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Chasing the Dime Audiobook

Chasing the Dime

The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new phone clearly aren't intended for him. They indicate something has gone terribly wrong for a woman named Lilly. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he's never met. Connelly's latest is "a grabber from the beginning...utterly compelling."
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Publisher's Summary

The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new telephone clearly aren't intended for him:
"Where is Lilly? This is her number. It's on the site."

Pierce has just been thrown out by his girlfriend and moved into a new apartment, and the company he founded is headed into the most critical phase of fund-raising. He's been "chasing the dime" - doing all it takes to come out first in a technological battle whose victor will make millions. But he can't get the messages for a woman named Lilly out of his head:
"Uh, yes, hello, my name is Frank. I'm at the Peninsula. Room six-twelve. So give me a call when you can."

Something is wrong. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he has never met.

The world he enters is one of escorts, Web sites, sex, and secret passions. The beautiful Lilly is an object of desire to thousands. To Pierce, she becomes the key that might fix a broken life. But in pursuing Lilly, Pierce has entered a landscape where his success and expertise mean nothing. He is a mark, an outsider, and soon he is also the victim of astonishing violence, the chief suspect in a murder case, and fighting for his life against forces he can barely discern.

©2002 Hieronymus, Inc., All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

What the Critics Say

"A grabber from the beginning...utterly compelling." (Booklist)
"It's the rare reader who will be able to finger the villain behind all the mayhem." (Publishers Weekly)
"Connelly takes what could have been a typical suspense thriller and turns it into something exceptional through nonstop action and surprising twists." (Library Journal)

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    Kindle Customer 05-18-03 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent Mystery!"

    Combination of plausible high tech and suspense. Well-drawn characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Reno, NV, USA 08-20-05
    Steven Reno, NV, USA 08-20-05
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    "Thrilling"

    A real rollercoaster ride with believable people and great story.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Jupiter, FL, USA 04-23-05
    Pamela Jupiter, FL, USA 04-23-05
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    "Chasing the Dime"

    Great read; really grabs you!

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Judie Canada 03-18-14
    Judie Canada 03-18-14 Member Since 2013

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    "The narration dragged this story down"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Overall, the story wasn't terrible but I feel the narration held it back. I jumped from the audible version to the kindle version near the end because i just wanted to skip through and find out who did what, as it was getting so frustrating.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly’s story?

    It just wasn't his usual awesome story. It reminded me a lot of Void Moon: it was just a downer. The story was a bit convoluted and it bugged me how stupid Henry was, even though it's kind of explained near the end why he's like that. It was flat and left me flat. I love Michael Connelly's writing and descriptions - it just didn't come together as a whole for me.


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan Davis’s performance?

    He READ the book, he didn't LIVE the book. I'd love to hear Peter Giles narrate it. I'm sure it would improve things 100% and make my score come up to a 4!


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Olafur Orlando, FL, United States 08-20-12
    Olafur Orlando, FL, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Awful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I love Conally but the narration of this book makes it boring!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry Bosch


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Davis’s performances?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Chasing the Dime?

    Every one!


    Any additional comments?

    Never again!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Atticus North Carolina 04-14-12
    Atticus North Carolina 04-14-12
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    "Not my favorite Michael Connelly"

    Within the first fifteen minutes, I had figured out the vehicle for the plot. From there it was annoying and sometimes agonizing to watch the protagonist's risk-taking (even though his behavior was pretty well-motivated, one of Connelly's strengths). It was too easy to figure out the culprits. Narration also not to my taste--technically fine, but seemed a bit expressionless (maybe fitting for a plot about a workaholic chemist?)

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    Kerry Webb New Harmony, UT USA 08-12-07
    Kerry Webb New Harmony, UT USA 08-12-07 Member Since 2009
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    "Bad Narration"

    The story was OK. Nothing particularly creative or unpredictable, but decent entertainment while sitting on the Metro. However, the narration stunk. It was filled with drama and sharp intakes of breath in almost every sentence, regardless of the topic of the sentence. It was as if the narrator was told that this was to be a Suspense, and therefore, without consciously reading it, just let the words pass from the page to his mouth. It was distracting and annoying.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-06-04 Member Since 2012
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    "Chasing the dime"

    imaginative and worth the listen.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Amarillo, TX, USA 01-27-04
    Michelle Amarillo, TX, USA 01-27-04
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    "GREAT BOOK"

    It was a refreshing break from James Patterson, Nichols Sparks, etc. It held my interest from beginning to end. I never knew what would happen next to poor Henry. I will definitely read more by Mr. Connelly.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    S.R. Martin Dallas, TX USA 07-02-03
    S.R. Martin Dallas, TX USA 07-02-03 Member Since 2007

    S. R. Martin

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    "5 stars"

    This book was a quick listen! I couldn't turn it off, it was amazing!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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