• Kitty's Big Trouble

  • Kitty Norville, Book 9
  • By: Carrie Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (869 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kitty Norville is back and in more trouble than ever. Her recent run-in with werewolves traumatized by the horrors of war has made her start wondering how long the U.S. government might have been covertly using werewolves in combat. Have any famous names in our own history actually been supernatural? She's got suspicions about William Tecumseh Sherman.

Then, an interview with the right vampire puts her on the trail of Wyatt Earp, vampire hunter. But her investigations lead her to a clue about enigmatic vampire Roman and the mysterious Long Game played by vampires through the millennia. That, plus a call for help from a powerful vampire ally in San Francisco, suddenly puts Kitty and her friends on the supernatural chessboard, pieces in dangerously active play. And Kitty Norville is never content to be a pawn....

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Critic Reviews

“Vaughn's top-notch paranormal series is as strong as ever. Readers of Kim Harrison's ‘Hollows’ series and Jim Butcher's ‘Dresden Files’ will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence.” ( Library Journal)

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Not one of her best

This was clearly not one of the best books in this series. Kitty seemed silly looking for historical figures who were also werewolves. She looked even sillier on a quest fro a magical object. Really!!!??? The story was a complete departure from what I like about the books: the relationships of the werewolves, and the relationship of Kitty, Ben, and Ccormac. The story wasn't very interesting, but I listened because I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. The narrator was great. If it had no been for her I wouldn't have been able to get through the book. I hope the next book returns to the Kitty of previous books.

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Not one of her best

This was clearly not one of the best books in this series. Kitty seemed silly looking for historical figures who were also werewolves. She looked even sillier on a quest fro a magical object. Really!!!??? The story was a complete departure from what I like about the books: the relationships of the werewolves, and the relationship of Kitty, Ben, and Ccormac. The story wasn't very interesting, but I listened because I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't. The narrator was great. If it had no been for her I wouldn't have been able to get through the book. I hope the next book returns to the Kitty of previous books.

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Har, har :)

Kitty Norville is back in Kitty???s Big Trouble. In this installment, Kitty, Ben, and Cormac try to keep a powerful artifact out of the hands of the dreaded Roman-not an easy task. This volume is a great addition to this series because we actually learn more about some of the vampires. Of course, many characters comment on the fact that Kitty is a werewolf with a feline name and all the preternaturals find it knee-slapping. I love it when Carrie Vaughn writes this joke into her books. It is a horrible joke and invokes that ???har har??? feeling in the reader but the preternatural cast, excluding Mr. Kitty and Kitty herself, genuinely find it amusing and relatable. So, the use of this joke adds an ???old quippy friend??? element to the tenor of this series that is endearing and brings a sympathetic and loyal smile to a reader???s face. Marguerite Gavin is still great!

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Marguerite what happened???

How could the performance have been better?

There are very few story tellers as good as Marguerite Gavin! She is a true gem in her field, however it is not fair to her nor her listeners if she sounds HORRIBLE with flu and jacked up on pain pills! Did editing not notice all the slurring? It is so distracting and uncomfortable to listen to I can barely deal with the story.

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It was okay--

I love Kitty, but I just didn't not get into this one the way I have in the previous books. (The last couple have been off for me.) I was really interested in the historic bent that the book started on - then we derailed to San Francisco and Roman... and I only half-listened through the last couple of hours so I'd know what happened. Hoping the spark is back in the next book! :) PS: Love Marguerite Gavin as always!

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Har, har :)

Kitty Norville is back in Kitty’s Big Trouble. In this installment, Kitty, Ben, and Cormac try to keep a powerful artifact out of the hands of the dreaded Roman-not an easy task. This volume is a great addition to this series because we actually learn more about some of the vampires. Of course, many characters comment on the fact that Kitty is a werewolf with a feline name and all the preternaturals find it knee-slapping. I love it when Carrie Vaughn writes this joke into her books. It is a horrible joke and invokes that ‘har har’ feeling in the reader but the preternatural cast, excluding Mr. Kitty and Kitty herself, genuinely find it amusing and relatable. So, the use of this joke adds an ‘old quippy friend’ element to the tenor of this series that is endearing and brings a sympathetic and loyal smile to a reader’s face. Marguerite Gavin is still great!

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Very good addition to the series :)

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This was a very good story and addition to the series. This story takes place mostly in San Francisco after a short detour to Dodge city. Kitty is trying to track down which famous people from the past had dealings with the supernatural or were supernatural themselves. When she hears a story about Wyatt Earp being a hunter who cleared out a group of rogue vampires in the Dodge City area in the past, Kitty has to go check it out and see if she can find any clues that the story might have been true. Kitty, Ben and Cormac go on the trip (Cormac having gotten permission from him parole officer to travel) so when Kitty gets a call from Anastasia (a vampire she met and allied with in [book:Kitty's House of Horrors|6620129]) needing help, all 3 of them end up heading to San Francisco to meet up with her.

Anastacia called Kitty because she is trying to keep Roman from getting a talisman of great power. They all meet up in Chinatown and proceed down into mystical tunnels that require a guide to navigate. The situation isn't the best and Anastacia's vampire arrogance doesn't really help matters any. They run into some interesting supernatural creatures in the tunnels, as well as some chinese "gods". Things are pretty much constantly on the move and Kitty and company have some difficulties to get past before things are finished. Things do turn out well though and Kitty, Ben and Cormac are able to go home and continue their lives.

This was a very good story. I still like Kitty as a heroine and Kitty and Ben are a good couple overall. The story itself was very good and progressed the series storyline pretty well. I'd recommend this story and series.

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What happened to Marguerite?

I love Marguerite Gavin, I don't understand what was up in this book, maybe she had a cold and they were in a time crunch.... the rest of the story was okay, I am getting tired of Kitty acting really stupidly, she should know better by now.

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Big Trouble In Little China!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you could sum up Kitty's Big Trouble in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, Entertaining, Fun!

What other book might you compare Kitty's Big Trouble to and why?

Similar to Cat and Bones....

Which scene was your favorite?

When Ben turns wolf and comes and finds Kitty....very sweet!!!

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

I kinda did! lol

Any additional comments?

Love this series...Highly recommend!!!!! And this installment was very good....kept my interest from beginning to end!

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Trouble, all right

The ninth book in the Kitty Norville series was a disappointment to me. This story lacked the tight plotting I've come to expect from Vaughn---instead, we started out bouncing from one unrelated story to another. When the story finally rolled around to San Francisco and Chinatown, the action picked up, but the story itself just wandered around a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Once the action was over, we were left pretty much back where we started, with nothing resolved and nothing of worth accomplished---and we still had what seemed to be an interminable epilogue to wade through. Gavin's narration was okay, but nothing special.

I had to force myself to finish this book, and it's not one that I would read again.

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