Kate Bishop is in a world of trouble. In the wake of several inexplicable and brutal murders, Kate is thrust into a police inquiry that reveals shocking family secrets. Suddenly exposed to a shadowy network of global evil, her life takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of Jack Raines, an author with a mysterious past who says he has the answers to her questions. What's more, he suggests that Kate herself might be the solution.
But hot on their heels are a force of superpredators, vicious and bloodthirsty killers who will stop at nothing until Kate and Jack are eliminated. Like Jack, they've realized just how special Kate is, and now she's marked for death.
An explosive mix of action and suspense, Nest is a landmark new novel from worldwide best-selling author Terry Goodkind and a complete reinvention of the paranormal thriller. Travel with Goodkind on a dangerous journey to the back alleys of the darknet, to the darkest corners of our minds, and to the very origins of what it is to be human, a place few have ventured to and fewer still have survived.
©2016 Terry Goodkind (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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"something different from Terry Goodkind"
very enjoyable,good story that kept me listening. would love to see the story continue... book#2 ??
"Do You See Evil?"
A fantastic thriller that grabs your attention from page 1 and keeps it, ramping up the tension and anxiety... At first you're not sure if the devil is real, or a delusion, or maybe metaphor?? All of the above and then some;). Some social context weaves in via surveillance, cyber crime/terrorism, identity theft, etc... Really does put a unique twist on the idea of profiling and eye of the beholder... Great pace, but it's not an action filled suspense story, but rather psychological w/ punctuating events that keep you turning pages... I appreciated the mood, which felt somber, and almost a little rainy... The central idea is interesting and the evolutionary theory is fascinating... There's some philosophizing, but it's barely noticeable, and anchors the plot well... Some real nice turnarounds and gotchas throughout, some surprising, some not, but all vividly done... A pretty clear examination of how human cruelty/ depravity permeates and percolates, and often in the most visceral of ways... Characters, major and minor, are natural and easy to invest in, even when on the pages for a short period... The narration was better than average, and doesn't detract or distract... The door was left wide open for a followup, and I sincerely hope that's the case... This is definitely different Goodkind, but paradoxically you can see the fingerprints similar to those in his fantasy works... If you're a fan you'll likely enjoy...
"An excellent new direction for Goodkind"
Terry Goodkind made an excellent move in jumping to the thriller genre from fantasy. This story keeps you listening as Kate Bishop is swept up in a tide of murder and darkness where only a quick whit and decisive action will keep her alive. This book looks into the darker nature of humanity as a whole and tells a great story of a woman's struggle against it.
"Loved it want more"
Excellent read. Out of the ordinary! hope there's mores coming! Please keep ms. Rodgers excellent job 👍❤😊
I have read most books by the author and I usually love the way he describes people, feelings and motivations. In this story I do not believe in the people. I am constantly thinking that the author did not care when writing the story.
"Nest: A Terrible Dialogue"
Since Terry Goodkind typically writes in a different genre, I'd probably try out one of his other books since I've heard they might be okay, and yes Elisabeth Rodgers did a fine job as a narrator, an excellent job in fact, I just can't stand how this book was written.
No, I've read/listened to other books in this genre that are quite interesting.
Well, there are like 3 scenes in the book, all of which are 2-4 hour dialogues between two characters explaining how the world is a terrible place and becoming more infested with evil and bad guys...except studies show that crime is at an all time low unless you are speaking about very specific areas of the world. Good grief.
Let me count the ways...
This book is just too black and white for my taste. Sometimes black and white works for sci-fi or fantasy, but when you are talking about the present day, it's just hard to swallow. He writes as if everyone hates the police, crime is on the rise, and you are either evil or not. Also, apparently you can't explain to the police that some guy was trying to murder you so in self defense you attacked and they died. Nope, they wouldn't understand that at all. You'd get caught up too long in the system, more people are coming after you. The majority of the book is two characters at any given time discussing the world becoming more infested with evil. Hardly anything happens at any given moment.
This book just felt like Terry Goodkind ranting about how the world is falling apart, and it definitely did not resonate with me. I couldn't finish it. I just couldn't it was too poorly written for me deal with.
I really liked the premise of this book. I tried very hard not to listen for the voices of characters from other series and instead let Kate and Jack speak. My only negative comment is that I listened too much and was out of book in two days with no sequel to ramp up.
Absolutely the best book I have read/ listened to in the past few years. Recommending this book to any and everyone I can speak to!! Terry Goodkind did such an amazing book!!
I have read every book Terry Goodkind has written. I was not disappointed in this one! It was a departure from what most readers are used to from Mr Goodkind. However it was still a great book. Sometimes different is a good thing. In this case it was a great thing. To me it just proves that Mr Goodkind is a true master of his craft. I can't wait until the next installment comes out!
Nest starts off with a bang as evil plows its way into Kate Bishop’s life. It’s messy. This is followed up by a police investigation and the appearance of the mysterious Jack Raines. Jack is looking for Kate.
Kate has a special talent: A way of detecting evil people. Killers, in fact. Jack also has a special talent: A way of detecting people who can detect evil people. Jack is also privy to the “Darknet” and knows evil people are after Kate because of her abilities.
So, the first quarter of the story is pretty intriguing and suspenseful. But from that point Jack goes into a very long winded and often redundant explanation of “nesting”, evil, and the “Darknet.” Although some of this narration is pretty interesting it goes on way too long. It’s not until about the three quarter point of the book when action picks back up again. Unfortunately, some of it feels a bit forced and sort of crammed. I wish the author would have spent more time building up this section of the story and paired down the middle a bit.
Still, a pretty good read/listen.
Three Stars ***
"Fantastic new material from Terry Goodkind"
A good listen and read. Top book can't wait for the next instalment, if there's to be one
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