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Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 24 | [Stuart Woods]

Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 24

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....
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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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    drummin2life Chicagoland, USA 10-29-12
    drummin2life Chicagoland, USA 10-29-12 Member Since 2006

    Sev

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    "Less Stone and Dino, more crap about the Wealthy"
    Any additional comments?

    It seems Stuart Woods is drifting away from Stone Barrington. These books are more and more about peripheral characters and less and less about Stone and Dino. It's not the same and not what I buy the books for. They were never anything but fairly simplistic, but I enjoyed them for their escapist value. Now, with Woods concentrating on everything but Stone, including characters that were formerly the objects of derision (like Herbie Fisher who now has to be called Herb and who Woods has made into a younger version of Stone), I am close to not getting any more of them. If the next one is like this, I'm done.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Shamrock, TX, United States 10-10-12
    Lee Shamrock, TX, United States 10-10-12
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    "Amaturish"

    I find my self in the unwanted position of not not knowing who to recommending this book to. It doesn't fit into the mystery or the thriller category. Stuart Woods is a great author but his dipping a toe into the technothriller realm is not successful.

    He should have created a character within the Barrington novels and started another series with an occasional cameo by Stone.

    Leave Stone as a semi-cop lawyer

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pat R 10-13-12
    Pat R 10-13-12
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    "Definately not Stone at his best!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narration wonderful as always-story not well developed, sketchy, found myself for the first time not really caring if Stone won or not!


    Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts – was your favorite?

    Stone, as always!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Scottsdale, Arizona, United States 11-12-12
    Walter Scottsdale, Arizona, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Glorifies characters too much, too little story"
    What would have made Severe Clear better?

    Get to the meat of the story


    Has Severe Clear turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tony Roberts?

    Roberts is OK, but just average


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

    Once he got to the story, it was fine.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 10-23-12
    Betsy worcester, MA, United States 10-23-12 Member Since 2010

    I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.

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    "Stone should stick to being an attorney!"

    Woods' writing style and Roberts' narrative style are both plodding. Even this plot, which should have had me in suspense, did not. After 24 books starring Stone Barrington I am not going to abandon him but I am growing tired of listening to uneventful stories. Stone is not aging well with me! If this were the first book one read with these characters I cannot imagine reading a second.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kim San Francisco, CA 10-21-12
    Kim San Francisco, CA 10-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another short story"
    What did you like best about Severe Clear? What did you like least?

    I've always liked the characters, but these books seem to get shorter and shorter. The storyline is predictable. His books have become a quick very read.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Stuart Woods? Why or why not?

    I will only keep up with the Stone Barrington, but anything else no.


    Could you see Severe Clear being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no, too short no indepth story.


    Any additional comments?

    Spend more time building the story and give us more then you have been lately with the past couple of books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tina MA 10-08-12
    Tina MA 10-08-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Enjoyable but not a homerun"
    Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Tony Roberts?

    Yes


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

    N/A


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

    The narrator gives the book life and allows more to be imagined.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book did keep my attention but did seem simple in it's plot and very predictable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Frederick, MD, United States 11-24-12
    James Frederick, MD, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2005
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    "More Clear Skys for Stone"

    Stone does it again. The Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods for nubies are short siimplistic stories where it generally, but not always, turns out wonderful for everyone in the end. Even the "town fool" Herbie becomes a multimillionaire and always gets the girl. In short these are great fun breaks from reality. Always well written. Narration always consistent.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah United States 08-31-13
    Sarah United States 08-31-13 Member Since 2006

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    "I guess writers too have an off day ..."

    I love everything Stone Barrington. I am a fan of the series and have gotten others to read/listen to the series. But this one was just not as good as the others. Instantly it was predictable and Stone and Dino were barely in the book. It was a book about everyone else in Stone's life but him. He was the sub-character in his own series.

    I believe that you could skip this book and go straight to #26 without missing anything!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Book Addict Miami Beach, FL 03-12-13
    Book Addict Miami Beach, FL 03-12-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Good Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Severe Clear the most enjoyable?

    This is only my second audio book. I've found that I sometimes have to go back a bit to re-listen to a segment, especially if I'm driving. I love the fact that it makes my drive time fly by.

    The narrarator is great and speaks clearly.


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

    It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Especially when I arrived at work during the good parts. I didn't want to get out of my car!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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