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Marvel’s Black Widow: Red Vengeance

The Black Widow Novels, Book 2
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Series: The Black Widow Novels, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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The Avengers' iconic master spy is back, and she's seeing red.

Emotions are dangerous, which is why the graduates of Moscow's famed spy school the Red Room are taught to keep their enemies close and their loved ones at a distance. Black Widow and Red Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff and Ava Orlova, forgot that lesson once, and they won't forget it again.

But the Widows have inherited something else from their shared Moscow past: a relentless need for vengeance - Ivan Somodorov is dead, but his network of terror remains.

While the Widows search South America in order to extinguish a smuggling operation with ties to their old nemesis, their own Red Room not only attempts to assassinate them both but also hacks their secure S.H.I.E.L.D. network. As a result, Ava and Natasha find themselves thrust into a trying mission of international intrigue that takes them throughout the world and back to New York City, where their friends Dante and Sana become unlikely targets as well. Once again, nothing is as it seems, no one can be trusted, and no one is safe - not unless the Widows can stop a conspiracy involving stolen nuclear warheads, mind-altering chemical weapons, and ultimately, betrayal by old friends and enemies alike.

©2016 Margaret Stohl (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Good read. Ties into Agents of Shield season 2.

via the Inhuman story.. Lots of appearences from Marvel movies and tv.. Good read while waiting for marvel media.

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Good but not as good as the first.

Same format but the story was not as compelling. Still liked it. If you heard the first then you need to hear this one.

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  • charro
  • chicago, IL, United States
  • 02-26-17

I was doing more books like this

Julia Whelan amazing narrator needs to read more books like this i hope to fined more books like this

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  • cbspock
  • Holbrook, NY United States
  • 01-03-17

An interesting adventure

This book is a continuation of the story in the first book. The story is more about Ava then Black Widow. Widow feels like a sidekick in her own story. Can we please have a straight up Black Widow story without the teenage characters.

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another great story

I enjoyed the second part of the Black Widow story. Thanks for another great listen.

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Black is Back! There are shades of red, too.

Story was as good as you would expect an M. Stohl novel to be, which is "very".

Narration is on point and is read by same talent as previous Widow novel "Forever Red". There was something very comforting in that. Almost like realizing your friend you haven't seen in a long while hasn't changed.

This is a logical follow-up to "Forever Red" that takes a few turns you might not expect, but really makes you want to hear the sequel as soon as this one is done. AND THAT ENDING!!!!

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Not a great follow up…

I enjoyed book one from the series, it wasn’t without flaws, but the stakes seemed reasonable and it felt like a black widow story.

For some reason, this follow up never connected with me. There were a number of contrivances, whenever the stakes felt high, they shrank away from any real consequences, and at the end of the book it didn’t even feel like the “heroes“ actually did anything to resolve the plot.

There were a couple of things I enjoy, some interesting plays build off of the first book, but in the end, I felt the character of Abba was conveniently whiny when needed, never believed any of the rage that she felt, and just did stupid stuff. Not that it mattered, because there were no consequences for doing anything.

I made a quick purchase of this book, but the next time I will likely think hard. The first one is worth it if you are a marvel nut, but this one could easily be skipped.

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  • Jason
  • Cedar Park, TX
  • 11-18-18

Black Widow

I actually really enjoyed this book. I couldnt help but think that this would be an excellent adaptation for a screenplay and movie for the mcu. it would be interesting to be introduced to the rigid Black Widow through the eyes of emotion and action. It really gives the listener a different perspective of Black Widow and her origin story. When I got to the end I actually really wanted to hear more from this story, I wanted to the story to continue.

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It was OK, I guess.

It was ok I guess. It was more of a set up for the next book. If there is a next book, I'll buy it... maybe.

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  • BeckyT
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • 07-05-18

A sequel that lives up to the first book.

Natasha and Ava are back and mean business in the next installment of Margaret Stohl's series. After the events of the first novel Stohl leads the reader on a wonderful adventure that still has the butt-kicking adventure and action readers expect from characters living in a Marvel universe, but also with the grieving process and problems facing a teenager from a less than average background needing to process and move on. A few elements of this story are a bit more fantastical than the events of the previous installment (think ghosts) but whether the ghosts are real or imagined by the main characters to cope is pretty much left up to the reader.

Julia Whelan captivates audiences once again an another stunning performance bringing multiple characters to life and expressing a wide range of emotions.