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The Collectors Audiobook

The Collectors

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Publisher's Summary

The U.S. Speaker of the House is assassinated in a terrifyingly precise execution in the heart of Washington, D.C. In a quieter corner of the nation's capital, the rare book room of the Library of Congress, a reclusive, wealthy scholar drops dead under mysterious circumstances that leave no clues. Following on the heels of the natural death of the Speaker of the House, the city and the nation begin to tremble. In California, a beautiful but capable woman is planning and executing one of the most brilliant cons on record.

All the while, "Oliver Stone" and his quirky Camel Club stand by and observe as the genius of their collective perspective begins to connect the dots between these seemingly disparate events--and they realize they must act, and act quickly, before their country falls victim to a silent yet bloody coup.

©2006 Columbus Rose, Ltd; (P)2006 Hachette Audio

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    Thomas Roberts Tucson, Arizona USA 09-27-10
    Thomas Roberts Tucson, Arizona USA 09-27-10 Member Since 2012

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    "Oliver Stone -- Baldacci"

    When reading the publishers description I missed the reference to Oliver Stone.
    I will never again buy a Baldacci audio book. This man is Anti-American as is Oliver Stone.
    When I read a book that is so full of unsubstantiated allegations about America I want to puke. I served in Vietnam and I have earned the right to criticize America. I do not write books to make money based on the deaths of so many American Soldiers. Hey David, why don't you and Oliver move to Venezuela. Mabe Hugo will allow you guys to bunk together.

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    Ryan Nepean, Ontario Canada 09-11-10
    Ryan Nepean, Ontario Canada 09-11-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration was not a problem"

    I did not find the narration as bothersome as other listeners did. It was a fun story and the narration did not detract from that.

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    Titus Allamena 08-19-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Better read than listened to!"

    I thought the book was good. It fit in well with the rest of the Oliver Stone Series. However, i did not like the way it was narrated. It is my opinion that the narrator sucked. The same person that did Divine justice should have done this one.

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    Just me Alabama 06-17-10
    Just me Alabama 06-17-10 Member Since 2015

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    "Disappointing Narration"

    After enjoying the Camel Club, I am disappointed with this second book. I particularly have trouble with the type of narration. It is much better to have one narrator who changes his/her voice rather than several narrators with a lot of "he said", "she replied" inbetween.

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    Sandra Glasgow, KY, United States 01-31-09
    Sandra Glasgow, KY, United States 01-31-09
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    "Good Distraction"

    Very absorbing and well put together plot. Enjoyed very much.

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    Drew 12-22-08
    Drew 12-22-08 Member Since 2017
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    "The Collectors"

    book is great, however the three voice narration was terrible, no chemistry what so ever, who ever thought this was a good idea was an idiot. i couldnt listen to it all, i had to just rent it from my library and read it.

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    Robert The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-03-08
    Robert The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-03-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Good read - but then again."

    Pretend your at a basketball game. Then somebody throws a million marbles on the floor and gifted athletes are twitching and lurching like idiots. This is vintage Baldacci. To add drama at key points he heightens tension by making his hero's into spastics - dropping weapons, bumping into things etc. etc. - very keystone cops-ish. Otherwise it's a good read.

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    Julea Bryan, TX, USA 11-09-08
    Julea Bryan, TX, USA 11-09-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Terrible Narration"

    I had decided to give this one a chance, even with the bad reviews about the narration, because David Baldacci's books have been so good. However, the narration was so distracting to the story I have had to give up on the audio book and purchased the book in paperback. I hate that the narration can make such a negative impact on a good author.

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    Arie LisseNetherlands 08-29-08
    Arie LisseNetherlands 08-29-08
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    "Story OK, Narration is not"

    The story is OK, so I listened to the whole presentation, but I have been on the verge of buying the book so I could avoid listening to it. The narration is awful, awful, awful.
    After I hear a female voice I don't need to be told, by a male voice: "she said" - which happens about a thousand times.
    Hope the rest of the series is better. Won't buy it if there's more than 1 narrator.

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    C R Mills 08-25-08
    C R Mills 08-25-08
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    "Enjoyed story and narration"

    I've enjoyed the Camel Club stories and I especially enjoyed this one. I've never written a review on any of the books I've listened to, but I loved the multiple narration. I like hearing a woman who actually sounded like a woman and not a man trying to sound like a woman. While these things may not happen in real life, it was entertaining. One just needs to remember that it is fiction.

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