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Spider Game

Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
Series: A GhostWalker Novel, Book 12
Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (617 ratings)

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In the new GhostWalker novel by the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Viper Game, a trained killer meets his match in a woman whose very kiss can stop a heart.

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn't exactly Trap Dawkins' idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn't there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It's where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn't want to leave a place like this with a woman like her? It's not Cayenne's fault. Locked up, experimented on, and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way - with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her. He survived his own dark past, and he shares her desire for getting even. But now Trap's greatest danger is Cayenne herself. Because what's inside her is hard to control - especially when it's aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap.

©2016 Christine Feehan (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Disappointment

Christine Feehan is one of my favorite authors & I have so far loved the Ghostwalker series. However... this book missed the mark by a long shot in my humble opinion & was very tough to get through. Besides constantly reiterating Trapp's feelings, fears, & insecurities about his life and his woman, the entire book detailed their constant lovemaking sessions in exceptionally tedious detail and with so much "f.....ing" detail (his favorite word). The narrator is also one of my favorites & he did the best he could with the story he was given. Very little action in this story. I'm not sure if I will purchase anymore of the series.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Liz
  • DeSoto, MO, United States
  • 04-02-16

Where is the Christine Feehan I know and love?

Let me first start off by saying I am a huge fan of hers and have read all her series. This is the first book she has written that I couldn't finish. I couldn't get past Traps awful personality and the way he treated Chey. My inner lioness was roaring for all women kind. It's one thing to be dominated in the bedroom, that doesn't mean you allow them to treat you like a doormat the rest of the time. Reading this book took me back to the time when the little women stayed at home patiently waiting for her big strong man.
Ugh!! How frustrating. It was men who thought and acted like this character that caused women to burn their bras and yell "Votes for Women!"

To the women that gave it 5 stars, I'm not sure we read the same book. It was repetitive on so many different things and the contradiction between how Trap "was" and how he actually "acted " was distracting. This book did not really follow the usual GhostWalker arc and seemed to use the sex scenes and repetition as filler instead of actually having a story line.

I am hopeful that this was just a fluke and the next book will have the normal strong confident male character and the equally strong independent " kick butt, I want you but I don't need you " female character.

I'm still a fan, and look forward to her next book.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Sex, sex, testosterone, do what the mans says, sex, sex, sex.

So many eye rolls during this book. Where's all the story? There's so much sex, testosterone, man demands. For god sake, he pretty much told her she's having a baby whether she wants one or not.

I really love this author. This is the first book I had this reaction too. How about a book where the woman rescues the man...where the woman takes the mans virginity, where the man try's to cook in the kitchen...you get my point.

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Sad in Los Angeles

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you are looking for nothing but kinky sex acts and talk, this is the book for you. If you are looking for the caliber of story and the action of all of the other Ghostwalker books, this is not the one for you I am sorry to say.

Has Spider Game turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I always enjoy the narrator of this series, but I did not like the voice of the female. For an "enhanced" female she was pretty whiny. I made it through the first part and almost halfway through the second part and it never got any better. I will definitely be returning this one.

What character would you cut from Spider Game?

Change the female character and put back more of the action. This is not romance but almost porn.

Any additional comments?

I will continue the series because I love all of her books, but hope for better in the next one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Amber
  • Fort Riley, KS 66442
  • 02-07-17

Not a fan of this one. Skip it and move to the next.

I've read/listened to all of the Ghost Walker series. But, I didn't like this one. Sex scenes are a part of this series. And that's cool. But, this book was more sex than story. It was tedious & I pretty much hate Trap. He didn't redeem himself at all after being abusive to her. He's a jerk. No excuse for him. And our heroine gives in too much. She can kill large numbers of targets/squads, but is stupidly weak as a person. Anyways. You can pretty much skip this book and move on. Won't miss much. I was almost done with this whole series thanks to this book, but I did end up listening to the next one after this and it redeemed the Ghost Walkers for me. So, don't stop before trying her next one. It gets better.

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This book disappointed on so many levels.

What did you like best about Spider Game? What did you like least?

The back story (Whitney and his craziness) is the best thing about this book. The only thing I liked about it was that it’s a bridge from the last book (that I LOVED) and the next book (which I’m sure I will at least like better than this piece of crap). There is info about the backstory that you get in this book that I’m sure you will need when listening to the next book.

