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Slither: The Last Apprentice, Book 11 | [Joseph Delaney]

Slither: The Last Apprentice, Book 11

The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward - the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook's last apprentice - hasn't seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood. But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his.
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Publisher's Summary

"My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished you'll find out why."

The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward - the seventh son of a seventh son, and the Spook's last apprentice - hasn't seen all of them. Far from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting blood.

But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest daughter, Nessa, is his.

For Nessa the nightmare is just beginning. And when Slither and Nessa cross paths with the feared witch assassin Grimalkin, they will become unwitting players in the quest to stop the Fiend once and for all.

The blood-curdling 11th volume of the Last Apprentice series.

©2013 Joseph Delaney (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Dana Knoxville, TN, United States 01-23-13
    Dana Knoxville, TN, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Good story, but....."

    I love this series, and I enjoyed this book , but it barely tied into this series. It didn't have Thomas Ward or Alice in it at all. But, (again) I enjoyed this story, it could have easily been a stand alone book or in a series about Grimalkin. Another enjoyable character. So, my final opinion is that it is a really good story and I enjoyed it. I'm just looking forward to the next story furthering the situations with Alice and Tom. If you enjoy this series you'll know what I am talking about and if you haven't read the series, it is an interesting series, it's worth a try. I really like it.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    knachy 03-17-13
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    "Im a fan, but this one is the one I'll return."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am a loyal Delaney fan, and these series are my latest addiction, but this book ruined it for me. I couldn't even get half way. And it wasn't because of the story or Christopher Evan Welch. I absolutely love Christopher Evan Welch. Great narrator. Love even his female performances.But I can't listen to Angela Goethals' performance. No offense and nothing personal. She just ruined it for me. Her performance is completely exaggerated, over dramatic and plain inappropriate for the character and theme. Is like she is reading some dramatic poetry, she tries waaaay too hard. Is just so unsettling and very hard to listen to. Her character is a young girl, and there's no way a young girl in the situation that she is, that anyone would talk like that. PLEASE, for future books, keep Christopher as the sole narrator. He does a great job and is hard to get used to a new (overdramatic and unsettling) new narrator when we are just used to him already. Everything was perfect up until they added Angela.I am returning this audiobook just because I can't take her narration. I just can't. Is ruined.


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

    Can't say much about the story. It was alright so far. Is the performance that ruined it, and I guess I'll never know unless I read it on paper.


    What aspect of Christopher Evan Welch and Angela Goethals ’s performance would you have changed?

    Just take off Angela Goethals altogether. Christopher Evan Welch does a superb job alone and we are used to him.


    Do you think Slither needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't know. Couldn't finish it. Huge turn off by female narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep Christopher Evan Welch alone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Hammerberg 11-05-13
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story itself was almost outside the Last Apprentice universe. I have a feeling that Slither and Nessa will tie in to the later books, but while listening I couldn't help but think "How does this relate to Tom Ward?" You could almost read this book as a stand alone in the series. The latter half of the book, after Grimalkin enters to story, is faster paced and more exciting than the first half.


    If you’ve listened to books by Joseph Delaney before, how does this one compare?

    I agree with everyone else. Welch's characters are better and I am used to hearing him characterize their voices. Alternating between Welsh and Goethals disconnected me from the story. I didn't enjoy this story as much as the others.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Christopher Evan Welch and Angela Goethals ?

    Him, yes. Her, no.


    Any additional comments?

    Pro Tip: Set Angela to 1.25 or 1.5 speed in your Audible app. It speeds her up to normal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 05-13-13
    T BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 05-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "As always well done"
    What did you love best about Slither?

    You just get sucked in and can't wait to get the next thing or the new element. The fight scenes are pretty good.


    What other book might you compare Slither to and why?

    It's all it's own but if you like a good fantasy you will love this


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andre Eddins 12-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I really don't like Angela"

    I loved the book, just the reader Angela really killed the voices of characters and sounded like a disembodied robot all the time. She just always sounded super suspenseful for no reason and it really bugged me. However as far as the story goes, it's an interesting spin off. Not bad, but not really needed to tell the story. Yes, it looped in one character but not really in the best way. I don't know maybe it just leads up to more later. But I've finished the whole series and I didn't really see it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gemcast Inc. 10-17-13
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    "Terrible Narration"
    Would you try another book from Joseph Delaney and/or Christopher Evan Welch and Angela Goethals ?

    Love the story, can't stand Angela Goethals voice.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Evan Welch and Angela Goethals ’s performances?

    Angela Goethals voice narration is horrible.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the book and read it instead. Angela Goethal ruins this story with her terrible narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Prosnick 05-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up Slither in three words, what would they be?

    Characters come alive!


    What other book might you compare Slither to and why?

    None, one of the best series ever


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The appearance of Grimalkin


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

    Nessa risks everything to save sliver


    Any additional comments?

    Just a wonderful series. Better buy them all!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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