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  • Spider's Bite

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,513

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How I got to loathe the story

  • By Brian Rygaard Jensen on 06-06-13

Dreadful!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-13

What disappointed you about Spider's Bite?

The narrator over-acted and grated on my nerves. Her voice sounded forced and unnatural. I could not get past the first two chapters.

Would you be willing to try another one of Lauren Fortgang’s performances?

NO

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Inside Out

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

"I drew a deep breath. I’d spoken more in one burst to this stranger whose room I’d invaded than anyone else in weeks. And with a single word he could alert the Pop Cops and send me to the Chomper. We stared at each other for a few heartbeats. Before I could retreat he said, 'My name’s Riley Narelle Ashon. Any time you need peace, you’re welcome to use my hideaway.'"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting world

  • By k on 08-16-10

Skip this one

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-13

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

Boredom. And no connection to the characters.

Any additional comments?

I love Maria Snyder's other books and thought I would try out INSIDE OUT. I was mistaken. This book held no interest of mine and I didn't care about the characters. I kept hoping it would get better, as I am addicted to Ms. Snyder's other series, but alas - the book disappointed me even in the end. I would skip this read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful