He Drank, and Saw the Spider

Eddie LaCrosse, Book 5
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Series: Eddie LaCrosse, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alex Bledsoe continues the adventures of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse in the thrilling He Drank, and Saw the Spider.

After he fails to save a stranger from being mauled to death by a bear, a young mercenary is saddled with the baby girl the man died to protect. He leaves her with a kindly shepherd family and goes on with his violent life.

Now, 16 years later, that young mercenary has grown up to become cynical sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse. When his vacation travels bring him back to that same part of the world, he can't resist trying to discover what has become of the mysterious infant.

He finds that the child, now a lovely young teenager named Isadora, is at the center of a complicated web of intrigue involving two feuding kings, a smitten prince, a powerful sorceress, an inhuman monster, and long-buried secrets too shocking to imagine. And once again she needs his help.

They say a spider in your cup will poison you but only if you see it. Eddie, helped by his smart, resourceful girlfriend Liz, must look through the dregs of the past to find the truth about the present - and risk what might happen if he, too, sees the spider.

©2014 Alex Bledsoe (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Hopefully, there will be more!

The last book ( since this review ) and if you notice there is no 1, or even 2 star reviews on this book. This should really tell you by now this series is good stuff, and this will be no exception. If you got this far, you will enjoy this book. I personally, liked it and it was over too soon with no more books to read. There was no clear "ending" minus like the other books, so we can only hope more come. This one focuses on a vacation gone wrong with more of his past getting in the way of relaxation. This (to me) is the weakest story of all the books, but that isnt saying much because I still liked this one. But to me its the most forgettable. There is things I enjoyed, but generally speaking it takes place in one area, and not a crazy amount of adventuring. Still worth reading 100%. Sad that there isnt another I can dive into.

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Funny, intelligent and read by the best!

I have listened to the entire series back to back with as little down time as I could manage. Stefan Rudnicki’s voice is deep and buttery. The stories of Eddie the Sword Jockeys adventures will keep you laughing and begging for more. The mysteries are engrossing and hilarious or and plenty of swash buckling for the guys. Well done Alex Bledsoe!

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Unfortunately fowl language

Great Literature doesn't need to use foul language to make a point, very unnecessary.

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I seriously hope this is not the last one.

I never thought I would like an episodic book series, but this book series has proven me wrong. each book is better than the last, and each book could stand on its own. I went back and looked at the date this book was released... when I realized it was 2014, my heart kind of sunk thinking that this could be the last one in the series. Dear author, if you read this review and it touches your heart at all, please consider giving us another one. Eddie's the type of guy we all need in our life.

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I love this series.

I really enjoy this series. The author finds inspiration in a variety of places and uses it to produce engaging and enjoyable Eddie LaCrosse stories. This one is based on Shakespere - "The Winter's Tale". Other sources of inspiration for books in this series have included the 70's pop song Brandy and stories of King Arthur. The author makes no secret of these sources, incorporating some of the most famous parts of each, while delivering a completely original story for Eddie LaCrosse to navigate.

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More good work

This series continues to be a treasure, both in writing and narration. I have enjoy every edition so far.

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A story that I couldn't put down!

As I've stated in my review of The Wake of the Bloody Angel, Eddie LaCrosse is a completely affable guy and this time he's with his best girl, Liz... and after she makes her delivery, they're going on a much needed vacation! It's only after they get to their destination that Eddie realizes he has some unfinished business that he'd like to look into. It's sixteen years later, but still it'd be nice to know what happened back then... and of course, Eddie can't help but find yet another mystery and a young woman to save! I loved this book! It's full of wry humor, sharp witticisms, and fast action! So grab the book, because Stefan Rudnicki and Alex Bledsoe would love to tell you the tale... and I think you're gonna' love hearing it!

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Great Series

I enjoyed every minute that I listen to this series. I wouldn't have paid though for such a short duration. Thank you audible for the new program that let me discover this series.

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Eddie and Liz take a vacation NOT!

Where does He Drank, and Saw the Spider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm not going to compare it to any one book but to several series. Alex Bledsoe really knows how to develop characters and dramatic situations. This series though historical reminds me a bit of "Alex Verus" by Benedict Jacka. Even though in different times they are very well developed and have some magic in them

What was one of the most memorable moments of He Drank, and Saw the Spider?

Not all that we think is evil really is, sometimes it's just circumstances I don't want to give it away.

Which character – as performed by Stefan Rudnicki – was your favorite?

Once again a great narrator with a great story

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

When Eddie and Liz mess with a guy who was being rough on a young girl.......gotta laugh

Any additional comments?

PLEASE GIVE ME MORE EDDIE LACROSS.

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look forward to the next book

like the previous four books this story is quite the delight to read and enjoy. I'll look forward to the next book when it comes out.