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Backfire Audiobook

Backfire: FBI Thriller #16

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Publisher's Summary

San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.

Savich and Sherlock receive news of the attack as a mysterious note is delivered to Savich at the Hoover Building: FOR WHAT YOU DID YOU DESERVE THIS. Who sent the note? What does it mean?

As Ramsey Hunt’s life hangs in the balance, Savich and Sherlock race to San Francisco to answer the question: Why would anyone shoot the judge? When they discover one answer, more questions arise, until Savich and Sherlock face the final shock.

©2012 Catherine Coulter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Michael Who cares where I live? 11-14-13
    Michael Who cares where I live? 11-14-13 Member Since 2002

    No comment.

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    "Not worth the listen."
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    TECHNICAL: I couldn’t bear to listen to this poorly structured and very unpleasing recording. Not sure how much of the problem was the producer and how much was due to the pitiful voice acting.
    PERFORMANCE: Bad, bad voice actors. Replete with abrupt and jarring transitions. PS: this was not listed as a dramatization. [Folks, I hope you will be more careful about the projects you choose in the future.]
    STORY: Terrible, terrible dialog. URG! Weak story/plot. I will avoid her work from here on out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 11-13-13
    Nancy 11-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not for Me"
    What would have made Backfire better?

    The narraters were very distracting. I couldn’t concrete on the story because the narraters were very distracting.


    What could Catherine Coulter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have someone else read the book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Those children voices were just terrible.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie United States 08-09-12
    Debbie United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful again, this series is a good read"
    Where does Backfire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the top 20%. I read alot!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sherlock


    What does Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    a fresh breath


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes, it hit alot of emotions


    Any additional comments?

    keep writing Coulter

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    john glen ellyn, Illinois, United States 07-13-12
    john glen ellyn, Illinois, United States 07-13-12
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    "THE WORST NARRATION I HAVE VER HEARD"
    What disappointed you about Backfire?

    THE NARRATION ON BACK FIRE MAKES YOU WANT TO GRAB YOUR I POD AND THROW IT OUT THE WINDOW. I LISTEN TO TONS OF BOOKS BUT THIS IS PERHAPS THE WORST NARRATED BOOK THAT I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE A BOOK WITH THIS INDIVIDUAL DOING THE READING. THIS WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ’s performances?

    ABSOLUTELY NOT


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Backfire?

    CUT THE HORRIBLE BABBY TALK OUT OF THE BOOK. IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT BY THIS BOOK IT IS TERRIBLE

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 07-16-12
    Mary 07-16-12
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    "Hideous narration"

    Especially the adults trying to do baby voices - couldn't be worse. I won't finish the book for that reason. I just can't listen to this.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14
    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14 Member Since 2015

    paws4me

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    "Not the best Catherine Coulter"

    I had a hard time with the narration of children's voices. It was annoying and sappy. Kids in a thriller just don't fit for me. Perhaps I would feel different if I was reading it myself vs. listening to it. I couldn't even get through it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy PRESCOTT, AZ, United States 03-08-14
    Judy PRESCOTT, AZ, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not worth your time"
    Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ?

    Bad story, ridiculous dialog - really don't waste your time.


    What could Catherine Coulter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    People don't really talk like this.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Santhosh India 12-18-13
    Santhosh India 12-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator: chalk on board"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Have someone else read the book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I really couldnt listen past 3 hours.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ’s performances?

    Jim Meskimen - yes. Deanna Hurst - never again, unless she promises to never do a child voice again in her life


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Vancouver, WA, United States 08-29-12
    Katherine Vancouver, WA, United States 08-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Sherlock and Savich!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have turned many people on to this series. I like the suspence and the characters. I do think that I would recommend a book to the audiobook.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Backfire?

    I liked the protection details on Ramsey Hunt, how Eve watched out for him and his family.


    What about Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ’s performance did you like?

    I think I would prefer to hear a single male narrator instead of the male/female interaction. I found that the dramatic voices were really distracting. I really liked Jim's voice but though Deanna did amazing at differentiating between the female characters, I would prefer just a male voice for this series.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had no extreme reaction. It was easy to walk away from due to the narration. Emma didn't seem like a regular little girl. It distracted me. Her character didn't seem realistic, too perfect and plastic. I will probably read the next book instead of listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't want to ding this book at all, however I really appreciate honest reviews by other readers. I like that there is no graphic sexual interaction but there is great tease between Catherine's characters. I will always be looking out for the next Dillon Savich/Lacy Sherlock story. Thanks Ms. Coulter for a great series with awesome characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan DULUTH, GA, United States 08-26-12
    Susan DULUTH, GA, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Meh."
    What did you like best about Backfire? What did you like least?

    The story was one that brought you back to old characters and old friends. Lots of very corny "cop talk".


    Would you be willing to try another book from Catherine Coulter? Why or why not?

    Maybe


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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