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  • The Edge

  • An FBI Thriller
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Robert Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 504

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok...

  • By Jason Major on 04-01-09

Not typical for Catherine Coulter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I'm so glad this was the 4rth book in the series and not the first. I love Catherine Coulter's writing and loved the first 3 books and the ones I've read since this in the series. This book was not written in her usual manner. It was written in the first person unlike the rest of the books in this series that I've read. The dialogue was choppy and seemed like it was written by a child at times. I didn't want to finish the book and was debating whether to read the rest of the series. I checked into the following books in the series and saw that they were written as the first three were, so I finished the book and delved into the rest of the series. I haven't been disappointed in the following books. This one almost felt like it wasn't even written by Catherine Coulter.

  • Double Take

  • FBI Thriller #11
  • By: Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

The police are convinced that Julia Ransom was guilty of the brutal murder of her husband, renowned psychic August Ransom. But after six months of investigation and media frenzy, she is free of their scrutiny, because of the lack of evidence. One afternoon she walks from her Pacific Heights home to Fisherman's Wharf, alone, unwatched - and, she realizes, happy. But not for long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense "reading"

  • By Heidi on 09-11-08

Great, great, great series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

This book like all the books in the series (except book 4) was great, it moves quickly and is very entertaining. I love the characters that Catherine Coulter creates, they are likable and fun. The stories don't go too deeply in depth of all the characters, but she gives you enough back story to get to know them. The stories are not too predictable at all, although she has a style of writing that she uses for most of these books (again except book 4), it works and makes for fun mystery stories with romance but not too heavy on the romance.

  • Chill Factor

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Unpredictable

  • By Anonymous User on 07-26-18

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

This is the first book of Sandra Brown's that I really had trouble getting through. The story was good and the narrator (Audio book) was decent, but the book was way too long winded. Too much detail given to things that really didn't need that much detail. About half way through I got the abridged edition and finished it that way. I don't typically like abridged editions but in this case it was a good thing. The abridged edition made the story move in a timely manner. I think much of the issues with this book stems from trying to do too much with too many of the characters. Over all I do recommend this book if you don't mind a very long winded story or get the abridged edition and it's very enjoyable.

  • Chill Factor

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd have peeked at the ending ...

  • By Susan on 10-06-05

Not her best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-18

This is the first book of Sandra Brown's that I really had trouble getting through. The story was good and the narrator (Audio book) was decent, but the book was way too long winded. Too much detail given to things that really didn't need that much detail. About half way through I got the abridged edition and finished it that way. I don't typically like abridged editions but in this case it was a good thing. The abridged edition made the story move in a timely manner. I think much of the issues with this book stems from trying to do too much with too many of the characters. Over all I do recommend this book if you don't mind a very long winded story or get the abridged edition and it's very enjoyable.

  • Smash Cut

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

The murder of Paul Wheeler has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress. It's a case that could earn Derek Mitchell even greater star power. When the Wheeler family approaches him about defending Creighton for his uncle's murder -- even before he's charged -- he jumps at the chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery/Thriller... One of SB's Best

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-17-16

Non-stop interest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

This was a really great listen. As usual Victor Slezak was amazing and did an excellent job bringing the characters to life. The story moved at a good pace and kept my interest. I did sort of guess one aspect of the story but that didn’t take away from the book at all. Sandra Brown kept this book interesting and gave it lots of human aspects.

  • Tough Customer

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

From acclaimed best-selling author Sandra Brown, Tough Customer is a heart-pounding tale about obsession and murder, the fragile nature of relationships, and, possibly, second chances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was leary at first

  • By Thomas on 01-27-11

A must read or listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

This was a really good book. It kept you guessing although the ending wasn't surprising. The audiobook was read by an amazing narrator named Victor Slezak, He made all the characters come alive. The book spans over a 30 year period with portions going from past to present.

  • Sisters First

  • Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
  • By: Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Laura Bush - foreword
  • Narrated by: Barbara Pierce Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just 12 years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi, with every teenage mistake making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story of these two young women forging their own identities under extraordinary circumstances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming Memoir

  • By Jean on 11-02-17

A must read or listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-17

This is one of the best books I've listened too. It doesn't matter what party you are voting under this is just a great inciteful book. I loved hearing the girls narrate the story themselves. They were honest and open and allowed you to see inside the world of being the daughters and granddaughters of Presidents of the United States. I learned so much about what you see versus what is the reality. These girls are remarkable young women and have achieved so much as adults, they are definitely women to be admired. It was also fun to see the more personal sides of the Presidents and the First Ladies.

  • Night Moves

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 328

Maggie Fitzgerald had retreated from her fast-paced life, seeking solitude to heal her tattered heart. But if landscaper Cliff Delaney's rude manner and irresistible sexuality weren't disturbing enough, now an old murder shattered her peace entirely, imperiling her life and forcing her right into the protective arms of the most irritating man alive! Delaney's night moves were enough to make even the saddest woman smile...but were they also those of a killer?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bland

  • By Maureen on 08-29-15

Good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

This wasn't one of Nora Roberts best books, but that being said it was still a good book and well worth the listen. The Narrator was good and pleasant to listen to.

  • Carolina Moon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt - and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope - who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. But after Hope's brutal murder, Tory's life fell apart. Now grown, she's trying to find a measure of peace. But Hope's killer is still nearby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good and Bad

  • By paula lewis on 06-07-09

Great book horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

This was a wonderful book. It had a great story and good characters. You grow to love the characters and feel their feelings. That being said I strongly recommend that you read this book and not listen to it. The narrator used the same voice for all characters. She had no pauses between sentences or scenes. It was very hard to follow who was talking. It would take a bit to realize that the scenes had changed. It really ruined the book for me. I don't like to give harsh reviews, but this one I can't help it. I'm not sure how Audible allowed this through perhaps they didn't listen to the finished product.

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,709

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

Great book, great story, awesomely narrated.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-17

I thought that I had found my favorite narrator until I heard Elisabeth Rogers. She by far out ranks all others. So believable in any character. The book was very well written, with great likable characters. I stayed interested the whole time. Great book and well worth the read or listen.