🎧Hello Again Brenda Novak

🎧Hello Again

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 2019 Audio Book Challenge, Reviews / 22 Comments

🎧Hello Again Brenda NovakTitle: Hello Again
Author(s): Brenda Novak
Series: The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #2
Also in this series: Her Darkest Nightmare , Face Off (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles, #3)
Narrator(s): Therese Plummer
Published by Macmillan Audio on October 3, 2017
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Source: Netgalley, Purchase
Format: Audiobook, eBook
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Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

From New York Times best-selling author Brenda Novak comes the latest audiobook about Dr. Evelyn Talbot and her murderous home for psychopaths. Hello Again is a must-listen for fans of psychological thrillers and crime.
She can make sense of a complex criminal mind.
Evelyn Talbot, a psychiatrist at a maximum-security prison in Alaska, studies some of the world's worst serial killers. But she's about to meet her most elusive patient at Hanover House yet: Dr. Lyman Bishop, aka the Zombie Maker, given his fondness for performing icepick lobotomies on his victims. A brilliant cancer researcher, Bishop is either the most cunning psychopath Evelyn has ever encountered - or he is wrongly convicted.
What happens when a criminal can see into her own?
When a new icepick fatality occurs, it seems Bishop really was wrongly convicted. Except...Evelyn has a personal connection to the victim and that suggests the killer may be someone from her own past: Jasper Moore, her high school boyfriend who tortured her and left her for dead when she was only 16. Jasper also murdered three of her friends - and was never caught. Is he trying to send a message with this copycat crime? The only thing Evelyn knows for sure is that if Jasper is on her trail, she might not be able to escape again....
Get your heart racing with this gruesome audiobook adventure!
©2017 Brenda Novak (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Wow! What a story. 🎧Hello Again was so much better than its predecessor, Her Darkest Nightmare. There were so many elements to this story. I could not imagine myself working with the criminally insane like Dr. Evelyn Talbot.

Imagine looking over your shoulder for 21 years not knowing when your psycho ex will attack. Knowing he is out there killing and the police cannot capture him. To make things more chilling you work with persons who remind you of your ordeal daily, placing your life in more danger. Well, this is the life of Dr. Evelyn Talbot.

Diving into the mind of a killer’s, trying to figure out the reason for his actions is not a job for the faint of heart. All I can say is following Evelyn on this journey was both chilling and nerve-wracking.

After her kidnapping 18 months ago (at the hands of none other than her psycho ex) and betrayal from a former colleague, Evelyn has gained some form of normalcy in her life. Her relationship with Amarok has grown, and she has moved past her fears of intimacy. Everything appeared to be going well, but then someone murdered a high school friend, feeding on her fears once again. Is her ex responsible or is it someone who craves revenge? Meanwhile she has a new patient/prisoner called the zombie killer, who is highly intelligent and quite the sociopath.

🎧Hello Again had me on edge from the first page. I could not stop listening. I enjoyed the mystery element, which was complex in nature. I had many questions in my head and the answers slowly came to light, which led to a few surprised reactions on my part. I feared for Evelyn and hoped she would be safe.

Evelyn and Amarok’s relationship developed nicely despite the many challenges. I thought the author struck a good balance between the suspense and the romance.

The story ended dramatically and had me hankering for more.

 

Narration

Once again Therese Plummer did an excellent job with the narration. I enjoyed the pace at which she read and it was a delight listening to her. I thought she did a great job with the voices for the large cast of characters, and her expressions were on point.

Conclusion/Recommendation

🎧Hello Again by Brenda Novak provided another suspenseful and exciting tale in the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles.

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Narrator (Audio)
5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

 

 

The Series
  Hello Again 
Book #0.5 – Hanover House – My Review
Book #1 – Her Darkest Nightmare – My Review
Book #2 – Hello Again 

About Therese Plummer

Thérèse Plummer is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator working in New York City. She has recorded over 350 audio books for various publishers. She won the 2019 Audie Award for her work on the multicast, Sadie by Courtney Summers for Macmillan Audio, was nominated for the Mutlicast Any Man by Amber Tamblyn for Harper Audio and her solo narration for The Rogue Planets Shaken by Lee W. Brainard for Podium Publishing. The American Library Association (ALA) awarded her work on Sourdough by Robin Sloan as part of the 2018 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners. Thérèse is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel Graphic Motion Comic Ironman Extremis, Dr. Fennel in Pokemon and for various Yu-Gi-Oh characters. Television Guest Star Roles on The Good Wife, Law and Order SVU and the upcoming series Virgin River for Netflix.

About Brenda Novak

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career. “I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.” However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body. In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business. Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer. “When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….” Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she continues to publish two or three novels a year, in a variety of genres. Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. Now that they are empty-nesters, she spends her free time babysitting her two grandchildren. When she’s not with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising money for diabetes research. To date, she’s raised almost $2.6 million. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking–she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!

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22 responses to “🎧Hello Again Brenda Novak

  1. Debbie Haupt

    Great review, I reviewed Face Off book 3 when it came out on Macmillan Audio without reading the previous books and didn’t have any trouble understanding

  2. Lindy Gomez

    I find the criminal mind so fascinating! This sounds like such a page-turner with the doctor having to constantly look over her shoulder for her psycho ex. It’s so exciting when a series gets better with each new book! Great Review Nadine!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  3. Nikki ? theSNR.com

    great review! I do enjoy an audiobook here and there and good narrators are what make or break the listening experience.

  4. I’ve got the books before this one, but I’ve been sandbaging on getting around to them. I like what you say about this being even better and having a good balance of romance and suspense.