An exciting collaboration between two experienced authors, Poe: An Alexandra Poe Thriller, written by Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne, delivers intense drama with a fierce female lead: the titular Alexandra Poe, an Iraq war veteran embroiled in a dangerous search for her allegedly treasonous father. Actor Abby Craden brings a tense energy to her narration of this suspenseful novel, and proves especially adept at bringing Alexandra herself to life. Press play and let Craden sweep you away into a world of international intrigue…but with plot twists aplenty, just know that you may find it hard to press stop.
From Award-Winning Thriller Writers Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne
After losing her mother to a terrorist attack, Alexandra Poe was devastated when her father - disgraced and accused of treason - disappeared from the face of the earth. Now, over ten years and a stint in Iraq later, Alex is approached by a man who has information about her father and wants to help her find him.
But there's a catch. The man works for Stonewell International, a security firm that specializes in fugitive acquisition. And in return for their help, Alex must agree to run point on an extremely dicey mission. One that will take her behind the walls of a brutal and dangerous women's prison near the coast of the Black Sea.
When Alex finally agrees, she has no idea what she's gotten herself into. She may find her father, but she could very well lose her life.
©2013 Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
The story was pretty good, but their were several places where it wasn't plausible.
The hardest part was the narrator. The dialogue often sounded childish and over-acted, and at times the non-dialogue were worse. It was just.... Odd.
I have just recently started reading Brett Battles novels. I became addicted to "The Edon Project" series. while waiting for the latest book in that series I decided to give another series a chance. Brett does an amazing job with his series that you are able to read or listen to them in random order. With the "Alex Poe" series I have become hooked again. He has a cunning way to have multiple characters and consistent action without losing his readers. Two thumbs up
Once again another mystery/thriller from Brett Battles! I thought at first the narrator was terrible, but as the story progressed her slow delivery grew on me. I look forward to the second book in the series!
Yes, from Brett Battles, no from the other two.
Made me dislike the character
I love Brett Battles Quinn books and that was why I purchased this one.
I am a fan of Brett Battles, but this one, so far is a big disappointment. 1 hour 40 minutes into it and I have to say, this woman is a very poor narrator for this kind of book. I started it over because I have no idea what it is about.( Realizing my mind went elsewhere while she is droning on). Now, just 35 minutes into it again and I am disgusted. Should have tried the ebook and read it myself. I don't understand why the people who make the choice in narrators don't realize how important their decisions are. These books aren't cheap. It is even worse when you buy as many of them as I do and about half are good experiences and the other half are like driving down the freeway and tossing money out the window.
I can imagine the difficulty in reading for an audiobook to give all potential listeners a great experience. There are some out there who can do this with what seems like a cake walk for them, and I am amazed by their excellent job. That being said, I try to give the opposite readers a break and just struggle along with them to the very end. (I know I would be terrible at it).
I have had about 5 books in a row that I simply couldn't get through. Monotone, droning on, etc, is not what will keep me buying these books.
I am putting this book away for now.....maybe another day I will try it again and feel differently.
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