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FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok Performance

FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok: An Audible Original Drama

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Enjoy the first three chapters free of Amok, an Audible Original psychological crime thriller audiobook from best-selling crime writer and journalist, Sebastian Fitzek with a gripping narration by an unbeatable cast including Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, Peter Firth, Brendan Coyle and Hugh Skinner. A renowned criminal psychologist has planned her suicide for that night. As she prepares a final drink to end her grief she receives a call - a gruesome killer has a hostage situation and has started to slaughter the innocent victims. She is the negotiator. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don't, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot. The man threatens to continue playing this game until his fiancée arrives at the studio. The only problem is that his fiancée died several months ago....

Amok is a tense psychological hostage thriller set in a Berlin Radio Station, from the internationally renowned author of the best-selling Audible Original Drama The Child.

Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program.

©2007 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2015 Audible Ltd.

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    Highlight 26/07/2015
    Highlight 26/07/2015 Member Since 2016

    I L❤️ve My Audio Books

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    "Over Blown Pathetic Clap Trap - Bad Writing"

    The pretentious writing is annoying pathetic clap trap.

    This writer is trying far too hard, leading to failure. This is what I expect an amateur to produce, not a writer who is expecting his intelligent paying audience to read.

    I listened to the 15 minutes of Free Claptrap which went on like 5 hours of gut wrenching torture, feeling very sorry for my grey cells which were
    begging me to 'Switch Off'. But I wanted to persevere to find out what all of the Over Blown Advertising was all about, when suddenly the ever so serious excited narrator; STOPPED rambling !! and all went Dead - Thank God. All it left me feeling was - NOTHING. Just glad it was over.
    Why are we being advertised to death to Listen to and buy this Dreadful work ???
    Now I can get on with my life and stop wondering any longer.
    What a luxury this feels and I am so happy no to have fallen into the Advertisers Trap - I will keep my valuable Credits and my precious money.
    I escaped yet more Brain Washing to buy Bad Work.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs A 22/01/2016
    Mrs A 22/01/2016 Member Since 2016

    Hello

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    "Yawn!"

    Thought this sounded really interesting, but as it is a drama, things happen that are not explained! For instance, in the second chapter the main character was doing something in her apartment. All you could hear was banging and crashing as things were moved - BUT nothing was explained on the narration other than "well she decided to do something else instead" What she was doing is a mystery to me!! Pointless!! Needs MUCH better narration to actually tell you what is going on!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryli Southampton UK 09/05/2015
    Cheryli Southampton UK 09/05/2015 Member Since 2009

    Rough cut, unrefined

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    "Definitely adding to my wish list"

    Loved everything about this book. Very tense and fascinating storyline - so much packed into the first 3 chapters. Look forward to listening to the remaining chapters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    The Dogs Mum 15/02/2016
    The Dogs Mum 15/02/2016 Member Since 2015

    I'm @TeaganTheDog's mum. We live in Dorset and walk a lot & like geocaching. I became addicted to Audible in September 2015.

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    "Hooked"

    I was hooked from the very beginning so now I'm off to get the rest of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joyous Ilford, Essex, UK 13/06/2015
    Joyous Ilford, Essex, UK 13/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "It made made me buy the full book"

    Grabs you from the beginning. Can't wait to hear the full story so I'll be shelling out for the full audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anita warburton 09/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Dont let the sample guide you"

    I downloaded the sample because I like Adrian Lester & Peter Firth
    the sample of 3 chapters was interesting introduced the characters and gave you a taste of the story.
    so based on this I downloaded the whole book - a mistake I felt
    the story is a little complicated, but is made more complicated by some of the narration - some voices are very similar and its hard to follow who is speaking sometimes

    I wouldn't recommend this as an audible book - might be a good read in it physical form ??

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ginifred 25/05/2015
    Ginifred 25/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping and brilliantly performed"

    I have seriously enjoyed listening to this-I'm already halfway through the full audiobook... and still gripped. Fantastic performance by all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miss R 06/05/2015
    Miss R 06/05/2015 Member Since 2015

    fitzlemons

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    "Tense and gripping"

    I wasn't expecting much, but the first three chapters are excellent and I know what I'm using my credits for next month!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. W. D. Pratt UK 04/10/2016
    Mr. W. D. Pratt UK 04/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "tender hooks"

    really clear and descriptive narration along side a strong cast. a great start I'm looking forward to the full story.

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    R. Buckley uk 18/04/2016
    R. Buckley uk 18/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "made me need more!"

    What a cliff hanger to end a 3 chapter free trial on! sneaky! very clever!

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  • Slim
    Courtland, Virginia
    09/03/16
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    "Ok"

    I didnt like it it was sort of boring to me in my own opinion yuck

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Landon
    Annandale, Virginia
    23/03/16
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    "um"
    What did you like best about FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok? What did you like least?

    I can say I really didn't care for this story even though it was okay story it just didn't catch my interest i guess .


    What was most disappointing about Sebastian Fitzek’s story?

    everything


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    yes


    Do you think FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, i think it should stay like it is


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/04/16
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    "ok"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know maybe so one who into books that's like this.


    What was most disappointing about Sebastian Fitzek’s story?

    Not sure, It just didn't catch my attention tbh


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    yes, i didn't like this one


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    sadness maybe not sure


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L. Barrell
    Maryland
    12/04/16
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    "Got to hear the entire production!"

    After the first three chapters, I'm hooked. Going to download the entire book right now. Sounds good and left me wanting to hear it in its entirety.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • C. Cristiana
    Clark, NJ United States
    09/04/16
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    "Amok First three chapters"
    Would you listen to FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok again? Why?

    No, it's not my kind of story. It flows more like a spy thriller, so if people enjoy those types of books, I think they will enjoy this.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moose
    12/07/15
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    "Too Over the Top"

    Definitely not my cup of tea. The story has the potential to be an exciting thriller, but it was just so overdone that I couldn't take it seriously. I won't be listening to the full version of this drama any time soon.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    22/09/15
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    "PETROL STATION"

    This did nothing to make me want to listen to the whole thing. So, glad it was free. We have a woman who is planning her suicide and a guy who is going explode a bomb in a busy area. It ends before we find if they succeed and why they are doing what they are doing. I am not big in to Mysteries, so I found I did not care enough to buy the book.

    The production and narrators were okay, but did not really stand out.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Raquel M Ade
    09/11/16
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    "Awesome suspense and narrative"

    The sound effects and narrating is spot on, and the first three chapters are enough to keep you listening and make you want more! I will be buying this one soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin R.
    25/10/16
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    "very entertaining"

    It's going to be a great mystery. I wish this was the full book. I really enjoyed the first 3 chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike Sewell
    03/10/16
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    "Radio drama makes a come back!"
    What made the experience of listening to FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok the most enjoyable?

    I am usually a purist and love to add background via my own imagination; additional sound effects, 2nd & 3rd person voices and dramatic music. The sample really gave me flashbacks of the radio dramas I used to listen to while on long drives. "Amok" seems like a creation that will be entertaining and FUN!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    As any good series keep you hanging; "Tune in next week when we hear Jan say 'I think I left the stove on' ". This sample hints at numerous story lines. It brings you to the brink of a climax and then steps back to watch you wither.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The depth of a an audible drama, as opposed to a single voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Having only the sample to go by, an effective tagline may be difficult:" Explosions of Love, Mystery and Buildings.. just when you thought it was safe to breathe!"


    Any additional comments?

    For fans of radio dramas, this story seems to promise a great ride. I look forward to seeing it through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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