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The Cove Audiobook

The Cove: FBI Thriller #1

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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)

What Members Say

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 10-09-13
    Kelly Colorado Springs 10-09-13 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LeeAnn 09-29-13
    LeeAnn 09-29-13
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    "Wow - Can't believe how bad this was!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A total re-write and a new narrator who at least knows when to pause for effect!


    What was most disappointing about Catherine Coulter’s story?

    Very amateurish - I had hoped it would get better as the story went along - but no - IT GOT WORSE!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Did not pause for effect and had little inflection.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer ALTOONA, IA, United States 06-02-12
    Kindle Customer ALTOONA, IA, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2012

    book bear

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    "I Love Catherine Coulter!!"
    If you could sum up The Cove in three words, what would they be?

    Quirky, entertaining, funny


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

    This is the first of the author's FBI series and it's a great opener. This is sort of "Psycho" without the mummified mother at the end.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    The reader kept my interest and dramatized the story without making her reading a play.


    Any additional comments?

    When I first read this story, I didn't like it and didn't thibk it lived up to the second book in the FBI Series, but this second reading brought the story more to life and I appreciated it much much more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Reichardt 07-13-10 Member Since 2007

    Book Luver

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    "Painfully Bad!"

    Do not waste your credits or money.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Talbott 09-01-16
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    "okay story, terrible narration"

    The story was fun, but farfetched. Clunky dialogue made worse by the terrible narration. The male voices, in particular, were horrible (nasal, pitched, grating). Almost "returned" the book but didn't since I did listen to entire thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joy West 08-29-16
    Joy West 08-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Painful..."

    The story itself was enough to keep me listening, but just barely. The writing was horrible, and the narration almost unbearable. I'm thankful to be finished with it, and won't read another in the series.

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    Harold Haley 02-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fluff"

    I didn't realize that this book was really a "Barbara Cartland" book! So disappointing and so ridiculous. Will not choose this author again.

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    Borealis 11-24-15
    Borealis 11-24-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Most absurd plot ever"

    The plot started out okay but as it kept going it felt like five books smashed together to be one insane book. You just can't have that many insane things happening in one book and still have it be believable. Also the dialogue is horrific. Ugh. I know this is the first in the series and I'm willing to believe the rest of the series is better but this book was hilariously bad.

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    Amanda 11-20-15
    Amanda 11-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't waste your time"

    Hands down the dumbest story. I usually like this author, but this was horrible and the narrator was cheesy as hell.

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    Craig 10-22-15
    Craig 10-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor Performance"

    A highschool dropout could have done a better job reading it. Hard to tell if the story is any good because of the poor performance....Nuf said

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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