Has Spider Game turned you off from other books in this genre?

It hasn’t turned me off from this genre, but it almost made me turn away from this series. I hope her next book isn’t as disturbing as this one.

Which scene was your favorite?

Honestly there wasn’t many scenes I liked in this book. Maybe the scene with Cayenne, Pepper and Noni (at least Trap isn’t in that small scene)

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

Hell no

Any additional comments?

I was actually physically ill when reading some of the scenes between Trap and Cayenne. He is emotional abusive through the whole book. He treats her like property and a piece of meat he can F**k whenever he wants. After knowing his childhood and how his father treated his mother I would have hoped he would have more respect for the women he claimed to love. He is a despicable human and by the end of the book I was almost hoping he would take a bullet in the head so Cayenne would be free. She spends her whole life in a cage and then the first man she meets that is kind to her treats her like sh** and that’s ok? Seriously? If this was someone in my real life I would be trying to get her to run and get help. Physically ill.

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  • Dorothy
  • MEMPHIS, TN, United States
  • 04-26-16

too much sex<br />

There were chapters after chapters of nothing but sex. It became boring. This needed more action and storyline.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Get Back to the adventure!

When Trap Dawkins came to the Louisiana Bayou to help his teammate Wyatt to rescue his 3 infant daughters from the laboratory they were being experimented on, he never thought that there he would find the woman of his dreams. Cayenne - another experiment of the madman Dr. Peter Whitney. Only the very beautiful Cayenne was considered a failure and scheduled for extermination - however, she had already been matched by pheromones to Trap and he wasn’t about to lose her now that he’d just found her.

As usual, Tom Stechschulte did a most admirable job of narrating this audio book, but and this is a big BUT - what has happened to the excitement and adventure I found so remarkable in this series. I wondered many times - what am I reading? Where as I have loved this series from the get-go and the adventures and action that encompasses all the other books in this series. Who is now writing this? Has Ms. Feehan foregone the adventure and creativeness of her characters for erotica and bondage?

I am really surprised I hung in there till the end, albeit I did fast-forward quite a bit through the eroticism and bondage type sex that took up a good 90% of this book. If it weren’t for a couple of battles (which were far too short) and wanting to discover what happened to Trap’s two evil uncles I would have tossed this away. Even the meeting arranged with an old foe at the White House turned into a total letdown whereas I would have thought there would have been some kind of an altercation.

Bottom Line: I can only wish that should Ms. Feehan, if she continues the Ghostwalker series, revert back to the excitement of telling a story with adventure and brilliant characterizations, rather than a very long episode ad nauseam of bondage and BDSM. Trap could have been a wonderful lead - so very brilliant, handsome, etc - but so very controlling, abusive and such a complete bastard he rather turned me off.

Marilyn Rondeau

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A Miss

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less explicit sex and more of a storyline.

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

It seemed this book was an attempt at Fifty Shades but with just short snippets of storyline. I liked the series and how they flow one into another so was looking forward to the continuation. It seemed the main character for as educated and intelligent as he was supposed to be had a very limited vocabulary with his favorite being the f-bomb. Seriously if you counted up how many times he dropped it you would have thought he only knew a few words. When we met Trap in the last book (Viper Game) he seemed an intellectual that lived in his world of research and seemed socially inept in some cases but not the cruel, sadistic uncouth cretin he turned out to be in this book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed with how this book turned out. Mostly sex, very small sections of actual content to move the storyline along. I did enjoy seeing some characters from the series making a guest appearance and their interactions. However felt that the book centered mostly on sex and then rushed to finish in end the storyline that we were initially introduced to. It was nice to learn Trap's back story but after we were introduced to his history there was lots of filler before the rush to the end to tie up that backstory.

Any additional comments?

Hopefully the next book will get back to what made this series great. The interpersonal interactions, the moving along of the plot, and the mystery and intrigue.

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has Christine Feehan gotten a Ghostwriter lately

I have loved Christine Feehan for years but the last four books by her I have read or listen to I have flipped through so many sex scenes her books are now just like a great big p**** book once it's finally getting interesting and away from all the sex the book is done I really must say I have become disappointed lately and I'm wondering is the next book going to be worth my money because I slept through half of it or fast forward through all the sex way too much sex

2 of 2 people found this review helpful