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The Spider: Elemental Assassin, Book 10 | [Jennifer Estep]

The Spider: Elemental Assassin, Book 10

For the first time, the full origin story of Gin Blanco's transformation into the fearsome assassin known as the Spider - book 10 in the red-hot Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. In a prequel tale, Gin Blanco goes through her paces on the way to become the most feared assassin in the Ashland. Her mentor, Fletcher Lane, is not going to go easy on her - if she’s going to become a fearsome killer, she has to learn to use her elemental Stone and Ice powers alongside old-fashioned human street smarts.
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Publisher's Summary

For the first time, the full origin story of Gin Blanco's transformation into the fearsome assassin known as the Spider - book 10 in the red-hot Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. In a prequel tale, Gin Blanco goes through her paces on the way to become the most feared assassin in the Ashland. Her mentor, Fletcher Lane, is not going to go easy on her - if she’s going to become a fearsome killer, she has to learn to use her elemental Stone and Ice powers alongside old-fashioned human street smarts.

©2014 Jennifer Estep (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Gayle St Paul, MN, United States 12-24-13
    Gayle St Paul, MN, United States 12-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "How bogus"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I just got this book and it is nothing but a repeat of all her other books,I could have sat down and done this.WHY no NEW story? Not worth the money I paid it is so repetitive.


    What was most disappointing about Jennifer Estep’s story?

    It is just a repeat of all of her other books


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

    I love the way she reads a book


    What character would you cut from The Spider?

    I wouldn't delete any of the characters but lets get moving on some of theserelationships


    Any additional comments?

    Please give us a new story

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Allan Irvine, CA, United States 12-30-13
    Allan Irvine, CA, United States 12-30-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Oh Fudge, I wasted money on this...."
    Would you try another book from Jennifer Estep and/or Lauren Fortgang?

    As long as it something original, not a trip down memory lane.


    Did The Spider inspire you to do anything?

    To wait for someone else to be the first to download it, and wait for the reviews... If I had done that, I wouldn't have wasted my time on this book!


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 12-27-13
    Hassan Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2009

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "Not The Best In This Series!!"

    This book is mainly about the Spider's past, mainly a past job she did!! In every book in this series you always had those chapters that talked about a past experience. But this one was the whole book, except its beginning and ending.

    Ending was good, I have enjoyed its ending. Also, during the book you keep on meeting characters, which the spider didn't know them back then, but they play major part in her future, that was kinda cool.. it reminded me of Lost the TV show.

    Lets talk about the bad part, which made me dislike this book.. The Tin Man kept on thinking there is something fishy about this job and it was so obvious from the beginning, I wasn't shocked at all when the spider understood everything and whats going on... That is the main thing that made me dislike this book I like to be surprised.

    But you get to know more in her past and how she used to do her job with the Tin Man.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 01-09-14
    Amazon Customer United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2010

    AKA The Geeky Blogger

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    "Glimpse of the past..."

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    Overall Rating: 4.00
    Story Rating: 4.25
    Character Rating: 3.75

    Audio Rating: 5.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

    First thought when finished: The Spider showed a younger Gin and Fletcher. It was nice to see Gin's beginnings even if she wasn't nearly as likable or smart as she is older!

    Overall Thoughts: I will admit that while I loved getting to know Fletcher while he was alive that I was often distracted by how "unfocused" Gin was at times. This is actually brilliant of Jennifer Estep as Gin was just becoming The Spider but it was hard, as a reader, for me to separate the Gin I love from the younger version. Though I think seeing a younger Finn, Rosalyn, Owen, and everyone else was delightful. They didn't have huge parts so it was easy for me to see sparkles of who they are to become but be OK with their younger selves. I think my problem with Gin came from how long it took her to "figure" out the case. Especially since I felt that the bad guy was a little more obvious this time around. However, I had a good time listening to The Spider and the time spent with Fletcher were my absolute favorite scenes in the story!

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated by Lauren Fortgang / Length 10 hrs and 43 mins


    Lauren Fortgang nails Gin and crew! This is a must get in audiobook series for me!

    Final Thoughts: Counting down to the next book!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon fridley, MN, United States 12-27-13
    Sharon fridley, MN, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A True Disappointment!"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The entire book is Gin recounting details that we already know about her past. She "mysteriously" ties in absolutely every character in the series to one ill fated hit that confirmed her as The Spider.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I got the impression that Ms. Estep was rushing to meet a deadline much to the detriment of what to this point has been an enjoyable series.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    SillyYankee New England, Cape Cod, Mass, USA 01-08-14
    SillyYankee New England, Cape Cod, Mass, USA 01-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Rehash"
    What disappointed you about The Spider?

    Not a new story. I should have read the reviews first, and read this book for free from my library. Although, the summary of the book is clear that this is from her past, it just felt like I knew everything in thie book already.


    What could Jennifer Estep have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe just a hint of new story in there, but I am more disapointed that I spent money/credits on this book.


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

    Lauren does a great job with the voices and accents. Makes my commute enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    save your money and get this from the library.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Brampton, Ontario, Canada 01-08-14
    Elizabeth Brampton, Ontario, Canada 01-08-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Not the best book in the series"
    What did you like best about The Spider? What did you like least?

    Story line that I have heard of many times before. Need new story for future not rehashing the past.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Estep again?

    Yes


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Auburn, IL, United States 03-25-14
    Gayle Auburn, IL, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting Prequel"

    As a prequel to the Elemental Assassin Series, this book gave some interesting background into Gin's life. As always, Jennifer Estep spins a tale that pulls you in from start to finish. Lauren Fortgang remains an excellent narrator for this series.

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