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The Cleaner Audiobook

The Cleaner

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner". Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies. But in Brett Battles' electrifying debut novel, Quinn's latest assignment will change everything.

The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up, and Quinn's handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent, he knows he's in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn struggles to find out why someone wants him dead...and if it's linked to a larger attempt to wipe out the Office.

Quinn's only hope may be Orlando, a woman from his past who may hold the key to solving the case. Suddenly, the two are prying into old crimes, crisscrossing continents, and struggling to stay alive. But as the hunt intensifies, Quinn is stunned by a chilling secret...and a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy.

Furiously paced, filled with superbly drawn characters and pitch-perfect dialogue, The Cleaner confirms Battles' place as one of the most exciting new talents in suspense fiction.

©2007 Brett Battles; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Displaying an enviable gift for pacing and action, Battles's debut novel is a page-turner that may remind some readers of the cult TV spy series Alias....Admirers of quality espionage fiction can look forward to a new series worth following." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Nicholas 11-24-11
    Nicholas 11-24-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't Hesitate Buying This"

    The whole series is great and credit worthy. I will listen to just about anything Scott Brick reads but Brett Battles does a great job with the whole series

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    lindablue Salisbury, MD 05-10-11
    lindablue Salisbury, MD 05-10-11 Listener Since 2008

    I'm constantly listening to recorded books. Right now I'm a bit sick and weak, but can still enjoy a good listen. I'm so glad I have this resource available.

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    "Pretty good adventure"

    This is my first Brett Battles book and I found it pretty enjoyable. I learned a lot about CLEANERS and this story was basically believable and interesting. I'll try another bllk by him.

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    starjazz Temple Hills, MD, United States 05-02-11
    starjazz Temple Hills, MD, United States 05-02-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow Drip of Listening Torture!"

    Don't waste a credit or your money. This story has absolutely no intrigue and drones on and on about scenery details that add nothing to the mystery or action. I even tried skipping several chapters with no help. Couldn't listen until the end.

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    Anna Carcassonne, France 02-01-11
    Anna Carcassonne, France 02-01-11
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    "Sooo bad."

    Dreadful - tedious, boring, badly written - a tribute to the skill of the narrator but alas you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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    Ron Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 02-01-11
    Ron Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 02-01-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Good Story Idea; Wretched Writing"

    I slogged through this dry as powder adventure with some hope of it becoming more vibrant to no avail. The idea is really intriguing, but the writing is so A to B rote and uncolorful that it tasks your patience at every turn. Just about everyone is so cold and heartless that you kind of hope the bad guys will succeed, even though most of their work is as ham-handed as the author's. The two stars are for Scott Brick who does his best to enliven this turkey that arrives C.O.D.

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    Eric Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 07-23-10
    Eric Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 07-23-10
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    "Great listen"

    Great story and production.

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    Ashok E Kolady 07-01-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Waste of time"

    I am on the second half of the book and I can't help wonder why I am wasting my time on this one. What really is the point of this book?

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    Alex CT, USA 12-28-09
    Alex CT, USA 12-28-09 Member Since 2016

    Love audio books, multiplayer computer games, and most things computers

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    "Action packed and full of surprises"

    Really enjoyed reading the book. Traveled around the world within the book encountering new challenges in each place. Book seemed to be thoroughly researched. Only disappointment was that the author only had one other book available.

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    Debra Birmingham, AL, USA 12-15-09
    Debra Birmingham, AL, USA 12-15-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Gripping"

    I listened to this while on vacation. I was kept on the edge and wanting to keep getting back to it.I'm a lover of great suspense, and this was one of the best.

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    Robert E. Scarcelle 08-07-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable"

    This book didn't get the ratings I would expect. I listen to Action/Mystery novels almost exclusively and almost to a book, you will need to suspend belief at times. I thought this book was an enjoyable, non-complicated action adventure book; I am not saying this book is Shakespeare but it's fun. Probably would make a decent screenplay. If your not a literary snob you will probably enjoy it.
    Brick does a good job as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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