Ambushed and drugged, Evan Smoak wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-manoeuvre a powerful opponent to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him...or die trying.
©2016 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2017 Brilliance Audio
Yes. It's a thriller in the Jack Reacher / Jason Bourne style, it's just written really well.
Evan is clearly the reason you return for more, however the supporting cast of villains and acquaintances are well fleshed out. Orphan V feels like she is going to bring more to the party as the series progresses.
I like the sense of drama he brings, it's a bit slow going sometimes but his Jack and Evan are good. I think my favourite bit of his narration is when Evan answers the phone 'Do you need my help...'
It's violent rather than emotional.
Best thriller I've read for years (after Orphan X).
From start to finish this book is packed with excitement. Evan, a Robin Hood killer that shows no empathy towards his well deserved victims, you feel deserves so much more from life for himself.
The narration was excellent and so perfectly balanced to the storyline and characters that I could have happily listened to another 10 hours.
I just hope there is another in the series, although how you can improve on this is going to be a tall order.
I'm exhausted - not only is Evan's traumatic life keeping me constantly on the edge of my seat but I also have to keep listening until it's finished which means bed is going to be in the morning not at night!
Great thriller with a genuinely interesting and engaging protagonist and supporting cast.Knowingly written, several Deus Ex Machina moments are acknowledged within the story. Very well performed- characters are easy to tell apart without sounding false or strained.
Just brilliant! I loved everything about the first one & had high expectations for this & it didn't disappoint.
The performance was brilliant, the story even better!!
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