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Better Off Dead Audiobook

Better Off Dead: Victor the Assassin 4

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Publisher's Summary

A hitman must be anonymous, amoral...and alone.

Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for.

But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds he can't refuse. For once his objective isn't to kill but to protect.

Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies, Victor needs to be more than just a bodyguard...but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he's vowed to defend.

Published in the US as No Tomorrow.

©2014 Tom Hinshelwood (P)2015 Oakhill

What the Critics Say

"Jack Reacher meets Thomas Crown in this electrifying thriller." (Simon Kernick on The Hunter)

"Authentically brutal." (The Telegraph on The Enemy)

"Echoes of Jason Bourne...each plot twist is unexpected and well-timed." (Daily Mail on The Enemy)

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    Mikey poole, United Kingdom 24/08/2015
    Mikey poole, United Kingdom 24/08/2015 Member Since 2014

    My perfect night in: Cup of tea, all my wonderful audible books and dramas and a comfortable seat on top of my bed. Nuf sed'

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    "A stunning masterpiece"
    Any additional comments?

    There is not much more I can say about this audiobook that my title has not already covered. The 'Victor the assassin' series has swept me away and kept me highly entertained beyond any of my expectations.

    I am thoroughly disappointed I have come to the end of the series, now I will spend the rest of my days searching for other audiobooks that can potentially deliver so much happiness to my poor soul. I feel bereft. Like an alcoholic with no access to liquor. Like a hula without the hoop. Like a bean that wasn't made by Heinz. A monster without the much. My list could go on...

    Buy the book. Buy all 4 books in the series, work your way through as I have done. then maybe I can be joined by more people in sharing my grief in finishing sharing adventures with Victor the assassin, until his next book at least.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom 04/08/2015
    David Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom 04/08/2015 Member Since 2009

    Am an avid fan of audible, especially at night, usually fall asleep happily listening.... How sad am I!!

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    "Gratuitous Violence Spoiling any Storyline"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The finale of this story seemed, to me, to be totally concerned with how much violence could be squeezed into each chapter, Including, ramming a pistol barrel into the "baddies" eye socket to kill him! Really.......!!!!
    Had enjoyed previous novels but this will be my last Tom Wood book I'm afraid.


    Would you recommend Better Off Dead to your friends? Why or why not?

    Too much Gratuitous Violence


    What three words best describe Daniel Philpott’s performance?

    Not Very Good


    Could you see Better Off Dead being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Hopefully not


    Any additional comments?

    Concentrate on the story line Mr Wood and, don't get carried away with the violence.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jenni 04/08/2015
    Jenni 04/08/2015
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    "Listened to this audio book in one go!"

    I really enjoyed this story and the way it was read. The 81 chapters got hold of me and I couldn't put it down! However, the nearer the end the more swearing. So it is not something you could listen to 'out loud' without upsetting you're neighbours by mistake. The "c"pops up too.

    When I was showing a group of friends my tablet and Audio Book App, I found myself apologising when I got caught out with the swearing off hand.

    This was a shame. I didn't know the words were coming up! This day and age I suppose I should have realised, but the reading started out ok, and the 'baddies' had to speak this way to be tough it seems. It was a shame though as I would have given it 5's otherwise if it had not been for the strong language popping up from the middle to the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dan 30/07/2015
    Dan 30/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "A good balance of action and suspense"

    A good listen wish it was longer and the relationships explained but great action and it is on par with the previous books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jason 24/07/2015
    jason 24/07/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Lived up to the rest"

    As good as the first and last. This book will not be a disappointment, lots going on and at a great pace.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 22/07/2015
    Robert 22/07/2015
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    "excellent and worth the wait"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    great series that keeps building on the original plot, well narrated


    Any additional comments?

    hope this is not the last in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig 21/07/2015
    Craig 21/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "On edge all the way through"

    Good listen from start to end and kept captivated by each character. A must listen!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer london, United Kingdom 14/08/2015
    Amazon Customer london, United Kingdom 14/08/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "James Bond he Ain't"

    Another Victor romp. Our cardboard cutout super assassin is suavely popping off the baddies and sometimes the goodies. The last pages are very clever and round off the tale nicely so its worth listening to the end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Johnson 28/07/2016
    Ben Johnson 28/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Victor has a Heart"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how Victor does anything he can to protect the daughter of an old friend


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book, the plot is top-notch and the pace goes like a rocket but at the same time you never feel lost in the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Juggernaut Jon 08/07/2016
    Juggernaut Jon 08/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great "

    Victor is brilliant and keeps getting better. great stuff very enjoyable experience and character build ups

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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