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The Witness Audiobook

The Witness

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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 and The Final Minute.

I had a simple choice. Stay here and almost certainly be discovered.

Or get up and run.

The Witness

When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack.

The Detective

DI Ray Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, but his effectiveness at getting results means that he's now been given the task of preventing the attack from taking place. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he's letting on?

The Killer

In the safe house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover's killer. But what she doesn't know is that the killer has already found out who she is and where she is hiding.

And now he's coming for her....

©2016 Simon Kernick (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

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    Allison B. 11/03/2016
    Allison B. 11/03/2016

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    "Unbearable"

    Sorry, but couldn't stand the female narrator. Totally spoiled it for me no matter how many times I tried to get into it. Loved the other books but will think twice about listening to any more

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    phae 25/02/2016
    phae 25/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't waste your credit"

    This could have been a great book. Sadly the way the narrative is written is cliché and more than a little predictable!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    R. United Kingdom 19/02/2016
    R. United Kingdom 19/02/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Not the best from this author"

    I was so looking forward to this and thoroughly enjoyed the first chapter but just couldn't get away with the narrator change, it spoilt it for me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    susan harper 23/03/2016
    susan harper 23/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Hooray for Paul Thornley!"

    Jonathan Keeble is quite good, Diana Kent very disappointing with a wishy washy voice. Made me lose concentration on the story. Paul Thornley is the only one to read Simon Kernik's books...he is excellent. Story not quite up to Kernik's usual standard I feel, although that might be because of the different readers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Chesterfield, United Kingdom 16/02/2016
    Mr Chesterfield, United Kingdom 16/02/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Poor production"

    Solid story and great pace, though not the authors best, but the production was poor! Voice actors fine in themselves but the chopping and chandigarh didn't work for me at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Woodstercj 03/11/2016
    Woodstercj 03/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping"

    Yet another great book by the author, he just gets better with every book great read.

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    Toni 26/09/2016
    Toni 26/09/2016 Member Since 2005
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    "A fantastic listen as usual"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook and I would highly recommend iit. I found it hard to stop listening!

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    Michael 11/08/2016
    Michael 11/08/2016
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    "totally illogical plot"

    struggled to finish it and ending obvious preparation for follow-up ! Not for me thank you.

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    Venerez 23/07/2016
    Venerez 23/07/2016
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    "Disappointing end!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A more appropriate ending. The end was really abrupt and unexpected


    Has The Witness put you off other books in this genre?

    no, just other books by the same author


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

    disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    miss LONDON, United Kingdom 11/06/2016
    miss LONDON, United Kingdom 11/06/2016 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Just couldn't put it down "

    loved it so many characters made it an enjoyable listen great story would definitely recommend

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  • Carl
    Vetlanda, Sweden
    24/04/16
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    "Genuine Action Story With a Very Good Performance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I will, because it is action from the very first minute to the last minute with an excellent performance with a female voice for female characters and male voices for male characters what ought to be a standard. At least for all top selling stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The doings of the main character filled most of the time in this story without him being any kind of an unrealistic superman.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Caribian island scene.


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

    Action.


    Any additional comments?

    Just as in some other Simon Kernic books, there are a few parts which doesn't really fit together and some strange matters are not explained at all. However, it is an action novel with the very best performance I've heard in ages what makes it a good choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donna
    Kansas,USA
    06/02/16
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    "A good listen"

    I'm giving this a 4 rating. It is better than average. Yes, it is spies , bad guys, guns, egos, red herrings, terrorism -sort of- tosed togethr in a book that is fun to listeen to - with a trailer that I hopes leads to a sequel. It takes pkace in Britain so ee see their attitude to guns- so different to Amrtia's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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