We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Web of Lies: Elemental Assassin, Book 2 | [Jennifer Estep]

Web of Lies: Elemental Assassin, Book 2

"Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon. I'm Gin Blanco. You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I'm retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren't aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox."
Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

"Curiosity is definitely going to get me dead one of these days. Probably real soon. I'm Gin Blanco. You might know me as the Spider, the most feared assassin in the South. I'm retired now, but trouble still has a way of finding me. Like the other day, when two punks tried to rob my popular barbecue joint, the Pork Pit. Then there was the barrage of gunfire on the restaurant. Only, for once, those kill shots weren't aimed at me. They were meant for Violet Fox.

"Ever since I agreed to help Violet and her grandfather protect their property from an evil coalmining tycoon, Im beginning to wonder if Im really retired. So is Detective Donovan Caine. The only honest cop in Ashland is having a real hard time reconciling his attraction to me with his Boy Scout mentality. And I can barely keep my hands off his sexy body. What can I say? I'm a Stone elemental with a little Ice magic thrown in, but my heart isn't made of solid rock. Luckily, Gin Blanco always gets her man...dead or alive."

©2010 Jennifer Estep (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“The second chapter of the first-person ‘Elemental Assassin’ series is just as hard-edged and compelling as the first. Gin Blanco is a fascinatingly pragmatic character, whose intricate layers are just beginning to unravel. Estep has truly hit the jackpot with this outstanding series!” (Romantic Times)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1809 )
5 star
 (818)
4 star
 (724)
3 star
 (195)
2 star
 (45)
1 star
 (27)
Overall
4.2 (1409 )
5 star
 (644)
4 star
 (538)
3 star
 (168)
2 star
 (43)
1 star
 (16)
Story
4.4 (1420 )
5 star
 (788)
4 star
 (475)
3 star
 (119)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (13)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Scott Enterprise, OR, United States 01-25-14
    Scott Enterprise, OR, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2010

    I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    42
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    53
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Retirement...well maybe not."

    Gin is enjoying her retirement when her BBQ joint had two guys try and rob it. Well, them dummies picked the wrong place because this BBQ joint is own and run by no other than the Spider, the South's most lethal assassin-recently retired. But then meets a young girl looking for her recently deceased mentor, and foster father. After Gin and her foster brother save the girl Gin finds out the girl is related to her mentor's former childhood best friend and their in trouble. So after talking with Warren Gin decides to help by coming out of retirement for one last kill, but her on/off lover Det. Caine may not let her. But during an encounter with the problem and seeing he's not going to back down and a recon finding millions of dollars are the cause Det. Caine relents but won't help. So the adventure begins.
    This book is a fast paced supernatural adventure thriller with great characters who the readers can know and continue to route for the anti-hero. So if you like urban fantasy like Briggs you should enjoy this book and its series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Zulu 11-17-13
    Zulu 11-17-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    110
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    259
    205
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stepping out of retirement"

    Naturally Gin couldn't stay totally in retirement, although this time she doesn't do it for the money. Violet and her grandfather are being harassed by a dwarf mine owner who wants their property. Gin helps them out by going after him There's a couple side stories, lots of action and, of course, violence. A little sad when she loses her love interest but probably for the best since they were too different, but there's a new one on the horizon that would be a lot better fit. It will be interesting to see how that storyline develops.

    The narrator was a good fit and pretty good on the male voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 07-06-13
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 07-06-13 Member Since 2006

    71 year old avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books. I also keep in mind that you have to kiss frogs to find princes - time's too short to bother with losers.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    62
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    135
    51
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I really like this series"

    Fun stuff with a consistency that's important to such books - the characters don't suddenly jump in with bizarre powers you never suspected before as has happened with other books I've read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathy Lincoln Park, MI, United States 03-04-13
    Kathy Lincoln Park, MI, United States 03-04-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An interesting story premise, but poorly written"
    What did you like best about Web of Lies? What did you like least?

    I liked the characterizations performed by the narrator. She did a great job with the voices. That was about all I did like about it.

    The writer's use and re-use and re-re-use of certain phrases was extremely annoying. For example the phrase "got dead" was funny once, maybe twice. But the author used it probably fifty times in the story. The basic plot of the story was too predictable too...by about chapter three I had predicted exactly how the book would end. I was right on all counts. She gave away too much too soon. She has a bad habit of having her main character repeat herself. She also has the main character speaking other characters' thoughts as if she's telepathic (which I don't believe she is). It all added up to a book that I forced myself to finish because I'd paid for it. I was relieved when it finally ended.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There wasn't one.


    Was Web of Lies worth the listening time?

