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Bombshell Audiobook

Bombshell: An FBI Thriller, Book 17

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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author is back with an electrifying new entry in the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock.

FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey has been found naked and unconscious, lying in a pool of blood, after a wild party. The blood isn’t hers - so to whom does it belong? Griffin must protect Delsey, but from whom?

Meanwhile, back in D.C., FBI Agents Savich and Sherlock have their hands full when the grandson of a former Federal Reserve Bank chairman is found murdered, every bone in his body broken, his corpse frozen at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. Was it revenge against his grandfather for the banking crisis, or something more insidious and personal?

It’s a bitter winter, and in the endless cold, evil lurks.

©2013 Catherine Coulter (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    ZR1000 12-25-15
    ZR1000 12-25-15
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    "Enjoyable detecctive story..."
    What made the experience of listening to Bombshell the most enjoyable?

    This was the first time listening to a story with both male and female narration.


    What other book might you compare Bombshell to and why?

    This book was comparable to other stories in the author's FBI series though I found it to be more detective work than thriller, there was not enough built up suspense to go with the action.


    Have you listened to any of Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first time listening to either of these narrators. I liked the smooth transition between the male/female points of view and characters but I did feel that there was a lack of emotion in the performances.


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

    I really liked how Anna had to save her cat before she ran and the scene in front of Miss Lily's club between her and Savich was quite amusing.


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    Debbie 12-03-15
    Debbie 12-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst narration of any book"

    I couldn't finish due narration. It was choppy and sounded like someone in grade school was reading to me. Wasted a credit on this one.

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    Renetta Neal-Thomas 08-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A little slow moving for my taste."

    Good thing it was audio. I might not have finished if was a hard copy.

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    Bobbie Gregory 05-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "LOVED IT"
    What made the experience of listening to Bombshell the most enjoyable?

    Or course, who doesn't love this series?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very well told. Love Catherine Coulter as a story teller.


    Have you listened to any of Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I loved the two part listening.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED IT

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    Odessa M. Coultas Alvarado,TX USA 04-01-15
    Odessa M. Coultas Alvarado,TX USA 04-01-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Poor narration"

    The narration is stilted -- almost broken, so much so that I almost gave up on this book. The storyline, however, is excellent and woven together well.

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    Gloria Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 10-14-14
    Gloria Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 10-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "THRILLER? SERIOUSLY?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Catherine, baby, work with me here! A cheesy line...for an even cheesier story line and extra cheesy narration!


    What was most disappointing about Catherine Coulter’s story?

    Catherine Coulter has always been one of my favorite authors with books that grip you from beginning to end. This book, however, was so full of unbelievable characters and silly situations that I just could NOT get into it. I get that the main character was attractive, but does every character in the story have to drool and swoon over him....even his sister comments about his looks...get over it!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was so over the top, with so many accents thrown into the mix, it was hard to focus on the actual story. From the syrupy southern belle to the Pink Panther french accents
    and the sister that sounded like a ten year old child, it was hard to imagine any of them in this story.


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

    UHH! Where do I begin....to cut scenes from this book, I would have to give away too much of the story to other readers.


    Any additional comments?

    When the book is listed as an FBI thriller, I'm excited and expect to be thrilled.... this was not a thriller. Somewhere in among all the silly character portrayals there was probably a good detective story at most. Will still watch for the next Catherine Coulter novel, but please....choose another narrator who will not deter from the story.

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    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 12-14-13
    Kim BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not My Favorite In The Series"
    What did you love best about Bombshell?

    I like this series very much. I like the continuing story of Sherlock & Savich. I love how she brings new characters in and creates relationships with established characters. I even like seeing Sean grow. Her spin off characters are wonderful.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

    Absolutely.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't have a specific answer for this. I'm just not overly impressed by either narrator in general.


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

    Paul Costanzo is a little "over the top" in my opinion. Rene Raudman's slushy "s" sound irritates me. I have no idea if it's actually HER inflection or what she uses for Sherlock and it's a small thing, but it never fails to make me cringe.


    Any additional comments?

    This has been my least favorite in the series so far; the story just didn't grab me, but I'm re-listening right now in anticipation of listening to Final Cut which I just ordered.

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    JB 10-29-13
    JB 10-29-13
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    "Bad, worse, terrible"
    What would have made Bombshell better?

    No plot, no story line. Author fail.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this author


    Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s performances?

    Not really. Renee is not a good narrator. This is my first Paul Constanzo. Will try him again


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I fail to understand why this author continues to publish in hard back. Has not had an original story line since Savich/Sherlock were first introduced

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    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-17-13
    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2011

    Celia

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    "Way better than reviews suggested"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Contrary to all the reviews posted I found the narration to be more than acceptable and the story typical of the previous books in this series, which I have found entertaining and enjoyable.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Maybe at times a bit of a nail biter, but not throughout the entire story. I like trying to figure out the dynamics, and the fast paced action is a bonus.


    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo – was your favorite?

    I think this narration duo did a great job with all characterizations.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't understand all the negative reviews. Because of those reviews I hesitated getting this audiobook. I find that annoying and I'll be more cautious in future about relying on reviews.

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    Patricia L. Kalmbach Toledo, Ohio United States 09-04-13
    Patricia L. Kalmbach Toledo, Ohio United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Awful narration."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the book, yes, but not in audible form. These are, by far, the most horrible narrators I have ever listened to.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I had heeded the multitude of reviews that said not to buy this book because of the narration. I love this author and enjoy the series, so I thought "it can't be that bad"....I was wrong...it was much worse. The book is actually painful to listen to at times and I have NEVER taken this long to finish a book. For me, if I see another book narrated by either one or both of these people, I will enjoy it the old fashioned way...in print form.

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