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The Chemist

Narrated by: Ellen Archer
Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

In this gripping thriller, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realises it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialised skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's best-selling authors.

©2016 Stephenie Meyer (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Held my attention and amazing characters

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I loved this book. I am Stephenie Meyer fan and my favourite book is the Host. I was expecting this book to be the 2nd in the series (the seeker) but i'm not disappointed as this is a great book.

This book has no supernatural element to it but has three great characters that I couldn't get enough of. The lead role is female and she is a strong character who can look after her self from the very start of the book! There are so many great scenes where she kicks ass of strong male characters which is fab. There is of course a love story of course but it isn't the main focus of the story :)

I love the way Stephanie writes as the story flows well, very catchy and characters you feel for very quickly. Give it a go!

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Twilight all grown up and really worth the read

I loved this audio it was well written and read. I am a massive fan of the twilight saga and simply read this book due to that but the Chemist is so much more than I expected and the suspense is so good at times its painful.

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Not for veterans of the "Thriller genre.

Perhaps a good book for younger readers or those just beginning their foray into the world of "thrillers". The blurb led me to expect more intrigue and depth than this story delivered and I feel that "young adult fiction" should be a sub-heading. The narrator is clearly very talented (excellent male character voices, I thought) and would be well-suited to a range of performances, however in this case, she invested no drama or tension into the story-telling, which for me, detracted from any sense of suspense or involvement. I stuck with it to the end in case something happened to redeem this book but unfortunately it didn't. Just not for me I suppose and I'd be delighted if I could write nearly as well as this author, however this misses the mark in my opinion, for what that's worth as a non-author.

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Thrilling and well paced

I didn't know what to expect from Ms Mayer as there wasn't a vampire in sight but I liked the premise. I really enjoyed The Chemist, a strong female lead that isn't wishy washy. The narration is excellent a perfect match. It also had a good ending, so many others I've read rush the ending and it falls flat. This wasn't the case, I feel satisfied and a little sad it's finished. I would love to spend more time in the company of Alex, the brothers and Einstein.
Take a listen, you won't be disappointed.

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Outstanding

Great story, keeping you on the edge if your seat and wanting more. Smooth narrative.
Definitely something that I would listen to again.

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The Chemist in

I really enjoyed this book, although I found it a bit o.t.t. at times. The narration was superb! I would recommend this book.

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Gripping and engaging story

I knew I would enjoy this book - I really like this author's style of writing. I was amazed how much I liked the characters- even given their violent exploits.
I will re-read (or listen) this novel again. I couldn't wait to see how it ended - but I didn't want it to finish!

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excellent!

There isn't anything else i need to say about this other than I loved it

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Enjoyed it

Very good performance. And, an unusual thing for me, I really enjoyed the romantic parts. I would probably shorten them a little, though. Anyway, this book will appeal
rather to women. A good thriller, many twists of action, lots of humour, mainly thanks to the Kevin character. Daniel is too good to be true, but this is necessary for the romance.
Val is fun, Alex is original. I had nice time with this book.

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Awful

Simply awful. Please do not waste a credit on this book. The narration was coma inducing. I nearly quit several times but it isn't in my nature to.

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