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Poison Flower Audiobook

Poison Flower: Jane Whitefield Series # 7

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Publisher's Summary

In this exciting seventh entry in Thomas Perry's Jane Whitefield series, Jane spirits James Shelby, a man unjustly convicted of his wife's murder, out of the criminal court building in downtown Los Angeles-but the price of Shelby's freedom is high.

©2012 Thomas Perry (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Anyone who has read Perry knows the anticipatory pleasure that comes just from holding a new book with his name on the cover. Fans of Jane, last seen in Runner, will enjoy this elegantly written tale of pursuit and revenge." (Library Journal)

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    Mike Schnoll 08-07-12
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    "Not his best, but pretty damn good"
    What did you love best about Poison Flower?

    The Jane Whitefield character is heroic and wonderfully drawn.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The action's fast paced and clever, as always in a Perry novel. But the bad guys are cartoonish, even by the standards of the genre.


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    Joyce did a fantastic job of covering the many characters and accents, with warmth and consistency. It was a pleasure listening to her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    More sequels than Rocky!


    Any additional comments?

    Sadly, it''s probably time to retire Jane.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. H. Williams Half Moon Bay, CA USA 07-23-12
    D. H. Williams Half Moon Bay, CA USA 07-23-12
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    "Running is Taking Its Toll"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Didn't like this one as much as the previous. Because I was listening instead of reading I couldn't skip over the winceable parts. A little too grim for me.


    If you’ve listened to books by Thomas Perry before, how does this one compare?

    Have only read before and always loved the Jane Whiteside character.


    What three words best describe Joyce Bean’s voice?

    Flat affect


    Any additional comments?

    It's hard to sustain a long running series. While it's important to put the character under pressure I don't like to witness on-going torture.

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    itinerant 06-11-12
    itinerant 06-11-12
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    "antepenultimate again"

    Each of these Jane books feels like the last one, the kiss-off of a series, an adieu to a character, an abandonment of an oft-traveled plot device. Without spoiling the plot, I can say this feels yet again like the end for Ms. Whitfield, who is growing older and more battered and even perhaps a little cynical about the whole proposition. The paranormal plays a bigger role here than in previous texts, which probably foreshadows The End even more . . . but what do I know.

    It's a nice addition to the series, and if you've read any of the others you'll want to read this one, too. I just hope Mr. Perry isn't getting tired of his own schtick, as he writes amusing potboilers and I'm not ready for him to stop.

    The narration is adequate, better than some of Perry's books, like the Butcher's Boy series read in a monotone; this female narrator does an adequate job, and I'd listen to more books read by her.

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    C. M. Duranceau Livonia, Michigan USA 09-10-12
    C. M. Duranceau Livonia, Michigan USA 09-10-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Jane Whitefield is human!"
    Would you listen to Poison Flower again? Why?

    Jane has a knack of using the mistakes of others to her advantage.


    What other book might you compare Poison Flower to and why?

    Poison Flower is consistently as entertaining as 'Runner' and 'The Shadow Woman'. Jane reacts rather than seeks trouble, danger and mayhem.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jane distills another batch of hemlock root poison & finally gets to use it by outsmarting her quarry getting him to drink it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The escape from prison was a twist for Jane & her getting outsmarted by bad guys into thinking they were cops was not the typical Jane... is she rusty for taking time off to be a wife?


    Any additional comments?

    As always, Thomas Perry provides very good entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Canada 08-27-12
    Tracy Canada 08-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A Decent Mystery"
    Would you try another book from Thomas Perry and/or Joyce Bean?

    Probably not. This one was ok, a good story, but not really my cup of tea.


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    Bonnie B. Luttrell Bullhead City, AZ 07-31-12
    Bonnie B. Luttrell Bullhead City, AZ 07-31-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Thomas Perry does it again!"
    What made the experience of listening to Poison Flower the most enjoyable?

    The performance by the reader was wonderful, and the main character Jane seemed more human than in other books about her.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot was spellbinding.


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    She made it all interesting and exciting


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

    Yes - about Jane trying to get pregnant.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gigi 06-05-12
    Gigi 06-05-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Good listen"
    Where does Poison Flower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story was excellent. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is one of the best I have listened too


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    Bonnie Tonawanda, NY, United States 05-26-12
    Bonnie Tonawanda, NY, United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "welcome back Jane Whitefield"
    Would you listen to Poison Flower again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen again, as I have the other Jane Whitefield stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane is always my favorite character. She lives in the modern world , never forgetting her heritage. She honors and reveres those who have gone before us.


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

    Joyce has a very soothing voice with proper inflection when needed.. I enjoy listening to her narrations.


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

    At times, I felt concern for the characters. Like Jane was taking on too much and she would not be able to come home this time.


    Any additional comments?

    I just love the Jane Whitefield stories and so glad I had the opportunity to read another.. Thanks Thomas Perry for bringing by favorite heroine back!

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    danielhl3 New York, NY USA 05-24-12
    danielhl3 New York, NY USA 05-24-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Slightly expected."

    Love the character; loved the previous books, but this one was lacking the vitality which comes from surprise. Previous books seemed a touch more imaginative. I hope Perry is not tiring of his own character. Still glad I read it.

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    S.B.Devlin Swampscott, MA USA 05-23-12
    S.B.Devlin Swampscott, MA USA 05-23-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Not Up to Par"
    What disappointed you about Poison Flower?

    Stale plot


    What was most disappointing about Thomas Perry’s story?

    Not as exciting as previous tales


    What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

    Never grabbed me


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Poison Flower?

    Most descriptions of Jane Buying things; plot was ludicrous, esp. when she killedall the men at the cottage in the Adirondacks


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