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CWilson09

MILNER, GA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Estep
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2545)
    Performance
    (1928)
    Story
    (1939)

    They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

    Alex says: "Only because..."
    "Love this series!"
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    What did you love best about Spider's Bite?

    The Elemental Assassin series drew me in quickly, & since getting this book a few weeks ago I've gotten so hooked I'm now on the last book! While this isn't really a work of complex, deep meaning or earth-shattering literature, it is a great series - engaging and fun. Spider's Bite provides the groundwork for the series.. develops each of the characters just enough and tells their histories as relevant to the current situation. Action packed, with bits of humor, some


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Spider, because she is a tough, strong female who, despite all the unspeakable things she's had to do manages to still maintain good, admirable qualities. I like Fletcher too, & although he's not the main character, he seems to have a past interesting enough that his story could become a series of its own as well!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    hmm.. probably the scene where Gin/Spider recalls when she first came in contact with the guy who would take her in, raise her and serve as her mentor. Although, it's hard to pick just one favorite scene, as they all seem to flow into each other well enough that they're all really equally good and well-written.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this series.. especially if you enjoy authors such as Charlaine Harris, Molly Harper, Seanan Maguire.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Taker

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alma Katsu
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (235)

    On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her...despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort.

    Jodie says: "Left wanting something more..."
    "Loved It.. A Unique Series!!"
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    What did you love best about The Taker?

    The story drew me in & kept me wanting more. I not only wanted to see where the future would take Luke & Lanny, but at the same time was captivated by the stories that developed over several centuries (of Adair, Lanore).


    What other book might you compare The Taker to and why?

    Hard to think of something outside of this series that compares.. It has some "fantasy/paranormal" components, in that most main characters are immortal; so, I suppose it could be compared to a series with vampires, demons, etc., but the characters in the Taker trilogy have unique features that sets them apart. I love fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi, & the author here really creates something that is more a work of literary fiction than the typical sci-fi/fantasy book.


    Which character – as performed by Laurel Lefkow – was your favorite?

    Lanny.. even though she has faults, she has virtues that make her likable as well.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Taker and why?

    Adair.. even though so volatile, he has a very complex past. Parts of his story are disturbing, but it's intriguing to see how it all fits together.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd love to read more by Alma Katsu!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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