The Chase : Isaac Bell

  • by Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Isaac Bell
  • 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

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What the Critics Say

"Cussler takes a breather from his several ongoing series with this historical thriller set in the western states, circa 1906. The U.S. government hires the renowned Van Dorn Detective Agency and its equally renowned lead agent, Isaac Bell, to capture the bank robber known as the Butcher Bandit....Once San Francisco gets hit by the 1906 earthquake and the principals climb aboard a pair of fire-breathing locomotives, the novel cranks up a head of steam and some high-speed thrills." (Publishers Weekly)

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Not Cussler's best

Clive Cussler has been writing and coauthoring historical thrillers for over 40 years and he has a large and faithful following or readers. 24 of his 60+ unabridged novels in English are available at Audible in audiobook format. Many are narrated by Scott Brick, my favorite narrator.

The Chase is Book 1 in the 8 novel Isaac Bell series. It is well worth listening to, but it is not a good as most Cussler novels. My advice is to start listening to Cussler with his Dirk Pitt novels seven of which are available in audiobook format.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

quick easy listen

This was an entertaining story as most Cussler books are: very defined bad guys going up against our James Bond like good guy. However, the story is implausible and there are some parts that could just be cut out. Also, I found the characters a bit undeveloped and hard to like. Finally, the narrator, Scott Brick, has done some excellent work in the past, but in this book, he is much too melodramatic. If you're looking for a light, fun listen this is a good choice.
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- Blackmac "Must like the main characters, be intelligently written and feel like I learned something at the end."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio