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Spider's Trap Audiobook

Spider's Trap

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Publisher's Summary

The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep's New York Times and USA Today best-selling Elemental Assassin series.

Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.

One important lesson I've learned in the assassination business is that to be the best, you have to roll with the punches. Now that I'm queen of Ashland's underworld - by default, not by choice - a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that's the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld's top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.

My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I'm embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death.

©2015 Jennifer Estep (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Francois 08-01-15
    Francois 08-01-15
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    "It's like reading a scripted template."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. I feel like listening the exact same story, over and over. Like a scripted episode in a never ending story. Like "Perry Rhodan" or "Service de surveillance des planètes primitives" (french, can't find the english version)


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

    Nice work on the narrator's acting.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I would wait for the Netflix release.


    Any additional comments?

    Gin Blanco is always running out of magic juice against opponents that have unlimited supplies. This is happening in every book. She is the waekest elemental and too dumb to learn. It feels like this series end in book 5 with Mab's death. After that, it's like reading the same story with the super- villain's name changing. As if the book is written by someone esle with a template, like Startrek.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 08-02-15
    Michael 08-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "good but could be better"

    I still don't know why with all of the people she has fought and killed she still fumbles with her powers like a new born. sad sad sad.... the author has a great story but no promise of her becoming stronger. hopefully on day we will get lucky and it will all come together.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Clint 03-11-16
    Clint 03-11-16 Member Since 2003
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    "Here we go again..."
    If you could sum up Spider's Trap in three words, what would they be?

    Same as before...


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Please please please make Gin live up to her description! The only fight she has been in so far where she started to show her so called powers was with Beauregard. This far into the series she can't just keep barely scraping by. Every one she fights against can last forever it seems and Gin is running out of power 5 minutes into the fight. She is supposed to be the baddest B*TCH in Ashland yet I haven't seen it so far.


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

    Lauren Fortgang is the saving grace in this series. She does a fantastic job with all of the characters and from one book to the next they stay the same. It is a pleasure listening to her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I will say that I am hooked on the stories, every last one of them but I am frustrated every time I listen. I am invested in the characters and definitely will continue to listen, even if I have to be frustrated the whole time.


    Any additional comments?

    Early in the series Gins sister was killing people with her ice magic, gin makes ice lock picks and occasional ice daggers. Later Gin freezes a whole courtyard yet still can't freeze her enemies. She can bring down whole mountains with her stone magic but can't use it to attack her enemies.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. 07-30-15
    D. 07-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the spider series but..."

    I liked the new characters that came in to play. I like seeing how Gin is developing becoming the boss. What I didn't like was how slow this book felt And how many times I felt like I needed to yell at Gin do something that was so obvious. She is usually the cleverest and smartest bad guy around but this time she just kept missing the obvious. Also the long drawn out talking over every little thing they wanted to do to each other got old. Just do it already!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 07-29-15
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "A different problem for the SPIDER."
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As ever, Gin, but things got really interesting with many of the new characters in this story and that made it really good.


    Which character – as performed by Lauren Fortgang – was your favorite?

    She is the voice of this series, I can't imagine anyone else narrating it.


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

    Flash back with Fletcher when she was a child.


    Any additional comments?

    This was one of the best because it wasn't really about Gin, but about some one in her past. Great story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia Salida, Co USA 08-15-16
    Georgia Salida, Co USA 08-15-16 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Another Winner"

    loved the new story, liked that Gin though once again she was the target and found out to her surprise she wasn't. Liked the dreams where she remembered things from the past.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan 08-07-16
    Ryan 08-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    Another great story enjoying all the books that she has written keep up the good work

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrea 12-29-15
    andrea 12-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting series"

    I like the way the main character Gin thinks and reasons out each situation before acting. She is very methodical and that characteristic is different from many of the new books I've read of this genre. I've read three of the books in this series and considered all to be well rounded with interesting characters, storyline and narration. I'm not sure why this isn't one of my favorite series, from what I've read so far this series is perfect really. Nonetheless the spider series is a filler for me. When I can't find something good to read in my usual places I'll likely pick another of Estep's novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DeDawg65 12-08-15
    DeDawg65 12-08-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Elemental Assassin my butt!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The performance was excellent as usual, but even great reading can't help this story.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    This will be the last of these books I read. It should be sub-titled the "Incompetent Assassin". Gin and gang are just plain STUPID throughout this whole book. "I'm the SPIDER .. I'm THE bad a$$ ... I'm incredibly strong in two elements but I'll go up against a metal elemental with my metal knives and not even use my powers; not once but twice." The plot device was very derivative and the book was 100% more frustrating then enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Latasha S. 11-27-15
    Latasha S. 11-27-15 Member Since 2015

    Tee Tee

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    "Officially hooked"

    Loved it!!! I was looking for anew series . I found it!! can't wait for the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "enjoyed the plot"

    Love this book. keep them coming! storyline was good and I'm now looking forward to the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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