John Cleaver
Books in series4
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(4.0 based on 989 ratings)
  • 1
    I Am Not a Serial Killer: John Cleaver, Book 1 | Dan Wells

    I Am Not a Serial Killer: John Cleaver, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (500)
    Performance
    (378)
    Story
    (378)

    John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic "normal" behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them.

    Great, if visceral book, terrible narrator.

    This book is just as disturbing as you think it is. It's also a good story, and the beginning of what could be a good series.

    ... If you..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 31 2010 by G. Mott ()
  • 2
    Mr. Monster: John Cleaver, Book 2 | Dan Wells

    Mr. Monster: John Cleaver, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (207)

    In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies. But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary and a new mystery to solve. But John has tasted death, and the dark nature he used as a weapon - the terrifying persona he calls "Mr. Monster" - might now be using him.

    Sympathy for Socios

    I found myself growing ever more sympathetic with John as the story progressed. I found the narration brilliant and the voice of the piece (and that ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 22 2010 by Paul (Vernon Hills, IL, United States)
  • 3
    I Don't Want to Kill You: John Cleaver Series #3 | Dan Wells

    I Don't Want to Kill You: John Cleaver Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (165)

    John Cleaver has called a demon - literally called it on the phone - and challenged it to a fight. He has faced two of the monsters already, barely escaping with his life, and now he's done running; he's taking the fight to them. But as he wades through his town's darkest secrets, searching for any sign of who the demon might be, one thing becomes all too clear: in a game of cat and mouse with a supernatural killer, the human is always the mouse.

    LOVED IT... but is this the last?

    This is a beautiful, emotional, turtourous, funny, sad, and everything in between book. This book has it ALL. The narration was flawless and made th..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 19 2013 by Lisa (United States)
  • 4
    The Devil's Only Friend: John Cleaver, Book 4 | Dan Wells

    The Devil's Only Friend: John Cleaver, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dan Wells
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons. They've killed his neighbors, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can...but the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into a full-scale supernatural war.

    Fantastic Book!

    Dan Wells does a fantastic job of capturing the human condition, through the eyes of a sociopath, demons, and humans. All the joys and sorrows. All of..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 24 2015 by Jeffrey Kline (Columbia MO)