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Spencerville Audiobook

Spencerville

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Publisher's Summary

Back from the Cold War, intelligence officer Keith Landry returns to his hometown of Spencerville, Ohio. Twenty-five years after their last encounter, Keith runs into his first love, Annie, now unhappily married to the town's chief of police - an abusive alcoholic. In his efforts to reclaim Annie, Keith will have to draw on all the skills of a violent lifetime.

©1995 Nelson DeMille (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    Mark Brandon, FL, United States 11-16-11
    Mark Brandon, FL, United States 11-16-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Suprising"

    What a great listen! Kept me locked in form beginning to end. I could see a sheriff like that one in a small town. I loved it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Elmira, NY, United States 08-28-11
    Ronald Elmira, NY, United States 08-28-11 Member Since 2008
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    "boilerplate DeMille"

    Spencerville has all the familiar literary conventions of author Nelson DeMille. There is the strong, smart hero, the beautiful love interest and of course the despicable powerful bad guy. A true DeMille fan will love this epic. Unfortunately it is formula-like in predictability for someone who has listened to many others in his body of works. When I finally got to the end it was certainly satisfying but also a relief to finish it. I need a break from this author for a while but will return for more eventually. I'll be looking for a next book that isn't so formula driven.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 05-30-12
    Brenda Madison, OH, United States 05-30-12 Member Since 2010

    brenwalt

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    "Not a typical DeMille"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Couldn't recommend this book to anyone that enjoys DeMille's other works. Not typical of DeMille at all. This book was a "romance novel" - a very violent romance novel, but still a romance novel nevertheless.


    Has Spencerville turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not sure. If this had been my first DeMille book, for certain I wouldn't have bothered reading/listening to any more.


    What about Scott Brick???s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick always does a stellar performance regardless of the genre of the book he's performing.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO, NO, NO, NO.....................


    Any additional comments?

    I'm still groaning.,

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Materi Upton, WY USA 05-20-17
    Keith Materi Upton, WY USA 05-20-17

    Uncle Keith

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    "Great Listen"

    Great listen

    Not DeMille's best..but very good. A little dark, and sometimes a little long winded but definitely worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick O'Neal 04-28-17
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    "This has got to be DeMille's worst work!!!"

    Do not waste a credit on this rambling lamenting garbage. Nothing but hours and hours of shoulda, coulda, woulda about love lost. Ridiculously bad by such a well-known author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Manduh 01-22-17
    Manduh 01-22-17
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    "Best book in my opinion"

    best book in my opinion i read this book several times in the county jail I loved this book because it reminded me of a lover I once had it brought those beautiful memories back to mind alot I felt as if I almost relived those moments in my mind and with my feelings ive read it several times and made my time pass by fast and i escaped the jail in my mind until ofcourse it was time to put my shoes on and have to discipline someone for breaking the rules in there anyways .and here I am listening to it now again greak book (5out of 5)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not one of his better books"
    Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

    Yes


    Would you recommend Spencerville to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. This was overly long and predictable. The ending was unnecessary and did not have the inevitability that many of DeMille's stories have. It wasn't terrible, just not very good.


    Was Spencerville worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe H. VA 11-19-15
    Joe H. VA 11-19-15 Member Since 2008

    An avid listener of books "on tape". Was hooked on our first road trip, now it's my favorite form of entertainment.

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    "OK But Too Preditable"

    The story line was very well thought out. After listening to all of DeMille's books I was waiting for more dramatic turns yet they didn't appear. Also missing is Nelson's sense of humor. He is full of quick wit and there was little to be appreciated. This is the lowest mark I have given MR. DeMillieb

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fearless VA 03-31-15
    Fearless VA 03-31-15
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    "Not his best"

    I am a big fan of Demille and Brick however the book was not on par with his best novels. Also the reading made me think Boss Hog in Alabama vice some jerk in Ohio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Lebo 01-29-15
    Linda Lebo 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "language was awful"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would warn them about the use of the f... word. It must be used 500 times! The word is used way to often!!


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I love to listen to Scott Brick. He always does a great job and brings the story to life.


    Was Spencerville worth the listening time?

    Other than the language, it was a good story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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