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The Chemist Audiobook

The Chemist

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Publisher's 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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    Amazon Customer 28/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved the read!"

    I enjoyed this story very much and highly recommend it. I liked the reading voice and the content completely different from my world. Nice to escape!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    27/04/2017
    27/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Obvious"

    This book was selected by my book club. I love to read so don't judge me for cheating and not reading in a book club- I had spring cleaning to do= two birds, one stone.

    I am so glad I did. If I had to read this, I would have been angry I wasted my time.

    Although I recognised the name, I didn't associate the name Stephenie Myer with Twilight as I wasnt a fan. It was only now that I've finished the audiobook and was about to leave a review, that I noticed her other titles and I've finally twigged... that's why this book was predictable, vapid and boring!!

    Note: I also hated the narration, but one needs to give the benefit of the doubt to the performer. I feel like perhaps it was the terrible writing, insipid characters and inauthentic dialogue that left me irritated. That said; her voice of the male character who I've already forgotten, not the sap- the jock, was painful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sally 19/04/2017
    sally 19/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Hooked from beginning to end"

    I absolutely loved this book. The narrator did a brilliant job. The best one I've read since gone girl. Highly recommend!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trish, from Oz 04/04/2017
    Trish, from Oz 04/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow to start, but worth perservering"

    I found this book to be very slow. Lots of waffle at the beginning but it certainly got more exciting about a third of the way through. I persevered as I am a huge fan of The Host (by the same author) & thought I should give it a fair go. I am so glad I did, I really enjoyed the book. Lots of action and intrigue. The characters were really interesting. The narrator did an excellent job, it was easy to differentiate between the characters.

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    Hayley 23/01/2017
    Hayley 23/01/2017
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    "interesting engaging storyline"

    enjoyed the writing style as well as the actual storyline. another great book by this author.

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    Skye 19/01/2017
    Skye 19/01/2017
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    "Easy listen"

    Started a bit slow but once into the story it was good. liked the narrators voice.

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    narda 14/01/2017
    narda 14/01/2017 Member Since 2015

    I live in the outback Australia and so love to listen to a good raunchy kickass story where the female is tall strong and in total control.

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    "The Lethal Chemist"

    At first I find the book a bit slow and was debating as I listened should I continue, than it changed and got better and better. The main female in the book, the chemist was lethal and hard ass prepared for anything, lots of action once you got into the story. In the end I enjoyed listening to the book, the narrator did a great job bringing the book to life as well

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    Rodney 11/01/2017
    Rodney 11/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Tedious love story with some action"

    Started well with unique intro that set the hook but as the story evolved there was little action & much falling in love. oh and all fhe real action was in the last hour & was unconvincing.

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    Louise 01/01/2017
    Louise 01/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't put it downer!!!"

    I loved this book. I bought it for driving in the car, and couldn't put it down (or turn it off) until finished.

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    Wan Shah Alam, Malaysia 24/12/2016
    Wan Shah Alam, Malaysia 24/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Did not expect to enjoy it so much!"

    The story started out slow, almost boring in the first few chapters. However things pick up soon after Daniel and Kevin came into picture. Towards the end I was just rooting for team Alex. Formidable heroine but what a great character!

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  • Isabella Storchi
    Soliera (MO), ITALY, IT
    25/01/17
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    "Much better than the vampire stories"
    What made the experience of listening to The Chemist the most enjoyable?

    The story and the performance wer excellent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex, the Chemist. Her character is very well built


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I suffered with her when she thought Daniel was dead


    Any additional comments?

    I really hope Stephenie Meyer will make a "serial thriller" of it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Charlotte W.
    13/11/16
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    "Held my attention and amazing characters"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Belinda
    7/01/17
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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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna Masters
    22/11/16
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wayjor
    24/11/16
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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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Happy and Smiling
    London, England
    20/11/16
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    "Edge of the seat thriller"

    I couldn't put this book down. The main character is an ex government employee, an interrogator, who has to go on the run when the government decides to eliminate her. There is some romance, and plenty of James Bond style action. If you have read Stephenie Meyer's previous books, this one is very different in that there is nothing supernatural about it, but there are hints of the The Host in there nevertheless. The characters are brilliantly developed, as is the plot line, and there is never a dull moment. The narrator does a brilliant job of bringing the characters to life. Highly recommended to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ben Johnson
    8/04/17
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    "The Chemist"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'd have to say that Alex was my favourite because of the things she can do, but come on! Those dogs are amazing!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hold Your Breath


    Any additional comments?

    Ok I really liked this book but I have one or two problems with it though:
    First Daniel's character is completely wrong! Ok he's great in the book and a decent character, but come on! Why did he have to be such a puppy dog all the time? I know the hero in this book is a woman, but why make the man seem like such a doosh? He clings onto her like too much! I mean if I was in his situation, I'd catch on pretty fast that nothing is normal anymore, but he just does not get it! My second problem is I reckon there could've been a bit more to this book. Don't get me wrong, this is a great story, but I think there could be at least one or two more books to this one, because you can do so much with Alex's character. All the problems aside, I definitely think this book is worth a credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zoska
    France
    3/04/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pete
    UK
    4/03/17
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    "Excellent Narration makes a second rate book good"
    What disappointed you about The Chemist?

    Predictable and text drones on. Animated excellent narration redeems this.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephenie Meyer again?

    Will look at reviews first. 'The Chemist' was not unenjoyable rather easy listening /reading.


    Have you listened to any of Ellen Archer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Very good. If I was just reading on kindle I would have given up in boredom


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes the 'action' was fun if not 'silly unbelievable tosh'


    Any additional comments?

    Get this for a long car journey when you need to concentrate on the road not the audio book. You can enjoy it and not worry about missing details - they don't matter . She could have missed out 200 pages an improve the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne
    27/02/17
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    "Engaging"

    The story was gripping and well presented. I hope Lola had a good life too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    16/02/17
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    "Brilliant!"

    This was a brilliant read, really unexpected story line.
    I loved The Host and Twilight series and although this was completely different, it did not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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