Nest

A Thriller
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (1,683 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kate Bishop is in a world of trouble. In the wake of several inexplicable and brutal murders, Kate is thrust into a police inquiry that reveals shocking family secrets. Suddenly exposed to a shadowy network of global evil, her life takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of Jack Raines, an author with a mysterious past who says he has the answers to her questions. What's more, he suggests that Kate herself might be the solution.

But hot on their heels are a force of superpredators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate and Jack are eliminated. Like Jack, they've realized just how special Kate is, and now she's marked for death.

An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide best-selling author Terry Goodkind and a complete reinvention of the paranormal thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human, a place few have ventured to and fewer still have survived.

©2016 Terry Goodkind (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Terrible

This was the worst book I've ever read to the end. The story was nonsense, repetitive, with. needless technical passages (you don't have to describe how to use the internet, we know).

The narration was also painful. She would use the same voice for all the "bad guy" characters, obviously had no idea what some of the accents were supposed to sound like, and pronounced some words incorrectly.

I really wanted to like this book, as I've read all Goodkind's others, but it was really terrible.

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Could someone get to the point please!

Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Elisabeth Rodgers?

Not sure.

What was most disappointing about Terry Goodkind’s story?

Too much of the content is repeated over and over and seems like every conversation throughout this book goes round and round and round and round until finally after a forever someone finally gets to the point. Then that point is repeated at least three times before the conversation moves on. One of the rare times I will not finish listening to an audiobook.

Any additional comments?

Although pretty dark subject, the book was a bit on the juvenile side.

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Awful

Such a bad book. The characters emotions are completely confused from scene to scene, and the ending is remarkably predictable.

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Nest: A Terrible Dialogue

Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Elisabeth Rodgers?

Since Terry Goodkind typically writes in a different genre, I'd probably try out one of his other books since I've heard they might be okay, and yes Elisabeth Rodgers did a fine job as a narrator, an excellent job in fact, I just can't stand how this book was written.

Has Nest turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I've read/listened to other books in this genre that are quite interesting.

Which scene was your favorite?

Well, there are like 3 scenes in the book, all of which are 2-4 hour dialogues between two characters explaining how the world is a terrible place and becoming more infested with evil and bad guys...except studies show that crime is at an all time low unless you are speaking about very specific areas of the world. Good grief.

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

Let me count the ways...

Any additional comments?

This book is just too black and white for my taste. Sometimes black and white works for sci-fi or fantasy, but when you are talking about the present day, it's just hard to swallow. He writes as if everyone hates the police, crime is on the rise, and you are either evil or not. Also, apparently you can't explain to the police that some guy was trying to murder you so in self defense you attacked and they died. Nope, they wouldn't understand that at all. You'd get caught up too long in the system, more people are coming after you. The majority of the book is two characters at any given time discussing the world becoming more infested with evil. Hardly anything happens at any given moment.

This book just felt like Terry Goodkind ranting about how the world is falling apart, and it definitely did not resonate with me. I couldn't finish it. I just couldn't it was too poorly written for me deal with.

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Empty story

I have read most books by the author and I usually love the way he describes people, feelings and motivations. In this story I do not believe in the people. I am constantly thinking that the author did not care when writing the story.

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too much rambling

while its a good story line there is far too much repetitive coversation between the 2 main characters.

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Thriller Diller

This story will keep you pin to your seat. Do your best not to be TOO distracted while driving. It pulls you in and you are going to want to hold on to the very end. The talent telling the story gives you a great rhythm to listen to pausing and inflicting just right.

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Hoping this is the start of a new series!

Where does Nest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High. I listen to a lot of audio books. This one was captivating from start to finish.

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

The plot builds as it goes and the twist in the end - well - I normally see them coming, but not with this one

Which character – as performed by Elisabeth Rodgers – was your favorite?

Kate of course. She is awesome.

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

Yes, but I won't wreck it for those yet to listen to it. You will know it when it comes.

Any additional comments?

In the book, there are bad reviews written about a book, which turn out to be part of a scheme. Funnily enough it was the bad reviews of this book which made me write my first ever review. I loved this book and am SO hoping its the start of a new series. I want to know what happens next. Its written in such a way as to open that door. Please Mr Goodkind, walk us through that door!

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The Seeker

A new book from Goodkind is a good thing. Writing about end times, mans true nature, romance, a strong female lead, the dark net, fighting and killing. Such a good book. Exciting, and informative. A good summary about the dark net and what lives there. Once again a seeker comes forth. I thought I was reading Dean Koontz at first. I had to recheck the authors name.

The book is about a family of seers, that can see evil in others. One by one they are sought out for killing. Only one survives. A female. She witnesses the aftermath of her brothers butchering, the aftermath of her cop friends family butchering, and learns to fight back. She says of a man she thinks has come to kill her, " he's already dead, I just need to go tell him".

She falls for the hero who teaches her to survive, who is a seeker of sorts. She prevents some terrorist events, and get up front and close with the Mossad. So entertaining. If you like the Richard and Kalan books, you will love this departure of one of my most favorite writers.

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Hopefully this is just the beginning

Such a good book, I loved it! It's a terrific change of pace, and thank you Terry Goodkind for bringing a female character into light that can seriously kick ass!! I love it!! please keep this story alive with at least 10 more books, Elisabeth Rodgers does a fabulous job of narrating, of I could give her a ten star I would, I can't wait for book two!!

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  • Karen j.
  • 12-04-17

Absolute enjoyment

What a fascinating story. Would love another to find out what happens. The speed of the narrative is breathtaking . I could not stop listening. Such believable characters. If only it was true. Every twist and turn pull you into the story more. So very gruesome but compelling. How wonderful such evil has a counterbalance.

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  • Mette
  • 12-30-18

had me on the edge of my seat

If you value a good nights sleep, please start listening as early as possible. Great read, highly recommended.

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  • Kyle Linton
  • 07-24-17

brilliant story

loved the story hope to hear more in the future of kate and jack brilliant

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  • angels
  • 01-24-17

fantastic story

if I had been reading it myself I would say I wouldn't have been able to put the book down. well read story, couldn't stop listening.

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  • Colin Middleton
  • 12-08-16

Fantastic new material from Terry Goodkind

A good listen and read. Top book can't wait for the next instalment, if there's to be one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-17

devo that this book is over :( SO GOOD!!!!

this is one of those books where even in the middle you're hoping that they are writing a sequel... where when you get to the end your sad because its over and you have to say good bye to the characters. I read my very first terry goodkind 20 years ago... and STILL an amazing author. naration was absolutely on point too!!loved it