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The Eye Collector Audiobook

The Eye Collector

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Ready or not, here he comes.... He plays the oldest children's game in the world, hide and seek. Only the Eye Collector plays it to death. It's the same each time. A woman's body is found with a ticking stopwatch clutched in her dead hand. A distraught father must find his child before the boy suffocates - and the killer takes his left eye.

Alexander Zorbach, a washed-up cop turned journalist, has reported all three of the Eye Collector's murders. But this is different. His wallet has been found next to the corpse and now he's a suspect. The Eye Collector wants Zorbach to play.

Zorbach has exactly 45 hours, seven minutes to save a little boy's life. And the countdown has started....

Please note this audio is recorded in reverse order as per the print book. It starts with Epilogue, and finishes at Chapter One.

©2012 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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    Ricard ashford, United Kingdom 13/08/2012
    Ricard ashford, United Kingdom 13/08/2012 Member Since 2013

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    "Dark and gripping from start to finish"

    The eye collector is a strange book as it starts from the end but it works very well. It follows the life of an ex cop who writes about the eye collector as a newspaper reporter and he becomes very much involved in the case in a disturbing way.It takes you in to a dark and tense word where a serial killer seems to be always one step ahead of his police. A great read that keeps you guessing which I listened too without a pause. I strongly recommend it to anyone as it is fantastic book

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    marion bauer 15/08/2012
    marion bauer 15/08/2012 Listener Since 2010
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    "Scary!"

    This German author has a knack - he keeps you guessing all the way and the end - too scary.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Zara Wimperis 25/03/2016
    Zara Wimperis 25/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good old Thriller"

    I got sucked in to Sebastian Fitzek from listening to the Child. I ravished my Audible credits to collect book after book.
    I enjoy his style & the Eye collector is a Fitzek classic!
    With his now predictable gift at ratcheting up the tension the book is a race against time to capture a serial killer with our heroes being the unlikely pairing of an ex police negotiator & a blind woman who may be more than she seems.
    I always think I know exactly what's going on in Fitzeks books but the end always amazes me! I never finger the right person as the killer but enjoy trying!
    I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Child or Amok!! You won't be dissatisfied!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jue 23/12/2012
    Jue 23/12/2012 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Awesome"

    A totally awesome read, right from the start you get thoroughly involved in the action. Its starts at the end of the book but it draws you in, A retired cops race to find the children that have been taken by the eye collector who in turn becomes the polices main suspect. A great read that will have you hooked, to the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Kent, United Kingdom 26/08/2012
    Bill Kent, United Kingdom 26/08/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "Probably the worst I Have ever Listened to"

    Completely ridiculous! At first, I struggled to work out if the book was actually a parody, but no, it transpires that it’s actually a serious attempt at a thriller. I couldn’t decide if it was just appallingly written, or whether it just lost something crucial in translation. The only thing that was missing from the recording was Alan Partridge’s voice! The only intense aspect of the book, was wondering if the reader would stop the recording and say “sorry, had you going there didn’t I, just joking.”
    Exceptionally poor.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    SHARON 09/04/2016
    SHARON 09/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Original"

    loved the narrator paul shearer. loved the author, this is my second sebastien fitzek am looking for his others
    really enjoyed both.
    also looking for other books paul has narrated.
    enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sparks 03/03/2016
    Sparks 03/03/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, slightly clumsy translation."

    A really good story, well thought out, well read, very current. Clumsy translation to English.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Salford, United Kingdom 08/09/2012
    Paul Salford, United Kingdom 08/09/2012
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    "Cockneys in Berlin!"

    This was an enjoyable little thriller, several twists and turns kept the me guessing to the very end... which I might add is very bleak. However, it was almost ruined by the narrator who gave several of the characters English accents. I found that this distracted me from the story (set in Berlin by the way) and was especially annoying on the angry good cop bad cop combo and the missing boy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stan d'Up 08/07/2014
    Stan d'Up 08/07/2014

    Grandson of a poet and scholar, brother of some of the greatest wordsmiths on the planet - and did I mention I have composed the odd ode?

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    "Don't waste your time!"
    Would you try another book written by Sebastian Fitzek or narrated by Paul Shearer?

    Perhaps.


    What could Sebastian Fitzek have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Where to start?

    A blind woman makes her way down a track, having travelled on a bus, negotiated a fallen tree, in a snow storm and made herself at home in a hidden boat....

    Maybe the problem is in the translation? Actually, it's just not a good story.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Shearer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    N/A


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

    A real waste of time!

    Enough said...


    Any additional comments?

    Can I get my credit/money back?

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mandy Dockery 08/01/2017
    Mandy Dockery 08/01/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Superb listen!"

    Exciting, stomach churning, and hugely entertaining! Buy and enjoy but if you find yourself listening to it, wide awake at 3am, don't say you weren't warned!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    21/12/16
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    "This author always surprise me"
    Where does The Eye Collector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 5 at least


    What other book might you compare The Eye Collector to and why?

    Nothing by other authors could compare to this one. Maybe Sebastian's other books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't say it. It would be a spoiler.


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

    Definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    The best part is at the end so just enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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