Minion

  • by L. A. Banks
  • Narrated by Hillary Huber
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All Damali Richards ever wanted to do was create music and bring it to the people. Now she is a spoken-word artist and the top act for Warriors of Light Records. But come nightfall, she hunts vampires and demons - predators that people tend to dismiss as myth or fantasy. But Damali and her Guardian team cannot afford such delusions, especially now, when a group of rogue vampires have been killing the artists of Warriors of Light and their rival, Blood Music. Strange attacks have also erupted within the club drug-trafficking network and drawn the attention of the police. These killings are a bit out of the ordinary, even for vampires. No neat puncture marks in the neck to show where the life's blood has been sucked from the body. These bodies have been mutilated beyond recognition, indicating a blood lust and thirst for destruction that surpasses any Damali has encountered before.Damali soon discovers that behind these brutal murders is the most powerful vampire she has ever met, and this seductive beast is coming for her next. But his unholy intentions have also drawn the focus of other hellish dark forces. Soon Damali finds herself being pulled deeper into the vast and horrifying vampire world.

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love this series!

This is a great story. It is not loaded with sex and all of the vampires aren't just humans with a little bite problem. Minion only scratches the surface of a story and vampires aren't even the tip of the iceberg.

I only have one problem with the audiobook (note the 3 star rating instead of 4). I have read most of the series and have a definite of idea of what a young black spoken word performer from Louisiana should sound like.

After having listened to the Anita Blake and Sookie Stackhouse series' along with Laurell K. Hamilton's Merry Gentry series, I've come to appreciate how important the correct narrator is to the story. I think Ms. Huber does a pretty good job of reading, for the most part, but too many times she sounds like a suburban house wife when 3/4 of the characters in the story are from inner city Louisiana and Southern California. This story needs someone that sounds more urban so that when a character says "...lost his natural black mind..." it sounds authentic and not as if the narrator studied urban lingo a few hours before hand.
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- chandra

Great story needs new narrator.

I like the story line but the narrator sounds out of place. Like the cliche white director feeding his black actors lines, the way he thinks urban black people should sound, know what I mean? If not, refer to Robert Townsend's first movie, Hollywood Shuffle (The Black Actor's School).
My family is from the 9th ward of New Orleans but I was born in L.A., I couldn't take the storyline seriously after hearing about 3 slang lines the way I know them to sound, murdered.
Saying all of that I still love the series and I am looking forward to more audiobook version of this series.
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- Derek

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2009
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio