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The Killer Net Audiobook

The Killer Net

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Publisher's Summary

Ten little girls sat at their computers

Wondering who they'd find on line

One entered a chat room with a killer

And then there were nine....

On the eve of the new millennium, thousands of people logged on to the Internet for the first time every day. Some were looking for love. Some were looking for victims.

In The Killer Net, courageous police department secretary, Jennifer Warren, matches wits against a genius who lures women in under the pretense of looking for a relationship. He boldly taunts the police with e-mail poems about their murders sent from the crime scenes. The cops continue to arrive only to discover another dead body and no way to find a killer who has disappeared without a trace.

©2014 Matthew W. Grant (P)2015 Matthew W. Grant

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    Renee Australia 04-29-15
    Renee Australia 04-29-15
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    "Amazing narration"

    Set in 1999 when the internet was really taking off and online dating was becoming popular, a killer is using the internet to select his prey. There are lots of short chapters giving insight into the killers and the victims minds. I thought the plot was fairly predictable and that I had it all figures out halfway through, then the twists started. I kept changing my mind over who I thought the killer was and never knew until the end. The suspense build through out the book and I found myself quite involved by the end.

    I listened to the audiobook edition of this book, which I received free in exchange for an honest review. The narrator was fabulous and really made the book for me. She put so much emotion into the characters and used a few special effects which added to the story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-09-15
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "SUPER GREAT LISTEN!!!"
    Where does The Killer Net rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to a TON of books....and although this is not in my top ten...I still rank it as an excellent listen...and for an Inde production it was very well done!


    What other book might you compare The Killer Net to and why?

    I cant compare it, because this is not my usual genre....but I loved it!! and Now want to check out more murder mystery books!!


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

    I have not, But she is excellent and I would totally listen to her again!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I don't like this question and will continue to say so...but this would make a great movie! Or episode of Law and Order...maybe one of those cross over events!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    This was a super great book! It was fast paced and detailed....I liked the characters and the story itself was fabulous....The Narration was spot on and the time went by so quickly because you didn't want to put it down! This is about a serial killer who basically feels women are sluts and all deserve to die because he had a bad childhood...He leads the cops on a mystery chase and taunts them over the internet....there are some twists and turns and just when you think you know who the killer is...BAM it catches you off guard...and you are like...WOW! I never saw that coming.....If you are looking for a quick and awesome listen...this right here is a winner all the way!!! 2 thumbs up!!! Well worth a listen and even a credit...so add it to your cart now! LOL

    ***I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review***

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Terri United States 04-25-15
    Terri United States 04-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow, what a suspenseful ride!"

    OH MY GOD!!! This book had me on the edge of my seat. This story is about a disturbed psychopathic boy who grows up to be a net killer. Someone is finding women on the internet, setting up dates and murdering them 1 by 1. With each murder comes a new poem.

    Jen always wanted to be a police officer, just like her father was. Jen knew risks came with the job as her father had died answering a police call. Even though the police academy had denied Jen enrollment, it isn't going to stop her from playing cop. Jen asks Matt to help her with his computer expertise for clues. Read along as Jen and Matt try to discover the identity of the Net Killer.

    I loved the poems that came attached to these murders. I loved the whole book actually. The author, Matthew W Grant had me gripping the arms of my chair in the very end. I couldn't do anything but listen as the words echoed...One got Nosy and then there were none! What a great writing job this author did. The plot had me wondering the whole time who it could be. With each time I just knew who the killer was, I learned once again I was wrong! There are so many twists and turns in this book. The narrator, Jeannie Lin did a fantastic job on at delivering this story to us. I loved all the multiple voices and the sound effects added in where freaking fantastic. The amount of emotions this narrator added to the story only amplified my fear! A definite 5 star read!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Manuel 01-26-16
    Manuel 01-26-16
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    "Kept me in suspense until the end!!"
    Where does The Killer Net rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    8 out of 10


    What other book might you compare The Killer Net to and why?

    The Freezing Zone because of their similar contents


    Which character – as performed by Jeannie Lin – was your favorite?

