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The Negotiator Audiobook

The Negotiator: The O'Malley Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Dee Henderson's acclaimed novels are an irresistible blend of suspense, romance and spirituality. More than a million copies of Henderson's books are in print, and she has won many prizes, including the Christy, the RITA and the National Reader's Choice Award. FBI special agent Dave Richman loves hostage negotiator Kate O'Malley. But keeping her safe is another matter entirely, one that requires deep trust in God.

©2000 Dee Henderson; (P)Recorded Books, LLC

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    McKenna 06-26-14
    McKenna 06-26-14
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    "Caught me from the beginning to the end"
    What did you love best about The Negotiator?

    It had a great storyline, well built characters, and a certain emotion to it that made me want to get to know the story better


    If you could take any character from The Negotiator out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jennifer or Sarah. They are both my kind of gals, and I think I would get along with them


    Any additional comments?

    Great book from beginning to end. A little preachy in some parts, but all around an excellent book

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    Mimi 06-20-14
    Mimi 06-20-14
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    "Great book"
    Would you listen to The Negotiator again? Why?

    I just finished reading the book for the second time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kate was my favorite character b/c as a hostage negotiator she is able to do her job with a natural calmness


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    I liked his performance as Dave and Marcus


    If you could rename The Negotiator, what would you call it?

    Hostage Negotiator


    Any additional comments?

    I am reading the series for a second time

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    ChicklitChick 06-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I wanted to like it"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It depends...if they like "inspirational" novels, then sure. I didn't see the indicators that should have alerted me to the fact that this story is very, very preachy. The non-religious bits were VERY good. Dee Henderson's characters are credible in their roles as police officers. The religious bits were jarring ... they didn't seem to fit the rest of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The listing in Audible didn't clearly identify this book as Christian or Religious fiction. I wish I had known. I'm not sure I'd have bought it. I don't think I'll buy any other books by Dee Henderson.

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    Write1 MARIETTA, GEORGIA, United States 03-22-14
    Write1 MARIETTA, GEORGIA, United States 03-22-14
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    What did you love best about The Negotiator?

    The Negotiator is probably one of the better books in the series. It's full of action and suspense, and that's what I loved best about this book.


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

    Lately, I've been listening to a lot of suspense novels. Two recent novels come to mind, Indefensible by Pamela Callow and A Case of Redemption by Adam Mitzer. Both full of action and suspense, without the religious theme.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening bank hostage scene was my favorite. One thing I can say about Dee Henderson, her opening scenes are always good. The novels may drag in the middle, but the beginning and endings are always good.


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

    Kate O'Malley was hilarious. I found myself laughing at this character often.


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    Marilyn Salem, OR, United States 09-02-13
    Marilyn Salem, OR, United States 09-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Fine if you like romance novels"

    I don't care for the Romance genre: too sappy, navel gazing and yak, yak, yak about feelings -- not for me. This was advertised as a mystery book, but I'd say 80% romance. I admit I've only listened to the first half (and am debating whether to continue) but the mystery seems very typical of romance novels: the heroine is being threatened/stalked/bothered by somebody not yet identified, and the hero happens along and together they save the day. Why bother giving it my time if I know how it's going to turn out and nothing that interesting or original has happened along the way so far?

    For people who can stomach romance novels, the characters seem interesting enough, and the performance seems pretty good. The author does a good job for a romance book -- I'm assuming that audience likes all the angst and talking about feelings and doubts and attraction-resistance between the main characters that replaces a lot of the action you would get in a good mystery.

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    Phyllis S. Mike Bristol, CT USA 05-21-13
    Phyllis S. Mike Bristol, CT USA 05-21-13 Listener Since 2010

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    "Story was great, not the narrating."

    I loved the story. The male narrator just didn't do justice to the female voices. This was a real disappointment to me. Why use a male narrator with a female star and vice versa? I love to lose myself in these books. I couldn't with this one, because sometimes I wasn't sure who was talking. Don't mean to be cruel. To me it was a wonderful book that was spoiled, not to the point of returning it though.

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    Billie 12-05-12
    Billie 12-05-12
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    "Great Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love Dee Henderson's dramatic but sensitive style and the wit that is always present.


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

    I have heard other books and thought, "Wish I were reading this myself". However, not so with Tom. It was as if I WERE actually reading it. He picks up the wit and drama very well.


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    Lucinda United States 06-06-12
    Lucinda United States 06-06-12

    Love a good book and great wine!

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    "What a book! I cried, I laughed, I was touched!"
    Would you listen to The Negotiator again? Why?

    I will listen to the Negotiator again and again. It is like a good movie that you will gleen something new each time your hear it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Negotiator?

    The moment Kate was in church and realized what faith is.


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

    I do remember him on any other books, but he has a voice that melts me to my soul.


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

    Again the church - moment of knowing for Kate.


    Any additional comments?

    The characters could all be someone we know. The situation could happen, but the intergrating of the characters, explaining their emotions, the background of each person. was amazing. I feel as if I could see them in person I would know them instantly.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 05-02-12
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 05-02-12 Member Since 2013
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    "First in a good series"

    This is a Christian novel and first in a series. I enjoyed all of the stories. They had a little bit of everything, romance , action, drama, laughter, and saddness. If you like good christian novels you can't go wrong with this series. The narrator took a bit getting used to but didn't detract from the overall experience.

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    Christa 01-23-12
    Christa 01-23-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Dee Henderson is brilliant!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Negotiator to be better than the print version?

    I personally prefer the print version of any book, but the audio version is great


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