    No. Save your credits for something else.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Calliope 03-02-13
    Calliope 03-02-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    251
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    194
    189
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Horrible writing ruins a good story"

    I wanted to shut off this recording so often, but it was a good story and a good reader (performance), so I continued on. I couldn't get over how bad the writing is in this book, probably made worse by listening to it rather than reading it. Apparently this author never met an adjective she didn't like and never let a description go unrepeated.....again and again, every time it comes up. Every time she mentioned her eyes, she never failed to mention their colour. Every. Single. Time. And that goes for mentioning other character's eye colour, hair colour, favourite drink, or style of clothing. Every. Single. Time. Did she think we've forgotten, or maybe that we were too dense to understand it the first time around. And she never failed to repeat what type of knives she had (apparently, she couldn't mention having a knife without labeling it as a "silverstone knife", in case we thought she'd changed them since the last time she mentioned them), what type of tragedy had befallen her family, what type of torture she'd gone through, or what the meaning of a spider rune is. Every. Single. Time. We get it! We read it (or listened to) the description the first time! And we're smart enough to remember without being bashed over the head with it another dozen times in the novel. I think if she mentioned that her family died, she didn't have to (again) mention how, when, and who was involved.

    Grrrr.....it makes me angry, and I'm kind of embarrassed I wasted time listening to this and supporting such bad writing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shay Bella 09-14-12
    Shay Bella 09-14-12

    Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories

    HELPFUL VOTES
    39
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    161
    39
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    ":)"
    Where does Web of Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    up there :) maybe not the best, but I'm finding the series worth the cover price.


    What three words best describe Lauren Fortgang’s performance?

    Slow, with character

    "Slow" is because there was a time or two when her drawling-take-forever-to-get-a-sentence-out pace acted like nails on chalkboard.

    "With Character" because when she was in a more natural pacing, the drawling tone worked, and, especially with the first person narrative, she managed to make it sound like it was written to be performed, not just read.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debby TAMPA, FL, United States 09-03-12
    Debby TAMPA, FL, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Gin continues to grow as a character"

    I loved Gin Blanco in the first book, and this one continues to expand her character. As she battles the land of Ashland, NC and it's power players to help the little guy, our retired assassin continues to struggle with her personal life. Although she has always done "what she had to", Gin questions her worthiness for love and life beyond retirement as an assassin. At 35, she is finally ready for love, but will anyone accept her after all the things she's done. obviously not the great Detective Donovan Cain.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carolynn Cedar City, UT, United States 03-28-12
    Carolynn Cedar City, UT, United States 03-28-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    798
    38
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great book"
    Would you listen to Web of Lies again? Why?

    Yes.. this is a series I will listen to in the future... again


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

    really enjoyed the voice of this reader


    Any additional comments?

    This sequel was very enjoyable. but down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 03-16-12 Member Since 2015

    AKA The Geeky Blogger

    HELPFUL VOTES
    362
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    321
    219
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    36
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great UF Series"

    Bought on Audible
    Audio Rating 4
    Story Rating 4

    What I Loved: Who doesn't love when a series gets stronger in the 2nd book? This is looking to be a series that consistently builds on the story, characters, and plots from the previous books and keeps you wanting more. Gin is a very impressive leading character. She is tough, smart, a chameleon (though I loved Owen's reaction to her hooker gear), and yet still vulnerable. She truly is a great mix of everything. The storyline was fantastic and I like how the new characters were introduced. You can tell the story still has some ebbing and weaving to do and it will be fun watching it all come to, what I am going to assume, will be one bloody head with Mab.

    What I Liked: I love all the side characters. I believe that a good series has great characters that are not in necessarily even in a 1/4 of the book but still make a huge impression on you. Jennifer has managed to do that with several of her characters and I can't wait to see what they get up too in future books (Yes, Finn I am talking about you, JoJo, and Sophie)!

    Complaints: Donovan Caine--just don't like him.

    Audio Specific Review: The story was narrated by Lauren Fortgang and she does an excellent job. There were only a few voices that I thought were a little off but overall it was a fantastic job.

    Why I gave it a 4: This was a fantastic continuation to the story of Gin Blanco.

    Who I would recommend this too: Urban Fantasy Fans

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kimberly GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, United States 02-18-12
    Kimberly GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, United States 02-18-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    81
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I'm hooked!"

    I love a good series. I bought the 1st book when Audible had sale on many 1st books of series. I just thought I'd give it a try. Now after reading the 2nd book, I'm officially hooked. I love the way the author ends each story with something to look forward to in the next book. I'm on to book 3 now!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 31-40 of 46 results PREVIOUS1345NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.