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Splinter | [Sebastian Fitzek]

Splinter

An insanely fast-paced psychological thriller with a killer hook, from the international bestseller and master of terror, Sebastian Fitzek. The Clinic is a world leader in memory research, they say they can permanently erase your traumatic memories, leaving you free to start a new life. Marc Lucas killed his pregnant wife in a car crash. He carries the memory of her death with him everywhere - a splinter of glass stuck in his neck. His life is a nightmare from which he can't wake. Should he visit the clinic? Or has he been there already? The problem is, he can't remember....
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An insanely fast-paced psychological thriller with a killer hook, from the international bestseller and master of terror, Sebastian Fitzek. The Clinic is a world leader in memory research, they say they can permanently erase your traumatic memories, leaving you free to start a new life. Marc Lucas killed his pregnant wife in a car crash. He carries the memory of her death with him everywhere - a splinter of glass stuck in his neck. His life is a nightmare from which he can't wake. Should he visit the clinic? Or has he been there already? The problem is, he can't remember....

©2010 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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    Sparrow Ryde,, United Kingdom 22/03/2015
    Sparrow Ryde,, United Kingdom 22/03/2015 Listener Since 2006

    I listen to my purchased stories whilst walking my dog Molly. I'm retired so I spend a lot of time walking the coastal footpaths.

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    "Good story that keeps you guessing"

    I was pleasantly surprised at the pace of this story. It really is a puzzle that will keep you guessing right up to the end.

    I bet that like me you won't guess correctly bit enjoy the journey through this exciting tale.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Sheehan 21/01/2015
    L. Sheehan 21/01/2015 Member Since 2014

    New to this Audible thing!

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    "Enjoyable"

    I am a little undecided on this book. It didn't grip me throughout but was an interesting idea and liked the ending.

    Reader was good though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TyMawr UK 20/05/2012
    TyMawr UK 20/05/2012 Member Since 2008

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    "Gripped"

    As other have said, its gripping, with all the twists and turns. You certainly feel sympathy for the main character and feel his dilemmas, who can he trust? Who can he turn to? What is happening? Don't let the short torture scene put you off as the rest of the story is well worth listening to. The narrator is excellent and I would listen to him again!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12/01/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyable but Slightly Bizarre"

    I really enjoyed the majority of this book. The storyline was quite different to what I usually read and full of twists and turns. You simply don't know what is real and who to trust. The only small downside is the reason for all of it at the end was rather far fetched but what the heck, it is fiction after all!

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    jason Aylesbury, United Kingdom 20/11/2011
    jason Aylesbury, United Kingdom 20/11/2011 Member Since 2015
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    "What a great read"

    I listened to this as an audiobook and liked it a lot. At times it had me in two minds - the fist wondering what the heck was going on, trying to work out the story, the second wondering how the author was going to pull it all together and make sense of the story. I failed on the first front, as it kept me guessing to the very end, and the author succeded on the seocnd point.

    I thought this story was awesome, and if you're in two minds about getting it, I'd say definitely go for it, you won't regret it. I listen to a lot of not so great stories, this wasn't one of them! The story was from a German translation, but don't let this put you off, it doesn't detract from the story one bit.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    JANET CHESTER LE STREET, United Kingdom 25/10/2011
    JANET CHESTER LE STREET, United Kingdom 25/10/2011 Member Since 2014
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    "Kept me guessing"

    Lots of twists and turns in the plot. Kept me intrigued right to the end. Liked the narrator too. Great pace. Excellent ending (as well as the beginning and middle). Very enjoyable.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 16/06/2015
    Andy 16/06/2015 Member Since 2014

    Submarine commander, astronaut and surgeon.....on a weekend. In the week I take it easy, when my regular job, kids and dogs allow :)

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    "Good, but far too drawn out to be a Fitzek Classic"
    If you could sum up Splinter in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, Irritating, Engaging.....repeat


    If you’ve listened to books by Sebastian Fitzek before, how does this one compare?

    Not of the same quality. His recent works, the Child and AMOK were both 5 Star. This earlier book, purchased on the high standard of the aforementioned, left me somewhat disappointed. Don't get me wrong it's good, but when you've tasted fillet, the rump just gives youth hump.....


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Nothing stands out. There were so many scenes with the main character being tormented by ever changing possible outcomes to his living hell e.g. whether his supporting characters were 'good guys' or 'bad guys'. In the end you just got irritated by far too many unnecessary twists.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Planted Amnesia....., a film you may want to forget


    Any additional comments?

    You might love it, plenty did. Hope you're not disappointed has I was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hazel 06/02/2012
    Hazel 06/02/2012 Member Since 2013
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    "Too much for me"

    The synopsis sounds interesting but the torture scene in chapter 2 was too graphic for me and I'm not going to listen further.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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