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FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok Performance

FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok: An Audible Original Drama

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Publisher's Summary

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don’t, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot. The man threatens to continue playing this game until his fiancée arrives at the studio. The only problem is that his fiancée died several months ago....

Amok is a tense psychological hostage thriller set in a Berlin Radio Station, from the internationally renowned author of the best-selling Audible Original Drama The Child.

Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program.

©2007 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2015 Audible Ltd.

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    Slim Courtland, Virginia 03-09-16
    Slim Courtland, Virginia 03-09-16

    Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.

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    "Ok"

    I didnt like it it was sort of boring to me in my own opinion yuck

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Landon Annandale, Virginia 03-23-16
    Landon Annandale, Virginia 03-23-16
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    "um"
    What did you like best about FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok? What did you like least?

    I can say I really didn't care for this story even though it was okay story it just didn't catch my interest i guess .


    What was most disappointing about Sebastian Fitzek’s story?

    everything


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    yes


    Do you think FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, i think it should stay like it is


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-18-16

    Skyline High'17 George Mason University'21 Sociology Major

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    "ok"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know maybe so one who into books that's like this.


    What was most disappointing about Sebastian Fitzek’s story?

    Not sure, It just didn't catch my attention tbh


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    yes, i didn't like this one


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    sadness maybe not sure


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Barrell 04-12-16
    L. Barrell 04-12-16 Member Since 2016

    Literary Lady

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    "Got to hear the entire production!"

    After the first three chapters, I'm hooked. Going to download the entire book right now. Sounds good and left me wanting to hear it in its entirety.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Cristiana 04-09-16 Member Since 2012

    I enjoy novels with humor.

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    "Amok First three chapters"
    Would you listen to FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok again? Why?

    No, it's not my kind of story. It flows more like a spy thriller, so if people enjoy those types of books, I think they will enjoy this.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Moose 07-12-15
    Moose 07-12-15 Member Since 2015

    An avid reader who works too much to actually read in the traditional manner she now consumes audiobooks at her job, driving, and running.

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    "Too Over the Top"

    Definitely not my cup of tea. The story has the potential to be an exciting thriller, but it was just so overdone that I couldn't take it seriously. I won't be listening to the full version of this drama any time soon.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 09-22-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 09-22-15 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "PETROL STATION"

    This did nothing to make me want to listen to the whole thing. So, glad it was free. We have a woman who is planning her suicide and a guy who is going explode a bomb in a busy area. It ends before we find if they succeed and why they are doing what they are doing. I am not big in to Mysteries, so I found I did not care enough to buy the book.

    The production and narrators were okay, but did not really stand out.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Pittsburgh, PA, United States 08-24-16
    Anne Pittsburgh, PA, United States 08-24-16 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "3 chapters, intro to 3 tragic stories"

    I enjoyed this preview of Amok, looks like it may be a compelling story but not my usual purchase; I prefer zombies and syfy/fantasy since I am pretty sure they won't happen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "interesting"

    3 chapters was not enough. I don't like the multitude of different voices for the characters. The background noises made it seem more real.

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    rocknchairhippie Augusta, Maine USA 07-06-15
    rocknchairhippie Augusta, Maine USA 07-06-15

    Who says, "Money can't buy happiness? It buys Books & Yarn....I'm happy! 💜

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    "Not my cup of tea."

    suicidal depiction with little emotional connection to a story line of any interesting plotting efforts

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Highlight
    United Kingdom
    7/26/15
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    "Over Blown Pathetic Clap Trap - Bad Writing"

    The pretentious writing is annoying pathetic clap trap.

    This writer is trying far too hard, leading to failure. This is what I expect an amateur to produce, not a writer who is expecting his intelligent paying audience to read.

    I listened to the 15 minutes of Free Claptrap which went on like 5 hours of gut wrenching torture, feeling very sorry for my grey cells which were
    begging me to 'Switch Off'. But I wanted to persevere to find out what all of the Over Blown Advertising was all about, when suddenly the ever so serious excited narrator; STOPPED rambling !! and all went Dead - Thank God. All it left me feeling was - NOTHING. Just glad it was over.
    Why are we being advertised to death to Listen to and buy this Dreadful work ???
    Now I can get on with my life and stop wondering any longer.
    What a luxury this feels and I am so happy no to have fallen into the Advertisers Trap - I will keep my valuable Credits and my precious money.
    I escaped yet more Brain Washing to buy Bad Work.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    1/22/16
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    "Yawn!"

    Thought this sounded really interesting, but as it is a drama, things happen that are not explained! For instance, in the second chapter the main character was doing something in her apartment. All you could hear was banging and crashing as things were moved - BUT nothing was explained on the narration other than "well she decided to do something else instead" What she was doing is a mystery to me!! Pointless!! Needs MUCH better narration to actually tell you what is going on!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryli
    Southampton UK
    5/9/15
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    "Definitely adding to my wish list"

    Loved everything about this book. Very tense and fascinating storyline - so much packed into the first 3 chapters. Look forward to listening to the remaining chapters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dogs Mum
    2/15/16
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    "Hooked"

    I was hooked from the very beginning so now I'm off to get the rest of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joyous
    Ilford, Essex, UK
    6/13/15
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    "It made made me buy the full book"

    Grabs you from the beginning. Can't wait to hear the full story so I'll be shelling out for the full audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • anita warburton
    6/9/15
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    "Dont let the sample guide you"

    I downloaded the sample because I like Adrian Lester & Peter Firth
    the sample of 3 chapters was interesting introduced the characters and gave you a taste of the story.
    so based on this I downloaded the whole book - a mistake I felt
    the story is a little complicated, but is made more complicated by some of the narration - some voices are very similar and its hard to follow who is speaking sometimes

    I wouldn't recommend this as an audible book - might be a good read in it physical form ??

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ginifred
    5/25/15
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    "Gripping and brilliantly performed"

    I have seriously enjoyed listening to this-I'm already halfway through the full audiobook... and still gripped. Fantastic performance by all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss R
    5/6/15
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    "Tense and gripping"

    I wasn't expecting much, but the first three chapters are excellent and I know what I'm using my credits for next month!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R. Buckley
    uk
    4/18/16
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    "made me need more!"

    What a cliff hanger to end a 3 chapter free trial on! sneaky! very clever!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Di
    5/28/15
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    "Dissatisfying"

    I was tricked by this preview to purchase the full version, but soon realised that it was a mistake.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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