• The Mercy of Snakes

  • Nameless: Season One, Book 5
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,730 ratings)

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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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Well told

While the outcome is predictable, the story is well told. I would recommend this book series.

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Mercy Snakes

Good story with lots of twists and turns. Nameless seems to be remembering his past.

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Our boy is at it again!

Another good one, I enjoy this series and am aware there is another season, I have heard the ending isn't great but hopefully it's not that bad!

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Mr. Koontz is a favorite

Always enjoy the storyline - it's not easy to have a surprise ending & Mr. Koontz does it again & again - this new series keeps my interest & with any good book I'm getting attached to the characters & really want to get to know them better. Wish I could know *nameless* personally, I have some work for him.

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Not 1 if the best.

Not 1 if the best. Fell asleep 3 times while listening. So many better. Short stories are not my favorites.

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not like the Dean Koontz books I used to read.

good thing it was read to me while I clean my house,
because I never would have read it! sorry but truthful and very disappointed

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  • 01-01-22

More, please!

Oh my. Predators seem to forget that they can become prey. Onto the next story!

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Honor Between Thieves

Something is going on at the assisted living facility and Nameless is looking into it. The owner and his head nurse is helping older healthy patients to an early demise it seems. Justice is served. Great series.

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  • Marion Shepherd
  • 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

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