Best selling crime novelist Lee Child joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his work, his writing, his latest book Night School, and his thoughts on Tom Cruise as his famous protagonist.
Oh dear! Found Lee Child's general air of indifference completely fake, as with the majority of his claims. Just sits and writes every book from scratch, off the cuff, with absolutely no pre thought regards storyline /theme? Utter BS! Fortunately I love the character of Reacher too much to allow the authors' arrogance to influence my enjoyment. WTF!? LC
The Matrix: a world within a world, a graphic representation of the databanks of every computer in the human system; a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate users in the Sprawl alone. And by Case, computer cowboy, until his nervous system is grievously maimed by a client he double crossed. Japanese experts in nerve splicing and micro bionics have left him broken and close to death. But at last Case has found a cure. He’s going back into the system.
The descriptions of virtual worlds within worlds is hard to grasp at first though I found imagery from the Matrix and Bladerunner movies to be helpful.
Here for the first time is a complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies. From the esoteric account of the evolution of the species to the occult roots of science, from the secrets of the Flood to the esoteric motives behind American foreign policy, here is a narrative history that shows the basic facts of human existence on this planet can be viewed from a very different angle.
Very hard to follow, confusing and contradictory. This was my impression. I may change my opinion following a second reading... But that is unlikely to happen.
When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot? Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to reopen investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King.
Average fare from Baldacci. Enjoyed the sexual tension between three main characters but have forgotten the story already
Four nuns and a fifth woman, a visitor to Africa, are killed in a savage nighttime attack. Months later in Sweden, the news of the unexplained tragedy sets off a cruel vengeance for these killings. Inspector Kurt Wallander is home from an idyllic holiday in Rome, full of energy and plans for the future. Autumn settles in, and Wallander prays the winter will be peaceful. But when he investigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher, he discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles.
Upon reflection I realised its been over two years since my last Wallender making this book all the sweeter, absence really does make the heart fonder. The combination of Mankells' driving narrative from the lips of Sean Barrett had me transfixed. I'd forgotten just how much depth both men are capable of infusing into seemingly banal situations. Only trouble is how addictive the experience is. Got a feeling I'll be revisiting past pleasures to get my fix..... Highly recommended (just make sure you save some for me)
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Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry’s ‘undercover stunt double’, standing in for Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is mistakenly kidnapped from a Miami hotel by an obsessed paparazzo named Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public.
Take a wonderfully colourful adventure as we dip our toes in the treacherous, deceptively alluring yet utterly shallow waters of the modern meat mill that is "teenage celebrity".
Despicable behaviour v karma!?
There can be only one!
It's like the books were written for Jeff Harding to narrate
Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.
This thriller is well paced with suspense and intrigue in every chapter but I sense that some characters may have failed to stamp their credibility on me had not Joanne Froggatt carried out her unique form of CPR and breathed life into the whole thing
The peaceful life of a village in Wiltshire is suddenly shattered by a disaster which strikes without reason or explanation, leaving behind it a trail of misery and horror. A yawning, bottomless crack spreads through the earth, out of which creeps a fog that resembles no other. Whatever it is, it must be controlled; for wherever it goes it leaves behind a trail of disaster as hideous as the tragedy that marked its entry into the world. The fog, quite simple, drives people insane.
Just like a diamond platinum ring, the partnership of James Herbert narrated by Sean Barrett is a beautiful thing to behold.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.
Gripping enough storyline has you constantly ducking from the dung flung at our average Joe of a main character.
Like an episode of Juliet Bravo it entertains without leaving a lasting impression.
When Mickey Haller is invited by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to prosecute a case for him, he knows something strange is going on. Mickey's a defense lawyer, one of the best in the business, and to switch sides like this would be akin to asking a fox to guard the hen-house. But the high-profile case of Jason Jessup, a convicted child-killer who spent almost 25 years on death row before DNA evidence freed him, is an intriguing one.
Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) , public defender No.1 , turns prosecutor for the LA DA on a politically toxic case. He enlists the aid of his ex wife and half brother Harry Bosch for a roller coaster of a trial, full of ups, downs and especially twists. Did he do the right thing by batting for the other side??