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During a vacation in the Caribbean, 15-year old Kate Huntley's father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next 10 years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Not a day goes by that she doesn't think of her father. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason ... revenge.
While looking for a drug lord via satellite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, Jack Coffey, rookie FBI agent, spots Kate Huntley. Jack is sent by the agency to find Ms. Huntley and bring her back to the States. They have many unanswered questions about her father's death. A professional and responsible man, Jack is confused by Kate's lack of cooperation. He wants to help her return to the States where he believes she'll be safe, but she treats him like the enemy and refuses to go. Everything about her is a contradiction. She looks fragile and innocent, but every time he turns around she's putting another thug in his place.
In the beginning Jack wonders if Kate's distrust of his superiors is warranted or just simple paranoia. In the end, Jack realizes nothing is as it seems.
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Unrealistic plot, with poor narration
Hmmmm. Why is it that when I post a five star review on Audible it appears instantly, but when I post a negative review it frequently just disappears??? I will try again:
I agree with another reviewer that the narration here was not good. The narrator just reads the book without any dramatisation and it does detract a lot from the quality of the story.
The actual plot line in this book starts really well and the first half is excellent - fast paced action with interesting H and h. Unfortunately the central characters lose all common sense and fail to notice who the "bad guy" was which was blindingly obvious to even the most obtuse listener.
The ending was unrealistic and implausible. We are expected to believe that a 25 year old who left formal education at 15 was somehow capable of using inherited millions to run an Aids research facility? Furthermore, the romantic conclusion in the last few chapters actually left me disliking the h because of the way she treated the H!
- Trish R.
Good grief.. I'll READ the book..
Terrible, terrible narration! When Kate was on the boat with her father, who had been stabbed and was dying whatever he said was said in a normal tone, no painful sounds, no nothing. When Jack had been shot and had been unconscious for 2 days when he woke up his speech was perfectly normal, bright and cheery. Really? No raspy voice, no nothing. Unbelievable! There was no emotions at all from this narrator and the men’s voices were a little too feminine for me. This narrator didn’t even try. All she did was read the book. If even 1 of the people who rated this book would have actually reviewed it honestly I would never have bought it. I gave 3 stars to Overall and Story to be fair to the author since I'm not going to finish listening to it.
I would like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator!
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