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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 4,223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,495

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

It needs something

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-10

As the only male to review this book so far, I have to take issue with the narrator. I enjoy listening to audiobooks in which the narrator has enough range to at least make the voices of the opposite sex somewhat believable. Lauren Fortgang's attempt at the male voices in this book (and there are several) seems weak and poorly done. I like the story, although parts of it read like a romance novel, but I probably won't download the other two books - mostly because of the narrator.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • No Mercy

  • By: John Gilstrap
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Gage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 560

No names. No Feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done - especially in highly sensitive hostage situations. But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood - and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret...Someone rich and powerful.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Narration

  • By Catherine Redlich on 06-18-11


3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-10

I agree with the others who think Jeremy Gage is the wrong narrator for this book. I liked the story but it should have been read by a tough guy like Dick Hill or Jay O. Sanders. They also get the female voices right.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful