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Spencerville Audiobook
Spencerville
Written by: 
Nelson DeMille
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
Spencerville Audiobook

Spencerville

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Publisher's Summary

Back from the Cold War, intelligence officer Keith Landry returns to his hometown of Spencerville, Ohio. Twenty-five years after their last encounter, Keith runs into his first love, Annie, now unhappily married to the town's chief of police - an abusive alcoholic. In his efforts to reclaim Annie, Keith will have to draw on all the skills of a violent lifetime.

©1995 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    GyAzJRD Goodyear, AZ, United States 07-13-11
    GyAzJRD Goodyear, AZ, United States 07-13-11

    Retired math & CS majors that grew up on SF of 50s-70s, and now is a devotes of Clancy, Ludlum, Greaney Child, Connerly, DeMille ,& Baldacc

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    "DISAPPOINTING"

    Slowest moving DeMille novel I've read. Leading characters, also, seem to be the stupidist. Very disappointing!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charles E Pittman Neptune Bch. , Fl 32266 06-27-16
    Charles E Pittman Neptune Bch. , Fl 32266 06-27-16 Member Since 2016

    Chuck Pittman, Jr.

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    "Not his best, but worth a listen."

    I guess I was expecting more of DiMille's humor to be in the story. It did have good plot and was read very well. I enjoyed it.

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    DAVID 12-09-15
    DAVID 12-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Slow, shallow"

    At about 10 hours into this performance I was wondering why I was continuing with this story. Very slow to get started, and very slow to develop any suspense. I slogged through to finish the story, and find the story so simplistic I wonder how it could have taken so long to complete. Cannot be the authors best work.

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    David Glen Echo, MD, United States 11-24-15
    David Glen Echo, MD, United States 11-24-15
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    "Them Old Feelings"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spencerville to be better than the print version?

    Yes, almost always for this genre.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The sheriff. He was a cartoon, but somehow became real, even though he was totally predictable.


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

    Yes...OK.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes. It awakened in me those long ago feelings for a woman whom I have loved my whole life. She has been happily married for decades, but, somehow, that doesn't matter. She has never lost contact with me, even to this day; 55 years and counting. So, pieces of this story were very moving for me. Thanks for the memories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe H. VA 11-19-15
    Joe H. VA 11-19-15 Member Since 2008

    Audible allows me to fill my mind with something so much better than TV.

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    "OK But Too Preditable"

    The story line was very well thought out. After listening to all of DeMille's books I was waiting for more dramatic turns yet they didn't appear. Also missing is Nelson's sense of humor. He is full of quick wit and there was little to be appreciated. This is the lowest mark I have given MR. DeMillieb

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph 07-29-15
    Joseph 07-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story and performance"

    Loved it. Great story and performance. It kept me captivated right to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Lizton, India 07-08-15
    Lisa Lizton, India 07-08-15 Member Since 2010

    I love thrillers!! Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Michael Connolley, John Sanford, David Baldacci, and others! These authors can make a long road trip very enjoyable!

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    "Good Themes, A Bit Long"

    Loved the themes in this book. They rang true and matched up with some of my own thoughts.

    The scenes of Cliff Baxter's brutality were too frequent and too long.

    Not my favorite DeMille book and still worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Ferlis 03-31-15
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    "Not his best"

    I am a big fan of Demille and Brick however the book was not on par with his best novels. Also the reading made me think Boss Hog in Alabama vice some jerk in Ohio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Lebo 01-29-15
    Linda Lebo 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "language was awful"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would warn them about the use of the f... word. It must be used 500 times! The word is used way to often!!


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I love to listen to Scott Brick. He always does a great job and brings the story to life.


    Was Spencerville worth the listening time?

    Other than the language, it was a good story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William R. Schmidt Katy, TX United States 11-27-14
    William R. Schmidt Katy, TX United States 11-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Are you sure this is DeMille??? Not his best work"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I love DeMilles other works, so this was disappointing.

    The story line need a lot more attention and focus. It seemed to stumble all around not sure where to go. The "Hero" is introduced as a soldier-spy expert, yet can't do anything right and is out-maneuvered by the supposedly Neanderthal villain at every turn. It is painful to watch the hero miss every sign of the disaster to come, page after page.

    The story had a lot of potential, but it was never developed. It comes across as a lot of random thoughts thrown together and wandering blindly through the night.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Gold Coast is the one I'm listening to now. MUCH BETTER.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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