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The Negotiator: The O'Malley Series, Book 1 | [Dee Henderson]

The Negotiator: The O'Malley Series, Book 1

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.
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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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    Teresia 06-17-13
    Teresia 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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 2 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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    Dennis 11-13-05
    Dennis 11-13-05 Member Since 2003
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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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    Bookworm 12-15-14
    Bookworm 12-15-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Prefer narrator who performed the abridged version"
    What made the experience of listening to The Negotiator the most enjoyable?

    Story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Author did a good job in bringing in the other family members which made me look forward to the other books in the series.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Need a narrator who can distinguish the characters. Dave is british however if the story didn't say this you wouldn't know. Was difficult to distinguish which character was speaking.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Negotiator and why?

    Kate


    Any additional comments?

    I had listened to the abridged version and loved the narrator Matilda Novak but wanted to listen to the unabridged version. Was disappointed that the sound effects and Matilda Novak did not perform the unabridged version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Taskey Seymour USA 08-29-14
    M. Taskey Seymour USA 08-29-14 Member Since 2012

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    "First time read of Dee Henderson"
    What made the experience of listening to The Negotiator the most enjoyable?

    The story line kept you totally involved


    What did you like best about this story?

    The developing relationship and the passion where their belief in doctrine was concerned.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but he was excellent!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Kate's coming to know Christ


    Any additional comments?

    This book made me thirst for the second, third and fourth in the series. I love mysteries and she if a fabulous author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    McKenna 06-26-14
    McKenna 06-26-14
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    "Caught me from the beginning to the end"
    What did you love best about The Negotiator?

    It had a great storyline, well built characters, and a certain emotion to it that made me want to get to know the story better


    If you could take any character from The Negotiator out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jennifer or Sarah. They are both my kind of gals, and I think I would get along with them


    Any additional comments?

    Great book from beginning to end. A little preachy in some parts, but all around an excellent book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A User 06-20-14
    A User 06-20-14
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    "Great book"
    Would you listen to The Negotiator again? Why?

    I just finished reading the book for the second time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kate was my favorite character b/c as a hostage negotiator she is able to do her job with a natural calmness


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    I liked his performance as Dave and Marcus


    If you could rename The Negotiator, what would you call it?

    Hostage Negotiator


    Any additional comments?

    I am reading the series for a second time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ChicklitChick 06-13-14 Member Since 2009
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    "I wanted to like it"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It depends...if they like "inspirational" novels, then sure. I didn't see the indicators that should have alerted me to the fact that this story is very, very preachy. The non-religious bits were VERY good. Dee Henderson's characters are credible in their roles as police officers. The religious bits were jarring ... they didn't seem to fit the rest of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The listing in Audible didn't clearly identify this book as Christian or Religious fiction. I wish I had known. I'm not sure I'd have bought it. I don't think I'll buy any other books by Dee Henderson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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