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Paying the Piper | [Simon Wood]

Paying the Piper

A serial kidnapper known as the Piper spent years snatching children from San Francisco’s wealthiest families. When crime reporter Scott Fleetwood got himself involved in one of the cases, the Piper went from kidnapper to murderer…and vanished. Now, after Fleetwood has languished under crippling guilt and public scorn for eight years, the Piper emerges from hiding to kidnap Fleetwood’s son. He’s demanding $2 million, but it’s not really about the money: the Piper wants blood - and he’ll use Fleetwood to get it.
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Publisher's Summary

A serial kidnapper known as the Piper spent years snatching children from San Francisco’s wealthiest families. When crime reporter Scott Fleetwood got himself involved in one of the cases, the Piper went from kidnapper to murderer…and vanished.

Now, after Fleetwood has languished under crippling guilt and public scorn for eight years, the Piper emerges from hiding to kidnap Fleetwood’s son. He’s demanding $2 million, but it’s not really about the money: the Piper wants blood - and he’s going to use Fleetwood to get it.

In the pulse-pounding tradition of Harlan Coben and Gregg Hurwitz, Simon Wood hangs listeners on hooks of suspense and action, leaving them white-knuckled until the bloody, bitter end.

©2012 Simon Wood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Ginger M Weirich Ogden, UT United States 07-17-14
    Ginger M Weirich Ogden, UT United States 07-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Paying the Piper to be better than the print version?

    Either, or.


    What other book might you compare Paying the Piper to and why?

    I've read a lot of very good books, but I don't believe I have read one that quite meets this standard. James Patterson, Michael Connolly and the like write with similar style.


    Which character – as performed by Mel Foster – was your favorite?

    I don't know that I have a favorite.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Heart-stopping.


    Any additional comments?

    In "Paying the Piper" by Simon Wood, we have a serial kidnapper who becomes active again after a 9-year hiatus - or at least that's how it seems. In reality, nothing is like it seems. There are enough twists, enough heart-stopping moments, and enough intrigue to keep your heart pounding, your breathing labored, and your mind racing from start to finish. I could not put it down. Amazing tale from an amazing author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer NORTH PORT, FL, United States 03-17-13
    Amazon Customer NORTH PORT, FL, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "kept my attention"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was a fair book. Some twists and turns. Good tension buildup, felt for the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Simon Wood? Why or why not?

    No


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Just ok. Character voices were not that distinctive.


    Do you think Paying the Piper needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Burr Ridge, IL, United States 12-23-12
    Stephanie Burr Ridge, IL, United States 12-23-12

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    "In desperate need of an editor"
    Would you try another book from Simon Wood and/or Mel Foster?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Godchild by Vincent Zandri


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narration was top notch. One narrator but used different voices and did it very well.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was a good idea but, I don't think there was an editor involved. What the book needed was an editor who could edit like the Marines' cut hair.
    By the 30th + chapter I didn't care if they ever got the kids back.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Had me shouting in my wellies!"

    I couldn't stop listening to this one and in the garden one day in my wellies and headphones in, I started shouting at the different characters. Had me gripped and I really enjoyed the story.

    Disturbed me slightly that I found myself liking a certain character.

    Brilliantly written.

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