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Death Match

By: Lincoln Child
Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
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Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many blemishes. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room (having committed double suicide), alarms go off in the towering Manhattan offices of Eden Incorporated, the high-tech matchmaking company whose spectacular success and legendary secrecy have inspired awe around the world. The Thorpes, few people knew, were more than the quintessential happy couple - they were Eden's first perfect match.

A short time later, Christopher Lash, a gifted former FBI forensic psychologist, receives an urgent plea from Eden to perform a quick - and quiet - investigation into the deaths. Lash's psychological autopsy reveals nothing suspicious but inadvertently dredges up the memories of a searing personal tragedy he has kept at bay for years.

The situation changes suddenly when a second Eden couple is found dead - by all appearances, another double suicide. Now Eden - particularly Richard Silver, the company's brilliant and reclusive founder - has no choice but to grant Lash unprecedented access to its most guarded secrets if he is to have any chance of determining what is going wrong. The hidden world he discovers is a stunning labyrinth of artificial intelligence, creative genius, and a melding of technology that does indeed, to Lash's surprise, deliver on Eden's promise to its clients: the guarantee of a perfect lifelong mate. But Lash's involvement in the investigation becomes more personal and dangerous than he could have imagined, nearly as soon as it begins.

With tremendous imagination and skill, master thriller writer Lincoln Child renders a setting too frighteningly believable not to be real. Infused with relentless suspense and a riveting pace, Death Match is Child at his best.

©2006 Lincoln Child (P)2016 Random House Audio

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two dimensional

I was actually disappointed in this book. I thought it made the characters and ideas of human emotions two dimensional. there seemed to be a lack of depth. it's well written and well performed but seemed to be missing something. however like all this authors works, I had to see it through and know how it ends.

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Be Careful with Dating Companies

Wonder if Cold will give us another Lash book. Really liked all the characters and narrator was excellent.

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Couldn't Stop Listening

Excellent book! Had me listening nonstop from start to finish, Very well written! Great narration!

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Great story - wonderful narration

The story was fascinating. What I really liked was the narrator. I have never heard him read before and he has an understated voice that was perfect for this tale

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Eh.

It was difficult to get through this one. The narrator sounded robotic. Way to many unnecessary reading off of numbers, so much to the point that I had to stop listening because it was annoying.

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Perfect Match Sabotage

This was a great thriller about a company with a highly sophisticated computer that creates relationship matches. Not just a dating service, but one that purports to find the true love of your life. It actually succeeds. Many matches are wonderful, but several super couple matches are made. When the super couples are killed, the company calls in former FBI profiler and psychologist Christopher Lash to find out what is going on. Someone doesn't want him looking into the deaths and goes to great lengths to stop him.
Even though this book is over 10 years old, it is still quite relevant today. If you are a science fiction fan, you might guess the protagonist as I did, but it was still interesting to see how things turned out. It's a great page turner, that's even better on audio book. I enjoyed it, as well as the ending. I'm a fan of Child and Preston both individually and together. Narrator was fantastic!

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The narration seemed a bit dull and robotic. These books are usually better than this.

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Like Lincoln Child. But having someone read multidigit words makes me crazy! Rethink next time.

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One word to describe this story; drudgery.
A whole lot of nothing seems to happen. I listened to all but the last two hours and couldn’t bring myself to care what happened.

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Great read

The narrator did a great job, the story line was great and I didn't expect the ending

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really good story

I like Lincoln child's book as well as Douglas Prestons but please when there is a list of numbers you don't need the jot them all down and have someone read them all out.