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The Chemist Audiobook

The Chemist

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Publisher's Summary

In this gripping thriller, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realises it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialised skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's best-selling authors.

©2016 Stephenie Meyer (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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    Sylvia Green Darwin, Australia 08-19-17
    Sylvia Green Darwin, Australia 08-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "So hard to put down a compelling read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Chemist the most enjoyable?

    It was not only unexpected but totally original. I got into each character, no exceptions, and kept thinking this cannot get any more interesting or surprising and it did.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously I suppose the female chemist and her role was so compelling and she had it so together, was competent, quick thinking and skilled.


    What about Ellen Archer’s performance did you like?

    I reckon he did a great job, never lost my interest for one moment


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have loved to but actually it was nice to look forward to and oh did I feel empty when I had finished.


    Any additional comments?

    More please

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristofer Jarl Sweden 06-02-17
    Kristofer Jarl Sweden 06-02-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A tad slow at times, but a good story"

    I don't care who wrote it, I'm just looking for a good book. And this one is worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Isabella Storchi Soliera (MO), ITALY, IT 01-25-17
    Isabella Storchi Soliera (MO), ITALY, IT 01-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Much better than the vampire stories"
    What made the experience of listening to The Chemist the most enjoyable?

    The story and the performance wer excellent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex, the Chemist. Her character is very well built


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

    I suffered with her when she thought Daniel was dead


    Any additional comments?

    I really hope Stephenie Meyer will make a "serial thriller" of it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Charlotte W.
    11/13/16
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    "Held my attention and amazing characters"
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    I loved this book. I am Stephenie Meyer fan and my favourite book is the Host. I was expecting this book to be the 2nd in the series (the seeker) but i'm not disappointed as this is a great book. <br/><br/>This book has no supernatural element to it but has three great characters that I couldn't get enough of. The lead role is female and she is a strong character who can look after her self from the very start of the book! There are so many great scenes where she kicks ass of strong male characters which is fab. There is of course a love story of course but it isn't the main focus of the story :) <br/><br/>I love the way Stephanie writes as the story flows well, very catchy and characters you feel for very quickly. Give it a go!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna Masters
    11/22/16
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    "Twilight all grown up and really worth the read"

    I loved this audio it was well written and read. I am a massive fan of the twilight saga and simply read this book due to that but the Chemist is so much more than I expected and the suspense is so good at times its painful.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Belinda
    1/7/17
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    "Awful"

    Simply awful. Please do not waste a credit on this book. The narration was coma inducing. I nearly quit several times but it isn't in my nature to.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Wayjor
    11/24/16
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    "Not for veterans of the "Thriller genre."

    Perhaps a good book for younger readers or those just beginning their foray into the world of "thrillers". The blurb led me to expect more intrigue and depth than this story delivered and I feel that "young adult fiction" should be a sub-heading. The narrator is clearly very talented (excellent male character voices, I thought) and would be well-suited to a range of performances, however in this case, she invested no drama or tension into the story-telling, which for me, detracted from any sense of suspense or involvement. I stuck with it to the end in case something happened to redeem this book but unfortunately it didn't. Just not for me I suppose and I'd be delighted if I could write nearly as well as this author, however this misses the mark in my opinion, for what that's worth as a non-author.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Happy and Smiling
    London, England
    11/20/16
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    "Edge of the seat thriller"

    I couldn't put this book down. The main character is an ex government employee, an interrogator, who has to go on the run when the government decides to eliminate her. There is some romance, and plenty of James Bond style action. If you have read Stephenie Meyer's previous books, this one is very different in that there is nothing supernatural about it, but there are hints of the The Host in there nevertheless. The characters are brilliantly developed, as is the plot line, and there is never a dull moment. The narrator does a brilliant job of bringing the characters to life. Highly recommended to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heidibear
    7/30/17
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    "Outstanding"

    Great story, keeping you on the edge if your seat and wanting more. Smooth narrative.
    Definitely something that I would listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvia
    6/19/17
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    "The Chemist in"

    I really enjoyed this book, although I found it a bit o.t.t. at times. The narration was superb! I would recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NinxyNoo
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    5/9/17
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    "Gripping and engaging story"

    I knew I would enjoy this book - I really like this author's style of writing. I was amazed how much I liked the characters- even given their violent exploits.
    I will re-read (or listen) this novel again. I couldn't wait to see how it ended - but I didn't want it to finish!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KellyWoodroffe
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    5/6/17
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    "excellent!"

    There isn't anything else i need to say about this other than I loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa
    5/2/17
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    "Only got to chapter 4 was so bored with her"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Getting to the point faster got bored so never got past chapter 4


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephenie Meyer again?

    Yes loved twilight series and host was good


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was ok just what she was talking about was boring


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe this book gets better but it didn't give me anything in the first 4 chapters to keep me listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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