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The Edge Audiobook

The Edge: An FBI Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Baffled by a seemingly supernatural connection to his critically injured sister, an FBI special agent heads to the Oregon coast in search of a more plausible explanation for his sudden ESP, only to discover more puzzling mysteries.

FBI agent Ford MacDougal - "Mac" - is recovering from a terrorist car bombing when his sister appears to purposely drive her Porsche off an Oregon cliff. Curiously, Mac felt as if he were in the car with her as she sailed toward the sea, even though he was really in a hospital bed on the other side of the country.

By the time Mac arrives in Portland, his sister - Dr. Jilly Bartlett, a medical researcher - has come out of the coma she's been in for four days. But after a few scant hours with her brother, Jilly vanishes without a trace. In searching for her, Mac gets a different story from everyone he encounters. When the local sheriff enlists Mac's aid in a puzzling murder of an elderly resident, Mac little suspects that the case connects to his sister's disappearance. FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich (last seen in The Target) join Mac to ride shotgun, only to find their search leading from a small town on the Oregon coast to the rain forests of Costa Rica. Together, they must escape relentless pursuers as well as the hostile jungle itself before discovering the true nature of the evil at The Edge.

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

What the Critics Say

"Coulter keeps serving up adventure, intrigue, and romance until the very end." (Booklist)

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    Jason Major Littleton, Co United States 04-01-09
    Jason Major Littleton, Co United States 04-01-09 Listener Since 2005
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    "It was ok..."

    I liked the book but the narrator made it feel like a cheesy crime novel with the voices; normally I'm a big fan of it but his female voices were horrid and that SQUAK! made it hard to follow, I found I was going back often just to catch what was said.

    Overall content was good, story has some holes but I'm willing to try the next book just to see.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Windsor, CT, United States 05-29-12
    Bob Windsor, CT, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing. Disappointing. Very Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about The Edge?

    The story line was at times interesting if not Illogical and even preposterous but the innappropriate dialogue between characters was so childish it was painful . I had the distinct feeling I was reading a novel written by a 8 grader. The narration was most annoying making the overall experience too much to endure. Sorry, but this one is not worth further discussion.


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

    If the Edge is typical of Catherine Coulter's writing, it will be my last read.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Aspen, CO United States 08-25-11
    Amazon Customer Aspen, CO United States 08-25-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Horrid narration!"

    The narrator was horrible with the female voices. He made the characters, who should have been strong women based on their professions, sound simpering and weak and in need of saving. In fact some of this was the fault of the author, but the narrator made it even worse.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ang 03-13-17
    Ang 03-13-17 Member Since 2012

    Mother of 3 adult children. Commutes 224 miles to work. Audible keeps me awake and alert where music and talk radio put me to sleep.

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    "Couldn't get onto it"

    I couldn't get into the book because of the narrator. The story wasn't bad, although it was hard for me to stay focused because of the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne M Isaac APO, AE, US 02-10-17
    Suzanne M Isaac APO, AE, US 02-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "the edge"

    The story didn't need all the foul language, or the in depth sexual description! it could have stood on his own without all the extra! I had to fast forward through several parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pennyshoe 01-08-17
    Pennyshoe 01-08-17
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    "Oh my ears!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Narrator was horrible! I had to return this book and narration was so poorly done.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Stephens 05-03-16
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    "good"

    I like these books because of sherlock and savich. but I really don't like when audio books have different narrators in a series.

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    Rachel 10-10-15
    Rachel 10-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Not bad but definitely not 1 of her better books"

    They used a guy for most of the book but they had access to a female, she played small part. Which didn't make sense to me. It's much better, performance wise, to use both male and female to read for the male and female characters.

    The story was weird even for Catherine Coulter... It was the only one I've read/heard written in the 1st person. And I think I've read all of the FBI TILLERS, by her. But the story was off... Almost as if the writing style had changed. The outline, the plot, the lack of an "edge of your seat" twist. It just seemed like those things were different if not lacking. And the ending is unlike any others that she's written too.

    Honestly, I bought the audio because like I said I'd read the book before but for the first time, ever, I didn't remember the story. Either it was that bad or so unlike her other books I filed it under a different author. One whose books I stop reading if they fail to bring me in after the 3rd chapter.

    I did not want to do that with this book because I was wondering why I couldn't remember the ending & if course I was had to know that.... I think I'd rather not have finished it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    maggie 07-28-15
    maggie 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Stay on the Edge. Get out of the jungle"

    The story was brilliant right up until Costa Rica. Would have worked as well or better without the South American drug lord angle.

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    Marsha 10-08-14
    Marsha 10-08-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Should have read the reviews before buying!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Would not recommend this book to a friend or enemy. The story line is not believable and the ending is not worth the read.


    If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Coulter before, how does this one compare?

    I love Catherine Coulter but this is not one of her better works.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was poor. I enjoy the strong female characters in most of Catherine's books, but the narrator of The Edge ruined this. He should NEVER try to read as a female unless they are whiny, weak and helpless. He also has an annoying trait of reading half a sentence and then continuing the same sentence like it is an after thought.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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