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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Woodrow Moreland, a respected scientist, has invited Alex Delaware, psychologist/detective, to his home on a tiny Pacific island to help him organize his papers for publication. It's a light workload, leaving plenty of time for Alex and his girlfriend, Robin, to relax.

Quickly, however, secretive houseguests and unexplained visitors dim the pleasures of deep blue water and white sands. Alex can't help wondering why Dr. Moreland really invited him to the island. When he probes, Alex discovers a sour and unwelcome truth. But truth it is, and its discovery comes just in time to save Alex and Robin from the violence that threatens them.

Psyched? Listen to all of Jonathan Kellerman's Dr. Alex Delaware thrillers.
©1996 Jonathan Kellerman; (P)1996 Books on Tape Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Kellerman's done it again....Make this one a must-have for all mystery collections." (Booklist)
"Kellerman's ability to weave an intriguing story with tantalizing hints of horror and breathtaking suspense makes this an unforgettable tale that will be popular with the author's fans as well as general fiction listeners." (Library Journal)

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Always a Good Story

Who does not like Alex Delaware ? Jonathan Kellerman always delivers a great story!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Joy
  • Annapolis MD United States
  • 04-12-09

Ho Hum

Narrators can make or break a good book and what we consider good narration is certainly a matter of choice. I advise you to listen to the sample first before spending your credits. If I took my own advice, I'd still have a credit to spend! While he does a good job switching between characters, I find the overall narration flat and more like listening to a weather report. The story is interesting but it's been pure torture listening to this narrator. I'm halfway through the story and I can't listen to one more word. Nails dragging across a chalk board - you know?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another Good One!

Kellerman is always a good read - and the narrator is just terrific. I could listen to him forever. Kellerman's books always have such interesting characters and I love his girlfriend Robin. He writes with a great sense of humor too!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Most Boring in the Series

What disappointed you about The Web?

The first 60% of the book was pointless, could have covered it all in a single, short chapter, finally picked up at the end, but by that time, I didn't care much

What was most disappointing about Jonathan Kellerman’s story?

Dull as a plumbing convention, it was well read though. If you skip any in the series, this is the one

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Kept my interest but not his best

HUGE fan of the Alex Delaware series. This one focuses on Alex and Robin - on a faraway island and it starts out OK but really became much too unbelievable as it proceeded. Held my interest and I didn't put it on double speed but did think about it. I was just trying to fill in the books from this series I hadn't read/listened to you. So I can check off "The Web" now :)

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Seriously?

What would have made The Web better?

A rewrite and more engaging story. I have been enjoying the Alex Delaware series and haven't gotten bored. This one was boring and wacky (not in a good way).

Has The Web turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Which scene was your favorite?

None

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Web?

This book just didn't cut it for me. The beautiful setting was the only thing worth taking from the book for me. This was off the mark from the other books, but still continuing with the series.

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Least favorite AD book.

I have read (listened to) many books in this series and I was dissappointed with this one. It's definitely my least favorite of the series.

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Excellent Listen

If you could sum up The Web in three words, what would they be?

Tropical quirkly thiller

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dr. Bill - full of surprises

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

This narrator is not as good as John Rubenstein

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

yes