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Author: Spider Robinson Narrator: Spider Robinson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481563512

Publisher Description

The heartbroken recluse…

The hardboiled cop…

The walking wounded telepath…

And the serial killer.

Russell Walker retreats from the shock of his wife’s death by becoming a hermit in the woods of British Columbia. However, it seems the world won't let him escape so easily, for he finds himself thrust into a precarious role as intermediary between a telepath called Smelly—so sensitive he can’t stand to be near most people—and Constable Nika, a skeptical police officer who needs Smelly’s insight to track down a monstrous serial killer.

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  • “I just read Very Bad Deaths…it scared the living sh—out of me, thank you very much.  Definitely one of the worst, baddest, most creatively awful villains ever, and wonderful heroes and heroine as usual...read it in one swell foop and laughed out loud lying here in bed several times.”

    - David Crosby, musician and author of Stand and Be Counted
  • “Best described as Stephen King on acid, this flashback-laden thriller has a paisley sense of humor and a grow-your-own sensibility…An inside-out crime tale with a warm and friendly aura provided by its author, Very Bad Deaths is humanistic entertainment.”

    - AudioFile
  • “[Spider Robinson]  reads in such a comfortable, personable way that it’s easy to imagine that this guy you know popped in for lunch and is telling you this story over the kitchen table.”

    - SFFaudio.com
  • “Spider Robinson delivers a tale that blurs the boundaries between speculative fiction, thriller and comedy…Spider Robinson reads this audiobook himself in a delightfully good voice that does well to convey the identity of the main character, an older man with hints of youthful vigor.”

    - Bookloons.com

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Creepy! But with that unique Spider touch that makes it special. "

    - Judy, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Typica Spider Robinson twists and turns. Not for the feint of heart! "

    - Ted, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read by the author...disturbing but worth a listen (or a read)! "

    - Les, 10/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Unexpected exploration of telepathy, compassion, and healing wrapped up in soft sci fi story about murder. "

    - Charlie, 10/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Spider Robinson is one of my favorites. His character development is amazing and the descriptions are so detailed you can actually see the scenes he describes. "

    - Harv, 8/31/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Eh. The story itself isn't very interesting. However, Spider's prose, as always, is funny and eerily accurate to what goes on in most people's heads. Worth a quick read, but don't expect too much. "

    - Lisa, 7/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have read this book seven times in three years. I love it. "

    - Isabell, 4/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Another of Robinson's later books. The concept is interesting, but I didn't find myself at all enthralled like I was with his earlier books. It wasn't an awful book, it just wasn't anything special, and his books *used* to be special. ::sigh:: "

    - Kallierose, 12/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a little dark for Robinson, but had the wit and charm I associate with his work, and was warm and comforting to read. "

    - Jeff, 11/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A great mystery series from the man who discovered Callahan's. Well worth the read and great fun. "

    - George, 1/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wish Dean Koontz would pick up this book and see how well he used to write. Bring on the sequels. "

    - Richard, 11/12/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was okay but I won't run out to pick up another book by him. Just not my kind of reading. "

    - Morrigan, 11/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I actually did this as a book on tape. It was great fun in the car. "

    - Eden, 9/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A great mystery series from the man who discovered Callahan's. Well worth the read and great fun. "

    - George, 8/14/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wish Dean Koontz would pick up this book and see how well he used to write. Bring on the sequels. "

    - Richard, 7/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have read this book seven times in three years. I love it. "

    - Isabell, 4/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Another of Robinson's later books. The concept is interesting, but I didn't find myself at all enthralled like I was with his earlier books. It wasn't an awful book, it just wasn't anything special, and his books *used* to be special. ::sigh:: "

    - Kallierose, 1/1/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Typica Spider Robinson twists and turns. Not for the feint of heart! "

    - Ted, 12/11/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Creepy! But with that unique Spider touch that makes it special. "

    - Judy, 11/30/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Unexpected exploration of telepathy, compassion, and healing wrapped up in soft sci fi story about murder. "

    - Charlie, 11/12/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Spider Robinson is one of my favorites. His character development is amazing and the descriptions are so detailed you can actually see the scenes he describes. "

    - Harv, 11/12/2008
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Eh. The story itself isn't very interesting. However, Spider's prose, as always, is funny and eerily accurate to what goes on in most people's heads. Worth a quick read, but don't expect too much. "

    - Lisa, 9/28/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I actually did this as a book on tape. It was great fun in the car. "

    - Eden, 2/26/2008

About the Author

Spider Robinson is renowned for his Callahan’s Place series of bestselling novels. With his late wife, Jeanne, he wrote the award-winning Stardance series. As an audiobook reader of his own and others’ work, he has won the Earphones Award and been a finalist for the Audie Awards. In 2008, he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award for Lifetime Excellence in Literature.