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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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    Jamanfarm Phoenix, Arizona, USA 02-13-17
    Jamanfarm Phoenix, Arizona, USA 02-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A curious and a most entertaining story."

    Thoroughly enjoyed the story and could hardly put it down.
    Have no reservations in recommending this audio book.

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    Karman 12-24-16
    Karman 12-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Riveting"

    Kept me interested, voice tones and inflection with accents..perfection. Awaiting next read. Highly recommended.

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    sean 12-07-16
    sean 12-07-16
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    "Isaac Bell is like Sherlock Holmes"

    I loved it I read a few Clive Cussler books in the past when I was younger but couldn't finish them due to reading print difficulties. but listing to it painted it a picture in my mind almost like a movie I could fallow every word. as if i was standing next to him the whole time.

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    Phillip United States 11-27-16
    Phillip United States 11-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book with nice historical detail."

    I really enjoyed the historical details of the trains, automobiles, and cities. There were, however, parts of the plot that knocked me out of the story either through their incredible coincidence or by stretching by ability to suspend disbelief and accept the plot of the book. I liked the idea that a banker was robbing banks to fund his own bank and then could not stop because of the thrill. Overall I thought the book was good but I'm not sure I'll continue the series.

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    oma quiroz 11-23-16
    oma quiroz 11-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great read"

    This is a great page-turning read! If you like mystery, romance, and intrigue this is for you.

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    CaSEhrstein VALLEY CENTER, KANSAS, US 10-13-16
    CaSEhrstein VALLEY CENTER, KANSAS, US 10-13-16 Member Since 2016

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    "love it"

    i love the intertwined mix of history with fiction, the characters are great, and the mystery is fascinating

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    David Osborne Jr. 09-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A return to the way Cussler used to write"
    What made the experience of listening to The Chase the most enjoyable?

    This was a fast paced book that just kept building steam until the climatic final battle. The tone and speed of the book reminded of Cussler's early Dirk Pitt novels. Over all it reminded me why I started reading Cussler's books in the first place.


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

    The story revolves around trains and the story picks up speed as it goes. Building up so that the reader is kept on the edge of his or her seat.


    Any additional comments?

    Over all this is a great book with a story that will keep you hooked and leave you wanting to stay in your car to finish it.

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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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