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Review: Kitty and the Midnight HourKitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
Published by Tantor Media on Jul 2, 2009
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook from Giveaway Prize
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station—and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts “The Midnight Hour,” a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged.

After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success. But it’s Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew.

I feel like I’m one of the last people to start this series. But I’ve started, and hope to get all the way through. The first book is a great beginning.

Kitty is a unique character in that she isn’t an alpha werewolf, she’s is most decidedly at the bottom of the pack. She does show considerable growth throughout the story, however doesn’t “magically” or unrealistically become an alpha overnight.

This book gave me a unique look at werewolf packs. There is an enormous amount of politics within the pack. There is also a lot of behaviour that is uncomfortable. Kitty herself remarked that if she were not a werewolf, it would be considered abuse. This makes it slightly difficult to listen to as I certainly consider it abuse, and it’s hard to listen to Kitty take it without fighting back.

My favourite part of the book were the radio talk show bits. I loved hearing the problems, advice and discussion that came with them. It was fun and exciting, and full of fascinating, yet probably unusable, information.

The narration of the book was quite good. The voice and tone fit Kitty and it seemed quite natural to listen to. I will definitely plan to listen to the rest of the series. If I don’t, I know I’ll hear the narrator in my head anyway.

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