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Carrie's Run: A Homeland Novel | [Andrew Kaplan]

Carrie's Run: A Homeland Novel

Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns - a skill enhanced by her bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career - Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. She risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her.
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Publisher's Summary

An edge-of-your-seat original prequel based on Showtime's hit series Homeland

Beirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison barely escapes an ambush while attempting a clandestine meeting with a new contact, code-name Nightingale. Suspicious that security has been compromised, she challenges the station chief in a heated confrontation that gets her booted back to Langley.

Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns - a skill enhanced by her bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career - Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. She risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her.

Filled with the suspense and plot twists that have made Homeland a must-watch series, this riveting tale reveals the compelling untold back stories of the series' main characters and takes fans deeper into the life and mind of one brilliant female spy.

©2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Gina 09-14-13
    Gina 09-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Hugely disappointing!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator would have enhanced the listening experience greatly.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator ruined this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I have never written a review before and rely on other's reviews for the books I choose so I thought it only fair to offer up my opinion finally. This is perhaps the worst read audio book I have ever listened to - and I listen to perhaps 1 per week and have been doing so for a number of years. The narrator can make or break a book. I guess the story is pretty good, as far as that goes - and I'm a huge fan of "Homeland" so thought it would be interesting to get some of the back story before the next season starts. However, the narrator, weirdly had a Boston accent, mispronounced so many words, I lost track, voices for male characters were a joke, she virtually destroyed any enjoyment I could possibly have gotten from this book. I stuck with it until the end, but it was a brutal listen. I will never again buy an audio book that has not been reviewed nor will I buy one without listening to the sample read. I caution others to do the same.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    S. Parikh 09-28-13
    S. Parikh 09-28-13

    I'm a software developer.

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    "Great Book, Terrible Audio Performance"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator simply failed on most all the male voices. It deeply brought me out of the book too often. Unfortunately, I decided to skip the audiobook and read it myself after 3 unbearable chapters.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Sheboygan, WI 11-19-13
    Patricia Sheboygan, WI 11-19-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Narrator is distracting - story good"

    The book itself was good but predictable. BUT the narrator was awful. I thought I was hearing things wrong, but her accent was very Eastern US. She dropped her "r's" and pronounced other words with a noticeable Boston or Jersey accent. It was very distracting. I have no idea why she was hired when there are so many narrators around who have "no" accent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Lakewood, CO, United States 11-05-13
    Jeremy Lakewood, CO, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2004

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    "Haven't finished, but Narration is annoying"

    I really enjoy homeland and picked this up without listening to a sample. I have to say I am not a fan of this narrator, chiefly she doesn't sound like Carrie and has a Boston or maybe New York accent which gets in the way of the story for me, also it doesn't sound like this narrator knows how to do a spy novel justice, feels like shes just reading it, not giving it any life. As for the story nothing fantastic so far, but well see...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    tech-a-holic Philadelphia, PA USA 03-20-14
    tech-a-holic Philadelphia, PA USA 03-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting prequel"
    Where does Carrie's Run rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not a great audiobook but relatively enjoyable.


    Would you recommend Carrie's Run to your friends? Why or why not?

    Wouldn't recommend it due to its highly narrative style. However, if you liked the show, this would be an interesting prequel to read and a good window into Carrie's life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Florida USA 02-01-14
    Mike Florida USA 02-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Prefix to Homeland"
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    Great book, really enjoyed it. The narrator did a great job regardless of what some of the other reviews said. It was great to get the story behind Carrie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer East Kingston, NH, United States 11-04-13
    Amazon Customer East Kingston, NH, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Trying to capitalize on the TV series"
    What would have made Carrie's Run better?

    A different writer and narrator. Penelope Rawlins sounds like she is 14, didn't research the narrative - misprounouced Patron and Acela (it's long "O" on Patron, and A-cel-a, not Ace-la). Her male characterization are laughable. The writing is simply lame, again high schoolish, with long redundant descriptions that seems to be written towards word count only.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Kaplan again?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    How didn't she. Never use her again, please.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was cheap.


    Any additional comments?

    Do I need to?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Southfield, MI, United States 10-17-13
    Nicole Southfield, MI, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "For the Homeland Fans..."
    Would you listen to Carrie's Run again? Why?

    I am a huge fan of Homeland, so when I found out about this pre-quel, I had to buy it.


    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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