Book Reviews of Mortal Fear (Mississippi, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)

Mortal Fear (Mississippi, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Mortal Fear - Mississippi, Bk 1 - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Greg Iles, Jay O. Sanders (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9781590861295
ISBN-10: 1590861299
Publication Date: 11/10/2003
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
Greg Iles proves once again that everyone has secrets. And, it's our secrets that get us into trouble. There is the "perfect" couple with sexual secrets. There is a psychopath whose actual existence is linked to a sexual secret. When they meet, you get a roller-coaster ride with murders, man-hunts, and intrigue. And, of course, it is all set in the rural south.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow! This 522 page novel is a gripping thriller. Iles excels at this genre. A serial killer gets his victims off a Sex website. After spending time with his victims on the internet, he then meets them and kills them for the purpose of getting their penal gland. He is a surgeon and wants to get longevity. None stop thrills.
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Helpful Score: 2
Whoof! This tale of murder and intrigue with a very heavy over- and undertone of rampant sexuality can best be subtitled 'Mary Shelley meets Nora Roberts'. Yes there's a 'monster' here, engaged in a string of murders and kidnappings with a sinister purpose, but the centerpiece of the tale is the brief affair the narrator had with his future wife's sister. In spite of the fact the couple, Harper and Drewe, were engaged in one of those mutual "I'm sure, but are you?" hesitation dances and had agreed to a year's moratorium on their romance, when Drewe's sister Erin shows up to seduce him Harper feels a wave of guilt which he keeps with him for three or four years, scratching and picking at it like a festering sore. Then, just as things are going to start heating up on the monster/killer scene, and just as Drewe announces she is ready to have a child of her own, Erin drops a bombshell in Harper's lap...he is the true father of her child, his niece. If the tale is marred in any way it lies with Iles' using this plot device to extreme. We are treated to a continual rehashing of the "affair", not only in terms of Harper's own stream-of-consciousness mea culpas but we also get to examine it again and again from the perspectives of every other character, some of whom are told about it and some of whom Harper only imagines telling them 'his deep, dark secret'. But that flaw was not enough to make me want to close the book before finishing (which I have done often...I do not suffer fools gladly) because Iles manages to walk the tightrope just so and I kept right at it, sleep be damned, until the monster was appropriately dispatched and everyone (well, most) lived happily ever after. Good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Warning - don't get this book confused with one of the same title by Robin Cook. You're probably aware that most authors usually excell at a particular part of a story - be it character development, location descriptions, dialog, or story line. Rarely does an author succeed at all levels of writing, but in this book, I think Greg Iles does! Iles is an effective writer who grabs your attention at the very beginning and keeps you hanging on through the entire audio. The characters he has developed have very complex lives that revolve around a plot line that grows in complexity as the story unfolds. This audio/book has a great storyline filled with a multitude of plot "bombs" that are planted throughout the story, and you can't wait for the explosions. There is a well done love triangle in this novel, and the chatroom dialog is something you don't want to miss. Of course, there is a "serial killer" in this book, but, he is not your average "capture, torture, mutilate" slug of society. Another area where I thought Iles excelled was in his knowledge of computers and the technology behind them - he amazed me with some of his events, now, I don't know if he really has this knowledge, or if he just did a great job of researching this book. Either way, it adds to the book immensly, and creates a believable and very realistic background. OK, I'll admit - there is very little in this book that you would call socially redeeming, but it IS a very "smart" thriller for those seeking a little "escape" from the realities of everyday life, if for only a little while. Enjoy! Wiley Coyote
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first of Greg Iles' books I've read, and I couldn't put it down. A writer along the lines of Dean Koontz, yet even more compelling at times.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book kinda scared me. I couldn't stop reading it.
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This was the first Greg Iles book I read. It is very suspenseful from the start and at the end but lags a bit in the middle. Some of the book seems somewhat dated since it was written in the early days of internet message board such as Prodigy, when sending images represented a significant leap in technology. However, the interesting characters and nail-biting ending make it worth your credit... or at least a Book Bazaar BOGO. :-)
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Helpful Score: 1
I read everything that Greg Iles writes. Mortal Fear is a bit more graphic than I like, so I scanned the gory details and got the gist of the content. Otherwise I read every word and loved it. As an author of fiction he ranks at the top of my list; his books are never boring. As soon as I complete one book, I immediately begin another of his. I already have the only 2 books of his that I have not read. I can hardly wait for his newest novel to be on the book shelves.
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Helpful Score: 1
Greg Iles writes excellent thrillers. This one's another winner.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read!
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Mr. Iles gives great depth to his characters and the story line. It doesn't really come off as a "who - dun -it", but is very fast paced. Intelligently written, with good medical and forensic descriptions. I liked this book as well or better than his other books.
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An exciting page-turner dealing with murder, computers, sex and secrets.
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Wonderful character development and well written.
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This is a good book and a very fast read. I almost want to keep it to read again but my wife says I have too many. LOL
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WOW! This was like watching a highly detailed Criminal Minds movie. From the start, the characters are full blown. The action is intense and riveting. I carried this novel everywhere with me and read every possible moment. This is DARK...SPOOKY...and HORRIFYING. I loved it. In the cotton fields of Mississippi, to the FBI headquarters, the detail is beautiful, you feel like you're there. The pain, guilt, sorrow...it all comes across so fully. When I came to the last 15 chapters, I read through the night. I was THAT engaged.
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This is the scariest book I've read / heard in a long time. Greg Iles has certainly outdone himself on this one! It really hits home.
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This was the first book I had read from this author and I will definitely be looking for more. Story provides twists and turns and leaves you guessing. A very-hard-to-put-down book.
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4 cassettes 6 hrs Abridged
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Another roller coaster read from one of the masters of the thriller genre. Technically quite relevant, even though it was written 9 years ago. Hard to put down.
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Iles writes heart-thumping, keep-you-guessing suspense thrillers. He can match or outdo any crime/suspense author out there.
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Usually Greg Iles bizzare story line but a great twisiting plot.
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excellent author
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because of the secret life he leads harper cole becomes a suspect in a string of murders
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Captivating read. A definite page turner. Had trouble putting it down.
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Another excellent complex book by Iles. The material of the book dates itself.
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Very scary...suspense thriller
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good book - love this author
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622 pages of pure terror and excitement. Loved it.
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About a brilliant serial killer. A very good read.
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Enjoyed this book
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By day, Harper Cole works as a commodities trader...and at night he leads quite a different life, serving as a systems operator for an exclusive erotic on-line service that caters to the rich and famous. But a stranger has now penetrated the network's state-of-the-art security, brutally murdering six celebrated female clients. Falsely accused of these horrible crimes, Harper realizes he must lure an elusive madman into the open-and place everything he holds dear directly in the killer's path!
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Not for the faint hearted! Harper Cole, a commodity trader works from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse with a sideline in erotic on-line services. Someone has murdered six celebrated women and Harper has become the prime suspect. His daring plan to catch the madman places everyone he loves in danger.
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Excellent thriller -- and a deeper look into the complexities of the lies, secrets and fears we keep from each other. Iles has never let me down.
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By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operatior of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.

