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Stalkers Audiobook

Stalkers

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Publisher's Summary

Time's up. You're Next.

"All he had to do was name the woman he wanted. It was that easy. They would do all the hard work."

Detective Sergeant Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is investigating the disappearance of 38 different women. Each one was happy and successful until they vanished without a trace.

Desperate to find her missing sister, Lauren Wraxford seeks out Heck's help. Together they enter a seedy underworld of gangsters and organised crime. But when they hear rumours about the so-called 'Nice Guys Club' they hit a brick wall. They're the gang that no one will talk about. Because the Nice Guys can arrange anything you want. Provided you pay the price....

Dark, terrifying and unforgettable. Stalkers will keep fans of Stuart MacBride and Katia Lief looking over their shoulder.

©2013 Paul Finch (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Really terrific, compulsive stuff...definitely a talent to watch." (The Bookseller: One to Watch)

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    sandra Warwickshire, England 24/08/2013
    sandra Warwickshire, England 24/08/2013 Member Since 2016

    wixey

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    "A Cliffhanger to the end..."
    If you could sum up Stalkers in three words, what would they be?

    gripping and twisting storyline


    What other book might you compare Stalkers to, and why?

    Some of Stephen Leathers Dan Shepherd series


    Which character – as performed by Paul Thornley – was your favourite?

    All of them... Paul is superb to listen to...


    Any additional comments?

    I had never heard of Paul Finch (sorry) and only picked this book for the reader (Paul Thornley). But wow! was I hooked right from the beginning. It has some surprising twists and turns, and I loved Heck, who was ruthless, but caring.... funny but serious.... altogether a very complex character, which all adds to the suspense. Well worth downloading, but dont start listening if you have only limited time.... you wont be able to switch it off!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    G. Myers 20/01/2015
    G. Myers 20/01/2015 Member Since 2015

    A modest genius & all round good bloke!

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    "Top Notch Crime Thriller"

    The first Paul Finch book I have listened to it will certainly not be the last. Great characters great plot listened in record time because I could not put it down

    Paul Thornley shows yet again that in this genre he is the benchmark by which all other narrator's are judged.

    I am tempted to start my next Paul Finch right away but stuff this good should be kept and brought out for a special occasion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    anne Bedford, United Kingdom 03/01/2015
    anne Bedford, United Kingdom 03/01/2015 Member Since 2014

    As a recently retired "young" pensioner! I now have more time to read and listen to Audio Books as I renovate my house in Spain.

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    "Fascinating, unexpected,must keep on listening to"

    This was my introduction to Paul Finch's books and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The main character, Heck, was flawed and although his exploits were extreme, he remained down to earth and believable. I'd hate to live in his world but enjoyed reading about it. It ended with a bit of a cliffhanger, so I assume it's the first of a series and although I normally don't like series I will buy more of this one.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Kastner London 19/01/2015
    Miss Kastner London 19/01/2015 Member Since 2013

    Noodle

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    "Great book"

    Really enjoyed it, great story and plot. Was read and presented well,
    five stars ***** I would recommend this book to anyone who like detective novels

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adele Gatenby Halifax, W. Yorkshire United Kingdom 13/10/2014
    Adele Gatenby Halifax, W. Yorkshire United Kingdom 13/10/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Robotic narration"
    Would you try another book written by Paul Finch or narrated by Paul Thornley?

    The story was really good but it was massively spoiled by the narrator who's speech was stilted and robotic and times. When he was voicing the characters he came to life but telling the story was just awful, he put pauses where there shouldn't have been any. I started getting really distracted by how many times he paused in one sentence. One example
    They abandoned, Hecks fiat, in a multi-storey car park, in Cockfosters. It was, on one of the, upper floors...
    At times I wanted to scream at him "Just get on with it!!!"
    That said I loved the story and when it did flow it was great.
    I would listen to another Paul Finch book but I would hesitate if it was narrated by Paul Thornley,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Hecks gruff exterior hiding a genuine nice guy


    What didn’t you like about Paul Thornley’s performance?

    It was like he was reading a book he had never seen before and hesitated after every few words


    Was Stalkers worth the listening time?

    Definitely. The story was great


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Heidi 07/10/2014
    Heidi 07/10/2014
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    "slow at first but gripping at end"
    What did you like most about Stalkers?

    Very atmospheric in end


    What did you like best about this story?

    as above gripping at end stick with it


    Which character – as performed by Paul Thornley – was your favourite?

    All strong


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

    Not at first but more so towards the end


    Any additional comments?

    better than others I I have since listened to

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Craig 22/04/2015
    Craig 22/04/2015 Member Since 2007

    craigbishop01

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    "Stalkers"

    This was the first Paul Finch novel for me and I will definitely be going into the others and recommending them to those friends who enjoy a similar genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 18/03/2015
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    "unbelievable"

    Supercop dodges bullets and survives against all the odds repeatedly. yawn. spoilt it for me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 08/02/2015
    Mr 08/02/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Predictable story and dreary narration."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The basic problem with this book was that its plot needed you to suspend logical thinking to make the story work. The characters were all stereo-types. I think if you were new to crime fiction this book could put you off for good.


    Has Stalkers put you off other books in this genre?

    There are some great books available on audible in this genre but unfortunately this isn't one of them.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Yes much better. If you compare it to a Sean Barrett narration you will quickly see why it didn't measure up.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    not that I can think of


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 29/01/2015
    Mike 29/01/2015
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    "Silly gang name"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I did but they didn't like the lead characters childish ways


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Whose ever heard of a gang called The NiceGuys .....well maybe in the play ground


    Did Paul Thornley do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    They all appeared stupid with a smarty pants cry baby in the lead


    Was Stalkers worth the listening time?

    At times


    Any additional comments?

    None

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Lynn Connolly
    22/05/16
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    "farfetched and dull"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    perhaps male teenagers


    What could Paul Finch have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have a plausible plot with more realistic characters. The two lead characters performed like super heroes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Thornley’s performances?

    Don't think so


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    inconclusive ending ... made a long listen, even less unworthy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CM
    28/03/16
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    "Great !"

    I asked Audible if they could get more of the Paul Finch Sgt Heckenberg series and they did ! So thank you Audible. I really enjoyed the only other one of the series they had on Audible "Hunted" which is book 5 in the series so I was so pleased to start at book 1 "Stalkers". Paul Finch was a script writer for TV and a former policeman in England and it shows in his writing these detective novels featuring DS "Heck" Heckenburg are paced really well, tension builds and the story is gripping . I could not stop listening. Some of the crime scenes are a bit graphic but the plots are so inventive lots of twists and turns. The narrator Paul Thornley does an excellent job . the Can't wait to read book 2 "Sacrafice".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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