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Cape Fear (aka The Executioners) Audiobook

Cape Fear (aka The Executioners)

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Publisher's Summary

A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz.

An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.

For 14 years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free - free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars. Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind - and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter….

©1957, 1958 John D. MacDonald Publishing, Inc. Copyright renewed 1985, 1986 by John D. MacDonald. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A powerful and frightening story." (The New York Times)

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    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 09-24-15
    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 09-24-15 Member Since 2016

    I am a 67 yo disabled Vet who lives in N. Texas. I was a medic in the Army during the Viet Nam war, got an MS in ecology and just retired.

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    "Dated But Great"

    It's made clear early in the book that the story is set on the early 1960s. If you never lived in that culture you won't understand the significance of all the time spent lightning, sharing, picking up putting down, and even smoking cigarettes. Just ignore all that. It's a great story. Enjoy it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Squawkingbeak Arizona 05-03-16
    Squawkingbeak Arizona 05-03-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Robert Mitchum is the bad guy"
    What made the experience of listening to Cape Fear (aka The Executioners) the most enjoyable?

    I remember the movie. It was a bit different and a long time ago, but the suspense was there all the way through.


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    Michael 01-07-15
    Michael 01-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Movie Better"

    The narrator was good and the plot holds your attention. However, this is one instance where the movie is better than the book. Someone who has seen the original classic with Robert Mitch um and Gregory Peck will find the novel, especially the climax, to be less terrifying and suspenseful.










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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 06-06-15
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 06-06-15 Member Since 2012

    AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

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    "enjoyed this book."
    Would you listen to Cape Fear (aka The Executioners) again? Why?

    yes. i enjoyed the story very much.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    for the most part yes. the subject was a naturally tense one.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    he could have made his voice different for different characters. i thought he did a good job with kadey.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when the dog was killed. but there were several moments similar.


    Any additional comments?

    at first i was annoyed that kadey did not "say" much in the book. but then i thought about this. sam and his family did not know what he was doing either. this is what scared them.

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    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 06-14-15
    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 06-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, horrible narration."

    As the headline says, the story was great, but the narration was absolutely horrible. Voice differentiation was almost completely lacking so you couldn't tell which of the characters were speaking a great deal of the time. This was particularly distracting when the husband and wife were speaking to one another. You would be better served to read the book.

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    "Chilling"

    We all know how the story ends, but MacDonald builds the tension until it shreds your nerves.
    This book disturbed me. It's been a longtime since I've been able to say that about a book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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