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The Collectors Audiobook

The Collectors

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Publisher's Summary

The U.S. Speaker of the House is assassinated in a terrifyingly precise execution in the heart of Washington, D.C. In a quieter corner of the nation's capital, the rare book room of the Library of Congress, a reclusive, wealthy scholar drops dead under mysterious circumstances that leave no clues. Following on the heels of the natural death of the Speaker of the House, the city and the nation begin to tremble. In California, a beautiful but capable woman is planning and executing one of the most brilliant cons on record.

All the while, "Oliver Stone" and his quirky Camel Club stand by and observe as the genius of their collective perspective begins to connect the dots between these seemingly disparate events--and they realize they must act, and act quickly, before their country falls victim to a silent yet bloody coup.

©2006 Columbus Rose, Ltd; (P)2006 Hachette Audio

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    Robert The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-03-08
    Robert The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-03-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Good read - but then again."

    Pretend your at a basketball game. Then somebody throws a million marbles on the floor and gifted athletes are twitching and lurching like idiots. This is vintage Baldacci. To add drama at key points he heightens tension by making his hero's into spastics - dropping weapons, bumping into things etc. etc. - very keystone cops-ish. Otherwise it's a good read.

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    Julea Bryan, TX, USA 11-09-08
    Julea Bryan, TX, USA 11-09-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Terrible Narration"

    I had decided to give this one a chance, even with the bad reviews about the narration, because David Baldacci's books have been so good. However, the narration was so distracting to the story I have had to give up on the audio book and purchased the book in paperback. I hate that the narration can make such a negative impact on a good author.

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    Arie LisseNetherlands 08-29-08
    Arie LisseNetherlands 08-29-08
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    "Story OK, Narration is not"

    The story is OK, so I listened to the whole presentation, but I have been on the verge of buying the book so I could avoid listening to it. The narration is awful, awful, awful.
    After I hear a female voice I don't need to be told, by a male voice: "she said" - which happens about a thousand times.
    Hope the rest of the series is better. Won't buy it if there's more than 1 narrator.

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    C R Mills 08-25-08
    C R Mills 08-25-08
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    "Enjoyed story and narration"

    I've enjoyed the Camel Club stories and I especially enjoyed this one. I've never written a review on any of the books I've listened to, but I loved the multiple narration. I like hearing a woman who actually sounded like a woman and not a man trying to sound like a woman. While these things may not happen in real life, it was entertaining. One just needs to remember that it is fiction.

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    Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 08-14-08
    Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 08-14-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Wraps like an episode of "Scooby-Doo""

    This wooden Baldacci mystery is filled with cliches and hackneyed, dated stereotypes. The three-voiced dramatization is a big minus, unfortunately, especially as the sole female has to bring multiple characters to life, and she is simply not equal to the task. All of her voices sound like a 1970s throwback to a 1940s tough broad. The men fare a bit better, but have little to work with, as the dialogue is weak and the story is absurd. Not an agonizing time-waster, but a time-waster all the same.

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    Marty lake worth, FL, USA 12-11-07
    Marty lake worth, FL, USA 12-11-07
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    "The Collectors"

    Author keeps you looking for more. Good story

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sunshine Sedona, AZ United States 10-28-07
    Sunshine Sedona, AZ United States 10-28-07 Member Since 2012

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    "A Very Enjoyable Listen"

    I have enjoyed most of Baldacci's books,however the Camel Club series, while taking awhile to take to the theme, are my favorites.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Buffalo, WY, USA 10-14-07
    David Buffalo, WY, USA 10-14-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Bad Narration"

    This has to be the absolute worst narration I've ever had the displeasure to experience.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jared Mesa, AZ, United States 06-19-07
    Jared Mesa, AZ, United States 06-19-07 Member Since 2009
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    "Not near as good"

    I really enjoyed the Camel Club and have recommended it highly so I was excited for the return of the characters. However, this story gets annoying at times and doesn't seem to flow.

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    Amazon Customer 05-28-07
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    "Camel Club II"

    Excellent followup to Camel Club. Enjoy the listen. Cannot wait for the third.

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