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The Praying Mantis Bride

Nameless, Book 3
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Series: Nameless, Book 3
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (581 ratings)

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A deadly black widow has eliminated three husbands and counting. But Nameless knows her one weakness. To bring truth and its consequences to her crimes, the vigilante must spin a web of his own.

Lucia - current last name, Rickenbah - has made a fortune by marrying rich men who tend to drop dead. But the superstitious blonde believes in more than money and murder. Nameless’s job is to scare a confession out of Lucia, and as the psychological warfare escalates, even he may be in for a shock.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes The Praying Mantis Bride, 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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Great short story

The Praying Mantis Bride by Dean Koontz and narrated by Edoardo Ballerini is a terrific short story about a gal that kills husbands for their money and how she is caught. Great story and narration!

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Koontz is back

Finally the old Koontz is back! Great horror with terrific narration to match! Up to par with his old one word titles.

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Quick, concise, entertaining!

This a great short story. Dean Koontz is the consumate storyteller. He could probably write up real estate listings and make them completely enthralling.

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Same old same old

A rehash of the Black widow story that's been told a million times. This top secret organization is just not that believable.

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Great thrillers

This series is every bit as compelling as Odd Thomas. The ending is a classic Dean Koonz jaw dropper.

If you read the first story you will not be able to resist reading them all. I am ready for full novel about Nameless.

The audio versions are a perfect way to fly through commuter traffic.

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fascinating and weird. interesting though.<br />

.!mmnbbgres bbhgde bbhju vddd vnjk vg if i am u not real i am i am

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I almost feel like returning this series

The story has gotten redundant and the narration has gotten robotic and at times really fast. Not to mention his women’s voice is awful. I’m gonna try to get through the entire series because Mr. Koontz is one of my favorites. Who knows maybe there will be another good one like the first in the series.

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The series is improving.

The narrator, who at first seemed merely serviceable, is growing on me. His clipped, slightly detached delivery is well suited to the deepening character of the man with no name.

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  • K. L.
  • minnesota
  • 11-21-19

Twisty!!

I enjoyed this audible presentation of Dean Koontz‘s book series based on nameless, a new character. This one was twisty! I liked the ending! The narrator does a great job!

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Praying Mantis Bride? More like the Black Widow!

This, the third in the series, is also pretty good. A little heavier on the supernatural than the first two. I find this series to be good, listenable, entertaining, but not over the top great. Maybe I would expect more from Dean Koontz. Nonetheless, I will continue on with book four...😐