• The Devil You Know

  • Mercenary Librarians, Book 2
  • By: Kit Rocha
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
The Devil You Know  By  cover art

The Devil You Know

By: Kit Rocha
Narrated by: Lidia Dornet
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $20.99

Buy for $20.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The Mercenary Librarians and the Silver Devils are back in The Devil You Know, the next installment of USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Kit Rocha's post-apocalyptic action and romance, with hints of Orphan Black and The Avengers

Maya has had a price on her head from the day she escaped the TechCorps. Genetically engineered for genius and trained for revolution, there's only one thing she can't do—forget.

Gray has finally broken free of the Protectorate, but he can't escape the time bomb in his head. His body is rejecting his modifications, and his months are numbered.

When Maya's team uncovers an operation trading in genetically enhanced children, she'll do anything to stop them. Even risk falling back into the hands of the TechCorps.

And Gray has found a purpose for his final days: keeping Maya safe.

©2021 Kit Rocha (P)2022 Tantor

What listeners say about The Devil You Know

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    25
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Terrible follow up novel

Absolutely nothing happens in the first half of the book, except for the opening scene. Then it’s just a waste of time. Literally half the book can be summed up with the protagonist wondering if she should like this guy and what if he doesn’t like her. But then again what if he does? Oh he does but should she do anything about it? Seriously it’s half the book.

The action gets interesting with about a 1/4 remaining. But the climax is such a let down. None of the great tension found in the first book was here. Very little action or suspense. Hard pass on the rest of the series.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not their best, but well worth a credit

The story was engaging, and the worldbuilding provided a believable backdrop for the unfolding events. Maya's internal development was center stage, so understandably it was the most carefully crafted. Unfortunately, the experiences and motivations of some secondary characters (notably one unexpectedly part of the team,) remained somewhat murky. Overall, given the number of characters involved, the authors do a good job of keeping them distinct and interesting. I do wish they'd sprinkle in a little of the 'Beyond' stories' heat. ;-)
Nitpicking - the narration was fumbled several times with mispronunciations or the substitution of similar sounding words with very different meanings. It didn't happen often, but I get yanked right out of the story when it does. Overall, an easy 4 out of 5.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shelly
  • Shelly
  • 06-11-22

Love this series!

Adored Maya and Gray’s story—not to mention even more found family goodness, and the broader plot of the brewing revolution :)

A bit of feedback on the narration this time: love this narrator, but it felt like maybe this recording was rushed? There were a lot of times where the wrong emphasis was put on the words and the meaning was twisted (e.g. one that implied they were going to kill a child, rather than kill everyone between them and the child to protect them!), and a lot of times she used the wrong voice for the dialogue (her voices are so great and recognisable, so it was really confusing when the wrong “voice” delivered dialogue). There was also a touch of irony in that the FMC has auditory sensitivities (characterisation done so well by the author!), and the narrator’s voice was… well… moist? a lot of the time, like they needed to stop and swallow more frequently. I have some auditory sensitivities myself, so it was hard going when things got sloshy. You are probably thinking “what a weird thing to point out!” and you’d be right, it probably isn’t something most would notice—but I just wanted to give a heads up for listeners sensitive to that kind of thing. I didn’t notice it in book 1 at all, which is why I wonder if this one was rushed and that impacted the final recording.

Overall, I loved this, would recommend it and can’t wait for the next in the series—I hope this gently intentioned feedback makes it to the powers that be for book 3’s recording, as the source material is so fabulous, and the narrator is so skilled—I want to hear them both smash it together next time ;)

Also if Tor are listening: we want more of these! After book 2, I can sense at least an Ava/Mace and Conall as potential future books! Please give the people what they want :)