Audiobook Review: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep #SeriouslySeries

Posted April 25, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 23 Comments

Audiobook Review: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep #SeriouslySeriesSource: Audiobook Purchase, Edelweiss EBook Review

Format: Audiobook

Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang

Date Read: March 2013

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Red is definitely my color. Good thing, because in my line of work, I end up wearing it a lot.

Most people shy away from blood, but for an assassin like me— Gin Blanco, aka the Spider—it’s just part of the job. Still, it would be nice to get a night off, especially when I’m attending the biggest gala event of the summer at Briartop, Ashland’s fanciest art museum. But it’s just not meant to be. For this exhibition of my late nemesis’s priceless possessions is not only the place to be seen, but the place to be robbed and taken hostage at gunpoint as well. No sooner did I get my champagne than a bunch of the unluckiest thieves ever burst into the museum and started looting the place.

Unlucky why? Because I brought along a couple of knives in addition to my killer dress. Add these to my Ice and Stone magic, and nothing makes me happier than showing the bad guys why red really is my color.

More Information:
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Series: Elemental Assassin #8

Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost
Also in this series: Heart of Venom, The Spider, Poison Promise, The Black Widow, Spider's Trap

My Thoughts

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Read from March 28 to 31, 2013

Read for Review/Listened for Fun (Edelweiss/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)

First thought when finished: Gin manages to get herself into some of the stickiest situations and it is so darn fun to watch her get out!

“Have I ever told you how scary it is that you think of heels in terms of their possible shiv potential?” ― Jennifer Estep, Deadly Sting

Story Thoughts: I really enjoyed this one night heist story! It was fun and so typically “The Spider”. It was fun watching Gin be in her element and yet not. That dress just cracked me up. I thought this was a good book to follow up the emotional killer that was Widow’s Web. It brought the fun, action, and suspense that we love in this series while not ignoring the last book.Yet it gave our emotions a little healing time which I think we all needed.

Character Thoughts: I will admit that there is some redeeming that still needs to be done with Owen in my eyes. However, in this one he did good! Gin was terrific as always and Finn stole the show. Seriously, I have a major crush on Finn and could wax on for hours about him. He just freaking rocks! I was happy to see the whole team there and can’t wait till the next installment!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Lauren Fortgang/Running Time 11 hrs and 8 mins

I am just going to say it: YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THIS SERIES IN AUDIOBOOK! It is probably one of the consistent and well done audio series out there! That is my PSA for today!

Final Thoughts: I wonder if Jennifer would write faster if we plied her with chocolate and coffee?

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23 responses to “Audiobook Review: Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep #SeriouslySeries

  1. I’m ignoring the stuff about Owen. I’m just saying 🙁

    I do think that heels should be considered for their shiv appeal 😉

  2. I liked this book, but it was not my favorite in the series, mostly because of Owen, he was so good and very certain of their relationship, even when Gin wasn’t. Guess I just have to wait for the next book to know if he gets better.

  3. Hmmmm, so Im thinking while I wont read this series, I would like to wear that dress….LOL. But I dont think I can pull off the tattered ripped look!

  4. I just skimmed the review because I haven’t read it yet…. which makes me really sad because that means I’m gonna miss the last discussion with Brianna and Smash. Oh well… I’m loving this series so far and on a side note, I’m really glad that there is still hope for Owen. *sigh*

  5. This is another series where I have book one in my tbr pile..LOL I love when characters get themselves in fixes and have to dig their way out. I am glad that at book eight this is still entertaining you:)

  6. I listened and read this one as I couldn’t put it down for long. I really liked the audio. One of the better ones I’ve listened to in my limited audio book experience. I was still frustrated with Owen. Sure, he showed a little, but just not enough for me. I still wanted to slap him. Gotta defend my girl, ya know? Finn? Who could top Finn?

    • Owen has A LOT of groveling to do. I mean, I know that Gin made some decisions but quite frankly everything she has done has been within character. He, on the other hand, total hypocrite. He did earn some brownie points at the end.

  7. I like how you point out that she’s in her element but not. That dress really does it for her, setting her off-balance (not to mention Owen!). AND I LOVE FINN!

  8. I read this one through Edelweiss too and I grabbed it on audio when it released. I plan to listen to it before the next one comes out. This is one of my favorite series on audio.

  9. Heather

    love this series! Given, I have read the physical books, I have yet to listen on audio. I haven’t had the best luck picking up audio halfway through a series either, the voices always sounds so much different than what I had imagined. I’m very curious to see what happens w/ Owen in the next book, I’m pretty disappointed in him..