The Calm Before the Storm: Evan's Sins : Ruthless Storm Trilogy

  • by Elle Klass
  • Narrated by Robert P. Jellison
  • Series: Ruthless Storm Trilogy
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The prequel to Eye of the Storm: Eilida's Tragedy.
Evan O'Conner isn't a normal child. His father's alcoholism and mother's abuse drives him to concoct a plan to rid his life of them permanently. The night is fraught with a horrendous storm, thunder and lightning as the beast inside him is born. Even in her death his mother won't leave. She haunts his subconscious as he attempts over and over to kill her.
Evan meets his match when Officer Burkhlader enters the picture. One of her closest friends and his family fall victim to violent deaths during the worst hurricane Billows Hollow has ever seen. With only a sketch, she learns the identity of the perpetrator and digs into his life, pries into his past - hunting him. Will she stop him? Or will somebody else?


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Customer Reviews

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Disturbing but Captivating .. Great Book!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I most definitely would and already have. I have recommended the book to my friend because like me, she enjoys a really good thriller. I felt this book provided not only the thrill and the darkness, but also added a little something extra with the backstory of why Evan is the way he is made me believe that she would enjoy it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Calm Before the Storm: Evan's Sins?

There was no one memorable moment for me. From the beginning, the story is engaging and only gets better throughout the rest of the book. The storyline is captivating and never leaves the listener/ reader uninterested or bored.

Have you listened to any of Robert P. Jellison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not had the pleasure of listening Robert P Jellison perform before but will be looking for books he has narrated in my future purchases. He has great tone, cadence and voice inflection. I appreciate how his narration pace reflects what he is reading. For example, Robert increases his pace when a scene is meant to be disturbing or thrilling and can return to a slower pace as the storyline requires. Robert managed to bring this book to life for me and had me engaged from the first sentence he spoke.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this book all in one sitting. I could not stop listening to it. Lucky for me, I recently had surgery and had the time to do so. I am so happy that I listened to this book. The author Elle Klass and narrator Robert P Jellison are a great team for the writing and narration. Kudos to both on an excellent book and narration!

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- Elaine M.


Seriously creepy! Evan's past is pretty messed up causing him to be a complete psychopath! This reminds me of something that happened here in Florida a few years ago. Very disturbing! Excellent book by Elle Klass and Robert Jellison does a great job with the narration! Can't wait for the next book!
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- Todd (Toad) Vogel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2016
  • Publisher: Books by Elle, Inc.