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Out of Control: Troubleshooters, Book 4 | [Suzanne Brockmann]

Out of Control: Troubleshooters, Book 4

Savannah von Hopf has no choice. To save her uncle's life, she goes in search of Ken "WildCard" Karmody, a guy she barely knew in college who is now a military operative. She must convince him to help her deliver a cache of ransom money into the hands of terrorists halfway around the world. What she doesn't expect is to end up in WildCard's arms before she can even ask for his help.
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Publisher's Summary

Savannah von Hopf has no choice. To save her uncle's life, she goes in search of Ken "WildCard" Karmody, a guy she barely knew in college who is now a military operative. She must convince him to help her deliver a cache of ransom money into the hands of terrorists halfway around the world. What she doesn't expect is to end up in WildCard's arms before she can even ask for his help.

As her plan goes horribly wrong, they become trapped in the forsaken jungle of a hostile country, stalked by a lethal enemy. As time is running out, they scramble to escape, risking their lives to stop a nightmare from spinning even further out of control.

Looking for trouble? Listen to another romantic thriller in the Troubleshooters series.

©2002 Suzanne Brockmann. All rights reserved.; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks America

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    Don Maplewood, MO, USA 03-09-10
    Don Maplewood, MO, USA 03-09-10
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    "Great story but a flat narrator"

    I enjoyed a book by this author so much I went for another and the story was equally well written. It was not equally well read. If one can get past the flat monotone of the reader then there's an enjoyable adventure here. If you're put off by someone who reads an action or romantic scene as if they were reading a manual on how to strip and rebuild an engine then skip it and go to the next book in this series. You will not be dissapointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Springfield, Mo, United States 11-02-12
    Stephanie Springfield, Mo, United States 11-02-12
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    "Great Story... if you can get past the narration"
    What did you love best about Out of Control?

    The story is gripping. It has many of the characters from the previous 3 Troubleshooters books we've come to know and love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of Control?

    Ken saying "Love ya" right from the start.


    How could the performance have been better?

    How could it NOT be better? It was stilted, rushed, and flat. Please tell me this woman won't be narrating future books in this series!! She'd be ok for National Geographic but her intonation was more along the lines of the brother from Everyone Loves Raymond talking about different varieties of donuts available than someone caught in the grip of suspense and romance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    With a different narrator- yes. With this narrator... I'm heading over to buy it for my kindle because I want to finish the story but I'm having a hard time figuring out what's going on with her.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Trenton, NE, United States 02-25-12
    Debra Trenton, NE, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I liked it. Would listen to another."
    If you could sum up Out of Control in three words, what would they be?

    faster paced, interesting


    Which character – as performed by Norma Lana – was your favorite?

    i Liked wild card and Savannah but the ongoing saga of Alyssa and Sam is a continuous thread in the series that keeps them connected.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Hard to put down


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Equusdreamer Vermont, United States 09-29-11
    Equusdreamer Vermont, United States 09-29-11 Member Since 2010

    Day dreaming book lover!

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    "Narration a little flat"

    I love this series of books but the narration on this one is a little flat. Ms. Lana should slow down and add some inflection to her voice. At points it was difficult to identify which character was speaking. However, the story is very enjoyable and exciting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Penney RANDOLPH, NJ, United States 11-13-10
    Penney RANDOLPH, NJ, United States 11-13-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Horrible narrator!"

    The actual story by Brockmann gets at least a 4 star rating from me, but the audiobook only gets two stars because the narrator ruined it. Her monotonous, inflectionless voice made it very difficult to listen to this book, in fact, I found myself daydreaming and getting bored. That's pretty sad considering that the story itself was great! Her weak attempt at accents, like Scottish, was annoying, and other necessary accents were simply nonexistent. I had to try to focus on every word in order to know when dialogue changed from character to character and as I said earlier, focusing was very difficult. All I could say is that I'm glad Brockmann uses different narrators for her books, because I'll never listen to a book narrated by Norma Lana again. If you can, buy the book in print, you'll enjoy it much more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer L. Hart Concord, NC 06-05-14
    Jennifer L. Hart Concord, NC 06-05-14
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    "One of my faveorites"

    Though others disagree, I really liked this narrator. She did a good job with an exceptional book, particularly the Molly and Jones storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kris Pylesville, MD, United States 12-03-13
    Kris Pylesville, MD, United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved the book - HATED the narrator!"
    What did you love best about Out of Control?

    like the characters and continuing with the story


    What didn’t you like about Norma Lana’s performance?

    very monotone. No difference in voice from one character to another. Almost gave up on listening to this book because of her reading. Just awful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 03-19-13
    DK COLCHESTER, VT, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "Really Enjoyable-Suspenseful,Sexy,Suprisingly Fun"
    Where does Out of Control rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series is in my top 10...however it is hard to rate each book within the series as the characters & stories overlap. Suzanne Brockman has done a great job.


    What other book might you compare Out of Control to and why?

    Any of the Troubleshooter Series stand alone...although I recommend reading them in order to keep the characters and stories follow one another.


    Which character – as performed by Norma Lana – was your favorite?

    I like "Wild Card"...I thought Norma Lana did a fine job. I really like the later books with both male and female narrators.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely...unfortunately it is a 14+ hour book!


    Any additional comments?

    While this IS Navy SEAL based characters & action packed IT IS A ROMANCE with strong language a sexual scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    msthompson824 09-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I love Suzanne and I love this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Out of Control to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because if it weren't for audiobooks I'd never have time to read. I work full time and teach part time and drive 1.5 hours a day - those are the best hours of the day because I get to listen to books that take me away from the stress of daily life! To be honest, I've never picked up a hard copy. Audio/digital/electronic is the way to go.


    What other book might you compare Out of Control to and why?

    Most of the Troubleshooters series, but that's not fair. I love this series of books and haven't found another nearly as good. Brockmann is a wonderful writer and I love ALL of her work.


    What does Norma Lana bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the emotion she puts into the story and I like Norma Lana's voice. The later Brockmann books have two narrators and some of the narration sometimes has a cartoonish quality that makes me cringe and I'm not fond of. I like the earlier books with the single narrator best.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moment(s) .... Suz isn't afraid to get into the emotions of her characters - and they all have emotions - men and women. I love them all. Also, in this book and several of her other books she had a sub-storyline that was just as compelling as the main line. My degrees are in history and I appreciate that Suzanne took the time to put in these stories that some people would never otherwise have read or heard about.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book - read them all. I haven't read a bad one yet. In fact - read ALL of Suz's books from all her series. They are my old faithfuls and I've listened to them MULTIPLE times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    itsallaboutthestory ID, United States 04-04-12
    itsallaboutthestory ID, United States 04-04-12 Member Since 2010

    itsallaboutthestory

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    "A SOLID STORY"

    I LIKED THIS BOOK ALOT. IT COULD JUST HAVE EASILY BEEN A STAND ALONE BOOK. HOWEVER, SHE GIVES YOU ENOUGH OF THE BACK STORY ON OTHER CHARACTERS TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE.
    KARMONDY IS A GREAT GUY AND YOU DON'T GET ALOT OF INSIGHT ON HIM IN THE OTHER STORIES. YOU'LL GET A GLIMPSE NOW AND THEN SAME WITH SAVANNAH. THE STORY WITHIN A STORY WITH ROSE IS ALSO AWESOME
    ROSE'S STORY WOULD HAVE MADE A GREAT NOVELLA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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