Audiobook Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

Posted October 15, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 13 Comments

Audiobook Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer EstepSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 11 hrs and 08 mins

Date Read: August 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.

There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight...

More Information:
Publisher: Audible, Pocket Books
Series: Elemental Assassin #11

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


Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Loved the story in Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep but Bria needs to get over it already! Either accept your sister or move on.

Story Thoughts:There was a whole lot of kicking ass in Poison Promise and I liked it. Drug King needed taking down: Gin’s got it taking care of. New characters in the fold that could go either way: Gin’s got that too. A whole lot of twists, turns, and snark: Gin can handle it. It was just another great adventure for Gin and crew!

Character Thoughts: Let me be specific: every character was downright awesome except Bria. Seriously, I know it sucks that you are a cop and your sister is an assassin. Also, it sucks that she knows it is better for her to do things her way than you. JUST SUCK IT UP ALREADY. Can you tell she annoyed me a bit (or a lot) in Poison Promise? 🙂

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Lauren Fortgang / Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins

If you haven’t listened to Lauren narrate this series, you are seriously missing out.

Final Thoughts: Ready for the next adventure because I think I have a new side boyfriend. Finn is still my main man!


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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
5 / 5
Felicia S
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13 responses to “Audiobook Review: Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

  1. I have to starts this series again, The last one I listen to was By a Thread, number 6. I have many good hours before me.

    Check out these if you want something slightly different but still kind of similar:

    Poison Study (The Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder
    The Night Angel Trilogy
    Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner #1) by Lynn Flewelling

    They are not in the Paranormal / Urban Fantasy genre, but they still have some similarities.

    • I am counting down to Black Widow! I could probably “read” it early but I have to listen. It just wouldn’t be the same without LF in my head.

  2. I have not read this author to I have one of her novels in paperback, but it seems this might be one to start on audio if I give it a try. 🙂

  3. Bria has sort of been on my nerves & it seemed she was getting better last book. 🙁

    new boyfriend, aye *raises eyebrow*

    • This case was personal to her so it brought out Bria from the Beach Trip (which was probably my low point with her).

      Yep new BF–:) Unlikely one but I am hoping to get to know him better in Black Widow!