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Spencerville | [Nelson DeMille]

Spencerville

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.
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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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    Marilyn Uxbridge, MA, United States 04-26-11
    Marilyn Uxbridge, MA, United States 04-26-11

    I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.

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    "Great book if you like tautness and suspense"

    I have noticed that a few people have said that there are a lot of stereotypes in the book. That is probably because they don't know people like these .... but I do. Maybe it's age related. I'm one of the Vietnam generation. I have intimately known people like the police chief, much to my regret and many aging hippies who just can't seem to get past how great the old days were and how much the present sucks. If you can related to the characters, for good or ill, this is a very tight, tense, taut and rather scary story. On a personal level, it's almost painful to listen to because it is too close to reality for my taste.

    And it IS a matter of taste. I tend to find books this intense actually stressful. I appreciate the art, but not the rise in my blood pressure.

    Scott Brick is, as always, a great reader. Nelson DeMille is, as usual, a terrific writer. If cat-and-mouse suspense novels -- where you really don't know what it going to ultimately happen -- are your thing, you will love it. Especially if you were there for the 60s and early 70s as a young adult, you will know these people. You may even be these people. Whether or not you like them is neither here nor there: you WILL recognize them.

    It's an excellent book for those who like this genre.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Christian Frankfurt, Germany 11-23-10
    Christian Frankfurt, Germany 11-23-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent entertainment"

    I read this book as a hardcover when it originally came out in 1995 and loved it. Now I had the pleasure of revisiting it in its audiobook version and was even more enthralled with it. As always with works by Nelson DeMill a well written novel, and a great reading performance by veteran DeMille narrator Scott Brick.

    This is a timeless, classic story of a three-way love affair, a thrilling novel that has aged well over the years. When an Ex-Vietnam vet and recently unemployed Government specialist returns to his rural hometown in the Midwest to meet again with his long-lost love of 25 years ago his mission becomes to rescue her from her abusing husband, who happens to also be the almighty town's sheriff. It may be heavy on stereotyping here and there, but it is a thrill to listen to - a somewhat unsual Nelson DeMille novel, but why should they always follow the same formula? Don't miss it!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Downingtown, PA, United States 05-26-11
    Bill Downingtown, PA, United States 05-26-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Book"

    I love Nelson Demille books. I almost did not buy this one based on the reviews I read. I took the plunge and loved it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Blaine, WA, United States 11-24-10
    Ken Blaine, WA, United States 11-24-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Good but long at the end"

    Good but long and the end really dragged out and had too much saddistic detail which seemed to go on and on.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    chemteacher007 Pittsburgh, PA USA 04-21-11
    chemteacher007 Pittsburgh, PA USA 04-21-11 Member Since 2008
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    "My least favorite DeMille"

    I have loved every Nelson DeMille audiobook I have gotten. He and the reader have risen to the top of my most read and listened to list. However, tThis one left me very disappointed, even with the excellence of Scott Brick reading, it was almost painful to finish.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 05-30-12
    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 05-30-12 Member Since 2001

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    "Not a typical DeMille"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Couldn't recommend this book to anyone that enjoys DeMille's other works. Not typical of DeMille at all. This book was a "romance novel" - a very violent romance novel, but still a romance novel nevertheless.


    Has Spencerville turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not sure. If this had been my first DeMille book, for certain I wouldn't have bothered reading/listening to any more.


    What about Scott Brick???s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick always does a stellar performance regardless of the genre of the book he's performing.


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

    NO, NO, NO, NO.....................


    Any additional comments?

    I'm still groaning.,

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Russell Fulshear, TX, United States 12-30-11
    Russell Fulshear, TX, United States 12-30-11 Member Since 2006

    Like mysteries, not much in to SciFi, hate vampire books. Like most all years of history.

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    "Somewhat predictable yet emotionally compelling"

    DeMille is one of my all time favorite authors. For me, this book was a bit different from his normal fare. I wasn't thrilled with the production and the performance. In fact, There was a 22 minute repeat of audio toward the end of the book. Yet......when the story turned to the "bad guy", just listening stirred emotions of anger and frustration.
    Overall, I have to give the book 5 stars because I looked for every opportunity to steal away some time to listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Brandon, FL, United States 11-16-11
    Mark Brandon, FL, United States 11-16-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Suprising"

    What a great listen! Kept me locked in form beginning to end. I could see a sheriff like that one in a small town. I loved it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sally Orem, UT, United States 07-08-11
    Sally Orem, UT, United States 07-08-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book"

    DeMille does not disappoint. This novel is another great one! I kept wondering until the end. Scott Brick is always excellent!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Elmira, NY, United States 08-28-11
    Ronald Elmira, NY, United States 08-28-11 Member Since 2008
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    "boilerplate DeMille"

    Spencerville has all the familiar literary conventions of author Nelson DeMille. There is the strong, smart hero, the beautiful love interest and of course the despicable powerful bad guy. A true DeMille fan will love this epic. Unfortunately it is formula-like in predictability for someone who has listened to many others in his body of works. When I finally got to the end it was certainly satisfying but also a relief to finish it. I need a break from this author for a while but will return for more eventually. I'll be looking for a next book that isn't so formula driven.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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