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The Race Audiobook

The Race: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Isaac Bell returns, in the remarkable new adventure from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.

It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

Frost's violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her, and he is bound to make another attempt. Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before; he knows that the man has made his millions leading gangs of thieves, murderers, and thugs in every city across the country. He also knows that Frost won't be only after his wife, but after Whiteway as well. And if Bell takes the case... Frost will be after him, too.

Investigate more cases with Isaac Bell.

©2011 Clive Cussler, Justin Scott (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    Chuck 05-01-16
    Chuck 05-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Yet another awesome experience"

    I've loved Clive Cussler's books since the first one I listened to and this series is possibly my favorite.

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    Amazon Customer 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Different kind of story from Clive"

    I liked it a great deal it move right along and was very clear and extremely accurate.

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    ben francis 04-10-16
    ben francis 04-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not bad, but not great."

    What I like the most about this series is the setting. It's an era that's not often written about and I find it fascinating hearing about the common modes of transportation of the day and the language used. To a point that is...

    The plot line is fairly predictable and I didn't find any of the characters particularly likable nor compelling. To the point of enjoying the language of the day, there are 2 words that felt they were used far, far too often throughout the entirety of the story. It felt as though the writer was offered a bonus for each use of the words 'alighted' and 'mechanician'. It actually got to the point I was being distracted from the story every time Scott Brick uttered one of them, and that felt like every other paragraph.

    Scott Brick is a wonderful narrator and does an admirable job with this novel. It's a shame that right now all I hear in my head at the mention of his name is Mr. Brick saying 'mechanician' over and over again on a loop from Hell.

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    Dawn 04-10-16
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    "Excellent"

    This book was excellent. The story was just good as his first Isaac Bell novel.

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    Paul United States 03-26-16
    Paul United States 03-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    Great transcontinental yarn! Thoroughly enjoyed the combination of detectives, bad guys, mystery, adventure, and early flying machines!

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    Leon 03-24-16
    Leon 03-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Clive Cussler and Justin Scott and/or Scott Brick?

    Probably not.


    Has The Race turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Just from Clive Cussler.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    A not very interesting or believable story.


    What character would you cut from The Race?

    Most need to be recast.


    Any additional comments?

    I have four books from this series and this was the most disappointing so far. They seem to be getting less interesting. The first couple were pretty good but the last ones have really fallen off. No further purchases of this series is planned.

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    Alexander 03-04-16
    Alexander 03-04-16
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    I love this series from Clive Clusser. They make you wish you lived in the golden age of transportation! Great story and great reader. It would make a great movie too.

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    Woody APO, AE, United States 03-03-16
    Woody APO, AE, United States 03-03-16 Member Since 2012

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    "An okay story ... But just okay"

    Not Cussler and Scott's best effort. I had to work at staying engaged in the story. It was salvaged by Brick's flawless narration.

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    Anonymous 02-28-16
    Anonymous 02-28-16

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    "Entertaining."

    I've enjoyed this series, mostly the historical references, enough to continue to the 3rd and 4th books. I'm not fond of Scott Brick's narration, and in this series he sounds as though the recording is slowed....I play them at 1.25 speed to make them bearable. At one point I thought if I heard him say "ENnnnny" for any one more tie I'd scream. His sing-song delivery is annoying.

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    Ian L Terry 08-02-15
    Ian L Terry 08-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent, just like all Cussler"

    Great book! I love all of Cussler's work and Isaac Bell is a great character

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