Series: Jane Yellowrock #1)
Date Published: July 7th 2009
Audiobook Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Description: Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps...
I read the crossover novel Easy Pickings a while back for one of my book clubs and was really intrigued by this Jane Yellowrock character. I knew I needed to meet her eventually so I finally got my ears on this audiobook. I thoroughly enjoyed Jane and all her amazing abilities. Beast is my favorite thing, seriously, but I also thought it was awesome how Jane is able to shift into other animal shapes as well. I liked how Jane didn’t really remember how she and Beast became one, but over the course of the book the memories returned to her.
Jane is a kick-ass Vampire hunter, the best of the best, and so the story starts with her newest gig in New Orleans. She’s hunting a rogue, but things aren’t always as they seem in Urban Fantasy. So I knew this rogue was going to be something extra and therefore not easy to catch, even if Beast is an excellent hunter/predator/kitty cat that prowls the night in search of play things and evil. Seriously, love Beast. Also, did I previously mention I enjoy big cat shifter stories? Cause seriously if I was a shifter I’d be a panther.
I think the only complaint is the way the story was told: lots of flashbacks and random detours from the main mission during Jane’s self-discovery, and a lot of hunting various other things. Maybe it is a first novel in a series type issue I have, but the plot itself wasn’t as satisfying as I was hoping.
The narration was great though, but I’ve enjoyed her before.