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Wendy M. Flatt

Forney, TX USA
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  • Nest

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,369

Kate Bishop is in a world of trouble. In the wake of several inexplicable and brutal murders, Kate is thrust into a police inquiry that reveals shocking family secrets. Suddenly exposed to a shadowy network of global evil, her life takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of Jack Raines, an author with a mysterious past who says he has the answers to her questions. What's more, he suggests that Kate herself might be the solution.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By AC Ward on 02-14-17

Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

What disappointed you about Nest?

I lost count of the times I thought the heroine was too stupid to live. As other reviewers have said, it's incredibly repetitive, almost as if the author thinks he needs to explain EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING...like the book is being written for aliens who have never experienced things like "the internet" and "airport security" and "driving in traffic."

Has Nest turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but the author has certainly turned me off of any other books he writes in this genre.

Which scene was your favorite?

The first time Kate, the heroine, kicked the crap out of an attacker. I love strong women characters -- too bad the author made this one serve as The Exposition Queen. It seems like most of the time, her only purpose was to ask questions so the male lead could explain...and explain...and explain...and explain.

What character would you cut from Nest?

Not so much a character, but rather the incredibly gory descriptions of the murderers' crimes. If I wanted to listen to the audiobook version of "Saw" or "Hostel," I'd have picked something from that category.

Any additional comments?

This book had so much potential, but it needed to be edited WAY down. Terry Goodkind is a famous author, but even famous authors need to be reminded that they need to practice restraint.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Iron King

  • The Iron Fey, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,076

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth--that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Potentally Epic.

  • By AppleJack Honey on 01-22-13

Great YA Fantasy and Intro to Fae Mythology

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-13

What did you love best about The Iron King?

Loved the book, loved the narration -- and I've just started book 4, so obviously I became invested in the characters. Don't let the bad reviews throw you off...I really enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful