more feelings for the main characters I doubt I will see the series through.

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  • Scott R
  • Falkirk,Scotland, UK
  • 28-03-18

Good Start to a Series

Such an author of well reknown pushed me to pick this one up. overall it was goos but i found myself strugglung at first as u think the setting up of the story took a little too long and the overall 1st book was more a scene set for the series. Yes it did the job and i will read and listen to more but i think more cohld have been done i terms of the story and action especially. Our main character got me involved so im keen to see more so the slightly slow pace is forgiven

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Worst

Appalling story appalling narration. Demon accord wipes the floor with this dross, how is this reviewed so well!!!!!

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An absorbing story

The narrator matched the main character very well.

The story held my interest throughout, sometimes seeming like fantasy, other times like science fiction. I'm going to read or listen to more of this series.

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great book

thank you for writing this series it stop me from committing suaside. and thank you Emily for reading this book.

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Great!

A great story expertly brought to life. I read the book a few times then listened to the audio book. Not looked back since.

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Great Story Great Performance

I have actually purchased every spoken book in this series currently available and very unusually for me will buy both the book and spoken book for these. The books are to me a great fantasy but a believable one even the swearing is creative. I love the characters and their interaction as well as hating it when one happens to die. This like real life i not too common and is believable. So great story as far as I am concerned but the performance Emily gives really stands out. There are other audio performers on other series in the Kurtherian universe and to be honest none of them that I have listened to is anything other than good mainly very good but Emily to me is great she brings the stories to life in a way that I just enjoy. There is a warmth and an rapport with each and every character which makes like going to a great movie it just absorb me and I live the story with the characters.
There are a lot of books so far and they are all the same.

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Not just about this audiobook

What I think about this book is that it is humorous has great characters and has a good twist to the myth of vampires and werewolves and won't say much more than don't just listen to this audio book listen to the others in the series also, I 've purchased all of the ones out and can't wait until the next one

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Good fun

This is well written fun and exciting story. There is really nothing new or briliant in the story as such, it is just good consistent writing with humor and a decent plot.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 13-02-17

Enjoyable - Worth the Credit

I was lucky enough to purchase this as an Audible Daily Deal and it was SO worth paying a full credit. Anderle does a good job drawing you in and I don't remember a single instance where I was looking to skip past a section. I listened to this in one sitting! I wasn't sure about Beresford as narrator when the story started, but she so fit by the end. Her voice works for an adult woman, no-nonsense character. Don't let the idea of a woman main character or narrator stop you from checking out this series.

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  • kevin
  • 15-02-17

amazingly refreshing

vampire story without alot of sex? check
badass girl main character actually badass? check
potential for an amazing book series? check
when you finish the book you spend 30 min thinking "what the fu** do I read Now!!!!!!" check
what more can you ask for?

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  • Yvonne
  • 19-04-17

Vamp action at its' finest

Somebody gave turn Laura Croft into a vampire and left her without instructions on what to do. Oh, that is right, she knows what to do. Kick ass and keep on walking. Our heroin is not Croft but Bethany Anne and she has less patience than Croft.

Even as a human people ran when Bethany walked the halls. Now that her time is very limited and she has cases to solve. You better move when she comes your way.
This history of humans, vamps and werewolves have a new twist. You can say that it has an outer space twist. Have you heard, Out with the old and in with the new. That describes this story. Bethany begins to rewrite the play book with all the action that is possible when you have vampires involved.

She loves all action toys and designers’ shoes. Don’t make this woman wait to go shopping trip. She will seriously hurt you. I don’t want to give you spoilers. If you want those read some of the others reviews. This is a new urban fantasy with wonderful characters and with creative cuss words. Remember my Croft analogy and then decide to read it.

I have already downloaded the other books in the series.

Oh if reading cuss words like fuck offends you, this is not the fucking book for you

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  • Jade Dragon
  • 04-02-18

Emily B. ...HORRIBLE narrator.

OMGoddess! This Emily chick is one of the worst narrators... well... ever. Frankly, I don't know if the story is good or not; after only the 1st chapter, I deleted the book. Will be returning both Book 1 & 2 since she narrates both... AND I will make sure I have NO more books read by her! I almost never write bad reviews; I buy many books from Audible, and rarely find any that I really dislike. I love most genres and writing styles, and can usually tolerate a poor narrator if the writer is good. However, this chick is such a horrible narrator that I HAD to say domething. I'm sorry that I won't get to find out if I like the author or not. It's too bad... it looked like a fun horror series. Also, I don't mind the cussing (as mentioned in the review) if it's relevant to the nature of the character. (I learned to cuss at an early age at the knee of an alcoholic former WWII sailor dad, so nothing much shocks me!) If the author gets another narrator to reread these books, I MAY try them again.

