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The Bootlegger: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 7 | [Clive Cussler, Justin Scott]

The Bootlegger: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 7

When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Isaac Bell returns in the extraordinary new adventure in The New York Times' best-selling series.

It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

©2014 Clive Cussler (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    James columbus, OH, United States 03-28-14
    James columbus, OH, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2015

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "Great story - Fun reading - Cussler is the champ"

    This is another great story set in the early 1900's. Back when booze was not. a fun story by cussler, back in the day

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 03-23-14
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2005
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    "You will not be disappointed in this one!"

    I found this a fun fast listen, the look inside what it must have been like during prohibition was fun. (If you are a fan of Clive Cussler books you will enjoy this,)
    Me and my husband listened to this book together and you can not get a more entertaining snow day adventure than this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-17-14
    Robert SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Another solid offering in the Isaac Bell series"
    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I like Scott Brick's narration better than some folks. I think some find him a little too melodramatic. I find if I listen to him at a faster speed it makes it a much more enjoyable listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Takes place during Prohibition and examines the complete disregard many had for that particular law, and how *gangsters* got rich because of it.

    A typical Cussler yarn, but from me that's a compliment. The historical setting is interesting as well.

    An easy listen, but worth it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sirpullsalot 03-27-15
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    "cluttered story"

    the story was hard to follow , no high and lows it just kept going on and suddenly it finished. Had a hard time listening to it.

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    Nancy B. 03-24-15
    Nancy B. 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome again!!"

    As usual Clive Cussler produces a spectacular book!! Thank you to audible for helping me to appreciate this book! As usual a great experience

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    djinx Central U.S. 03-17-15
    djinx Central U.S. 03-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story!!! Get Brick a Warmer Microphone!!!"

    I love the Isaac Bell series. I think it's the historical setting that draws me in the most. Please get Scott Brick a warmer microphone. His voice sounds a bit thin and harsh, at first I wasn't sure it was him. Maybe turn down the compressor.

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    Mcannady 03-13-15
    Mcannady 03-13-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Scott Brick & Clive Cussler a winning combination!"
    Where does The Bootlegger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Bootlegger" is another Five Star book in the Issac Bell series. I was hooked from book 1 "The Chase" of the Issac Bell series and the "Bootlegger" does not disappoint!The combination of a Cussler thriller with the powerful and versatile narration by Scott Brick is always a knockout. Give me more!


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

    In previous books, Joe Van Dorn stayed above the fray leaving the street fighting to Issac Bell and his other operatives like "Texas Walt" or the veteran detectives "Webber and Fields". We have come to know over the series of books that Joe was a two fisted operative when he started the detective agency; in this book Joe hits the streets with the "boys" and rolls up his sleeves. As he speeds along in the boat to give chase, the tension builds up beautifully.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Scott Brick is a very versatile narrator. As he changes from Issac Bell to Joe Van Dorn, you will know why I believe Scott Brick is one of the best narrators. His characterizations lift the words off the page!


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

    Bell is back! As Good As Bond and Twice as Cool!


    Any additional comments?

    You can jump into the series at any book, I guarantee you will listen to the complete series. Issac Bell is as great a character as the very famous Dirk Pitt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mare Florida 01-13-15
    Mare Florida 01-13-15 Member Since 2014

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    "I really enjoy the Isaac Bell series."

    Scott Brick is a great narrator. He manages to give unique voices to all of the characters.

    The story was quite an adventure. I got a little lost in some of the facts spelled out in the story at times. But it did not take away from the story.

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    Jean 07-15-14
    Jean 07-15-14
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    "Another great Isaac Bell Adventre"
    What did you love best about The Bootlegger?

    I really enjoy the Isaac Bell adventures. He is obviously a super-hero without a cape. And, I learn something about cars, flying machines, trains, etc., every time I read one of these.


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

    Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators. He is genuine, easy to listen to, and builds a story to get you involved. Some books I have purchased only because Scott Brick narrates them.


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    Jayne 06-11-14
    Jayne 06-11-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Entertainment"
    What did you love best about The Bootlegger?

    The most appealing part of the Isaac Bell stories is the research that goes into getting the vehicles, locations, and customs of the day right. Several times during each story I go to the internet to look up the details and photos of things mentioned in the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bootlegger?

    The most disturbing part of the story was the explosion of the wagon and the resultant injuries to man and beast.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    Slow, strained, precise.


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

    I'd like to listen to them all in one sitting. Because I drive a lot I am able to listen for hours at a time. The books make me look forward to the longer drives to visit customers.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish Mr. Cussler and his team could offer new stories closer together but I understand the time involved in writing. I've read or listened to all the Isaac Bell series and I almost hate to finish them because you are saying goodbye to a close friend and won't see him again until next year.

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    "Disappointing."

    Very hard to get into but got better toward the end. Not up to Cussler's usual high standards. A little disappointing.

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    "Boring."
    What would have made The Bootlegger better?

    add a little excitement in both the reading and the story. Not the usual Dirk Pitt hero. In fact who is the hero. Got through about 2 hours and still not sure. Was it really Bell?


    What could Clive Cussler and Justin Scott have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give me a character to hook on to.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Was just a bit flat.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Just disappointed. I really like the usual Clive Cussler and this did not fit that bill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Entertaining period drama from a master novelist"
    Would you listen to The Bootlegger again? Why?

    Yes, I was entertained by the style of story telling, the attention to detail for the period and the scenes of action and adventure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bootlegger?

    Detailed descriptions of the period styles and behaviors i n New York, Chicago, Detroit and Miami


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?

    Isaac Bell - The Lead Detective


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

    The detailed portrayal of life in the prohibition era.


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