Dirty Blood : Dirty Blood

  • by Heather Hildenbrand
  • Narrated by Kelly Pruner
  • Series: Dirty Blood
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that's not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can't seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted; and then she was a wolf - all snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That's about the time I went into shock. And that was the moment he showed up.
Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One: werewolves do exist. And two: I was born to kill them.
Fans of paranormal, hunters, shifters, and werewolves will love the Dirty Blood series!

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Fantastic.

I first read Dirty Blood when it came out and immediately fell in love with it, well this time it was no different. I fell in love with it all over again.

We are thrown into the action pretty much straight away. Tara is on a date with her boyfriend George. He turns up late, as usual, and Tara says, enough is enough, and breaks up with him. She leaves by herself and ends up traveling through an alley. One second Tara is walking, the next she is facing down the unbelievable. A girl starts charging at her but then it's a wolf. Tara is stunned but her body reacts to the danger. She ends up picking up a pipe and killing the girl/wolf. Tara is in shock when a boy turns up. Who is he? What is going on? From that second on Tara's life changes forever!

I loved Tara. She is spunky, brave and kick ass but is still a normal girl. Her life is like any other teenagers until the moment the wolf attacks. She learns what she is and I loved that she struggled at first with everything. It took her time to believe and jump on board. Her whole attitude and demeanor is relateable and she was easy to connect to.

Then we have Wes. *Sigh* Wes!!! Tara has no idea what to make of him at the start because he is so standoffish, add in the fact that she is a Hunter and he is a Werewolf and immediately you have a forbidden romance. I loved Wes. He is stubborn, strong, brave and kind. He is definitely the strong silent type.

I loved the romance in Dirty Blood. It takes time for Wes and Tara to hit it off, despite the pull Tara feels toward him. There's no insta love here and despite George being in the picture at the start, there's no love triangle, which is always a plus!!

Dirty Blood is an action packed, edge of your seat read. Right from the start it pulls you in and won't let go, even after you have read the last page. Heather Hildenbrand weaves a fantastic story that will leave you breathless and turning the pages as quickly as you can to see what happens. Everything about this book is amazing, from the breathtaking plot to the phenomenal writing, Dirty Blood is a must read.

This is one series that everyone should check out. Dirty Blood is a phenomenal first book and believe me when I say that every book is just as good. This is one of my all time favourite series and I can't recommend them highly enough. Go get this book NOW, you wont be sorry!!

Kelly Pruner did a great job with the narration. She performed Tara perfectly!! She had her sass and kick ass attitude down to a t and even brought Wes alive. She didn't try too hard to do a male voice and I appreciated that because often time it can come across forced. I thoroughly enjoyed her performance and look forward to more by her.
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

Great story.

What did you love best about Dirty Blood?

I loved this story, it started slowly and I thought I was not going to like it. Then as it progressed it got more and more exciting and I sort of fell into it and got really engrossed. So much so I forgot everything else except listening to the narrative. During some points it was so exciting I was practically hyperventilating lol.


Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Tara, she was so brave and strong yet at the same time she is a typical teenager with the normal anxieties that go with being that age. Boys and girlfriends and wanting to pull away from parental authority. She is thrown into situations not meant for a young girl to have to face. I think she is a lovely girl with a beautiful character and I can't wait to see how she develops in future books.


Have you listened to any of Kelly Pruner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I have heard Kelly Pruner read so I have no comparison to go by.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I think this is a very emotional story and there is not a lot to laugh about in it. Tara and Wes are very much in love and young love is always very heavy going. They are being kept apart and even a day can seem like a lifetime at their age. Then the whole story about trying to make peace between the hunters and the werewolves is violent and sad because of the loss of lives. So yes, I did have an extreme feeling of empathy forTara and everyone fighting with her for peace.


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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2015
  • Publisher: Heather Hildenbrand