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  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,727

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Gag me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Would you try another book from Stephenie Meyer and/or Ellen Archer?

No.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Did Ellen Archer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Doesn't do male voices well.

What character would you cut from The Chemist?

The Chemist.

Any additional comments?

This book had a promising start. Then came the love scene, where the heretofore ice-cold interrogator, The Chemist, becomes some teen girl and falls for the Nice Boy she's recently tortured. Gag me with a spoon. This read like a story for lovelorn teens. Couldn't finish it.

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  • The Lions of Lucerne

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,815

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Great Book - Clearly First in Series

  • By Arthur on 01-22-13

Bad guys can't shoot straight

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-13

What would have made The Lions of Lucerne better?

Believable assassins

What was most disappointing about Brad Thor’s story?

In every scene involving gunfire, so-called highly trained mercenaries spray our hero and friends with withering automatic weapons fire. . .AND CAN'T HIT A THING! And these are guys who carry out a precision abduction of the President? Do they throw grenades or use any other weapons a trained soldier would have at his disposal? Nope.

Their ineptitude is unbelievable, literally so.

Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, it means I won't waste any of my credits on Brad Thor's books.

Any additional comments?

I'm sorry I bought Path of the Assassin before listening to this.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful