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Killer Instinct: Instinct Series: Dr. Jessica Coran, Book 1 | [Robert W. Walker]

Killer Instinct: Instinct Series: Dr. Jessica Coran, Book 1

DR. JESSICA CORAN A brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, she was an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything. That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims... THE VAMPIRE KILLER The FBI agent had a special code name for his unusual method of torture: Tort 9, the draining of the victims blood. The newspapers called him the Vampire-Killer. But his own twisted love letters were signed "Teach"... and were addressed to the one woman he wanted most of all: His hunter, his prey, Dr. Jessica Coran.
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Publisher's Summary

DR. JESSICA CORAN

A brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, she was an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything.

That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims...

THE VAMPIRE KILLER

The FBI agent had a special code name for his unusual method of torture: Tort 9, the draining of the victim's blood. The newspapers called him the Vampire-Killer. But his own twisted love letters were signed "Teach"... and were addressed to the one woman he wanted most of all: His hunter, his prey, Dr. Jessica Coran.

©2009 Robert W. Walker (P)2013 Robert W. Walker

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    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 10-10-13
    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 10-10-13 Member Since 2015

    No matter where you go, there you are.

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    "Badly Written, Horribly Read"

    The reader is among the worst I have experienced. His phrasing and tempo were amateurish and he mispronounced some very common words. He came across as someone that was trying this for the first time and with poor reading skills to boot.
    I had to reconstruct the sentences occasionally to keep the meaning of the text apparent.

    The book is gimmick-laden and the characters trite and poorly developed. I kept telling myself that the poor reading performance was degrading the story, but came to realize they deserved one another.

    Good writing and characters pull the reader in with interesting and credible situations and plot construction. This book was formulaic and a waste of my time. I read too far into it, hoping it would save itself, to ask for my money back. I suppose it is worth a few bucks to warn others.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Fitzgerald 06-01-15 Member Since 2015

    When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,

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    "Vampire Killer!"

    This is the first story in Jessica Coran series by author Robert W. Walker. The author introduces us to a story where people are finding bodies that have been drained of their blood. This is why they call the killer a Vampire Killer but no vampires are in this story. The author has written a great story, the characters capture you and draw you in. But he's written this story to keep the reader fully engaged. Robert keeps the listener wanting more from the main characters. This story is grafic and a tense bone chilling thriller. Its a story you won't forget anytime soon.

    Narrator, Brian Nishii did a great job at bringing this story to life. I found his accents distinguished enough that I was able to understand which character was talking. He did a wonderful job breathing life into this story. This is the first audio that ice listened to by this narrator but I'll be looking for others. Overall I give it 5 🌟. I received this audio in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    I really enjoyed this book, I was thrown for a loop a few times. I really like these kinds of investigative mysteries.

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    "Narrator needs to work on pronunciation."

    The story and characters were decent, but the narration is what REALLY dragged this book down in my opinion.

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    dk.bookworm Denmark 04-25-15
    dk.bookworm Denmark 04-25-15 Member Since 2013

    Shandy

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    "a good start to an exciting series"
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    This is the first in the FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran series.

    I was given a review copy of the last in this series (book 11) Absolute Instinct (which I thoroughly enjoyed)
    I was thinking that i would like to hear how the whole series started and then was lucky enough to see this one also offered as a listen/review copy, so I grabbed at the chance.

    This is a very gory, serious and bone chilling thriller ,very grafic, so not for the faint hearted , but just what you would expect of a M.E. hunting a serial killer plot.
    Although I already knew some of the plot- as it was mentioned in book 11(there was only one real spoiler for me)
    I still found the story very exciting and intruiging. It has a good pace throughout .

    I remember seeing this audiobook advertised before and although I liked the sound of the storyline I was put off by the negative reviews of the narrator . At the start of the book i did find him rather irritating , although I could not really put my finger on what was wrong , he did seem to settle down in his narration and I found he did not completly spoil the story for me.

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    Mame 03-14-15
    Mame 03-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Did anyone bother to listen to this performance?"

    I don't usually write reviews. But this narrator was so godawful! Scapple? Really?

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    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 06-12-14
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 06-12-14
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    "If you like gritty crime thrillers, get it."
    Would you listen to Killer Instinct again? Why?

    I really liked this book. Lately the crime novels I've been reading are more romance than thriller. This one is gritty and the woman doesn't take any s**t.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was suspenseful and I enjoyed all the forensic talk. The ending was deeply disturbing and I loved listening to every second of it.


    What does Brian Nishii bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was fantastic! I liked his voice for Jessica. She sounds as you would expect. Someone very intelligent and just wants to cut through the nonsense.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I pretty much did.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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