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The Mercy of Snakes

Nameless, Book 5
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Series: Nameless, Book 5
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (971 ratings)

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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. It’s time for him 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 #1 New York Times bestselling 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 read or 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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Another Fine Performance

Somebody(s) is killing old folks and talking their dough. Now that Nameless it's on the scene, something's going to give. Nameless and company will take care of the perps in their own unique way.

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Better than the last one

I liked this one better than the last book. Maybe I just don’t like it when the elderly get duped. Anyway I felt like the back story was a bit more fleshed out and there was a bit more build up during the doling out of the vengeance. I like that little bits of Nameless’s true self leak through every once in a while, like the fact that he always tips well. I hope that in the last book his full back story is revealed. If not, I’m going to feel like this has been a wild goose chase. 3 stars.

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Another small bite of Nameless, and satisfying

These Nameless books by Dean are an interesting approach. No long character development, just basically straight into the plot. The shorter format gives you a nice sense of completion of one story, and you are eager to launch into the next adventure.

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The Mercy of Snakes

I love Dean Koontz books. But I hate short stories. I want more suspense. More information about what who, when, how, and why.

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hard to follow

struggled to finish this one, was hard to listen on audible was just too confusing. from talking about assignment to sexual talk to killing someone idk was lost on this one.

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Great quick listen

Watch out for Nameless bad guys he will make you pay. Plenty of twist and turns.

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Meh.

I don't know. Maybe my expectation's are too high because of Koontz's track record. I like the basic premise of the nameless series, but the individual stories leave much to be the desired .

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Starting to be a Little Predictable

After 4 books, this 5th book in the series is a little predictable. I still enjoyed it, but the storyline held no real surprises.

Edoardo Ballerini's voice as he expertly narrates the story is oddly contradictory to the mayhem in the stories he is narrating.