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by L. J. Ganser,Aimee Jolson,Richard Mover,David Baldacci

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Author:
L. J. Ganser,Aimee Jolson,Richard Mover,David Baldacci
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Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (October 17, 2006)
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by David Baldacci (Author), L. J. Ganser (Narrator), Aimee Jolson (Narrator), Richard Mover (Narrator) & 1 more. The whole first half of The Collectors, I was thinking how are these two storylines going to connect?

by David Baldacci (Author), L. The whole first half of The Collectors, I was thinking how are these two storylines going to connect? I was loving both of them on their own but wasn't sure where David Baldacci was going with it. When it finally happened I was like, wow I didn't see that coming. The book begins with the murder of the Speaker of the House and then Caleb Shaw's boss, Jonathan DeHaven is also found dead in the Library of Congress's Rare Books room.

Ganser, Aimee Jolson, and Richard Mover. People are dropping dead in Washington, . and the Camel Club must unravel a secret that threatens to bring America to its knees. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

by David Baldacci (Author), L. As with Baldacci's books, his plotting is well developed without being too deep to follow or set you to wondering "where did that come from?" This book introduces the lovely Annabelle together with an ingenious scheme to to take down a deserving Las Vegas mobster. The rest of the Camel Club also play their roles well. Another good read which doesn't need to keep you enthralled all night long.

An added feature in this book is the inside information Baldacci provides about the world of scams and con artists.

The Collectors, by David Baldacci; Read by . Ganser with Aimee Jolson and Richard Mover. David Baldacci's characters strike the listener's palate like peanut butter - at once sweet and salty, crunchy and smooth. There's librarian Caleb, timid and unassuming, motor-cycle-riding Viet Nam vet Ruben, computer geek Milton and ex-CIA assassin and current social protester, Oliver. An added feature in this book is the inside information Baldacci provides about the world of scams and con artists. Perhaps he's conned us into eagerly awaiting another romp with the Camel Club gang, but it's one that would be worth the wait. Ruth Mormon 10/29/06.

The Collectors by bestselling sensation David Baldacci is the exciting second instalment of a breathtaking series. See all Product description.

Written By: David Baldacci. Ganser, Aimee Jolson, Richard Mover. has successfully been added to your shopping cart. This title is due for release on October 17, 2006. Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA. Date: October 2006. Duration: 12 hours 41 minutes.

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Read by Richard Mover. While a gifted con artist plots against the most ruthless businessman in the world, the Camel Club must stop a renegade CIA agent from selling American secrets to the highest bidder in this New York Times bestselling thriller

Read by Richard Mover. While a gifted con artist plots against the most ruthless businessman in the world, the Camel Club must stop a renegade CIA agent from selling American secrets to the highest bidder in this New York Times bestselling thriller. The assassination of the speaker of the House has rocked the nation. And the Camel Club has found a chilling connection with another death: that of the director of the Library of Congress’s Rare Books and Special Collections Division

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Home David Baldacci The Collectors. Part of Camel Club series by David Baldacci.

Bestselling author David Baldacci reprises THE CAMEL CLUB, a slightly . Aimee Jolson depicts a smooth and confident Conroy, while . Recorded Books, 2006.

Bestselling author David Baldacci reprises THE CAMEL CLUB, a slightly wacky group of overage crime-stoppers in Washington, DC, led by Caleb Shaw, a f. Ganser and Richard Mover cover the male characters and the narration. Overall, this is a modestly entertaining sequel, thanks mostly to the fast-moving plot.

When Camel Club member Caleb Shaw nearly falls victim to one of a series of mysterious deaths targeting the elite of Washington, D.C., the members of the Camel Club enter into an uneasy alliance with a gifted con woman to unravel a devastating secret conspiracy that threatens all America. Simultaneous.
  • showtime
I can see where the book is ahead of it's time. But, in today's psychological thrillers. This book is slow and bland. (Not being disrespectable here.)
The story starts with a lonely man Frederick Clegg that has come by with a large sum of money and now he can buy anything he wants. But Clegg is so damaged and different he longs for Miranda a young and beautiful art student. He watches her, he loves her in his weird way. All he wants is for her to love him. He plans for her and builds the perfect place for her.

Then he waits for the right time to take her for his own. He lures her to his van and he chloroforms her and kidnaps her.
The story is about how he wants to control her, but at first he does not want to hurt her. He wants to love her and he wants her to love him.

