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The Soul-Breaker

An Audible Original Drama
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (271 ratings)

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Summary

An Audible Original gripping audio dramatisation starring Adjoa Andoh, Rafe Spall, Robert Lindsay and Robert Glenister from Germany's most successful thriller writer, Sebastian Fitzek, author of The Child, Amok and Passenger 23.

Please note: This title contains explicit language and scenes of a sexual nature.

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The Sound of Fitzek!

This is another quality production from Audible. Plenty of atmosphere, good narration and some really energetic performances. The soundscape is excellent, often generating a 3D feel with its depth and creepy incidental music. Audible seem to like Fitzek and it has to be said his stories on the whole seem to translate well into the audio-drama format. There are some really clever ideas about what the Soul-breaker actually does which makes for an intriguing, fast-paced and exciting story.

I didn't quite feel it was a five star plot though. It's the usual with Fitzek and authors like him, you need to take a dose of reality tranquiliser before you start listening to what is a fairly complex intrigue. There are one or two real stretches of credibility within this story with the setup at the clinic and some of the ways it is equipped possibly among the most obvious. There are also a couple of brief, isolated occasions that the effects make the narrative extremely quiet.

It's nothing that should stop you enjoying this good yarn though and the performances coupled with the truly engaging soundscape really drag it into the very high quality category.

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Another excellent, Audible Original.

Gripping psychological thriller, atmospheric and chilling. Great performances from the characters. 5* well deserved xx

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  • MA
  • Dover, United Kingdom
  • 04-10-18

Excellent

Had to rewind a few times to work out who was who and what was happening. But definitely gripping and really all orated

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Gripping from start to finish

Masterpiece. Best listen so far and I have listened to a few best selling and critically acclaimed thrillers

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Great audio,

Keeps you guessing till the end when the penny drops. A must listen, it won't disappoint

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I was there with the characters

every twist, every memory was so well described that it felt real,great book. recommended listen

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I love Sebastian Fitzek books

Have never been disappointed with any of his stories, real edge is your seat thrillers and always with an unexpected ending. Audible performance has always been well done too.

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Great read

Slow to start with and a very unbelievable story line. But overall a great read and I enjoyed it.

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gripping

takes you on a gripping story with a lot of turns and a great ending

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enjoyable but unbelievable

Too convoluted and outlandish for my tastes but entertaining enough if you can suspend belief sufficiently.

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  • Sarah Taylor
  • 13-01-19

another great book

great story and dramatisation again. I am now looking for the next one. well done

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  • Bree Salyer
  • 23-10-18

Think of it like a cheezy B-class movie...

I have every one of Sebastian Fitzek's available audiobooks, single narration as well as the multi-narrated performances. I was very excited to find out there was a new title released and immediately purchased it, but I have mixed feelings about this one.

First, the performance, as the other three that audible studios has produced, was 5 star amazing. I love the concept of adding music and sound effects when done correctly. And I've grown so fond of Robert Glenister voicing the main narrator that it almost feels like tradition.

However, in this instance, the story becomes do over the top that it's really hard to suspend your disbelief enough to get past it. At least in my case it was. There was some major eye rolling going on toward the end on my part. But it started out strong and the entire package still makes it worth the listen. You just have to go into it with a really open mind... like when you're watching a cheezy B-class horror flick.

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  • J. Lindsey
  • 29-12-18

Addicted...

I am not really surprised to see 4 stars on reviews of Fitzek’s unique writings. I just finished 8 in succession... everything translated to English, thus far. These productions are psychological jigsaw puzzles. The more publications you listen too, the more adept you come in not being a nervous wreck and just putting it down. I started wit Amok and have not stopped. There is a cadence to the thrill/shock/guesswork if you read as many as you dare. Fitzek makes it hard to go back to my favorite suspect/detective authors. f you can not appreciate the mindset and follow Fitzek’s expertly woven tales, you surely would not give perfect ratings However, I dare you to slight the stage quality narrations and dramatizations!

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  • Frannie
  • 23-06-19

not my kind of storyline

this is not a story that interests me. Anyone else may love it , but that is not me.

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