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Spencerville

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by Nelson DeMille
     
 

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A government agent returns to his hometown and employs his hard-earned skills to rescue the woman he loves from her sadistic husband. 4 cassettes.

Overview

A government agent returns to his hometown and employs his hard-earned skills to rescue the woman he loves from her sadistic husband. 4 cassettes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446602457
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
216,559
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of nineteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, Plum Island, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther and Radiant Angel. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion's Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General's Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture. For more information, you can visit NelsonDeMille.net.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Long Island, New York
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1943
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A. in political science, Hofstra University, 1974
Website:
http://www.nelsondemille.net/

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Spencerville 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 54 reviews.
arpec More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Nelson DeMille's books, and I am not convinced that he wrote this book. The language is different. The punctuation is different and has uncharacteristic mistakes. The character development is different, the humor is missing, etc., etc. DeMille is a proud author, and it is inconceivable that he would accept a ghost-written novel. Puzzling, puzzling, puzzling.
aduffee More than 1 year ago
This book was definitely not as thrilling or suspenseful as the other books I've read by DeMille. I thought the characters were predictable as well as the ending. I could anticipate exactly how it would play out, I just kept reading to see if my guess was correct. There were a lot of scenes within the story that were completely irrelevant and instead of being diversions for the real outcome, they were merely page fillers. I was disappointed, but will continue to read DeMille's books based on the majority that were terrific!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A true DeMille fan, I thought this was not his best work. Very predictable and sometimes got bogged down. Overall a good read, but not up to DeMille standards. Perhaps more enjoyable to someone reading their first DeMille book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd DeMille novel I've read and also the one I liked least (LOVED Lion's Game and really liked Plum Island). However, I did find it hard to put down and finished it within two days. Keith Landry's 'say-it-like-it-is' attitude made me laugh out loud more than once, while Cliff Baxter's brutal character made me want to take the next train to Spencerville and punch his lights out. I found myself almost cheering for Annie and Keith, hoping they'd just get in the car and GO!

This book does have some disturbing violence against women (and poor puppy dogs!) so if you're sensitive to those areas, beware! Overall, a good book...

Kaiser-Soze More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed DeMille's other novels very much, but Spencerville was a dog in every way. He's definitely not one for love stories. This was rife with bad writing, the same repetitive scenes and dialogue, high school thoughts and verbalizations coming from alleged adults. The main character was flat and both he and his love interest seemed trapped in high school, the villain was a one-dimensional caricature, and I found myself not caring whether the two ever reunited. The events at the end were gratutitous and predictable. The book, which shouldn't have been published, was 300-400 pages too long. I've never read a book with so many scenes that did not advance the plot or pace of a story. I'm sorry to be so negative, but after enjoying Night Fall, Wildfire, Up Country, and The General's Daughter so much, this was a dud of epic proportions. Mr. DeMille should stick with a smartass and verbal hero, as the strong and silent type who's void of emotion doesn't play well in a novel. I only finished the book out of repsect for the author but wished I hadn't for that's time in my life I'll never get back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The writing was very competent, the characterisation was excellent, but the story was lacking and so predictable. This was neither a romance, nor a thriller, nor an intrigue- it was just plain dull. The reader always knows what's going to happen there are no surprises and for over 400 pages it goes on way toooooooo long. Skip this one. There are plenty of other great reads out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first Nelson Demille novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was totally engrossed while reading it, and couldn't get it out of my mind when I wasn't reading it. One night I brought the book to bed with me and the next thing I knew the alarm clock was sounding the next morning. I am now trying to decide which Nelson Demille novel to read next. I found the writing style to be direct and to the point written in everyday language. The setting and characters were very visual; like watching a movie with subtitles, instead of reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Realize going in that this is not the usual DeMille novel. It is actually a pretty good story and the fact that I even finished it is a tribute to his writing ability. In hindsight though I would have read another of his previous novels over again and avoided this one.
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