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The Negotiator Audiobook

The Negotiator: The O'Malley Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Dee Henderson's acclaimed novels are an irresistible blend of suspense, romance and spirituality. More than a million copies of Henderson's books are in print, and she has won many prizes, including the Christy, the RITA and the National Reader's Choice Award. FBI special agent Dave Richman loves hostage negotiator Kate O'Malley. But keeping her safe is another matter entirely, one that requires deep trust in God.

©2000 Dee Henderson; (P)Recorded Books, LLC

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    AudioAddict 05-19-13
    AudioAddict 05-19-13

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Do not let this book fool you!"

    STORY - The Negotiator is an inspirational book but, foremost, it is an excellent mystery/romance. The excitement starts early in the story and doesn't let up. There is a complex crime, interesting investigation, emotional hostage negotiations and an engaging romance. Sprinkled through the 10 1/2 hours there is about 30 minutes of religious conversation, but it fits with the story line well and is not overpowering. The language is clean and there is no sex or alcohol, but do not mistake this book for wimpy religious chick lit!

    NARRATOR - The narrator is okay, but there are much better ones out there. He doesn't do female characters well, and occasionally I got confused who was speaking. Sometimes he pauses midsentence and then reads the rest of it like he lost his place, but these minor irritations don't detract from the total experience.

    BOTTOM LINE - This is a very good book. I'm moving on to the next one in the series.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-17-13
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    "The O'Malley Clan - one at a time"

    Before you listen to this great book, PLEASE read "Danger in the Shadows" first (winner of multiple book awards). You will better understand people that come in and out of this story after reading that book.

    Kate O'Malley is a negotiator, and the first story of the O'Malley "family," orphans who met in a home and who made the decision to become a family...they chose their own last name, and the books slowly reveal bits and pieces of how they came to the home, met, and became family. I love every single book...I read them when they first came out, but hearing them just adds another dimension to the great stories.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia SIMI VALLEY, CA, USA 01-25-09
    Cynthia SIMI VALLEY, CA, USA 01-25-09
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    "The O'Malleys"

    This is the kind of book you hate to see come to an end. It's exciting to know there are more in the series! My husband enjoys these as well and so on our long trips to visit the kids we listen to these. Makes you not want to stop for dinner

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "well yeah but..."

    I agree this book series is a little trite, but actually, Ms. Henderson has obviously done good research into the individual careers of her protagonists. I like the stories. I just ignore the trite-ness and I'm glad that the world of relaxation literature has some good interesting Christian stories. What an awesome way to explain the gospel and the proofs of Jesus and the church. That got the extra star handsdown.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Raphael Parkville, MO, United States 06-21-09
    Raphael Parkville, MO, United States 06-21-09
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    "Worth the Listen"

    This is the first installment in the O'Malley series. I enjoyed this book, it was suspenseful and it had a great christian theme. I think there could of been a little more romance but the book was still good. I have listened to the entire O'Malley series and this is one of the best, though the entire series is very good. I think it is good to see christians operating in these type of roles.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    LeeAnn 11-22-16
    LeeAnn 11-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book and series. Narrator could be better."

    Narrator almost made me want to second guess whether I'd made a good choice. However, it's worth overlooking his false country accent of Kate. Inconsistent and doesn't remind me of anyone southern.

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    Brenden Cheney, WA USA 09-28-16
    Brenden Cheney, WA USA 09-28-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Reader not good."

    did not like listening to the guy that read the book. He did not change his voice good when he went to another person.

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    Fry Wichita, KS, United States 09-16-16
    Fry Wichita, KS, United States 09-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "What book were YOU GUYS reading??!"

    This book was absolutely ONE NOTE. The storyline was flat. There was too much talk about relationship and hardly any real action happening. It was a very slowly read and I could not make myself finish it. I love Christian fiction, but this book did not hit the mark. ANY mark. What are these other reviewers listening to? They absolutely had to be listening to something different than what I just listened to.

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    Serena Johnson 06-03-16
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    "Amazing story, mediocre narrator"

    Well written story with well developed characters and realistic thriller plot. However, I have a real bone to pick with the narrator. One of the main characters is British, and his British accent is mentioned specifically more than once. Unfortunately, the narrator doesn't even attempt to mimic one. Also, some of the pithy dialogue between characters is lost due to the narrator not distinguishing between voices of characters.

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    ROBIN L WARREN 03-03-16
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    "Tom Stechschulte is a fantastic narrator!"

    This book is a fabulous "listen!" A fast paced riveting story with excellent writing. The relationships are so believable between the characters, the choices they make, the humor the author weaves into the story is so cool. Love Dee Henderson's books.

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