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Buried Secrets Audiobook

Buried Secrets

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Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a “private spy” who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, to widespread acclaim from the critics and wild enthusiasm from the readers, in the New York Times best-selling novel Vanished. Now, in Buried Secrets, Nick Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that’s both high-profile and intensely personal.

Nick has returned to his old home town of Boston to set up his own shop. There, he’s urgently summoned by an old family friend. Hedge-fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick’s help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped. Her abduction was clearly a sophisticated professional job, done with extraordinary precision. Alexa, whom Nick has known since she was young, is now buried alive, held prisoner in an underground crypt, a camera trained on her, her suffering streaming live over the Internet. She’s been left with a limited supply of food and water and, if her father doesn’t meet the demands of her shadowy kidnappers, she’ll die.

As Nick begins to probe, he discovers that all is not quite right with Marshall Marcus’s business. He’s being investigated by the FBI, he has a lot of shady investors, his fund is in danger and now he has a lot of powerful enemies who may have the motivation to go after Marcus’s daughter. But to find out who’s holding Alexa Marcus hostage, Nick has to find out why. Once he does, he uncovers an astonishing conspiracy that reaches far beyond anything he could have imagined. And if he’s going to find Alexa in time, he will have to flush out and confront some of his deadliest opponents ever.

©2011 Joseph Finder (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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    Dudley Doright 49 Sublette, KS USA 07-27-11
    Dudley Doright 49 Sublette, KS USA 07-27-11 Member Since 2009
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    "voices, details"

    good story! clever plot line and good character developement. the upward rising tone of the young people is very aggravating. i did not know that the valley girls moved from cal to boston. and by the way, you don't "cock the trigger" on a revolver.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wild Wise Woman Atlanta, GA, United States 07-12-11
    Wild Wise Woman Atlanta, GA, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2012

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    "One of the best, Finder keeps getting better"

    In the thriller genre, this book deserves 5 stars. The narration by Holter Graham is so good I had to check to make sure it wasn't Scott Brick! Yes, the various accents are over the top -- this is a fictional thriller, they should be! He does a great job voicing various characters, and since the book is told in the first person by likable tough guy Nick Heller, the voices should be regarded "as-heard by" his character anyway.

    The story is quite good, not too gruesome or too sexual, but also gritty and exciting. I'm a dedicated fan of Mr Finder's and I hope he keeps up this terrific level of storytelling. This is exactly the kind of book I like to listen to.

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    Eric Liberty Lake, WA, United States 07-04-11
    Eric Liberty Lake, WA, United States 07-04-11
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    "Buried Secrets was excellent!"

    This is my 4th Finder book and I have loved each one. The story moves quickly and keeps your interest from cover to cover. He's created a great protagonist with the Nick Heller character. I hope that he continues with that character as his lead for many future stories to come; if so, I have a feeling that years from now we will consider that Nick Heller will be to Finder as Jack Ryan was to Tom Clancy... having created a character that readers really like because he just does it "his way," and in the process largely increasing his fan base.

    The audio quality was very good, and the narration was smooth. I thought that the narrator did a good job with both male and female parts, as well as the various dialects.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 06-27-11
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 06-27-11 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "An avg effort from a great author..."

    Unlike his previous suspense novels of "civilian" guys in extraordinary situations, this is a very typical super agent novel. Mysteries are solved with computer savvy, friends are experts in needed fields at the perfect moment.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Tommygaus USA 07-24-11
    Tommygaus USA 07-24-11 Member Since 2001

    Hello everyone

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    "Can't put this thriller down!"

    I have listened to a few other Joseph Finder including company man, killer instinct and vanished. I liked them all, and this one is by far the best. A like-able good guy yet not too good to be real, various interesting characters and plot twists. I also love this narrator, he keeps it interesting and is not distracting, its a voice I that matches what I think the main character, Nick, is like.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 12-08-12
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 12-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Finder's best"

    I love Joseph Finder's novels that deal with the corporate world, so I didn't enjoy this as much as I have with some of his other novels. I guess crazed terrorists trying to torture for enjoyment really isn't my cup of tea. I'd pass on this.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis 07-20-12
    Dennis 07-20-12 Listener Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "Excellent listing with genuine suspense."

    The first chapter or sooooooo --- was a bit hard to grab me as a listener --- there after it was a GREAT listen with an ending that keeps trapped as a listener!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diane SUNSET BEACH, CA, United States 10-08-11
    Diane SUNSET BEACH, CA, United States 10-08-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Not Finder's best book"

    I've enjoyed all of the other Finder books I've listened to as audiobooks, but did not like this book. Nick Heller describes himself as having an innate talent to read people and tell if they are lying, then proceeds to misread every other character in the book. That would be ok, if this were a joke spy novel, but it's not. Heller is not likable, yet everyone is willing to do anything for him. Based on his secret black ops past, he has contacts that can do anything he needs with a simple phone call, which is convenient but not plausible. It's simply not a well thought out or plotted book. I'd rate it lower if I didn't respect Finder's talent, at least with other books of his.

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    Helen Rangel Edmond, OK United States 07-23-11
    Helen Rangel Edmond, OK United States 07-23-11
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    "Will keep you glued to your earphones!"

    Joesph Finder always produces unique and good novels. But this one is especially thrilling...the narration is also excellent.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 10-03-16
    Patricia 10-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best"

    Frustrating and unnecessarily complicated at times, however my main complaint is with the narrator. His interpretation of some of the characters was very annoying. Please future narrators, do not end a sentence with an inflection unless it is an actual question! The teenage boy's voice was especially bad; never have I heard any young boy sound like that in real life.
    Overall the story kept me interested, but it's a 3-star at best.

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