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The Hollow Ones

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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A horrific crime that defies ordinary explanation. A rookie FBI agent in dangerous, uncharted territory. An extraordinary hero for the ages.

Odessa Hardwicke's life is derailed when she's forced to turn her gun on her partner, Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent who turns suddenly, inexplicably violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. The shooting, justified by self-defence, shakes the young FBI agent to her core. Devastated, Odessa is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation. But what most troubles Odessa isn't the tragedy itself - it's the shadowy presence she thought she saw fleeing the deceased agent's body after his death.

Questioning her future with the FBI and her sanity, Hardwicke accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on the trail of a mysterious figure named John Silence, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries and who is either an unhinged lunatic or humanity's best and only defence against unspeakable evil.

©2020 Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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GDT’s Marvel Fan-fic

Thoroughly enjoyable story that goes at a great clip. Basically Guillermo Del Torro’s Doctor Strange fan-fiction. A horror action thriller perfect for a holiday read/listen.

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Overly familiar, disappointingly naff.

Far from original storyline combining Denzel Washingtons Fallen and Preston Child novels, but not bettering them. The main character, a young FBI agent, is totally unbelievable, amateurish and overly emotive for someone in her position, you end up really annoyed by her. The narrator is a little over acting the part, over stressing the drama in a very American way. That's the biggest disappointment really, you expect the involvement of del Toro to bring a difference, a lateral approach to narrative and characters, but there is none of this, its a story on rails, predictable and less original than it wants you to believe.

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very good!

A very good book. If you enjoy thrillers with a bit of supernatural you will enjoy this read.