Rebecca Reis considers abandoning her career as a novelist until she begins writing about convicted serial killer Thomas Eisenbrey.
Nicknamed the Hunter because of his penchant for targeting groups of hunters in the forest, Eisenbrey is the worst kind of psychopath. He is crafty, aloof, at times possessing a charm that is almost hypnotizing, and he's wheedling his way into her mind.
As her interviews with him in the Washington State Penitentiary progress, Rebecca finds herself having feelings for the last man in the world that she should, forcing her to ignore her attraction to the detective who is also vying for her affection. But when the Hunter escapes, she worries - who will he hunt next?
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I would listen to it again as I want to read the 2 nd book in the series so I would listen gain before reading the next episode.
Tom of course , he sounds sexy as hell. I like his manipulative nature.
Gwendoyn reading the book seemed to make it come alive , I felt like I was there involved with the characters.
I did get emotional at parts of the book more for Rebecca as her character got more and more involved with Tom.
I read this book first , then listened to it on audio. I loved reading the story but can honestly say as much as I love reading I am now a converted audio listener when I can I will use audio as well as reading. The story for me was a listen to the end even though I knew the outcome I still listened every chance I got and loved it just as much second time round
""Silence of the Lambs meets 50 Shades of Grey""
I will definitely recommend this audiobook to friends! I was fortunate enough to receive this audiobook as a gift, but I'm more than ready to purchase the next one in the series. I love psychological thrillers with a little exoticness... YES!
Although at times I was frustrated with the main character and her choices, it didn't keep me from listening and finishing this audiobook as quick as I did... I had to know what was going to happen next!
I like them all! Gwendolyn Druyor keeps a tone in her voice for certain characters that leave you questioning whether you can trust them or not. At times I found myself questioning the motives of every character involved.
50 Shades of a Serial Killer!
This book was good especially for this to be Amara first novel it was good reading, the narrator was nice to listen to also . I did not have to struggle with this at all, continue the good work.
No. I can't imagine my friends would want to listen to this all the way to the end. The main character is weak. I could not get the least bit connected to her. I can't imagine listening to another of the series as I'm not really interested in seeing what happens to the group.
Perhaps, if it's not in the Eisenbrey series. Amara seems to have a knack for writing but unless she changes this main character, I'm not interested.
I really disliked the "darlin" speak of Eisenbrey. There was NOTHING likable about him and his (her) accent was grating.
No. I've already stated why.
This was a hard book to listen to all the way through but since this is specially for the author's benefit to see what we like or not, I finally got all the way through. I love audible books as it lets me listen while I work or drive instead of just sitting reading but this book was sort of a waste of time. I'm actually sorry I didn't like it.
"wonderful , haunting, and memorizing book"
wonderful , haunting, and memorizing book
When they met, the dark chemistry
The ending, I can't put words to it , it was just over all unforgettable
I read and reviewed this book back in Sept 2014 and I was asked by the author to listen to the audio version. My original review stand , this is a wonderful , haunting, and memorizing book. The fact that you are listen to it , makes the chills and shiver that more deep. I was listen to this while I was driving at 5:30 am and I honestly had to turn it off b/c it was giving me the chills. This is still an awesome book m with great characters, wonder plots and great outcomes.
Reviewed by Dana :
"Disliked main character"
Rebecca the main character was insane. A supposedly intelligent person falls in love with a serial killer in a matter of hours?
I have her the benefit of the doubt hoping she would come to her senses
Then the box episode. I was screaming at the audio book.
Hated it, wish I could get my money back.
Her aunt and uncle are NO better.
The woman needs to be committed.
Why are they putting up with her bullshit. They aren't protecting her, they are enabling her.
The need box was the last straw.
Screw this series. I'd rather read fairy tales than this.
But I hate them too.
Back to history books.
"Great story with an even better narrator!!!"
This book was really good, but the narration was even better! I'll get back to that later.
Rebecca is an author who's depressed about her third and last book. It was terrible and everyone knew it. Her agent gets her involved with a new project...biography of a serial killer. She's beautiful and vulnerable, he's deplorable but handsome and charming. You can probably imagine where this is going. The story does not disappoint in this area. In fact, the last third of the book, I spent time shaking my head and wondering just how completely insane this girl really was to say and do the things she did regarding Tom (the serial killer). It reminded me quite often of the old adage, "Nice guys finish last." I don't think the author could have come up with a more despicable character than Tom, yet he has this almost magical ability to captivate and mentally hold Rebecca hostage without her even knowing it. It was a good storyline and was executed very well in my opinion, but again, I had trouble believing the depths to which Rebecca had sunk in such a short period of time.
