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Backfire Audiobook

Backfire: FBI Thriller #16

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San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, longtime friend to FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich, begins the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill only to have federal prosecutor Mickey O’Rourke, known for his relentless, aggressive style, suddenly turn tentative and distracted. Hunt suspects that something is very wrong — and then O’Rourke goes missing, and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.

Savich and Sherlock receive news of the attack as a mysterious note is delivered to Savich at the Hoover Building: FOR WHAT YOU DID YOU DESERVE THIS. Who sent the note? What does it mean?

As Ramsey Hunt’s life hangs in the balance, Savich and Sherlock race to San Francisco to answer the question: Why would anyone shoot the judge? When they discover one answer, more questions arise, until Savich and Sherlock face the final shock.

©2012 Catherine Coulter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Gayle 11-30-13
    Gayle 11-30-13
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    "This is a terrible book"
    What would have made Backfire better?

    I am sorry but when the women reading this book does the child's voice it is like chalk on a blackboard and I HAVE to quit listening


    Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Coulter again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Quit trying to sound like a child


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-08-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good listening!"

    Catherine Coulter, like many women thriller writers, writes mostly romance novels. Unlike many such novelists she does not put steamy sex scenes in her thrillers (Sandra Brown, JA Redmerski, and Kendra Elliot for example). The FBI Thriller series is now 19 books and 9 are in my Audible library. This is the best of the 9 I have listened to. Coulter excels at character development! After listening to two or three books in the series you feel you know married couple FBI agents Sherlock and Savich as well as their young son. Sherlock, the wife, has flaming red hair and a temper to match. She is the more aggressive of the two. Savich is a computer and technology nerd who has written a program that helps identify the bad guys.

    Although this book is the best story of those to which I have listened, the narration pair is weaker than that of Coulter's other thrillers. I did not find it as bad as some other reviewers.

    The FBI Thriller series is definitely worth a listen!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ann San Antonio, TX, United States 11-25-13
    Ann San Antonio, TX, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Child's voice irritating"
    Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ?

    Maybe


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good start, good beginning but got boring as time went on. Couldn't Stick with it after 3 hours;


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Child's voice was irritating, whiny and not real


    Was Backfire worth the listening time?

    Not worth listening....dragged on too long


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 11-14-13
    Michael 11-14-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Not worth the listen."
    Any additional comments?

    TECHNICAL: I couldn’t bear to listen to this poorly structured and very unpleasing recording. Not sure how much of the problem was the producer and how much was due to the pitiful voice acting.
    PERFORMANCE: Bad, bad voice actors. Replete with abrupt and jarring transitions. PS: this was not listed as a dramatization. [Folks, I hope you will be more careful about the projects you choose in the future.]
    STORY: Terrible, terrible dialog. URG! Weak story/plot. I will avoid her work from here on out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14
    Barbara J. Anderson Huntington Beach, Ca 06-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best Catherine Coulter"

    I had a hard time with the narration of children's voices. It was annoying and sappy. Kids in a thriller just don't fit for me. Perhaps I would feel different if I was reading it myself vs. listening to it. I couldn't even get through it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy PRESCOTT, AZ, United States 03-08-14
    Judy PRESCOTT, AZ, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not worth your time"
    Would you try another book from Catherine Coulter and/or Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ?

    Bad story, ridiculous dialog - really don't waste your time.


    What could Catherine Coulter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    People don't really talk like this.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Santhosh India 12-18-13
    Santhosh India 12-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator: chalk on board"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Have someone else read the book.


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

    I really couldnt listen past 3 hours.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Meskimen and Deanna Hurst ’s performances?

    Jim Meskimen - yes. Deanna Hurst - never again, unless she promises to never do a child voice again in her life


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 11-28-13
    Farrell 11-28-13
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    Decent, nice twists. Some of the characters are a bit simplistic, but then I have only read a couple of the earlier books in the series.

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    Dianne 11-25-13
    Dianne 11-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't get past the performance"
    What disappointed you about Backfire?

    Even if the story was a little bit interesting --and granted I didn't get very far into it-- the first time Deanna Hurst did her "little kid voice" I was done. Unfortunately, I had to hear that a few more times before being able to safely turn off the audio (I was driving a winding road). Never another Coulter, and I'll be sure to think twice before giving this narrator another go.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-06-16
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    "A Great Story"

    A great story and very well made. The readers were great. I love Catherine's FBI stories.

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