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  • Flirty Banter
  • The Edge by Catherine Coulter
Does drawing usually make you horny?
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Edge by Catherine Coulter
Used for sport and treated like animals…
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • The Edge by Catherine Coulter
Mac feels every slick bit of her.
  • Flirty Banter
  • The Edge by Catherine Coulter
It's time for Laura to wake up.
  • Declaration of Love
  • The Edge by Catherine Coulter
FBI agent Ford "Mac" MacDougal is in love.

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  • Flirty Banter
  • Does drawing usually make you horny?
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Used for sport and treated like animals…
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Mac feels every slick bit of her.
  • Flirty Banter
  • It's time for Laura to wake up.
  • Declaration of Love
  • FBI agent Ford "Mac" MacDougal is in love.

Publisher's Summary

Baffled by a seemingly supernatural connection to his critically injured sister, an FBI special agent heads to the Oregon coast in search of a more plausible explanation for his sudden ESP, only to discover more puzzling mysteries.

FBI agent Ford MacDougal - "Mac" - is recovering from a terrorist car bombing when his sister appears to purposely drive her Porsche off an Oregon cliff. Curiously, Mac felt as if he were in the car with her as she sailed toward the sea, even though he was really in a hospital bed on the other side of the country.

By the time Mac arrives in Portland, his sister - Dr. Jilly Bartlett, a medical researcher - has come out of the coma she's been in for four days. But after a few scant hours with her brother, Jilly vanishes without a trace. In searching for her, Mac gets a different story from everyone he encounters. When the local sheriff enlists Mac's aid in a puzzling murder of an elderly resident, Mac little suspects that the case connects to his sister's disappearance. FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich (last seen in The Target) join Mac to ride shotgun, only to find their search leading from a small town on the Oregon coast to the rain forests of Costa Rica. Together, they must escape relentless pursuers as well as the hostile jungle itself before discovering the true nature of the evil at The Edge.

©2006 Catherine Coulter (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Coulter keeps serving up adventure, intrigue, and romance until the very end." ( Booklist)

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    2 out of 5 stars

It was ok...

I liked the book but the narrator made it feel like a cheesy crime novel with the voices; normally I'm a big fan of it but his female voices were horrid and that SQUAK! made it hard to follow, I found I was going back often just to catch what was said.

Overall content was good, story has some holes but I'm willing to try the next book just to see.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Bob
  • Windsor, CT, United States
  • 05-29-12

Disappointing. Disappointing. Very Disappointing

What disappointed you about The Edge?

The story line was at times interesting if not Illogical and even preposterous but the innappropriate dialogue between characters was so childish it was painful . I had the distinct feeling I was reading a novel written by a 8 grader. The narration was most annoying making the overall experience too much to endure. Sorry, but this one is not worth further discussion.

Has The Edge turned you off from other books in this genre?

If the Edge is typical of Catherine Coulter's writing, it will be my last read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

Horrid narration!

The narrator was horrible with the female voices. He made the characters, who should have been strong women based on their professions, sound simpering and weak and in need of saving. In fact some of this was the fault of the author, but the narrator made it even worse.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars

Not typical for Catherine Coulter

I'm so glad this was the 4rth book in the series and not the first. I love Catherine Coulter's writing and loved the first 3 books and the ones I've read since this in the series. This book was not written in her usual manner. It was written in the first person unlike the rest of the books in this series that I've read. The dialogue was choppy and seemed like it was written by a child at times. I didn't want to finish the book and was debating whether to read the rest of the series. I checked into the following books in the series and saw that they were written as the first three were, so I finished the book and delved into the rest of the series. I haven't been disappointed in the following books. This one almost felt like it wasn't even written by Catherine Coulter.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars

unbelievable

I like Catherine Coulter's FBI series, but this story went from okay, to bad, to worse, to ridiculous.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Story ruined by narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, the narrator made the story sound like an old black and white cheesy PI movie.

I read this story years ago when it first came out, and liked it. Not my favorite of the series, but I did like it. If all I had to judge the story was by this listen, I would have given it a much lower score than a 3 overall.

What didn’t you like about Robert Lawrence’s performance?

The strong women federal agents sounded like whiny weak little girls to me. The only women he didn't make sound horrible was Gilly. The different men's voices were just as bad.

The whole performance just sounded cheesy and old time cliche, like those old Humphrey Bogart detective movies. Not my style. Maybe others would like it, but I didn't.

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

No

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

What a book.

another wild ride. loved it. Catherine Coulter is my favorite story teller. I will listen to this again.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • David
  • Lilburn, GA, United States
  • 11-14-17

This was painful

Overall the story was a good one and that was the only thing that kept me going. The author’s dialog was like something out of a bad detective novel so I guess this is how I would characterize this book. The wooden delivery of the readers didn’t help. The attempts to make up voices missed the mark. I only gave three stars because the story had so much potential.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Narration

These were
probably the WORST narrators EVER. I WILL THINK TWICE ABOUT LISTENING TO THEM.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Couldn't get onto it

I couldn't get into the book because of the narrator. The story wasn't bad, although it was hard for me to stay focused because of the narrator.