The narrator, Gwendolyn Druyor, is one of the best that I've heard. She was fluid. She was animated at all the right times. She was great at infusing emotion where appropriate for maximum effect. If all books were narrated like this, I'd have a hard time ever going back to physical books. Bravo!!!
Overall, this was a great book and I'm looking forward to the next part of the trilogy!!!
I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.
"It Should Have Been So Good..."
This book could have been great...but it wasn't. It's OK to have an alcoholic main character with horror in her past. But don't make her stupid, weak, and gullible, too. I kept waiting for Rebecca Reis to sober up and get a clue. She never did. And if I was meant to ascertain that she was under some kind of compulsion (and I think I was) it never came out in the writing. The voodoo aspect was hinted at but never explained, even to entice for the next installment in the series.
The premise for this book is such a good idea and I was really looking forward to listening to it. In the end, though, the main character was annoying in that she consistently allowed people to talk her into doing things with very little resistance and gave the killer (and everybody else) everything he wanted just because he demanded it. The sex scenes were OK. The descriptive words used for body parts were more vulgar than necessary and I could only assume they were used for shock value. This undermined the writing which, other than the sex scenes, was good. For me, in the end, the story just wasn't developed fully enough to keep my interest. I listened to the end mostly because I am stubborn that way and like to finish what I start...and because I'm always hoping that the end will redeem the entire thing for me. It didn't in this case. Bottom line: I may give the second book a chance if I were to get it free from the author but would probably not spend a credit on it. It's too bad, because, again, it could have been soooo good.
The narration was decent. Gwendolyn Duyor does a nice job on the voice for Rebecca and most of the other female characters, and even some of the men. I did not care for the way she voiced Tom Eisenbrey, however. He never came across as menacing the way I'm thinking Amara intended him to be.
I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.
The best thing about this novel was my reaction to various characters. A couple of times I was so frustrated with the lead I was sure I had to turn it off. Then I would think to myself that people really do 'fall in love' with serial killers. It had never occurred to me it would be an otherwise intelligent woman. So I would go back to listening, more intrigued by what makes her tick and not tick than I was about the plot.
The narration was very good and didn't detract from the novel. She voiced the different characters nicely.
The pace was pretty lively which of course helped the book to move along. I've frankly never listened to a book that pushed my prejudice buttons and made me re-examine them. I found I have judged women who look for love in stupid places very harshly. I forgot that for the most part we are all just trying to cope the best way we can. There is a spooky almost sci-fi aspect to this that actually takes away from the story going on in my head. I did not know this was first in trilogy and was really pleasantly surprised at the ending. Knowing now it is a trilogy, I feel a little let down and assume the evil will become its own character in next 2 books. I am pretty certain I will listen to the next one but if it plays out like I think it will, I won't read the 3rd.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author for helping me stretch my world a bit - that 's always a good thing.
"This is one to make you think!"
I was gifted this audible book in return for an honest review.
I don't really know where to start.... Did this book grab me and leave me wanting more? No. It's just not that kind of book... You know from the get go who done it, how, and where to find them.
The beauty of this particular book is that regardless of how you view the main character, or her choices... You start to identify with her, and that's where the fun begins...
I think the narration was excellent, gave a consistent performance and in a voice you could attribute to the character.
The character development was good, I was a little disappointed that more of the main characters close friend(s)/family weren't a bit more demanding of an explanation regarding her actions, I thought she owed it to them given her choices and the consequences thereof - but mostly I think I wanted her to be held accountable.
I didn't know until the end that it was a trilogy... I feel like it left off at a good place, tho will probably look for the next and see how it goes:)
Definitely worth the listen or read:)
"The Way Evil Does: The Eisenbrey Triology, Book 1"
Psychological depth exploring
The obvious fictional ones are the Thomas Harris "Hannibal Lecter"series. In a positive comparison, this can be held up to good true crime books, maybe Ann Rule or books written about the law enforcement who interviewed Gary Ridgway or Dennis Rader upon their discovery and captures.
Evidently, the author lives in Washington state, the seeming epicenter of the serial killer world.
I haven't, but I was impressed with this performance. Very good.
The Way Evil Does would be a good title. lol.
I enjoyed the heck out of this audiobook. I look forward to the two works that will comprise this trilogy.
Thank you for making this available to listen to.
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