    Jennifer Warren


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Jeannie Lin did it again!!! I think she is an incredible book narrator. This is the 2nd audible book I listen to narrated by her and just love her crisp and clear voice and how comfortable and natural she feels while taking you thru the story.

    Manny

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    One Curvy Blogger Georgia, USA 09-21-15
    One Curvy Blogger Georgia, USA 09-21-15
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    "What a Trippy Read!"

    I have to admit I didn’t have high expectations for The Killer Net when I finally started the audiobook. I picked it up on a whim when I was searching for a bloody, gory audiobook to read. I expected to enjoy the read, but I never expected it to be so unpredictable and complex. It’s such a short listen, I thought I had the killer figured out by chapter five, but I really couldn’t have predicted such an intricate ending. I have never been so pleased to be proved wrong! This goes to show, I really should stop judging books by their appearance (but let’s be honest, that’s not happening any time soon).

    Instead of giving us one clear point of view, Grant gives us multiple – I loved the peeks inside the killer’s head, his victims, and the cops trying to track him down. I was so surprised when I realized how closely interwoven all the characters are, even the ones that don’t meet until the end! They all had a purpose in the book I finally learned why at the end of the book. I couldn’t have enjoyed The Killer Net more! It really was a unique twist to a slasher thriller and it boggles my mind the amount of talent one has to have to be able to piece together such a complex plot line and it make it work in such a short amount of time. *shakes head* I honestly don’t know many bestselling authors who could have pulled it off. Grant is a wizard and I can’t wait to read more from him.
    The narrator was enthralling

    In my short time listening to audiobooks, I have stumbled upon some awesome, okay, and downright terrible narrators. But Jeannie Lin was magical for The Killer Net. She performed impeccably and clearly distinguished characters (and she had a lot of character’s to portray!) so that it was easy to identify them. For some narrators, it can appear awkward when they have to cross gender boundaries, but it was clear that Lin put in a lot of hard work to give an entertaining and smooth listen for us readers. I found her narration soothing and can’t wait to listen to more of her performances!

    All-in-all, I had a fantastic time within the pages of The Killer Net. It was short and sweet and completely satisfactory. If you are a beginner to the world of audiobooks, this thriller is the perfect story and length to try your hand at listening to books. I recommend The Killer Net to all thriller fans!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsty 06-20-15
    Kirsty 06-20-15
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    "Thrilling right to the end."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was quick paced and kept the reader captivated right until the very end. Set back in the early years of the Internet it intertwines the need for vigilance with online dating with a thrilling detective mystery. Jen is a wanna be cop who uses her position as the admin for chief of police to become involved in the investigation of a series of murdered women. Little did she know close she would become to the investigation.


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

    Jeannie Lin was able to create an abundance of characters and has a fantastic voice. She can create men and women equally and really adds depth to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of this story in exchange for a review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trixie 04-30-15
    Trixie 04-30-15
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    What did you love best about The Killer Net?

    This is another great book by Matthew Grant!...I listened to this audiobook with intensity. It is a thriller from beginning to end.


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    Mark Mackey 04-27-15
    Mark Mackey 04-27-15
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    What made the experience of listening to The Killer Net the most enjoyable?

    The suspense, and the authors writing. Interesting and edgy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything from beginning to end. This is a great book.


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

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Two events. How it opened, and in the following chapter. Both intense.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic story and author.

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    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 12-12-15
    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 12-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Smarter than it looks."

    Set in 1999, internet dating is starting to gain in popularity. This serial killer finds it the perfect way to both hunt his victims and taunt the police. Jennifer Warren has been trying to get into the local police academy, yet her application keeps being denied. Until she succeeds, she works for the police commissioner. Pretty soon, she is swept up in the hunt for the Net Killer.

    The story starts off by showing the reader the soon-to-be-killer growing up, without giving away the identity. This is done in small scenes and then the bulk of the story is set in 1999, told from several different points of view. The author did a good job of keeping the identity of the killer secret for most of the story. Of course, as things start to wind down, I couldn’t help but start eliminating suspects. I found this as much fun as listening to the tale. I had it narrowed down to two people and I was gratified when I wasn’t completely off the mark.

