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Dead Man's Gift Audiobook

Dead Man's Gift

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Publisher's Summary

A race-against-time short story from the best-selling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick

MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven-year-old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton's nanny.

The gang's demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son's. It's the ultimate dead man's gift....

©2014 Simon Kernick (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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    Mr Chesterfield, United Kingdom 24/08/2014
    Mr Chesterfield, United Kingdom 24/08/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Big disappointment"
    Would you try another book written by Simon Kernick or narrated by Paul Thornley?

    Yes


    What was most disappointing about Simon Kernick’s story?

    Length and plot development


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Thornley?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Really disappointed with the 3.5 hour length and I wouldn't have bought it had I checked...my own mistake there. Nevertheless, for a novelist to release a novel that is so short is strange and a real disappointment.

    I like Kernick and I really like Thornley's narration. The plot though didn't really go anywhere and was very predictable, the main character Scope hasn't moved on since we first met him and his inclusion was more than a bit far fetched.

    It felt like the author had lots of left over edits from previous books and used this short story as a vehicle to make use of them - a waste of a credit :(

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    calum duffus, United Kingdom 08/05/2015
    calum duffus, United Kingdom 08/05/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "kernick and thornley thrill again"

    Amazing ride through a roller coaster story that could not be switched off. should be listened to after the other kernick books in the series as the emotional investment in the lead character is built on the familiarity from the previous books. There is not as much charecterisation of lead as he is assumed by the author to be known.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Ian D Heathcock 11/09/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Too short and predictable"
    What did you like best about Dead Man's Gift? What did you like least?

    It got straight into the story, unlike other Kernick novels this one lacked the twists and turns and the depth of story. All over too quickly, more like a screen play adaptation of a novel


    Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I love Paul Thornley as a narrator - just a shame this one was too short


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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