Spider's Bite : Elemental Assassin

  • by Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  • Series: Elemental Assassin
  • 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.
Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I'm out for revenge. And I'll exterminate anyone who gets in my way -- good or bad. I may look hot, but I'm still one of the bad guys. Which is why I'm in trouble, since irresistibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I'm battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction... especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.

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What the Critics Say

"Fortgang's captivating drawl sketches Finn's flirty, genteel arrogance and Caine's horrified disapproval of her. Fortgang portrays Gin's well-hidden emotions as well as her habitual analysis of combat probabilities. The capable narration ensures that Gin comes across as an intriguing mix of battle-weary assassin, sorceress, and affectionate homebody. Fortgang also delivers the book's wry humor with subtle elegance." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

WHAT A BOOK!!!

So I've just finished listening to this book; Spider's Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1, by Jennifer Estep.

And I've got to say... WHAT LISTEN/READ! Each assassination is more graphical than the last, the character development is really well illustrated and the narration is spot on!! Hats off to Lauren Fortgang, who really brought these mesmerizing characters to life, and very well done to Jennifer Estep for creating such an awesome city/world / novel!

This is a world of vampires and mages (elementals) and rogue assassins. The spine-chilling conclusion to this fantastic novel has definately left me eager to spend my next credit chip on the sequel.

DEFINATELY WORTH LISTENING TO!!
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- Dean

Standard fantasy novel

Standard revenge plot, no great twists or surprises, all set in a world where supernatural is a normal part of life. The protagonist is always right, better than everyone, smug and cheap. I had to force myself several times to finish listening to this trash.
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- Edward

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-09-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios