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Nice Guys Bite

Written by: Jennifer Estep
Narrated by: David Marantz
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-seller Jennifer Estep continues her Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series with a novella starring Silvio Sanchez, the vampire assistant of Gin Blanco, as he goes on a holiday date that turns out to be more deadly than romantic.

Working for Gin Blanco (aka the Spider, the assassin who runs the Ashland underworld) doesn't leave much time for romance, especially with Gin's holiday party planning in full swing. But when he catches the eye of a charming gentleman, Silvio finds himself going out for coffee.

All's fair in love and war, though. Just as Silvio is starting to enjoy himself, he realizes he's being watched. His nice guy date doesn't sense the danger, and Silvio wants to keep it that way (and, well, keep the guy alive), so Silvio ends the date early - only to be abducted by some villainous giants. Will Silvio survive the night and make it back to the Pork Pit in time for Gin's holiday party? Only if he decks the hall with bodies.

©2016 Jennifer Estep (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Ezinwanyi
  • 2018-12-23

Short and predictable Silvio

This short story features Silvio, Gin’s assistant. She shooed him from work and constantly following her to make him go on a date and get a life outside of the blood and death that was part of the Ashland underworld.
It was really predictable and didn’t really add much to the overall narrative of the Spider’s journey. It was decent

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  • H. Mahe
  • 2019-07-05

Where's Lauren Fortgang?

I really don't get why publishers think they need to change the female narrators in well established series to males just because there's a novella from a guy's POV. 9 times out of 10 the female narrators male voices are far more convincing than the male narrators female voices. This guy makes Gin sound like Barry White and he doesn't even do her accent! When you've listened to 14 books in a series you get used to the voices and other narrators just sound wrong. On top of that, this narrator just isn't that good. Glad this part of the romance package and I didn't waste a credit.

As for the story, it's a fun little novella featuring a great character we don't get enough of! Worth buying the e-book, not worth a credit.

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  • Original_Patricia
  • 2019-03-23

Interesting look into this world

If you have ever wondered what happened with other members of the Spider's world this is a great opportunity. Although quite short it gives us an opportunity to see that Gin's friends are just as protective of her as she is of them.

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  • Deborah
  • 2018-08-09

ok listen

the story was good and so was the narration. The only thing that I didn't like was Gin's voice. Even though it was only a tiny part of the listen, it was still enough for me to be glad that I got the book as part of the romance package and didn't have to use a credit.

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  • Angela Bartlett
  • 2017-12-19

Fun-fun-fun

This is a great addition to the Spider's world. Silvio's emotions were strong . I got right into his story. It is a good book.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 2017-11-14

Nice short story

Gin’s personal assistant finally gets his own story!! A coffee date gone awry, Silvio proves that he can be as resourceful as his boss in a fight! A fun novella with plenty of action. The narrator did a good job. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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  • Amy
  • 2017-11-01

not as good as the rest of the series

this book was ok, story line was easily figured out , but still enjoyable and I liked learning more about Sylvio. But the narrator was awful, made it difficult to enjoy. Skip this book and move on to the next in the series

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  • LKM57
  • 2017-06-14

Disappointed

I love the Elemental Assassin series but this is Not up to the series standards. The final insult is Sophia's dialogue is completely out of character, ruined it for me. Do not buy this book!

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  • Melissa Holladay
  • 2017-04-20

Narrator is miserable - Where is Lauren?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator. Why didn't they just use Lauren? She does Silveo's voice for all of the other books. This guy is terrible. I didn't know that he was doing a woman's voice until he said "Jen said". I thought..you are kidding me.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting aspect was how distracted I was by the reader

Would you be willing to try another one of David Marantz’s performances?

No, I will make sure to avoid him at all cost.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, it provided a bridge between two books. It filled 4 hours.

Any additional comments?

Over priced for a short book. I only bought it because I love the series and it was on sale.

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  • Karin Anderson
  • 2017-01-26

Elemental Assassin Book 15.5

Elemental Assassin Book 15.5.

Silvio has a date that Gin will not allow him to skip. When the date takes a turn for the worse, he tries to lead his attackers away from his date. However, the man just can't take a hint. When they're both captured Silvio knows he has to protect him.

This book is a great little addition to the Elemental Assassin world. The narration choice makes sense, but it is just not the same without Lauren.