Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has seen humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. She's lost loved ones. Come close to death countless times. But she always manages to triumph over evil. Luther Kite is humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. He's committed unthinkable acts. Taken human life for the sheer pleasure of it. He is a monster among monsters, and no one has ever caught him. Each is the best at what they do. Peerless. Unmatched.
In Luther's experience, people are weak. Even the strong and fearless break too easily. He wants a challenge, and sets his depraved sights on Jack. But with a baby on the way, Jack is at her most vulnerable. She's always been a fighter, but she's never had so much to fight for. So he's built something especially for Jack. His own, private ninth circle of hell—a nightmare world in a forgotten place, from which no one has ever escaped.
It's J.A. Konrath's greatest heroine versus Blake Crouch's greatest villain in Stirred, the stunning conclusion to both Konrath's Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller series and Crouch's Andrew Z. Thomas series.
Only one can survive. And it won't be whom you think.
©2011 J.A. Konrath (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
i love this series .... this addition was great.... i did not want to stop listening. what a twist and turn. great story old and new.... love love love it would have paid double for it. must listen
I cannot believe a story about an 8 1/2 month pregnant woman doing all the stunts she does in this book, caring so little about her unborn child. Still, it was entertaining and worth the read. It does have a surprise ending that I had not anticipated, so that says something for the plot. If you love Jack Daniels and the wit of Harry and Herb, you'll enjoy this.
unbelievability in a large number of scenes - the violence just for the sake of shock instead of plot - Way OVER THE TOP
NO - but it has turned me off from this author. After each book by him, I think "just a little more over the top"
none - but I love the narrators... they did an excellent performance. but GIGO
too many to count - it would have had to be a complete rewrite IMO... and this is a genre that I read all the time.
Nothing straight forward about this book except the Torture, Torture, and more Torture mixed in with hospital visits for the 8.5 month pregnant Jack. This is more than over the top in believability seeing the pregnant woman described in the book running the gauntlet in this 'ghost' town. I liked the Jack Daniels books when I started them, but find I'm getting extremely tired of the serial killers that seem to try to oneup the serial killer from the previous book. Seems to me that each book is a little gorier than the last and each a little less enjoyable as well. This is not a series that I would recommend to any of my friends. Even with the retirement of Jack, I can't even say I'll read the author again because I'm afraid I'll run into the same type of writing - shock tactics designed to horrify instead of writing with a good story line.
This is a one time listen.
her partner is always humorous
they are ok as readers but I like the other interpretation of Herb more.
Thrilling fasinating intense
This isn't a fair question as I have many favs and it would spoil it for a new reader. Jack is amazing and Luther is horrifyingly energetic. Great pairing of characters!
Sad to see the JD series at it's end, but what an end it was! I like the dual narrators and I'll miss this series.
Similar to the previous in the series, however less of a comedic element. Perhaps that's due to the second author. Still good. With no disrespect to Mr. Gigante, when one has listened to an entire series with a particular narrator (i.e., Dick Hill) it's REALLY hard to adjust to a new one. Dick had distinct voices for all the characters (plus, Dick's impeccable comic timing, delivery, and accents), so it was extremely difficult to adjust to the new voices. If this was the first book and Gigante was the narrator, I'd be perfectly happy with him. But, otherwise, it's like having your favorite TV program start the next season with all new actors playing the parts of the characters you are used to. Aaaargh! Note to audio publishers: Pony up the cash - or whatever your issue was - and get Dick Hill back!
The reading was good; phil Gigante was excellent (as usual), Angela Dawe pretty good. I think the authors were going with 'strong & independent' for the heroine, Jack Daniels, but to me she came off more in the 'so stubborn she's stupid' category. She repeatedly goes charging blindly into dangerous situations, forcing her friends to follow her, & usually other people end up getting hurt or killed. She's 8 1/2 months pregnant & has eclampsia, which is life-threatening for her & fetus, but she refuses to go to the hospital or have labor induced slightly early..she refuses the early delivery because she wants to put off 'being a mother' ?!? Idiotic! It's not like she can just put it on hold! I couldn't even figure out why the authors gave her the eclampsia; it's a plot device that does nothing but prove how reckless & stupid Jack is. Other characters are quite thin, except maybe Harry McGlade (sp?) who I think is supposed to be the cranky guy full of crude jokes & puns who really, underneath it all, is lovable & has a heart of gold. I found him totally unlovable & so obnoxious I ended up rooting for the bad guys to kill him.I'm fairly sure the authors are going for an edgy, dry 'n' darkly witty thriller --and there were some quite funny moments-- but the product doesn't come near to fulfilling that intent.
Listened to Gigante do several things, most notably his outstanding renderings of Joe Lansdale's Hap & Leonard series; this one falls in the dust compared to those, which have excellent readings and excellent stories & characterizations.
This book will keep you entertained. One part I questioned though. It was as if the author is racist. Like they refer to Blacks as N-words, and whites who speak like Blacks as w--gers? That made me question the author's intent.
But the performance of 2 narrators was a good idea. Good book. Likely racist author.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
I really enjoyed the Konrath/Crouch pairing in spite of the fact that I had not listened to the Blake Crouch series that this book crosses over with. This book went back to the darker murder mystery spirit of the earlier Jack Daniels books. There were things about it that I found predictable and things I think I would have appreciated more if I *had* read the Crouch series first.
In spite of the Narration changes I enjoyed listening to this book much more than I enjoyed the previous 2 books in the series. It is always difficult when a series has a narrator change this far into it. I *love* Phil Gigante's voice, and Angela Dawe does a good job but it was almost like listening to a different series altogether. As a matter of fact ... with all of the back story revision that seems to have been done, maybe I was. This book was so-so - but maybe it's time to move on to a different series for real.
*Glad* I checked this one out rather than buying it outright.
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