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3.00034617386778 out of 53.00034617386778 out of 53.00034617386778 out of 53.00034617386778 out of 53.00034617386778 out of 5 3.00 (3,842 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781609411626
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The cold war is over, and Keith Landry, one of the nation’s top intelligence officers, is forced into early and unwanted retirement. Restless, Landry returns to Spencerville, the small Midwestern town where he grew up. The place has changed in the quarter century since Landry stepped off his front porch into the world, but two important people from his past are still there: Annie Prentis, his first love, and Cliff Baxter, the high school bully who became the police chief of Spencerville and Annie’s possessive husband. They’re all about to come together again-and rip Spencerville apart with violence, vengeance, and renewed passion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An uncommonly strong plot, a thriller that transcends the genre.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Imaginatively plotted…Spencerville is very much cut from the DeMille mold.”

    Atlanta Journal & Constitution

  • “Incorporates many of the qualities for which DeMille is famous: fast pace, believable characters, current events background, and dialogue so authentic it could have come from a fly on the wall.”

    Toledo Blade

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Parsons | 2/11/2014

    " I always enjoy DeMille. It's not classic literature, but he has excellent characters, good dialogue and he can tell a captivating story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 2/7/2014

    " Keeps you turning the pages to see if it'll all turn out ok. DeMille's books don't always! Graphic violence against women by a pig of man while everyone looks the other way. Not my favorite of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Turgeon | 2/1/2014

    " Way too predictable. Ending came too soon in this DeMille book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candy | 1/28/2014

    " I read this in 1999. It's 2008 now, and I still remember how my heart pounded with terror wondering what was going to happen.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snohotom | 1/26/2014

    " Not one of my favorite DeMille books, but a good read anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Klusch | 1/17/2014

    " It is not the best written story, but I really enjoyed reading this. It all happens in Ohio where I grew up, so it was fun to read about Ohio State, Bowling Green State University and the area along 75. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 1/15/2014

    " audio -- the author likes to keep the reader on the edge of the seat. this is a good study of DV "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Canwell | 1/15/2014

    " One of his best. Outcome is totally unpredictable. Hero saved by a savvy woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 12/28/2013

    " Interesting love triangle story. Demille's writing keeps the pages turning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 12/26/2013

    " I enjoy Nelson DeMille for summer reading. Good book, a little predictable, but entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 12/25/2013

    " Darker & more personal than most DeMille. Opens like a Stephen King, where small town people go bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dianne | 12/4/2013

    " This book moved along very very slowly and then got pretty exciting at the end. It was OK but not that good. Predictable ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.W. Thompson | 11/28/2013

    " I am a big fan of DeMille. This book kept me rooted to my seat turning pages. He captured the small town interactions and life perfectly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 11/27/2013

    " GREAT! Read in one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chawkins | 11/26/2013

    " This was a little different than DeMille's other books, but I still enjoyed it just the same! He has to be one of my favorite authors! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/23/2013

    " Another DeMille book I wish Sandra Brown had written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Walton | 9/25/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars, DeMille's ability to write such diverse novels that never seem to become repetitive, as some other authors do, is uncanny and makes him one of today's best authors, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken Bronsil | 9/1/2013

    " As escape reading, this fills the bill more or less. There are many other plots similar to this, so there's no event you don't see coming. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/31/2013

    " really I could not finish this book It is soooo boring and has no plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Scotto | 8/24/2013

    " One of my favorite books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 8/23/2013

    " OK but a little long and slow in places. Ex spy returns to home town and his HS sweetheart is married to a bully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia | 8/18/2013

    " this is my absolute favorite DeMille ~ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Grant | 7/6/2013

    " I liked this one very much. A pretty simple and straight forward story that moves along pretty quickly. The plot does not falter and this one has some very tense chapters. Another one I would put into the class of fun summer reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 5/8/2013

    " different story for demille but very engaging "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Matson | 8/12/2012

    " DeMille always tells a great story and with humor, but I found the Sherrif Baxter character a little dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey Smith | 8/11/2012

    " One of his early reads for me, enjoyable with great character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Hennessy | 6/18/2012

    " I read this book in one sitting. I stayed up all night. I called in sick to work. This is the most romantic book a guy could love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett Riley | 11/5/2011

    " Great book from start to finish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara O'Neal | 10/14/2011

    " Nelson DeMille is my favorite author and this was different from his usual genre but I absolutely loved this book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 9/12/2011

    " A government agent returns to his hometown and employs his hard-earned skills to rescue the woman he loves from her sadistic husband. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 9/3/2011

    " Felt like it was a wimpy guy's fantasy of what he'd do if some bully was bothering him and his girl. Didn't like it as much as some of his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Kayden | 7/20/2011

    " Second time I've read this book and still liked it. Love DeMille and glad to have a new character to read about (other than the recurring characters that I've read about in several books). Looking forward to a new effort by DeMille. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 7/10/2011

    " It was ite. Had the suspense, but I was much less vested in the protagonist as I was with John Sutter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 5/18/2011

    " I love Nelson DeMille. I hated this book. I don't think he wrote it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dianne | 1/15/2011

    " This book moved along very very slowly and then got pretty exciting at the end. It was OK but not that good. Predictable ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 12/15/2010

    " Incredible - Awesome read. Nelson DeMIlle is the man. Could NOT put it down. Cliche but true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 11/23/2010

    " audio -- the author likes to keep the reader on the edge of the seat. this is a good study of DV "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 11/12/2010

    " Great book from start to finish "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dona | 9/22/2010

    " One of my favorite authors. How this same DeMille could write Cathedral is a critics question. I felt I was reading a very bad romance with a tiny bit of elementary evil thrown in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 9/15/2010

    " Nelson DeMille is my favorite author and this was different from his usual genre but I absolutely loved this book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 8/10/2010

    " Felt like it was a wimpy guy's fantasy of what he'd do if some bully was bothering him and his girl. Didn't like it as much as some of his other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 7/20/2010

    " Not many books have me caring about the main character like this one did. As a woman, some parts were tough to get through, but it was fanastic and very hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 7/9/2010

    " Great portrayal of the bad-guy 'Good ol' boy' country police that controls everything in the small town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 5/11/2010

    " Great book slow start, great ending
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 5/6/2010

    " A government agent returns to his hometown and employs his hard-earned skills to rescue the woman he loves from her sadistic husband. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.