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Publisher's Summary

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her 33rd birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat... and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

©2014 Tarryn Fisher (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Avoid if suffering from depression!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

In the beginning it held me in suspense wondering where it was headed..(a lot of flashbacks without full explanations) cold, clinical, no warmth by the end it was a fizzle for me with not much of a twist. I was expecting more depth to the characters & an emotional bond to them, I didn't feel it.. Without trying not to give anything away, my heading states it all! If you're looking for an emotional love story there wasn't one for me. It is not a dark book, just depressing!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Would not have given it such a depressing ending!

What does Simone Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Simone although didn't differentiate from male to female, as the female part could not fault her & was able to get through the book thanks to Simone's narration!

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No!

Any additional comments?

Sad to say was expecting more.. got less!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Raw

Jesus Christ. This was a very well thought out and thorough novel. The writing is out of this world amazing. I have to say, if you are looking for something that is optimistic and makes you feel good, look the other way. Well, I guess it could be considered optimistic, but in a really morbid way.. This book is so honest and raw it will tear your heart out. Then whack it against the wall a few times. I feel a little traumatized.. But in the best possible way. ;)

The narrator was great as usual. She effortlessly brings the story to life.

Definitely worth the credit!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Terri
  • United States
  • 12-01-15

I loved this book!

This book is twisted from the very beginning. I loved it and found myself glued to my chair listening to it.

Cenna doesn't let anyone close to her. Christmas is the worst time of year for her as everything bad happens on Christmas. Now Cenna and a Doctor she has becomes friends with have been kidnapped.

This is my very first read by the author, Taryn Fisher. I enjoyed this book so much and found the plot to be very original. It is sick, twisted and it held me captive too. I just couldn't walk away from this book! The narrator, Simone Lewis is fantastic also. I loved the accents and multiple voices she used, along with the emotions in the narration!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Megan
  • BARNARD, VT, US
  • 11-06-15

Trying

I am half way through and trying to stick with this. Very hard though. The lead female character is putting me into a deep depression. It's just not going anywhere.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I wanted to like this!

What did you like best about Mud Vein? What did you like least?

I was mostly intrigued by the story line. Overall though I disliked the character. She wasn't realistic in my mind and her inner monologue kind of drove me nuts. I think this was compounded by listening to it aloud.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tarryn Fisher again?

Probably! You can tell she knows how to create a compelling story. It was just this particular character I found disagreeable.

What didn’t you like about Simone Lewis’s performance?

Felt kind of monotone.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Huh

Thought it was going to be an outstanding read due to all of the hype behind it. I struggled to finish. It was boring.

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I'm just....

What disappointed you about Mud Vein?

I wasn't disappointed per say...it's just not the type of genre I like but because it was Tarry, I had to check it out.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I'm still a bit like "What the he## was that? What did I just listen to?"

Which scene was your favorite?

I think the waking up in the "cabin" part.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mud Vein?

I think it IS what it is and I can't be more judgmental than this small review.

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One Word: WOW!

What about Simone Lewis’s performance did you like?

She was great! She conveyed the characters emotions very well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt extreme sadness at the end.

Any additional comments?


Tarryn Fisher is a master storyteller! This was a very disturbing but at the same time compelling story. I was riveted the whole way through. I felt the emotions the characters were feeling which in my book is a sign of a Master of words!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Didn't finish

Interesting premise but I simply got tired of the chip on the main character's shoulder.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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OMG.


Great story and performance the complete package. Will leave you thinking it's very deep. I was not able to put it down.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-16

Just not a good read.

Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!

The whole story was unrealistic. How in the world can two man possibly love such a hate filled, repulsing, selfish, lazy, rude and unstable person such as Senna.

The kidnapper thing just falls short in every way, not having any real reason to have done it in the first place. I have never seen two people who have just been kidnapped doing puzzle pieces and taking shots. Wth?

They were practically in vacation most of the time as they had everything they needed in that cabin. Never had I wanted to finish a book so fast. It was boring and the main character killed the story for me.

I understand she went through hell but regardless of what she went through, she had no right to treat others the way she did. Others that just wanted to help her. Overall it scared me off reading any more books by this author unless she gives better personalities to her female characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • BecBec
  • 10-11-17

Heartbreakingly Perfect.

My all time ever Fisher read, the most heartbreakingly perfect tale that gets me every time in every way possible
5 stars all the way

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  • jasno5000
  • 11-11-15

Interesting.

Certainly a story that kept me listening, I wanted to find out how it would end, but totally unbelievable. The performance of the narrator was excellent, helped keep the mood of the story just right.