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Stay Alive Audiobook

Stay Alive

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Publisher's Summary

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege, and Ultimatum.

One witness

You're on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out - and your whole life changes in an instant.

One secret

A woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don't know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She's in terrible danger. And now you are, too.

No escape

You're running, terrified, desperate to find safety. You know that the men hunting you have killed before. And if they catch you, you'll be next....

©2014 Simon Kernick (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Brilliant" (Sunday Mirror)
"Hang on tight!" (Harlen Coben)

What Members Say

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    Justin Coyne 07/07/2014
    Justin Coyne 07/07/2014 Member Since 2008

    Fav authors Patrick Rothfuss, David Gemmell, Simon Kernick and Joe Abercrombie. Fav readers Paul Thornley, Steven Pacey and Sean Barrett.

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    "Simon Kerning Fan"

    Enjoyable enough and breaks from the normal Simon Kerning plots a bit. If you are a fan of them you'll enjoy it. If you've not read his stuff before try severed or rentless first they are superior books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. R. L. Banfather 19/02/2015
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    "great easy listening"
    Would you listen to Stay Alive again? Why?

    No i never listen to the same book twice


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very easy to listen to and follow.


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

    Scope


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no just enjoyed listening


    Any additional comments?

    Bit far fetched in places be still a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstine 10/02/2014
    Kirstine 10/02/2014
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    "Overly frenetic thriller"

    I enjoyed the author's book Last Ten Seconds so knew his style would probably be a pacy thriller that takes the listener on a roller-coaster experience. However after a gripping start and intriguing early chapters the present story descends into just too many situations of jeopardy, bodies piling up and lonely parts of the Highlands of Scotland apparently inhabited by Russian gangsters, paedophiles, corrupt policemen, hit men and gun-totting grannies. There's little in the way of character-development and no respite from action. I think the story needed a few quiet interludes to slacken the relentless pace. It's all a bit too macho for my taste, though the narrator does a great job and must have been exhausted by the end!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Richardmk 03/03/2016
    Richardmk 03/03/2016
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    "They're not having much luck...."

    Ever feel that when it rains it pours? I do like Simon Kernick, but some times he makes it so hard for the reader to fall into his world.

    A little spoiler alert here.

    Imagine having a rubbish life. Your parents are dead and you've been stuck in abusing foster care since you can remember. Then, finally, you are placed with new "parents" who actually seem very nice. You think everything is fine until, one day, you're out on a pleasant family trip when suddenly your new guardians get killed too. Terrific.

    Then you find yourself chased by a Russian mafia boss's hench men. Great.

    Then you're chase and attacked by dogs. Wow.

    Then when you think you're finally safe, you find yourself locked in a room alone with an aged, perverted old man. Really?

    Then to top it all you're almost strangled to death by someone you trust. Come on...

    You're then taken to yet another predators house...I'd give up.

    All this and you're just two sisters trying to get on in life.

    Even though they seem to consistently jump out of the fire into the frying pan, then another frying pan, then another frying pan etc, and I did find myself shaking my head in disbelief, I did actually enjoy the story. I have certainly heard worse. I've also heard better.





    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Lewis 24/09/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "excellent story"

    Good story and great narrator I just love paul Thornley. Time to get my new book 😎😎

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    magicdave76 27/07/2015
    magicdave76 27/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Good, but not so good as previous ones."

    I really enjoy Simon Kernick's books, and like the Scope character a lot.

    This was a good yarn as usual, but there were a couple too many plot turns requiring me to suspend disbelief for me to rate it 5 stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Woodstercj 06/07/2015
    Woodstercj 06/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great read"

    Simon Kernick always delivers with his gripping story lines, another awesome book, a must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Gould 19/04/2015
    Susan Gould 19/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Simon Kernick's books"

    Action packed as always and keeps you guessing till the end. Can't wait to listen to the next one now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    calum duffus, United Kingdom 18/03/2014
    calum duffus, United Kingdom 18/03/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrifying and addictive"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Would only recommend to a brave friend living far away from the Scottish highlands who is never alone in the woods or hills.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stay Alive?

    So many frying pan to fire moments for people that I genuinely cared about.


    What about Paul Thornley’s performance did you like?

    Great delivery of a tight story drawing the reader into the jeopardy of the vulnerable characters.


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

    Even the highlands aren't safe!


    Any additional comments?

    The only book my girlfriend has listened in one sitting as she was to scared for casey and jess to stop.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lottigee 27/02/2014
    lottigee 27/02/2014 Member Since 2016

    Avid reader, listener and literature student

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    "Gripping thriller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was suspense right from the start, kept me guessing almost right to the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Twists and turns in the story meant I was never sure what would happen next. Great characters and narrator.


    What does Paul Thornley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Almost perfect narrator


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

    Run, but you can't hide


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Carl
    Vetlanda, Sweden
    06/02/15
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    "A new impression of Scotland"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I will do if the friend is interested in pure entertainment.


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

    Kernick will always do that to his "fan club".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last one.


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

    A few short unneccessary parts would been left out from this story.


    Any additional comments?

    No reason to care if all parts in the story doesn't fit perfect together because it is only
    entertainment and who cares about minor details. If the events in this story had happened in the real life about 150 years ago in the old American wild west, they had still been famous legends in our time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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