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The Chase Audiobook

The Chase

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Publisher's Summary

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

©2007 Clive Cussler; (P)2007 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"Cussler takes a breather from his several ongoing series with this historical thriller set in the western states, circa 1906. The U.S. government hires the renowned Van Dorn Detective Agency and its equally renowned lead agent, Isaac Bell, to capture the bank robber known as the Butcher Bandit....Once San Francisco gets hit by the 1906 earthquake and the principals climb aboard a pair of fire-breathing locomotives, the novel cranks up a head of steam and some high-speed thrills." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Rick Beck 09-23-16
    Rick Beck 09-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A new favorite series."

    I really enjoyed this first in a series and am looking forward to hearing more of them soon.

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    Joyce P. 09-02-16
    Joyce P. 09-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very well done!"

    The story, the detail, the edge of your seat excitement and the narrator. Excellent! Next?

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    Marilyn Morrison St Paul, MN United States 07-31-16
    Marilyn Morrison St Paul, MN United States 07-31-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Sorry, but I found it lame.."

    I wanted to like this book if, for no other reason, than it's narrated by Scott Brick.. but I found myself speeding up the narration towards the end to "just get it over with". There are some interesting aspects to the story, and most of the characters are wonderfully brought to life, however, the positive parts are overshadowed by a hero who is unrealistically lucky and able to make inexplicable leaps to the correct conclusions. An occasional coincidence or miracle in a story is fine, but when overused, turn a potentially great story into a boring one.

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    Kathleen Todd 07-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "It's a good one"

    Love this book. Wasn't sure if I would but it surprised me. I was hooked almost a once. Worth checking this one out

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    Amazon Customer 07-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book and narration, felt like I was there."

    Listened to this book on a road trip and had to continue after I completed my trip. What a story and narration. Thanks

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    Frank Saint Cloud, MN, United States 06-30-16
    Frank Saint Cloud, MN, United States 06-30-16
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    "The butcher bandit kept me entranced."

    The preamble of a locomotive salvage is attention getting and invites speculation. The story line build logically and smoothly but with twists that refocus expectations.

    Another excellent job by Scott Brick.

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    Henry Houston 06-29-16
    Henry Houston 06-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a good book if you like Cussler's style"

    It is unfair to criticize a book because one doesn't like the author's style, but different people have different tastes. I will readily admit that this could be a good book for someone else, but it was not for me. On the contrary, I had a hard time finishing it. The background of the story is very well researched, as usual by this author, and the details regarding vehicles, customs and locales are excellent. The descriptions of events in San Francisco are fascinating. But then, there is the story. I just can't fathom why such a good backdrop had to be spoiled by this turn of the century super hero surrounded by beautiful ladies fighting a horrible bad guy while accomplishing incredible feats. The performer did a good job but added to the Sunday matinee effect. Sorry Mr. Cussler, I tried. I just wish you would use your historical research genius to produce a more serious work one day. I will buy it.

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    Linda tampa, FL, United States 06-23-16
    Linda tampa, FL, United States 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Long"

    But could've been about half as long and the narrators voice is all sounded pretty much the same

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    Joe Clawson 06-01-16
    Joe Clawson 06-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding, hard to stop listening"

    This is one of Clives best. It was hard not to shut it off. I haven't read or listened to any of his books I didn't like. I look forward to the next.

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    Janice D. Acton 05-20-16
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    "Melodramatic"

    The narration was a little melodramatic for my taste. But the plot was good, and the inclusion of historic events adds an interesting element.

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