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Distress Signals Audiobook

Distress Signals

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Publisher's Summary

The day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a business trip to Barcelona, his life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads, 'I'm sorry - S' sets off real alarm bells.

Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called The Celebrate and to a woman who disappeared in eerily similar circumstances. Adam must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground....

©2016 Catherine Ryan Howard (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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    The Earnest Critic 08/09/2016 Member Since 2011

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    really terrific crime thriller. one of the best I've read since I Let You Go and that wasn't as twisty as this.

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    A. McKechnie 05/09/2016
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    "Very silly and completely implausible"

    The story descended into complete farce in the second half of the book especially. There was also a sub-story which was unnecessary to the plot and went nowhere. I regret the hours of my life spent on this poorly written tale. No redeeming features whatsoever.

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    junem england 12/08/2016
    junem england 12/08/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "brilliant really enjoyed this!!!"

    first time I've listened to this author. Couldn't stop listening till it finished! will be looking for more by this author!

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    Sophie S 01/08/2016
    Sophie S 01/08/2016

    Female in my 30s. Work full time, listen to audio books in the car and in bed. Sometimes even when cooking!

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    "Interesting story that kept me focussed"

    The story was as described in the description. Interesting idea and although it was obvious from the beginning that the French side story had something to do with it, the revelation didn't come too soon. The characters were believable and I could identify with them.

    Now for the narrator. His accents were just ridiculous! His French was bordering on the German and sounded like he'd watched too many episodes if 'Allo 'Allo! He couldn't make up his mind between Northern Irish and southern Irish accents. If you're going to do such poor accents it would be better to do none at all.
    The accents did really distract me and definitely took away from the overall experience.

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    Tony Batton 12/05/2016
    Tony Batton 12/05/2016
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    "Gone Girl on a boat!"
    What made the experience of listening to Distress Signals the most enjoyable?

    A great book matched with the ideal narrator. I finished it in less than 2 days.


    What other book might you compare Distress Signals to, and why?

    It has strong echoes of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, but it's very much its own book. There is a slow and steady realisation that things are not as they seem, and in a possibly terrible way. As with both those books, I had to keep listening to find out what happened next.


    What about Stephen Armstrong’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration - in particular I really felt I was inside the main character's head, hearing his thoughts.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment when Adam realises that there is more to things than his girlfriend having failed to return his messages - quietly chilling.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a criticism of this book, but I'd have liked even more about the cruise ship - it was a compelling part of the story and setting, and I felt like the author showed us something that many might think they grasp, but quickly realise we had no understanding of at all! As a reader/listener it's always great to get a secret glimpse into the inner workings. MORE PLEASE.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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