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Killing Eve: Die for Me

Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
Series: Killing Eve, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

The basis for Killing Eve, now a major BBC TV series, starring Sandra Oh. 

As Villanelle returns to face her childhood demons and the Russian winter, Eve finds herself on the run from the Twelve, who want her dead. As the action moves between London and St Petersburg, and Eve and Villanelle finally admit their mutual erotic obsession, the chess game approaches its lethal, unforgettable conclusion.

Codename Villanelle and No Tomorrow, the first two in the Killing Eve series, are out now!

©2020 Luke Jennings (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Not what I expected

This storyline totally confused me, slightly absurd! A rather strange love story. Hope the TV show fares better

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Not worth waiting for

I got into Killing Eve from the TV show last year and soon after devoured books 1 and 2 by Audible, I couldn't wait for a continuation of the story of the charismatic psychopath and her slightly dorky but ultimately good and talented pursuer. I kept checking the release date every month or so to see if it had somehow been pushed forward in Audible, but no. Eventually the release date was upon us and my pre-order was given to me! ...What I heard in this book was.... unexpected to say the least. Within 3 chapters I found myself having to pause it every now and then to check I wasn't listening to my normal romantic comedy chick lit books, but no, it was definitely Killing Eve. The story is badly written lesbian erotica in some parts, in others it's just badly worded gross descriptions of occurences with no real plot to keep it hanging together. The book does improve slightly as it goes on, but it's not even in the same ballpark as the first two. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. (I should add that the one bright point in this book was the narration. Lucy Paterson did an excellent job with the voices and I was so glad to hear that she'd joined the book after previously doing an excellent job in books 1 and 2 of this series.) I'd really love to go on more about what little plot there is in this book but I really don't want to give spoilers to the dedicated fans of the series like myself. I still believe that book 4 could be great (if it actually happens!) and like people have done with many tv series who had a bit of a blip over the years we could just pretend that 'Die for Me' didn't happen. I will say that thing I found most irritating about the entire book is that the two main characters appear to have both had personality transplants. Eve is a simpering wimp with zero self control or knowledge of her own personal boundaries, while Villanelle has found her caring side, which, out of the context I've found it in I could almost believe. However, when combined with the other (non) characters and the neat way everything just fit together it was messy and completely unbelievable that two characters that we've gotten to know in the last 2 books would act the way that they did. Eve from 'Die for Me' would fit in better in a high school melodrama rather than a thriller. Mr Jennings, please find your old characters and return them to their previous personalities. Don't just follow what's happening in the tv show, this feels like what's happened here. Eve and Villanelle deserve to be remembered in a better way than this.

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Loved it!

Great 3rd chapter. I've enjoyed the audio books much more than the TV series, although I haven't finished series 3 yet. Beautifully read, I found it exciting, funny and hugely entertaining.

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Great story poor narration

I really love the story of Villanelle and Eve but the narrators way of reading was expressionless. The accents and speaking was fine but generally the description was dreadful. Not sure why at all ??

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Great book - poor accent

The “Welsh” accent was abysmal. Flitting between Windsor Davies’s comedic accent form “It Ain’t Alf hot Mum” to Scottish & Indian. Absolute tripe & verging on racist. Enjoyed the book though.

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absolutely brilliant

excellent storyline and really well read would recommend this book, look forward to a sequel

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Much better than the Series

I loved the TV series but was disappointed in the second and third seasons. The books on the other hand especially this one are brilliant, much better sorry line. Highly recommended

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good ending

Not my favourite of the series but still enjoyed it. I love the ending, it's so cute :) kind of lost me in the middle as I found it hard to finish the book. Also I didn't like how it was suddenly in 1st person. Overall a good listen.

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Waste of time.

I found this book to be very slow, boring and totally implausible, nowhere near as good as the other books in the series.

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better than the TV series

One of the most griping series of books I have read, it goes into so much detail. having watched all the series first, it was nice to picture the actors in the story.