Peace out!
Jade Dragon

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  • D'Guerra
  • 14-08-17

Very amateur - reads like an RPG from High School

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The only people who would enjoy the book are those with the emotional maturity of a Sophomore Boy in High school. Or, if you still like really bad 80's movies with Brigitte Nielsen or Pam Grier.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something that was NOT a first novel written by someone who has an obvious fetish with strong women being able to rip limbs off your body. (Seriously, she seems to do this in every fight and threatens to do it in between fights)

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yeah, the Narrator was fine. The story was just one dimensional and the main character is such a Mary Sue she might as well be named Susan Merry.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration that this was published at all. Disappointment that good books go unpublished and somehow this does. Anger that there is a series of this which means the first one sold enough to continue the franchise. Sadness that it really did get worse and worse with each chapter.

Any additional comments?

This book uses so many tropes it's almost a check list of them. Really does read like a bad 80's Actions movie complete with a female lead who has to prove she has the biggest ___ of all the men. The cherry on top are male villains who may be a hundred year old vampire but still soo dumb they stop and look at a pair of naked breasts when fleeing for their lives discounting any notion towards Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Basically this is what I'd expect to see if Stephanie Meyers were a dude when Twilight was written. It includes the main character using phrases like "Wished those two would do the horizontal mambo and get it over with..." Who talks like that? Especially when it's internal dialog.

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  • Belinda
  • 03-02-17

Addictive

I didn't want it to end. Having read the ebook version, I was not sure about the narrator at the beginning of the book. I had my own idea of the main characters voice. It didn't take long to believe no other narrator could have been as good. Anyone who has read these books knows that you don't want the book to end. I'm off to read the rest of the series again.

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  • Rose Martz
  • 05-02-17

One of the best new series on Audio!

If you could sum up Death Becomes Her in three words, what would they be?

Fun, action packed adventure.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death Becomes Her?

The whole freaking book! I love Bethany Ann, I really enjoy watching her interact with different people. She can be crazy mad one moment and protective the next. I have to admit that I actually begged Michael Anderle to bring BA to Audio, he chose the perfect voice for her and I am dancing in happiness at the prospect of listening to the entire series on Audio!

What about Emily Beresford’s performance did you like?

She has a very confident and powerful voice, she doesn't over exaggerate her characters voices and she has awesome pacing!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Of course! But it's like eating chocolate, you have to allow yourself to enjoy the moment, and not rush to the finish line. Of course this is a book I will be listening to again and again. Until the next one comes out!

Any additional comments?

Death Becomes Her Audiobook

I loved, loved, loved this audiobook! It has everything you can ask a writer for, humor, action, a fantastic storyline that you can enjoy. It is a beautiful mesh of paranormal and sci-fi that literally pulls you into his world. If you are looking for something different and addictive, look no further, this is the next generation of paranormal addiction.

Thank you Michael Anderle for giving us a new way to enjoy your writing creativity!

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  • Trish R.
  • 19-03-17

OK read and OK narration..

Not nearly as good as Justice is Calling or Claimed by Honor..

I’m giving this 3 stars for the last 40% of the book, because the first 60% was as boring as heck. There were so many characters and very, very little of the heroine Bethany Anne, until the last 40% of the book. That was a big disappointment. However, I’m hoping Queen Bitch will be a lot better.

This is a little sci-fi, since Michael takes Bethany Anne to Romania and leaves her there and she wakes up in a spaceship after seven months in stasis, and with a computer named T.O.M. attached to her spinal cord, and Michael nowhere to be found. She had to learn as much as she could from TOM before heading out to return to the town nearby, only to meet up with Nathan the werewolf, Alexi the brown bear and Ecaterina the human, in a battle with 5 or 6 other bad werewolves.

After the battle with the bad guys they went after Petre and his evil vamps and killed all of them. And then they were heading back to the United States. I can’t wait to see what trouble Bethany Anne starts there.

There was no sex but the F-bomb was used 31 times.

As to the narration: Emily Beresford was just ok for me. She did ok with the voices and ok with some of the emotions when she read. She just doesn't have a memorable voice. Several times the book said “someone laughed” and EB did not. Laughing and whispering is the two most important things for a narrator to do when reading, at least to me it is.


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  • Kimberly
  • 11-02-17

warning! literary crack

It will draw you in and not let go until you have read the entire TKG Universe. Yeah folks, it is just that good! You've been warned.

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  • Kerri J.
  • 11-08-17

I don't get it

Despite all of the favorable reviews, I just can't get into this. I have tried listening to it several times, but it just isn't catching my interest. I really wanted to like it, because, based on the description (as well as the descriptions of the subsequent books in the series), it seems interesting, but I haven't gotten that same spark of interest when I actually try listening. Does it get better? I'm afraid I don't have the will to find out.

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