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  • Vendetta

  • By: Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon's final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel Venable has a shocking, twisted past of her own, one that comes rushing back after her medical clinic in Guyana is attacked by Huber - the same man who murdered her father and kept her imprisoned for months.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A terrific and exciting book

  • By jw on 01-05-19

Too much of women battling for control!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I have loved almost all of Iris Johansen's book but if this had not been an audiobook, I wouldn't have finished this one.
The plot/story line was OK but was totally overshadowed by the constant battling of women to be in control or trying to prove they can do things themselves rather than ask for or even accept help. I was really disappointed in Catherine Ling - I normally like the character but I found her unreasonable and just plain bitchy in this book.
If one could remove all of the power struggle dialog out of this book. it would be half the length. It just didn't seem very realistic and the dialog was repetitive and tiresome.
The reader did a fantastic job, as always.