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Severe Clear Audiobook

Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 24

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Publisher's Summary

Stone Barrington is called to Bel-Air to oversee an exclusive event that will gather the top echelons of the beau monde: Hollywood starlets, socialites, politicos, billionaires from overseas. It’s a task in which Stone has a personal stake, and one that is made all the more pleasurable - though somewhat more complicated - with the arrivals of two beautiful women with whom he’s intimately acquainted.

But the grand occasion has also attracted a dangerous criminal group with sinister plans. The hunt to find them leads Stone into a complex web of deceit and misdirection, in a world where the intrigues of government intelligence collide with the clandestine machinations of the upper crust.

As he draws nearer to his quarry, he realizes that the stakes are higher than anybody could ever imagine...and that the enemies he’s seeking might just be hiding in plain sight.

©2012 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Kathryn 02-17-13
    Kathryn 02-17-13
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    "Terrific!!"
    Where does Severe Clear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's well read and edited


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

    The plot was excellent and the sidebars interesting.


    What does Tony Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He breathes life and emotion into the characters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Terror In Bel Air


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    Montanan Crossville, TN, United States 12-17-12
    Montanan Crossville, TN, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow and boring"

    What more can I say. I love Woods, but this was not good whatsoever. Quit listening half way through.

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    Bozidar Apple Valley, MN, United States 12-14-12
    Bozidar Apple Valley, MN, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Done with Woods..."

    Unlike the last book which was terrible and showed lack of effort, this one is terrible, but you can tell that Woods tried hard. He is just not good any more.
    I was not able to finish it.

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    Brooks Colonial Heights, VA, United States 12-11-12
    Brooks Colonial Heights, VA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a truck driver who loves listening to audio books. I also play a music and some gardening when I can. I do really like to cook as well.

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    "Never a dull moment"

    There is just something really special about Stone and all his adventures. I have yet to find and adventure of his I didn't like like.

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    R Oakland, CA, United States 12-10-12
    R Oakland, CA, United States 12-10-12
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    "Not Too Bad"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. Its better that the last few.


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

    It did keep my interest


    Have you listened to any of Tony Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Tony Roberts??? he was alright.


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

    I could have sat til the end


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    William R. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 11-27-12
    William R. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2016

    Author, rabid Audible listener.

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    "Loved it, but wanted more Dino"

    Here is a Stone book with a very different start and a unique plot. Most Stone books start at a restaurant over drinks, then the plot unfolds by way of a beautiful woman walking into the bar.

    Severe Clear is almost a project management book for the rich and powerful. Stone and his team must open a swanky new hotel in LA while dealing with a potential terrorist threat. The fun here is in the motions and planing meetings that go into making sure everything goes right.

    There is a significant side story with Herbert (no longer Herbie) as he helps his new startup deal with potential espionage and employment clauses. This whole bit seems boring and it would be if it weren't for a unique aspect that drives this side story.

    Of course Stone's son and his friends are all still absolutely perfect in every way, which bothers me because I think their flawlessness just comes off as fake.

    This was a great book and I really enjoyed it but if there is one person I really missed, it was Dino. Sure, Dino is in the book and makes appearances but his is there as a bit player rather than someone right there next to Stone.

    As always, Tony Roberts plays the characters extremely well. I wonder if I would like this Audiobook series if Tony did not do the voices?

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    Jeri Milnor, ND, United States 11-24-12
    Jeri Milnor, ND, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I love stone barrington novels"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Severe Clear to be better than the print version?

    Yes mainly because I don't have time to sit and read but am on the road a lot. I never listen to the radio any more


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    Karen Ann Arbor, MI, United States 11-12-12
    Karen Ann Arbor, MI, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Lives us to the Series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Severe Clear the most enjoyable?

    In addition to the storyline (mystery) Stone/Dino and their kids are evolving thru life and it's challenges. They live a priviledged existence that makes for an enjoyable read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stone Barrington of course. He's a cad who pulls it off.


    What does Tony Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There's something in his voice and accent that is pleasing to the ear.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    No, I wouldn't want to give away anything. I would highly recommend this book and series.

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    James Palatine, IL, United States 11-07-12
    James Palatine, IL, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A good continuance of this series."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes Even if you have not followed the series you can get the
    gist of what has gon on before .


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stone Barrington. He always comes off as the pererfect gentleman . He is written as a ladies man but not a gigolo . You could almos say he is a renasams ,amamn.


    Have you listened to any of Tony Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes It is very good and compares favorably to the others.


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

    Yes. When Stone and Dino find their new restaurant and they find out Elaine had passed then on to the owner before she died.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjouy the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker stories. I switched to Nob Creek bourbon because of them .

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    James FRANKLIN, WI, United States 10-29-12
    James FRANKLIN, WI, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Stone saves LA"

    True to form Stone. It's an ok story line, kind of predicable. Stone continues to be the luckiest man on earth. Shorter than usual. Fans of Stone will have to read it.

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