    Jen is an interesting character. She’s working in a man’s world at a time when workplace harassment of various types was not just the norm, but also expected, especially for a woman trying to break into a ‘man’s role’. Again, the author did a great job of showing the various forms of harassment and misogyny – everything from totally in your face ‘get out of here’, to the patronizing head pat, to the let’s get a cup of coffee and date idiocy. It was really well done. Despite all these obstacles, Jen holds onto her father’s memory, who was a cop as well. She wants to make him proud, even if he is no longer alive.

    So the killer meets these various women through internet dating sites. He’s charming and has them hooked right away and then he kills them, typically at their place or a ‘his’ place. He picks a homey apartment or house and tells his dates it’s his place. I really liked that the various women all reacted a bit differently. Some did their best to smash the guy in the face and then run and hide. Some improvised weapons and tried to fight him off. I liked that they weren’t all a bunch of silly fainting geese. Once the deed is done, the killer sends a taunting email with a poem in it to the police.

    This book was better than I expected. It wasn’t some simple slasher movie or a gore fest or a Women Haters Anonymous groupie movie. It was actually pretty good and had several clever moments. I liked that I didn’t know right away who the killer was and that it took most of the book for me to narrow it down. I liked that Jen had so many obstacles to go over or around in order to track the killer, though I did find the final cat & mouse game between the killer and her to be a bit overly dramatic. I even liked that the various men and women reacted differently to Jen’s wish to become a cop.

    I won a copy of another audiobook by this author via Audio Book Reviewer and the author tossed this one in addition.

    Narration: Jeannie Lin had good character voices and kept them all distinct. Her male voices were believable. The volume for this audiobook did vary quite a bit so I don’t suggest listening with earbuds. Lin did take the time to add in computer sounds, like IM pings, and to make it really sound like a character was talking over a phone.

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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 11-11-15
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 11-11-15 Member Since 2011

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    "if you like mysteries and some gore"

    Remember when the Internet was still new, when the potential dangers of Internet dating were practically unknown? This book won’t let you forget. In fact, Matthew W. Grant’s The Killer Net will make you realize just how close you are to killers on the Net.

    I liked the concept of this book, especially since it takes place before the Internet became a “must”, and it was still a bit new. The opening sequence shows us how the serial killer was bred, which is a powerful prelude to the rest of the story. The first murder was a bit confusing – I had to rewind and listen again to make sure a murder had actually taken place. Many of the murders were very suspenseful, though, more so as the book went on and the girls being attacked became smarter.

    Sometimes the main female character was frustrating or acted in a way that didn’t seem realistic. I found her character to be inconsistent to a certain degree, and I also found some dialogue in general to be stilted and cliched. The killer, however, was well written and I thought all his moves, motives, and strategies were consistent and suitably clever. He was not infallible, he was believable, and we got to see some of his reasoning from his own POV, which was very enjoyable. I also thought I had the killer pegged from the beginning, but Grant does a fantastic job making various males in the story seem like the murderer to the point that I really wasn’t sure who it was.

    The audio talent, Jeannie Lin, has moments of perfection, like when she reads the part of the travel agent. I have never heard such great acting that really sounded not only just like the character was described, but incorporated things like the sounds of the character talking while her mouth is full. That sounds gross, but it wasn’t, it sounded absolutely perfect. I couldn’t get over how well that was done. I do wish the whole recording had been done with that amount of commitment and excellence. There are parts, even during action sequences, when the narrator sounds bored, which detracts from the excitement. The main thing that bothered me was the production quality. There were times when the voice was quiet and others when suddenly it was so loud it hurt. Even when a character is supposed to be screaming, it’s common practice to adjust the volume in the recording so the listener’s ears aren’t blown out. Unfortunately that wasn’t done here, and that made it literally painful at times. I did appreciate the sounds, like email bleeps, that were inserted into the story to give it an almost movie-like feel.

    All in all, I think this book is worth a listen, especially if you like mysteries and some gore or anything about serial killers. And pay special attention to the small part with the travel agent – so well done!

    Audiobook provided for review by the author.

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