An exciting collaboration between two experienced authors, Poe: An Alexandra Poe Thriller, written by Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne, delivers intense drama with a fierce female lead: the titular Alexandra Poe, an Iraq war veteran embroiled in a dangerous search for her allegedly treasonous father. Actor Abby Craden brings a tense energy to her narration of this suspenseful novel, and proves especially adept at bringing Alexandra herself to life. Press play and let Craden sweep you away into a world of international intrigue...but with plot twists aplenty, just know that you may find it hard to press stop.
From Award-Winning Thriller Writers Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne
After losing her mother to a terrorist attack, Alexandra Poe was devastated when her father - disgraced and accused of treason - disappeared from the face of the earth. Now, over ten years and a stint in Iraq later, Alex is approached by a man who has information about her father and wants to help her find him.
But there's a catch. The man works for Stonewell International, a security firm that specializes in fugitive acquisition. And in return for their help, Alex must agree to run point on an extremely dicey mission. One that will take her behind the walls of a brutal and dangerous women's prison near the coast of the Black Sea.
When Alex finally agrees, she has no idea what she's gotten herself into. She may find her father, but she could very well lose her life.
©2013 Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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"Female version of Jack Reacher"
For Poe, two great best-selling authors, Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne, combine their collective forces and storytelling talents to bring us a thrilling adventure witch you will not be able to put down until the last word fades away.
Alexandra Poe is a bounty hunter! She is a beautiful woman, while being also very tough and capable to hold her own in any fight or difficult situation. After spending her youth working for the Army, even taking part in the 2nd Golf War, she is approached by a man, that tells her a secret and makes her an offer witch will turn her life upside down.
Alex decided to join the Military, at an early age, after her mom died tragically and her father vanished, falling off the face of the earth, after he was put under suspicion of treason. Alex’s only family is her brother, and now, 10 years later she learns that someone knows where her father is hiding. That someone is the man with the secret. He works for Stonewell International, a security firm that tried to recruit Alexandra Poe in the past, but now, driven by her obsession to reach her father, she has to accept a contract from them, but the contract will be more then she has bargain for.
Poe’s adventures will breathlessly cary us, from the boulevards of Paris, France, to Galați, a small town in Romania, to Switzerland and the United States, while Mystery, intrigue, covert operations, espionage and prison breaks will keep the reader glued to the pages, making hours pass like a blur.
Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne are both awesome thriller writers by themselves, and they created a very interesting, com pelling, thrilling and suspenseful story, with likable characters and on the razer’s edge action for this first Alexandra Poe novel.
The audiobook version of Poe is performed by the actress Abby Craden and she is quite good! I enjoyed her narration before with other ,female characters from The Passage and The Summer Guest, both books written by the great Justin Cronin. She has a very pleasant voice and manages to bring Alex and all the other characters to life. Abby reads the story, never hurrying, taking her time, filling it with passion, doubt, hate, love, compassion and other emotions, treating the listener to a great acting performance. I will listen to more audiobooks narrated by Abby.
Poe is a great book, The plot is very interesting, the characters lifelike and the action never stops. I really enjoyed the audiobook version of it and I am deffinetly looking forward for more of Poe’s Adventures.
"DISAPPOINTMENT from one of my favorite authors!!"
Yes, from Brett Battles, no from the other two.
Made me dislike the character
I love Brett Battles Quinn books and that was why I purchased this one.
"Poor Narrator Choice"
I am a fan of Brett Battles, but this one, so far is a big disappointment. 1 hour 40 minutes into it and I have to say, this woman is a very poor narrator for this kind of book. I started it over because I have no idea what it is about.( Realizing my mind went elsewhere while she is droning on). Now, just 35 minutes into it again and I am disgusted. Should have tried the ebook and read it myself. I don't understand why the people who make the choice in narrators don't realize how important their decisions are. These books aren't cheap. It is even worse when you buy as many of them as I do and about half are good experiences and the other half are like driving down the freeway and tossing money out the window.
I can imagine the difficulty in reading for an audiobook to give all potential listeners a great experience. There are some out there who can do this with what seems like a cake walk for them, and I am amazed by their excellent job. That being said, I try to give the opposite readers a break and just struggle along with them to the very end. (I know I would be terrible at it).
I have had about 5 books in a row that I simply couldn't get through. Monotone, droning on, etc, is not what will keep me buying these books.
I am putting this book away for now.....maybe another day I will try it again and feel differently.
"Worthwhile, but not up to Brett Battles standards"
I just completed listening to Poe for the second time. It was better than the first time. The protagonist is a female bounty hunter named Alexandra (Alex) Poe. Alex is tough and violent. In Poe she is looking for her father. It is an excellent suspense thriller with more than a touch of mystery. This two novel series is co-written by Brett battles with Robert Gregory Browne.
"Great beginning to a series. Totally awesome."
Brett Battles is a great author. Robert Gregory Browne is a great author also. Join them together and the listen is out of this world. The narrator was a great choice also. I will always look for a next one in series. 'Taken Down' is my next listen. Thanks audible!
"Ok, not great"
The story was pretty good, but their were several places where it wasn't plausible.
The hardest part was the narrator. The dialogue often sounded childish and over-acted, and at times the non-dialogue were worse. It was just.... Odd.
I have just recently started reading Brett Battles novels. I became addicted to "The Edon Project" series. while waiting for the latest book in that series I decided to give another series a chance. Brett does an amazing job with his series that you are able to read or listen to them in random order. With the "Alex Poe" series I have become hooked again. He has a cunning way to have multiple characters and consistent action without losing his readers. Two thumbs up
"Another great series"
Once again another mystery/thriller from Brett Battles! I thought at first the narrator was terrible, but as the story progressed her slow delivery grew on me. I look forward to the second book in the series!
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