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Backfire: FBI Thriller #16 | [Catherine Coulter]

Backfire: FBI Thriller #16

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.
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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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    Jaime TULSA, OK, United States 07-16-12
    Jaime TULSA, OK, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Still great at 16."

    I have read all of her books from the romantic novels to the fbi series. All of her books are fabulous and I love that she writes continuos stories because you fall in love with the characters. Was glad to see The Judge, Emma and Molly back. This is a must read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Monterey, CA, United States 11-25-13
    Dianne Monterey, CA, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't get past the performance"
    What disappointed you about Backfire?

    Even if the story was a little bit interesting --and granted I didn't get very far into it-- the first time Deanna Hurst did her "little kid voice" I was done. Unfortunately, I had to hear that a few more times before being able to safely turn off the audio (I was driving a winding road). Never another Coulter, and I'll be sure to think twice before giving this narrator another go.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rose Jesup, GA, United States 01-30-13
    Rose Jesup, GA, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not her best."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It was an okay book. Not sure I would recommend to friends.


    If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Coulter before, how does this one compare?

    Listened to many Catherine Coulter books before and "Back Fire" was a little disappointing.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I did not like the dual narration. There was too much "he said...she said."


    Any additional comments?

    It took a couple of hours of listening to get into the characters of this book. There were too many characters from the beginning so it made it difficult to keep up. The dual narration just added to the confusion. I usually like Catherine Coulter novels but "Back Fire" was not one of my favorites.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle St Paul, MN, United States 11-30-13
    Gayle St Paul, MN, United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This is a terrible book"
    What would have made Backfire better?

    I am sorry but when the women reading this book does the child's voice it is like chalk on a blackboard and I HAVE to quit listening


    Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Quit trying to sound like a child


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Spring Valley, CA, United States 08-26-12
    Charlotte Spring Valley, CA, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    If I was a writer I would make this book an equal to Iris's usual work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Backfire?

    Getting to the end.


    What three words best describe Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ’s performance?

    They were great, it was the story that was poorly writen


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

    I doubt it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Boulder, CO, United States 07-12-12
    Christopher Boulder, CO, United States 07-12-12 Member Since 2010

    I am a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, and author of Gonzo Marketing: Winning Through Worst Practices, and The Bombast Transcripts.

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    "two narrators ruined this for me"

    The decision to have two narrators -- one male, one female -- read this book seems to me a bad production call. The guy says something, then the woman reader interjects (in her simpering delivery) "...he said. Then he sighed..." and the guy continues to read the male part. The material seems trite enough to begin with, but this tradeoff between dueling narrators -- in the course of a single *sentence* for crying out loud -- made this unlistenable for me. I remember enjoying several of Catherine Coulter's earlier novels so I gave this one a try. Maybe if it had been more professionally produced I would have liked this one too. But I'll never know. I deleted it after 30 minutes of "...he said..." alternate-reader interruptions.

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    Ann San Antonio, TX, United States 11-25-13
    Ann San Antonio, TX, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Child's voice irritating"
    Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ?

    Maybe


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good start, good beginning but got boring as time went on. Couldn't Stick with it after 3 hours;


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Child's voice was irritating, whiny and not real


    Was Backfire worth the listening time?

    Not worth listening....dragged on too long


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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

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    "Not worth the listen."
    Any additional comments?

    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 Conyers, GA, United States 11-13-13
    Nancy Conyers, GA, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2005
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    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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    Linda Spaulding Tracy, CA United States 09-15-12
    Linda Spaulding Tracy, CA United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2009

    DaisyMae

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    "Backfire backfired"
    What did you love best about Backfire?

    My husband and I both love to listen to the FBI series on our longer drives and travels - the story was great.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The major drawback to this book was the narrator. Fortunately our desire to hear the story kept us listening but would prefer not to listen to this narrator again.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the British series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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