Miranda does everything she can to make him let her go. But, she makes one mistake and Frederick's feeling for her change. He no longer believes her or will help her as much.
  • Vizil
Frederick Clegg is a simple man who led a lonely life. Working as a town clerk, Frederick tries to make friends, but his oddities prevent any real connections. Self-conscience about his social class and education, Frederick believes his luck will change now that he’s won the pools. With his winnings, he finds the monetary means and fortification to execute his dream of securing a companion – a beautiful young woman he’s admired for years, but rather than woo her, Frederick plans her capture.

Miranda Grey is a vibrant twenty year-old art student from an affluent middle class family. Her life seems to be bright and full of potential until she encounters Frederick. Waking bound and gagged in a cellar, her life drastically changes. To her credit, Miranda is determined to take steps necessary to survive.

Told in four parts, the book begins in Frederick’s POV where he explains his thoughts and justifications for his actions. Quickly, it becomes clear that Frederick isn’t treated well by many, even Miranda issues demands to him, and this causes a bit of a sympathetic view. However, his need to keep Miranda overrides any sense of morals as he provides everything she wants given she remains his possession.

With a shift to Miranda’s perspective, the tone dramatically changes and creates an alternate view of her belief system, hopes, and how she tries to survive captivity. At first, she seems snobbish and demanding, and in some ways she is, but she is resolute about doing what she must to ultimately escape. Reading about her coping mechanisms is compelling, along with her ideas of beauty, love, violence and art which make broader statements about the state of society at that time yet still relevant today.

The way Frederick treats Miranda is perverse in certain ways, being a butterfly collector by hobby, she becomes his prized aberrational specimen. Though he believes he wants unconditional acceptance, it becomes clear what Frederick wants. Additionally, his own behavior is contradictory in that he has become what he’s always looked upon with disdain. Ultimately, the truth about Frederick is revealed leaving a lasting impression.

In this novel, the dynamic between captor and captive is deeply complex. While misguided love seems to be Frederick’s motivation, obsessive qualities soon appear. The dichotomy between creating worlds to justify reality was also fascinating and the author used these elements with exacting precision. And, the character references to The Tempest are skillfully apt.

The Collector is a book that resonates long after reading the last word. A psychological thriller in genre, and perhaps one of the earliest of its kind, it delves into the minds of its characters and offers brutal honesty even when the reader is hoping for an alternative reality. I highly recommend!
  • Dagdatus
I really wanted to love this book, but I just can't; the writer's style doesn't float my boat. The plot isn't as interesting as it could have been and goes along a very vague storyline. Do we know why this man has the issues he does? No. The describing factors in this book are lackluster, and the author has a strong liking for the word "Well" and the word "Etcetera" and I mean STRONG liking, to the point where it gets really annoying to read this book for long periods of time. I won't give away anything else, other than the story doesn't have take any twists and turns down a shocking ending, and I wouldn't recommend it.
  • Malodred
I really like the set-up for the Camel Club, but this book seemed like a first draft. The plot sagged badly in the middle, then picked up toward the end, but I found myself bothered by the "phoned-in" quality of the writing.

I've never warmed up to the Annabelle character (I quit Book 3 in the series mid-way because of her). Don't think I'll be buying any more Camel Club books (if there are any), and I'll think twice about Baldacci. The writing in this book really wasn't up to bestseller standards.

I gave it 2 stars because it does have a bestseller plot.
  • Fenrinos
Decent entertainment - nothing earth-shattering here. Some stretching of believability, somewhat predictable here and there, but you care about the characters (which are cut from a "fun" cloth) and want to see what happens to them next. A good read if you want to continue the series, but probably less so if you want it to stand on it's own.

Note specific to this Audiobook: One aspect of the recording was quite distracting and annoying - the characters are all voiced seperately for their dialog, and a different voice provides narration. This might not be so bad, but the narration is clearly MUCH LOUDER than the dialog, and the interjections of "<character> said dryly." and the like felt out of place and poorly compiled. Volume and tone needed to be matched much better so that the listener was not taken out of the story so often. Just my opinion. That said, if you frequently listen to Audiobooks, you will be well aware that not all of them are created equal - some readers and production are much better than others, even when produced by the same company.
  • Zuser
The Collector was one of the most horrifying, frightening, gut-wrenching, magnificent book I have ever read!

I think the most harrowing aspect of the book is that the fact that it can so easily happen! The ending just blew me away! It was so unexpected. I love to be surprised by a book's ending.

This read has none of the blood, guts, and gore aspect of Stephen King's books, but in a way, is even more horrifying in it psychological fear factor.

If you get a chance, rent or buy the 1960's movie version of " The Collector " with Terence Stamp in the lead role. It is even more appalling to watch, so don't watch it if you are home alone! Christine Schulz