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3.00129954515919 out of 53.00129954515919 out of 53.00129954515919 out of 53.00129954515919 out of 53.00129954515919 out of 5 3.00 (1,539 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780743561624
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J.A. Jance's new series, begun in the New York Times bestseller Edge of Evil, continues with a powerhouse tale of suspense.

The highway from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs desert is parched, unforgiving, and deadly. In the suffocating stillness of a car trunk, a man -- his mouth and hands bound with tape -- awaits his fate. What possible enemy could be bitter enough to commit such a heinous crime? And when will the monster make another move?

Ali Reynolds is traveling that same blistering, lonesome highway, looking forward to putting her past behind her. But her cheating husband is in a hurry for a divorce, and the television network who wrongfully dismissed Ali for the sole sin of being over forty will face her in court as well. So Ali must return to the scene of these crimes. As she passes the site of a horrifying accident, she thanks goodness it's no longer her job to report the news. Until she finds out the news is her own. . . . For the victim is Ali's cheating husband, and soon she'll find herself the prime suspect at the center of a terrifying web of evil.

A twisted and lethal drama of heart-pounding suspense, Web of Evil asks the question: If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, just what punishment could that fury unleash? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Engaging and entertaining.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • Jance delivers a devilish page-turner."

    -- People
  • Heart-stopping...Jance deftly brings the desert, people, and towns of southeastern Arizona to life."

    -- Publishers Weekly
  • Characters so real you want to reach out and hug -- or strangle -- them. Her dialogue always rings true."

    -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Gripping....Jance's skills will keep the reader riveted...Ali couldn't be better company."

    -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • “Gripping…Jance’s skill will keep the reader riveted.” 

    Sun Sentinel

  • “A terrific suspense novel with great characters and a solid plot.” 

    Globe and Mail

  • “Karen Ziemba’s narration places listeners right in the middle of a mystery with her convincing characterization of determined ex-reporter-turned-detective Ali Reynolds…Ziemba threads emotions into her reading and weaves interest with thumbnail portraits of Ali’s protective mom, steady father, and the grieving fiancée.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debdanz | 2/12/2014

    " hate this new series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne Donner | 2/11/2014

    " Pretty good, quick read. All my books need to be quick reads right now. 3 kids 6 and under doesn't leave alot of time for reading grown up books. Lots of clifford tho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/6/2014

    " This is a more exciting book than the previous story. Ali gets wrapped up into a murder investigation of her husband, and all of the signs seem to be pointing to her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Hjelm | 2/4/2014

    " A Likeable character in a predictable plot. Enjoyable escape reading, great for traveling or summer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/2/2014

    " Ally Reynolds is definitely not one of my favorite protagonists, but the mysteries that she encounters are entertaining. She writes a stupid blog called cutloose.com that seems irrelevant and silly, but the story was read well and kept me, for the most part, entertained. This one took place in LA instead of Sedona, which I don't mind, but I love the Arizona setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Macjest | 1/27/2014

    " So, once I finished Hand, I decided to try another one. This one was a little harder to get into for some reason. I didn't really like it at first, so I put it down for about a week. I'm glad I went back to it, because once the action picked up, it really started kicking. People are dying, Ali Reynolds is a suspect, and everything is not what it appears at first. I'm glad I stuck with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 1/24/2014

    " Trying to prove her she had nothing to do with a crime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tif | 1/20/2014

    " Good book overall, rather predictable but some good twists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gloria | 1/2/2014

    " Just finished this one last weekend. First novel I have read of J. A. Jance. It wwas ok as I stated. Nothing too exciting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patty | 12/19/2013

    " I couldn't finish the book. The protagonist was unbelievable and naive to the point I kept wondering is this an adult or a teenager? Sorry, just don't like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/30/2013

    " Ali becomes the sole heir and prime suspect after a murder occurs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi Snapp | 8/6/2013

    " i like Ali's character! Good read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie Murray | 7/6/2013

    " Only gave this 2 stars because it just seemed so dumb! Almost all the female names in the book started with an "A" -- what's with that?? I gave it up half way through. Don't care who did it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 5/11/2013

    " I've actually met JA Jance - she's a very interesting woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Ann | 3/16/2013

    " I liked it. It was good with a twist at the end "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/27/2012

    " So far, the Ali Reynolds books are disappointing compared to other Jance books. It's almost as if someone else were writing them. They seem hokey and cliched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 7/26/2012

    " I love Jance and for some reason missed this chapter of the Ali Reynolds' story...in this one we have the explanation of where her wealth has come from as well as a series of mysteries surrounding the deaths of her Ex and others...as good as the others "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenn Haroldsen | 3/19/2012

    " Just wasn't very exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 9/23/2011

    " This was a little long. The author could have wrapped things up sooner. As I think back, the 1st in the series went on and on too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Price | 9/14/2011

    " Well written book that held my interest throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 9/10/2011

    " A little too much on the romance novel spectum for my tastes. I have read 3 of the 4 Ali Reynolds books, this is my least favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 8/14/2011

    " I like all of J A Jance, but this was somewhat lower on my list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 5/22/2011

    " My first Ali Reynolds novel. I see bits of Jance's phraseology, but seems more separated than her other series. I liked the blog and e-mail conversation aspects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/11/2011

    " Listening to the audio book. Liked the audio book, the story line, the blog and Ali. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/3/2011

    " It was alright. It seemed to be lacking depth and I figured out "whodunit" early on in the book. It didn't really keep me guessing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 4/15/2011

    " This was so bad, it was like a joke. How is this person a bestselling author? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoDee | 4/6/2011

    " I thought it would be too much to hope that J A Janice could introduce a third captivating character I have loved JP Beaumont, and Joanna Brady. At first I was resistant, but Ali grows on you. Great stories, and a good series that is still building. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 3/25/2011

    " The book was a little too mellow for my taste! For me, it took awhile to get me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/3/2011

    " It took awhile, but I think I like Ali Reynolds...she has spunk :-)

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 2/28/2011

    " Enjoyed this book. It is fun to read stories set in areas I know!! Characters are fun too. I haven't read any other books in any of the other series yet. But, they are on my list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/25/2011

    " A very good mystery! Fast paced with a main character that I liked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 2/20/2011

    " A good start of an ongoing series that was recommended by a friend. I'll definitely pick up the second in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillis | 2/8/2011

    " I figured out what happened and who done it, but it took me almost the whole book. Good writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/6/2011

    " I started this last night, and just finished it at 4:30pm. This is the first in the Ali Reynolds series, and I purchased them all so that I can read them in order. I enjoyed this newest J.A. Jance character so much, that I'm going to start the next one later this evening! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/21/2010

    " I had read Trial by Fire early in the year and decided I needed to start at the beginning of the series. I was very pleasantly surprised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/19/2010

    " I like this easy to read series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ian | 12/16/2010

    " This was my first book by this author, and I am pretty sure my last. The premise had a lot of potential, but it was billed as a thriller and it came off more like a character study. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 11/23/2010

    " It was a good story, but the author kind of goes off on tangents that have nothing to do with anything. I would read another book by her. "

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About the Author

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and a number of novels featuring the Walker family. Before becoming an author, Jance worked as a librarian and a teacher on a Native American reservation. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

About the Narrator

Karen Ziemba is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and a Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer.