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The Cove: FBI Thriller #1 | [Catherine Coulter]

The Cove: FBI Thriller #1

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John, of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

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Publisher's Summary

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John, of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and he believes she's the key. But is she really?

Listen to another FBI Thriller.

©2006 Catherine Coulter; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A truly suspenseful romance." (Amazon.com)
"Fast-paced, solidly structured." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Philip W. Parker Riverside, CA 02-22-15
    Philip W. Parker Riverside, CA 02-22-15

    Philip Parker

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    "Took a while to get going but keep me"

    Took a little while to get going but then kept me intrigued. I am looking forward to her next book in the series.

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    Barbara Tucson, AZ, United States 02-20-15
    Barbara Tucson, AZ, United States 02-20-15 Member Since 2008
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    "A little Dark but very good!"
    What did you love best about The Cove?

    The story kept me guessing.


    What other book might you compare The Cove to and why?

    Just other FBI series books by the same author-complicated story line.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    Her voice enhanced the story instead of making herself the focus.


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

    The descriptions of her father's visits to her while she was institutionalized. Evil!


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    Gloria Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 01-09-15
    Gloria Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 01-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "MORE TWISTS THAN A SNAKE WITH A BELLY ACHE!"

    ANother fine example of how CAtherine Coulter can grab you on page one and not let you up for air till the last chapter. Suspence., humor, disgust, anger and. thrilling are just a few words to describe this storey. Its a fun ride from start to finish and the narration was an excellent asset.




















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    Rebecca Hattiesburg, Montserrat 01-08-15
    Rebecca Hattiesburg, Montserrat 01-08-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Ridiculous storyline and dialogue!!"
    Any additional comments?

    It was hard to listen to without rolling my eyes constantly. Some of the situations and conversations were so ludicrous, I wanted to just turn the book off. But I payed for it, so I suffered through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    I. Coomes CROFTON, MD United States 12-14-14
    I. Coomes CROFTON, MD United States 12-14-14 Member Since 2013

    hergizzycat

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    "Great story!"
    Would you listen to The Cove again? Why?

    This is the first book from Catherine Coulter that I have gotten....it was awesome. Getting the next one and will continue in he series.


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

    I had to find longer ways home so I could keep listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yanes 12-07-14
    Yanes 12-07-14
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    "Probably better as a book you read"

    I hate it when the narrators "ACT!!!!" Just read the darned story, already. The reader is talented but is really annoying with her cloying little girl voice of the "heroine" and the manly voice of the "hero." Yikes! And the plot is good in many ways, but they keep retelling the events from different perspectives but with the same details. It seemed like filler. I was hating it halfway through, but I stayed to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 11-29-14
    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 11-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I'm sorry... but his is bad"
    What disappointed you about The Cove?

    I know that C Coulter has a loyal following. I've even enjoyed a book or two, but... NO.. just no. This was so poorly written and so lame. Written in the voice of "Oh John... Oh, Martha" sappy romance dime novels, but pretending to be a mystery. Characters are totally unbelievable. NO one would behave that way. Dialog was so inane and the whole plot was ridiculous, a few times I wanted to bang my head on my ipod. I know you ask, then WHY did I continue to listen? I kept hoping (call me the optimist) that at some point it would take a turn and make sense or get better, or come to a conclusion that would have justified the time already invested in listening... but NO. I'm not a literature snob. In fact, I'm rather easy to entertain. I enjoy so many genres and appreciate many different writing styes. I rarely give negative reviews, fully realizing that what we enjoy is highly subjective. But, please save your money. This book is so, so very bad. I got it on sale and if not for that, I would be calling to get my money back.


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

    The genre? What genre was this exactly? It wasn't a romance novel, and sure as heck wasn't a mystery. It had no genre... maybe a comic strip


    What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s performance?

    Sandra was fine. She isn't responsible for bad material. Her voicing and inflections were appropriate and she did her job.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    all of the above.


    Any additional comments?

    Run... save your money. Don't waste your time.Not to Coulter. Please show more respect for your readers. We deserve better from you.

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 10-09-13
    Kelly Colorado Springs 10-09-13 Member Since 2011

    I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!

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    "Average Dramatization. Insipid Characters - Skip I"
    What disappointed you about The Cove?

    The story was predictable and boring. The characters were bland and unlikeable. Nothing about it prompted me to look for the next book in the series.


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

    The performance was adequate, but even that didn't intrique me.


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    Joann 11-09-12
    Joann 11-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Mystery with a humorous twist."
    Where does The Cove rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's about in the middle.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    James Quinlan - he was portrayed with more humor.


    What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s voice?

    A little tough sometimes but there were a lot of characters to protray.


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

    Finding out about the murders in The Cove


    Any additional comments?

    I think it's important to approach this as a "light" read. Not cloak and daggar. If you have that attitude you will find the book very enjoyable. Sometimes you just want to be entertained.

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    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 03-25-12
    Verna Simonton, TX, United States 03-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable"

    This book was a bit long but kept your interest. There was a good mystery going on and some characters who were not as they seemed. If I had read this book versus listening to it, I may not have finished it as soon. But, overall, I enjoyed it.

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