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The Edge: An FBI Thriller | [Catherine Coulter]

The Edge: An FBI Thriller

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.
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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 2003
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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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    Elizabeth Johnson Aspen, CO United States 08-25-11
    Elizabeth Johnson Aspen, CO United States 08-25-11 Member Since 2002
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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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    Penny Oregon City, OR, United States 08-30-14
    Penny Oregon City, OR, United States 08-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Could Be Better"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not an easy listen. I like to listen to book series so basically made myself finish. I like get to know the characters and follow their actions in sequential books. This book had trouble with the fluidity of the characters and what went on in their lives (i.e. marriage, children, etc.)


    Would you recommend The Edge to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not.


    Did Robert Lawrence do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Did not enjoy the narrator at all. Sounded like someone was reading a play script. Voices used for characters didn't match visuals created from narrators in first books.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    An author should stick with one narrator throughout their series so the persona of the characters is consistent - provided they are a talented narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia Laguna Woods, CA, United States 09-24-12
    Virginia Laguna Woods, CA, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT READER MAKES THIS STORY"
    Would you listen to The Edge again? Why?

    No, I listen to very few books again. But the reader was exceptional. Wonderful voice.


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

    I can't compare this book to any other because this is the first time with this author and reader.


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

    Definitely! He voice is great in making each character come alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


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    meggan 09-14-12
    meggan 09-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "not as good as her other books"

    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.

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    Michele Abington-Cooper Keatchie, Louisiana, US 09-13-12
    Michele Abington-Cooper Keatchie, Louisiana, US 09-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Terrible narrator!!!"
    Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Robert Lawrence?

    Catherine Coulter, yes.
    Robert Lawrence, NO


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    good


    Any additional comments?

    Just not as good as the first three books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 06-28-12
    Carol Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 06-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "stupendous"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Edge to be better than the print version?

    no - except if you had trouble with your vision


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

    amazonian - both keep you listening until the end


    What about Robert Lawrence’s performance did you like?

    overall easy to listen to


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no just general enjoyment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven M. Bradley MADERA, CA, United States 05-15-12
    Steven M. Bradley MADERA, CA, United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Good FBI Tale"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Edge to be better than the print version?

    I have note read the Print Version


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Decent ending. All the books so far have been a bit formulic but enjoyable to listen to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Jungle stuff


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

    Having some of your fav from the previous books worked into the story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shawni LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA, United States 04-20-12
    Shawni LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Not one of her best books"
    Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Robert Lawrence?

    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!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

    yes, I will continue to listen to her books


    How could the performance have been better?

    Use Scott Brick for the books where there are lots of WOMEN's voices...he is great!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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