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Bombshell: An FBI Thriller, Book 17 | [Catherine Coulter]

Bombshell: An FBI Thriller, Book 17

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?
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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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    Susan NEWNAN, GA, United States 07-17-13
    Susan NEWNAN, GA, United States 07-17-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Typical Catherine Coulter"

    The storyline is typical of the author...not very deep...you need not think too much about what's going on. Unfortunately, Paul Costanzo is a rather bad narrator and Renee Raudman isn't much better. (We get spoiled by the really good narrators.)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ruby Goshen, NS, Canada 07-12-13
    Ruby Goshen, NS, Canada 07-12-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Poor narration by Paul Costanzo"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Because the male narration was so awful, this was a book I would have preferred to read.


    Would you recommend Bombshell to your friends? Why or why not?

    The book yes, but I would never recommend the audiobook. The male narration was stiff and unnatural, more like reading.


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

    No


    Did Bombshell inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The male narration was so bad I will avoid books narrated by him in the future.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Erhartic N Chelmsford, MA, US 07-13-13
    Lee Erhartic N Chelmsford, MA, US 07-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Narration so bad I wish I'd bought print version"

    I've loved all Coulters previous FBI books, but the narration is so bad in this one I put it down after a half hour. I'll wait for it to be available through the library.
    I see the same team has done some of the others, but they must have been the ones I read in print.
    This team sounds like amateurs reading to an elementary school class and I will not buy another book with these narrators.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Canton, GA, United States 12-05-13
    Tom Canton, GA, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Hard to listen to!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the Narrator!


    Would you recommend Bombshell to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not particularly


    How could the performance have been better?

    The Narration was so distracting, I had a very difficult time following the story. If the Narrator is a professional, why would he be so dull, so choppy and do such a bad job adapting his voice to the male characters??


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

    I would probably need to read the book first - to see if I enjoy the story.


    Any additional comments?

    HELP! My ears are protesting!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Plano, TX, United States 12-02-13
    Ann Plano, TX, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor Narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration


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

    It is hard to get past the poor narration. It changes the whole timber of the book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ?

    Jim Meskimen and Deanne Hurst. Actually I have been happy with all the narrators up until this one.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration can make or break a book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harriett Fair Oaks, CA, United States 01-05-14
    Harriett Fair Oaks, CA, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bombshell the most enjoyable?

    Paul Costanza did an excellent job as one of the narrators but Renee Raudmans voice was very annoying because she has a hissing sound to her "S's" I would have preferred if Mr. Costanza had read the entire book.


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

    If Ms. Raudman would stop hissing, I would be happy to listen to both of them. This problem was especially obvious when the consonant "S' was at the end of a word.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JB USA 10-29-13
    JB USA 10-29-13 Member Since 2009
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-17-13
    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2007

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia L. Kalmbach Toledo, Ohio United States 09-04-13
    Patricia L. Kalmbach Toledo, Ohio United States 09-04-13 Listener Since 2010

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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