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The Race Audiobook

The Race: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

Detective Isaac Bell returns, in the remarkable new adventure from the number-one New York Times best-selling author.

It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

Frost's violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her, and he is bound to make another attempt. Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before; he knows that the man has made his millions leading gangs of thieves, murderers, and thugs in every city across the country. He also knows that Frost won't be only after his wife, but after Whiteway as well. And if Bell takes the case... Frost will be after him, too.

Investigate more cases with Isaac Bell.

©2011 Clive Cussler, Justin Scott (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    The Kindler 05-25-17
    The Kindler 05-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Great Detective Story"

    Great addition to the Bell series. Plenty of action and excitement. Nothing fancy but a darn good read.

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    Butch Puckett Nashville Ga 03-09-17
    Butch Puckett Nashville Ga 03-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good book"

    Good storyline and typical fast paced action of a Clive Cussler novel. I enjoyed listening to this book.

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    Karen 02-18-17
    Karen 02-18-17 Member Since 2011
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    ""History of The Airplane""
    What did you like best about The Race? What did you like least?

    I purchased the entire series at once, and had 3 different starts to this story, which tells me it was not gabbing my interest. This story did not have the pow of the other stories, and I learned more about early airplanes than I ever wanted to know. If you are a Wright Bros fan, then this one's for you.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not every story will have the same impact, and I love this series/characters, so no worries, I will continue to enjoy the balance of the series. I did listen out of order, as other stories had a bigger draw/synopsis so that lead to the let down on this one. Personally, nothing against the writing, subject matter just not my cup of tea.

    Reader Scott Brick is always marvelous and brings this entire series to life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the all the secondary characters who were a crack shot or who took a deeper look at the situation and went the extra mile.

    This was a bit like the movie Hidalgo only with airplanes.


    Any additional comments?

    Note: I do use the new 1.25x speed to match the author's intent.

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    "Isaac Bell Again Delights"

    The Isaac Bell series is my favorite of all the Clive Cussler books. Although 'The Race' was not my absolute favorite of the Isaac Bell books, it was still totally entertaining.

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    Chuck 05-01-16
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    "Yet another awesome experience"

    I've loved Clive Cussler's books since the first one I listened to and this series is possibly my favorite.

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    "Different kind of story from Clive"

    I liked it a great deal it move right along and was very clear and extremely accurate.

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    ben francis 04-10-16
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    "Not bad, but not great."

    What I like the most about this series is the setting. It's an era that's not often written about and I find it fascinating hearing about the common modes of transportation of the day and the language used. To a point that is...

    The plot line is fairly predictable and I didn't find any of the characters particularly likable nor compelling. To the point of enjoying the language of the day, there are 2 words that felt they were used far, far too often throughout the entirety of the story. It felt as though the writer was offered a bonus for each use of the words 'alighted' and 'mechanician'. It actually got to the point I was being distracted from the story every time Scott Brick uttered one of them, and that felt like every other paragraph.

    Scott Brick is a wonderful narrator and does an admirable job with this novel. It's a shame that right now all I hear in my head at the mention of his name is Mr. Brick saying 'mechanician' over and over again on a loop from Hell.

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    Dawn 04-10-16
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    This book was excellent. The story was just good as his first Isaac Bell novel.

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    Paul United States 03-26-16
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    Great transcontinental yarn! Thoroughly enjoyed the combination of detectives, bad guys, mystery, adventure, and early flying machines!

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