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.
"Coulter keeps serving up adventure, intrigue, and romance until the very end." (Booklist)
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.
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.
If the Edge is typical of Catherine Coulter's writing, it will be my last read.
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.
No, I listen to very few books again. But the reader was exceptional. Wonderful voice.
I can't compare this book to any other because this is the first time with this author and reader.
Definitely! He voice is great in making each character come alive.
I enjoy catherine coulter's books. This is the first one that I listened to in audio form. Maybe her work is better when read. This was not one of my favorites of hers. But an easy listen in the car.
Catherine Coulter, yes.
Robert Lawrence, NO
Just not as good as the first three books in the series.
no - except if you had trouble with your vision
amazonian - both keep you listening until the end
overall easy to listen to
no just general enjoyment
I have note read the Print Version
Decent ending. All the books so far have been a bit formulic but enjoyable to listen to.
The Jungle stuff
Having some of your fav from the previous books worked into the story
I've only read 2 of her books and found that the MAZE was great, but this one was painful to get through. The narrater's voice was good as long as he wasn't trying to do the voice of a woman. When he did the women's voices it was BEYOND terrible which made this book seem like it took forever to get through. As for the story, I didn't find it as interesting as the previous book I read. I will try a few more and see how it goes. Love the Savich/Sherlock team though!
yes, I will continue to listen to her books
Use Scott Brick for the books where there are lots of WOMEN's voices...he is great!
Tell us about yourself! I am a retired senior who enjoys reading, literally and audibly. I play games on the computer (BFG) and Playstation
She writes, what I refer to, as an easy read. The story flows, the characters feel real and you can get into the story on the first page. I love her story lines and the way she keeps a reader interested and eager to keep going. I enjoyed Robert Lawrences narrative of the book, he becomes part of the book.
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