Rage

Version: Abridged
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Narrator: John Rubinstein
Genres: Suspense, Series
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published In: April 2008
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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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 (6)

Rage

Written by Anonymous on February 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This did not do it for me. I just kept waiting for it go get better. I do not want to ruin it for anyone, but at the end of the last CD, I kept looking for the next one. I will still listen to his next on, but cannot in all good conscience reccommend this one.

Rage

Written by Michael Scott from Santa Cruz, CA on October 11th, 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.

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Written by Melissa Maurice on March 8th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoy this author and his characters! Entertaining and engaging! I recommend this book and this writer!!

Rage

Written by Helen Medlock on December 21st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is a the usual Alex Delaware book with a new slant on sex crimes that were committed with a predator that goes beyond the moral standards of humanity. The number of bodies that began to come into play as the investigation into one murder proves that the truth will eventually come forth. The inner action between Alex and Allison lacks committment on his part. His character has become predictible with no outside interests other than his career.

Rage

Written by Anonymous on October 25th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Kellerman writes a slow boil here that carefully unveils a serial killer who is pure evil. The pacing of the book is spot-on and Delaware's new romantic relationship with Allison flows nicely into the stitching of the storyline. John Rubenstein as the reader is, as always, wonderful.

Book is pretty good.

Written by Michelle Park on July 29th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good book. A little different than his usual. I am not thrilled with the way the story ended but what can you do. Can't please everyone.

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.