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Publisher's Summary

A series of suspicious deaths in a retirement home draws Nameless into the confidence of a terrified former resident - and into the dark heart of a shocking conspiracy. In part five of the Nameless series, it’s time to hunt.

Oakshore Park is Michigan’s most exclusive assisted-living community. Presided over by two killer angels of mercy, it’s also THE go-to facility in assisted dying. For a cut, they make impatient heirs happy. Nameless must concoct a scheme just as cunning. But righteous retribution stirs disquiet in the avenger as light starts to shine on the black hole of his past. Should he welcome it or keep running?

From number one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz comes The Mercy of Snakes, part of Nameless, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be listened to in a single sitting.

©2019 The Koontz Living Trust (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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it was good, not great.

possibly the weakest of the nameless series to this point, but still entertaining. Dean Koontz is a terrific writer, and I love diving deep into his novels. but I suspect Amazon asked him to write a series of short stories for their original collection and he penned them out in no time flat. that being said, these stories are perfect for the Koontz fan who does not want to be tied down for 10 or 12 hours of a normal audiobook.

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Another great adventure with Nameless

The Mercy of Snakes
Nameless, Book 5
By: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Money is more important than life in the nursing home. Nameless comes to settle the score.
Great story! Good narration too!

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A story you've heard before with a new ending

Another home run for Nameless. I'm worried for him in this last episode of the series, but I'm hopeful that he will end up with a positive ending. Even if it's an Odd Thomas one. I love this series and would love to see a full novel with all the trimming some day.

Thanks Dean for another hour well spent.

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Great!

Great. I love this series and all the dark places it takes me. Great voice artist.

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Don't like short stories

Really enjoyed the storyline, I am just not a fan of short stories, So much so, I probably won't be reading another book of his ,Which is a shame because he's a good writer

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A good installment in the Nameless series.

I like these short little stories. It's an interesting premise and I'm anxious to discover what Nameless' story is. I listened to the Audible narration and it was well done.

Although it doesn't bother me, it's worth noting that there's a brief-ish section that contains intimate adult banter (for those to whom that may matter).

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Mercy of Snakes

Mr. Koontz will never disappoint. This tale of a "for hire killer" was interesting from start to finish and the narration was spot on. I know upper Michigan and it was great to be able to hear those cities and know exactly where they were. I found this story believable but sad. The characters were fully developed and the story line flowed throughout. I would highly recommend this audible book.

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This is probably my least favorite of the first season of the Nameless books. More on the backstory, less on the bad guys.

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Dean Koontz

Great narrator. Beautiful flow of words. Dean Koontz keeps up the suspense. Can't wait for the next story.

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great series

loved it. it kept me interested from the beginning to the end. highly recommend this book.

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  • 08-15-20

a short story

this is the 4th nameless book. entertaining, but wish they had put them into one book

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  • Loretta.
  • 06-18-21

The Mercy of snakes by Dean Koontz

Thank you Dean I do wish the books where marked a bit better as I have trouble reading the numbers and end up with 2 cops of the same book thank you Edoardo for reading to me