Rage

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Narrator: John Rubinstein
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: May 2005
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

In a host of consecutive bestsellers, Jonathan Kellerman has kept readers spellbound with the intense, psychologically acute adventures of Dr. Alex Delaware-and with excursions through the raw underside of L.A. and the coldest alleys of the criminal mind." Rage offers a powerful new case in point, as Delaware and LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis revisit a horrifying crime from the past that has taken on shocking and deadly new dimensions.
Troy Turner and Rand Duchay were barely teenagers when they kidnapped and murdered a younger child. Troy, a remorseless sociopath, died violently behind bars. But the hulking, slow-witted Rand managed to survive his stretch. Now, at age twenty-one, he's emerged a haunted, rootless young man with a pressing need: to talk-once again-with psychologist Alex Delaware. But the young killer comes to a brutal end, that conversation never takes place.
Has karma caught up with Rand? Or has someone waited for eight patient years to dine on ice-cold revenge? Both seem strong possibilities to Sturgis, but Delaware's suspicions run deeper . . . and darker. Because fear in the voice of the grownup Rand Duchay-and his eerie final words to Alex: "I'm not a bad person""-betray untold secrets. Buried revelations so horrendous, and so damning, they're worth killing for.
As Delaware and Sturgis retrace their steps through a grisly murder case that devastated a community, they discover a chilling legacy of madness, suicide, and multiple killings left in its wake-and even uglier truths waiting to be unearthed. And the nearer they come to understanding an unspeakable crime, the more harrowingly close they get to unmasking a monster hiding in plain sight.
Rage finds Jonathan Kellerman in phenomenal form-orchestrating a relentlessly suspenseful, devilishly unpredictable plot to a finale as stunning and thought-provoking as it is satisfying.

Reviews (9)

Going Nowhere

Written by Robin on March 31st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Author selected a tangent from a kidnapping and murder case and wrote an entire novel around this tangent. By the end of the novel he fails to bring the adult involvements to a formidable conclusion.

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Written by Kay on October 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Oops! I had listened to this book before and didn't realize it until I started into the second disc this time. Oh well, it was just as good the second time around! Great book.

Classic Kellerman

Written by Cindy S. on October 12th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book is a classic Alex Delaware tale. If you have an expectation that every character's future will be neatly mapped out you will have some disappointment. I have not found this to be an issue. Kellerman does a good job in bringing the mystery to a satisfying and somewhat surprising conclusion.

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Written by Martha MacDonald on April 4th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is not one of Kellerman's best as it leaves some things open.

Great Story

Written by Dan Pressley on March 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed this story. It was so well written that I felt I was actually there every logical step of the way. I did feel that there were some loose ends at the end that were not tied up.

Rage

Written by Michael Scott from Santa Cruz, CA on October 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

There is something to say for Jonathan Kellerman's audiobook experiences. Most of his books are narrated by the same person - John Rubinstein. He's a good narrator, actually tries to put personality into each character, and learning that he's narrating another new story by Kellerman is like coming home to an old friend. Rage is yet another great story by Jonathan Kellerman. I really enjoy his Delaware series. This one didn't disappoint either. The end was too rushed, and didn't get well, but still - yet another great story.

Cry the Beloved Country

Written by Ronnie Gerstein on May 30th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Took a while to get into the book, but once I did, it was mesmorizing.

Well OK!

Written by Anonymous from Owings Mills, MD on October 4th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I actually liked this one by Kellerman. It was interesting and the characters all came to life for me. I always felt the main protaginist, Alex Deleware, to be a bit of a bore. . . but love Milo. This story has interesting turns and twists, and is worth the listen. Reader is good too.

Rage

Written by Anonymous on July 8th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Entertaining book, although the subject matter is unpleasant. Enough twists that kept me interested even though I guessed who the "bad guy" was - although not what the "bad guy's" crime was. The story only rates 4 stars, but I gave it a 5 because the narrator John Rubinstein is incredible. His portrayal of Sydnie Wyder near the end of the book had me in stitches!!

Author Details

Author Details

Kellerman, Jonathan

Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up in Los Angeles. He helped work his way through UCLA as an editorial cartoonist, columnist, editor and freelance musician. As a senior, at the age of 22, he won a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award for fiction.

Like his fictional protagonist, Alex Delaware, Jonathan received at Ph.D. in psychology at the age of 24, with a specialty in the treatment of children. He served internships in clinical psychology and pediatric psychology at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and was a post-doctoral HEW Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at CHLA.

IN 1975, Jonathan was asked by the hospital to conduct research into the psychological effects of extreme isolation (plastic bubble units) on children with cancer, and to coordinate care for these kids and their families. The success of that venture led to the establishment, in 1977 of the Psychosocial Program, Division of Oncology, the first comprehensive approach to the emotional aspects of pediatric cancer anywhere in the world. Jonathan was asked to be founding director and, along with his team, published extensively in the area of behavioral medicine. Decades later, the program, under the tutelage of one of Jonathan's former students, continues to break ground.

Jonathan's first published book was a medical text, PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER, 1980. One year later, came a book for parents, HELPING THE FEARFUL CHILD.

In 1985, Jonathan's first novel, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, was published to enormous critical and commercial success and became a New York Times bestseller. BOUGH was also produced as a t.v. movie and won the Edgar Allan Poe and Anthony Boucher Awards for Best First Novel. Since then, Jonathan has published a best-selling crime novel every year, and occasionally, two a year. In addition, he has written and illustrated two books for children and a nonfiction volume on childhood violence, SAVAGE SPAWN (1999.) Though no longer active as a psychotherapist, he is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

Jonathan is married to bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman and they have four children.