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This was my first time listening to a Catherine Coulter audiobook. Anyway, once I started listening to her first book in the FBI Thriller Series I thought it was awful. I assumed it was her first book she'd ever written and she hadn't gotten her feet under her. I hoped the following books would be better as her skills as a writer grew. So, I checked and found that I was SO wrong, she had written approximately 41 books before "The Cove". After learning that, I almost returned the audiobook containing her first three books of the FBI Thriller Series without listening any further. However, I decided to give it another hour or so of listening time before calling it quits, and I'm glad I did. During that time, I realized that it really wasn't the novel that was so awful, it was the narration (in my opinion) or performance by the person reading the novel. I continued to struggle through realizing the novel was actually pretty good. I completed that first of the three having decided to give the next novel on that audiobook, "The Maze", a chance. I'm glad I did. The second was narrated by a different person, and that made all the difference in the world! "The Maze" was very good- both the novel and the narration. Finally, I finished with "The Target" which I thought was awesome!! If not for the narration of that first book, I would have given this audiobook 5 stars all the way across. I had to deduct something for, what I personally considered to be, a very poor performance (but only of the first book).
I'm planning on listening to the audiobooks of all 20 novels in Coulter's FBI Thriller Series. I really hope I don't come across another poor performance. I really did enjoy the storyline more and more as I read through those first three and I'm sure it will continue to get better and better!
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This was on a "recommended for you' blurb from Audible-probablly because I'd just bought another Nora Roberts book. I admit it, I'm hooked on Nora, especially her alter ego J D Robb and protagonist cop Eve Dallas.
I'd seen books by Coulter for years but never been tempted. This was a "Three For 1 Credit" deal so I grabbed it.
What a waste! The first novel, "The Cove" was so tedious and full of ageist remarks that it made me clench my jaws. The woman protagonist is a simpering idiot ...and thats as far as I cared to go.
I seldom quit a book mid story. Usually, even if I don't care for the story or narrator I'll still finish the novel. I couldn't stand one more word from the narrator for "The Cove" and even a favorite narrator Susan Erickson, who narrates all of Robb's Eve Dallas stories, didn't save the second book.
I gave Performance 3 stars..one for each narrator, isn't that fair?
If you're hooked on Couter, you'll most likely love the thick book, if not-don't bother. It's a total bore full of cliches.
It's going back and I'm not tempted to try another Catherine Coulter book. No loss for me!
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