Audio: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Posted February 17, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

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Audio: The Chemist by Stephenie MeyerThe Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
Narrator: Ellen Archer
Published by Hachette Audio on November 8, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 518
Length: 17 hours
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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In this gripping page-turner, 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 U.S. 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 realizes 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.



I had no idea what to expect, so The Chemist was an awesome surprise. I loved it from beginning to end. If it were a book, it would be a page turner but since I was listening, I wanted to listen ALL THE TIME. There were so many things to love! It had great characters, SCIENCE, action / adventure, romance, humor and dogs!

The problem with listening is not knowing how to spell anyone’s name and not being able to highlight the humorous quotes or make notes in the way I would with an ebook. I think it takes longer, too, since I can read faster but it is such a pleasure. Ellen Archer was great at capturing the emotion of the characters and making them individuals for me. Her pacing felt right. She was clear and easy to understand.

Since the characters are on the run the names change, so that’s not such a big issue or maybe it’s worse since there are more names I can’t spell? I came to love these unusual characters and their strength and compassion. I liked how Julianna / A;ex came out of her isolated shell to build relationships in spite of the risks to her own life. Daniel was just a shining white knight. Kevin, well, he can be such an asshole, but a ninja one.  I do LOVE, LOVE the dogs. They added another strong note of loyalty and caring.

The suspense was fun and scary. They are so talented but things can and do still go wrong, when people are trying to kill you. I like the details the planning, the scientific and fighting skill preparations. Val added a unique skill to their little team, but I worried about trusting her. It wasn’t easy worrying for people and dogs I loved might die at any time but I had to trust the author.  I really loved this.  Highly recommended.





About Stephenie Meyer

Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. Meyer was the highest-selling author of 2008 and 2009 in the United States, having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million books in 2009. In 2008, Meyer also released The Host, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Additionally, USA Today declared Meyer “Author of the Year,” citing that she had done something that no one else had in the 15 years of the USA Today bestselling book list– she swept the top four slots in 2008. Meyer also accomplished this feat in 2009, when The Twilight Saga once again dominated the top of the bestseller list. All together, her books have spent over 303 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature. She lives in Arizona with her husband and sons.

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Posted February 17, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

4 responses to “Audio: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

    • Kinbacaffeinate – I saw you enjoyed it too. It was just the right thing, quite different than the usual things in the genre. I was surprised by the amount of humor. It was kind of paranormal romantic suspense. Altho the romance part was light. It had more of the technical (or technical sounding) aspects of the suspense that I wish were in more romantic suspense stories. I like the science parts. Somehow the mix just really worked for me. Anne

  1. I’m on the waitlist at library for the audio. It will be interesting to see what kind of story Meyer brings us after the Twilight hype. I remember enjoying The Host.

  2. I’ve been debating about trying this book. I really enjoyed The Host. I didn’t hate the Twilight series, but didn’t love it either. I’ve seen mixed reviews on this one. Glad you enjoyed it.

    I use will record a few clips with my phone (I listen on a different device) when I want a quote. I try to listen to those clips ASAP and get them written down, even if I’m not done and ready to review yet. Have a great weekend.

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