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Publisher's Summary

These four novellas by today's hottest paranormal authors will have hellhound lovers everywhere howling.

Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer's realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris' The Britlingens Go to Hell.

Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh's Angels' Judgment.

Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world - and whose scent he's following - in Ilona Andrews' Magic Mourns.

Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind - and damn sexy - companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook's Blind Spot.

©2009 Penguin Group (USA), Inc. (P)2013 Tantor

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Originally bought this for Ilona Andrew's book.

Truthfully I just bought this for the Ilona Andrews book. But since it comes with four stories I must not waste my money.

The Britlingens Go to Hell by Charlaine Harris. Part of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I listened to this book some time ago when I was listening to Sookie Stackhouse books. It sucked then so I skipped it this time around. Definitely not worth a second time around. 2 hrs 17 mins.

Angels' Judgement by Nalini Singh. Prequel in the Guild Hunter series. Sarah's story. I read the first 4 books in this series so I was familier with the story line, otherwise it might have be a bit confusing. 2 hrs 22 mins.

Magic Mourns by Ilona Andrews. #3.5 order in Kate Daniels series. When Raphael gets together with Andrea Nash's. Lots of entertainment packed into a short novella. I recently reread all of Kate Daniels series and realized there are about three short stories that I have missed. I quickly remedied that. Best if read in order. 2 hrs 41 mins.

Blind Spot by Meljean Brooks. #8 order in the Guardian series. I was leery at first about listening to this since it was in the middle of a series and I was afraid it might have spoilers or make me confused on the story line. Luckily this novella can stand alone, while I see where there is more to the series it was mild, which made me enjoy the story. Overall enjoyable. 2 hrs 26 mins.

I have always enjoyed the narrator.

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Bad-Descent-OK

The firs story was weak and tied to sell you with its erotica. I found myself wishing I hadn’t purchased the book. While Ilona’s book was descent it has little to do with the Kate Daniels story line. The last story wasn’t bad but not Ilona’s quality. I wouldn’t bother with it.

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A fun listen

Ilona Andrews book was great as usual.
Was surprised at how good Meljean Brooks was. I had not listened to any of her other books before. Well written and delivered. Nalini Singh's story was ok. Charlaine Harris story was a disappointment.

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Interesting Collection of Stories

What did you like best about Must Love Hellhounds? What did you like least?

The first two stories were really good. Based on this book, I will read the series by Nalini Singh. I found it very interesting. It was nicde having a Sookie book without Sookie.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I did not enjoy the second stories as well. They were well written and Johanna did a great job with the naration, they just were not what I enjoy.

What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms Parker is such an excellent narrator. I first loved her with the Sookie Stackhouse series. She will always be the voice of Sookie for me. It was nice hearing her do other stories as well.

Could you see Must Love Hellhounds being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It would be hard to be made into a movie or TV series because it contains four short stories from established series. They could make a one-off True Blood movie off the Non-Sookie story.

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Terrible narrator

I got this for the Ilona Andrews story and that was decent but the narrator’s off-putting droll intonation and wretched vocal fry was so distracting it kept pulling me out of the story. Her voice grated on my nerves so badly that I couldn’t even listen to the other stories. Not worth it!

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Sing song narration - decent stories

Another novella collection I bought solely for the Ilona Andrews story, Magic Mourns. The other stories with exception of 'The Britlingens Go To Hell' were compelling. But Johanna Parker's narration was exceptionally tedious with every phrase delivered in a sing-song cadence and very little emotion. She likes the sound of her voice more than offering a connection to the characters. Much more enjoyable to read in print than to listen to. Maybe I'm spoiled by the likes of Tavia Gilbert and others.

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Ilona Andrews

loved it!!! I wish that Ilona Andrews would publish all of the novellas in one book.

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Only worth a sale purchase for last two novellas

All four novellas feature warrior women, demons and/or vampires, and hellhounds, but I only liked the last two of them.

1) Britlingens Go To Hell by Charlaine Harris ⭐️ Worst of the novellas, this was heavy on talk and light on action, backstory, or personality. You never get enough details to picture duo Clovache and Batavia. The mission and magical world/rules are confusing, nonsensical and bizarrely random as we meet Amelia Earhart, get some kind of time travel plot, and encounter he of the double-penis. What the what? Yeah, that’s a “no” for me. Not interested in the full series (Sookie Stackhouse, apparently).

2) Angel’s Judgment by Nalini Singh (starts at ch3) ⭐️⭐️ I liked the half of this novella that focused on a world of angels, vampires, hunters and slayers, but hated the teen insta-lust side. Sarah is supposedly positioned to ascend to Director, a position of great power and responsibility, yet she constantly pants after Deacon. The vampire espionage side felt a bit like Underworld, but the nooky was Twilight cringeworthy. I might someday get book 1, but only on sale… and on a slow news day… when there are no other options.

3) Magic Mourns by Ilona Andrews (starts at ch13) ⭐️⭐️⭐️ This novella serves up a caper starring Andrea, BFF to Kate of the Kate Daniels series, and takes place in an alternate magical, modern day Atlanta. I love me some guns, magic, and kickass action with strong females. Andrea is a sharpshooter and mostly on her game as she minds the magical detective agency in Kate’s absence. But sexy Mediterranean flirt (and were-hyena) Raphael tends to throw chemistry grenades into her world. Add a big, bad, magical doggie from Hell, and it’s a fun diversion. Would have been better with series narrator Rene Raudman and I think this novella is best when you’ve read the first three Kate Daniels books.

4) Blind Spot by Meljean Brook (starts at ch16) ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ Reminded me a bit like a magical Charlie’s Angels movie, you know the one, where the gals save a guy while making quips? Only instead of three girls, we have hired gun (and former CIA bad@ss) Maggie and a three headed hellhound named Mr. Pups, saving sexy blind man Blake and teaming up to track down a kidnapped Katherine. Action, humor and flirtation served up in a modern-day, magical world with vampires and demons. Too bad Maljean Brook’s related Guardians series isn’t on Audible, or I’d definitely try book 1 based on this novella.

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One-fourth worth reading - just for Ilona Andrews

I always enjoy Ilona Andrews. However, I had heard this particular story somewhere else. The other three tales were just fodder, too wordy, not much story - in other words, boring.

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Great!

I listened to it all nonstop. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves Hellhounds.