But now someone has penetrated E.R.O.S.'s state-of-the-art security...someone who has brutally murdered six clebrated women. Each time, the weapon and the city are different. And each time, the killer has claimed the same horrifying trophy.

For Harper Cole, who has suddenly become the prime suspect, there is only one way to lure the elusive madman into the open. But Harper Cole has dangerous sexual secrets of his own. His daring plan will place everything and everyone he loves inthe path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer...
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This was my 1st read of Iles - content is provocative but it does keep the readers interest
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This was a good read, although it was not one of my favorites by this author.
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1997 Suspense novel about a serial killer who penetrated highly secure, sexually explicit, online service.
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By day Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S.an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.

But now someone has penetrated E.R.O.S.'s state-of-the-art security.. someone who has brutally murdered six celebrated women. Each time, the weapon and the city are different and each timethe killer has claimed the same horrifing trophy
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By day, HarperCole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated home in Mississippi. At night, he is a systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele. But now 6 of the celebrated women have been murdered. The cities are all different and so is the method of murder.........and each time the killer has claimed a gruesome trophy. A good read.
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By day,Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet. At night, he is systems operator for E.R.O.S.,a sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele. But now,someone has penetrated E.R.O.S.' security and using the info to murder celebrated women and claim the same horrifying trophy from each.
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From the back cover:
By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the Internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.

But now someone has penetrated E.R.O.S.'s state-of-the-art security...someone who has brutally murdered six celebrated women. Each time, the weapon and the city are different. And each time, the killer has claimed the same horrifying trophy.

For Harper Cole, who has suddenly become the prime suspect, there isonly one way to lure the elusive madman into the open. But Harper Cole has dangerous sexual secrets of his own. His daring plan will place everything and everyone he loves in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer.
Earl H., Meldrim,Ga.
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By day, Haper Cole tades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicity n-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.
But now someone has penetrated E.R.O.S., s state-of-the-art security..someone who has brutally murdered six celebrated women.
Each time, the killer has claimed the same horrifying trophy,.
For Harper Cole, who has suddently become the prime suspect,there is only one way to lure the elusive madman into the open. But Harper Cole had dangerous sexual secrets of his own. His daring plan will place everything and everyone he loves in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer
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I have not read this book.