©2004 Really Scary Books/Peter James; (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd
I wanted car journeys to go on longer and couldn't wait to leave for work as I loved this so much...I was so excited to find out what happened, it was gripping all the way to the end.
This is by far the best audio book I have downloaded since joining Audible. Its very well narrated and within the first half hour or so, you are already introduced to a range of major characters who are memorable, interesting and hold your imagination. I'm terrible for reading the cover of a book or seeing the first 5 minutes of a film and working out exactly how its going to pan out. You can't do it with this book. There are several twists, things happen that you just don't expect, minor characters who appear that change your train of thought etc. Its characters are believable and its not really that far fetched so as a worst case scenario for the victim, it is something that could happen - fundamentally a prank gone wrong. I would highly recommend this book. I've put the rest of the series in my wishlist. This review is in respect of the unabridged version.
I use my Audible on my morning commute. This was so good I couldn't wait that long and had to listen on the way home as well! Read with passion it was brilliant from start to finish.
I've never written a review before but felt compelled to with this book. It kept me enthralled throughout and I drove my family mad with the 'oh no!' and 'I can't believe it' when listening. It's a real thriller - I loved it!
bought this on an impulse purely as a journey filler for a long haul flight, now I'm back home I have added the whole series to my wish list. Good plot with so many twists and turns I listen to part one in one go, so engaged with the characters. Found the narrator better suited to some chapters more than others, but just a slight niggle
If this had been a book it would have been a real page turner. I wanted my journeys to last and last so I could continue listening.
Exciting fast moving with a fascinating twist that I really didn't expect!
I believe that this was the first book in the author's DCI Roy Grace series and he certainly started with a winner. I've listened to/read several in the series and have enjoyed them all, but think this is the best yet for sheer inventiveness and audacious twists and turns of plot. A great listen, excellently narrated.
Avid listener and reader.
I wasn't sure if I could listen to the story, a prank gone wrong but the twists and turns were great and believeable.
Feeling the terror of being left alone and incapable of saving yourself.
No favourite and tired of being asked to come with a review with tags as though I wasn't capable of doing myself.
No I don't know who could spend that much time listening to a story. I like stories that are unabridged and will give me several days listening.
Stop giving me suggestions for reviews. I will have to start using the spaces for my own reasons and filling them with nothing.
Someone interested enough to listen to books has the ability to come up with their own review. Please change this format.
This was a good yarn. A fiendishly clever plot that, at times, resurrected my claustrophobic feelings. But! Why oh why do some of these, very good, authors, spoil a wonderful story by going on to the point where you feel they are trying to challenge Dickens for the title. I know, Peter James would point out, with some justification, that the thing has to run its course, that takes words, and if you only want a short story, why bother with a full length novel. But that isn't really the point, is it? Some thing are better left to the imagination, for the reader to ponder over.
A wonderful yarn, just too long.
Thoroughly enjoyed this title. Already listened to the two more books in the series.
really enjoyed this one. complicated but not over-contrived story. well read. a really good listen!
I found the story full of unexpected twists. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I found at times it was so tense had to turn it off & go back to it later.
Would definetly recommend this book
As a good listen.
"Edge of the seat"
It grabs you right from the start. The twists keep coming. Very well read.
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