Bitten : Otherworld

  • by Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by Aasne Vigesaa
  • Series: Otherworld
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I've got to get out of here - I don't have a lot of time left."Philip doesn't stir when I slip from the bed. There's a pile of clothing tucked underneath my dresser so I won't have to risk the squeaks and groans of opening drawers and closets. I pick up my keys, clasping my fist around them so they don't jangle, ease open the door and creep into the hallway. My legs now itch as well as hurt and I curl my toes to see if the itching stops. It doesn't. It's too late to drive to a safe place now - the itching has crystallized into a sharp burn. I stride out onto the streets, looking for a quiet place to Change."Young, beautiful, and successful, Elena Michaels seems to have it all. Her happy, organized life follows a predictable pattern: filing stories for her job as a journalist, working out at the gym, living with her architect boyfriend, and lunching with her girlfriends from the office. And once a week, in the dead of night, she streaks through a downtown ravine, naked and furred, tearing at the throats of her animal prey.Elena Michaels is a werewolf. The man who made her one has been left behind, but his dark legacy has not. And though Elena struggles to maintain the normal life she's worked so hard to create, she cannot resist the call of the elite pack of werewolves from her past. Her feral instincts will lead her back to them and into a desperate war for survival that will test her own understanding of who, and what, she is.


What the Critics Say

"Filled with romance and supernatural intrigue, this book will surely remind readers of Anne Rice's sophisticated refurbishings of the vampire story." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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My favorite Audio title

I was so pleased when Audible picked up bitten, its my favorite audiobook. This is the story of Elana Michaels, a werewolf and her love/hate relationshp with her boyfriend Clay. I particularly love the narrator, Aasne Vigesaa who does a great job of the male characters... She really has so much talent, its too bad she doesn't narrate more books.

This novel is fairly violent and graphic so I wouldn't recommend it for younger readers, but its a werewolf novel so er... What can you really expect.

Awesome. 5 stars all the way.
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- Autumn

A Decade to Ponder my Werewolf Self

This is one of those cases where I wish I could give a half star more. I almost gave the full four, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Don't get me wrong, this is a good book, and one to enjoy if you like werewolf stories, but it's got a lot of plot and character problems I just can't ignore. That said, these problems don't hinder the story too much if you just want something good to listen to.

Elena is a woman and a werewolf. In this world, that doesn't happen. People have heard that it has happened, but she's the only proof. What's more, it happened 10 years ago and she's still not over the fact that she got nibbled and turned.

So, let's face it, Elena is a Mary Sue. She's special. One of a kind. And her "pack" which the author makes seem bigger, really only consists of two fathers, their sons, and a couple expendable others that get killed, sometimes even before they say a word. Elena is, of course, the only one who can save the day, and, of course, has to deal with a hulking, too-beautiful-for-words piece of manflesh with a Cajun accent. He loves her and no one else. And has waited a decade for her to get over herself. She doesn't want him, naturally, but, oopsie, she keeps ending up letting him do naughty things to her (despite having a man she loves back home).

But then, many successful novels have this same problem so once I came to terms with the character and the world she lived in, it was a pretty fun ride. The key is to just go with it, listen, and enjoy. There's plenty of fight scenes, lusty moments, and tension - and even a few moments that make you smile, usually involving a werewolf or two turning back into humans and remembering that they left their clothes on the other side of the busy highway.

A good one to listen to if you're looking for another werewolf book and don't take it too seriously. 3 stars
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio