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Siege | [Simon Kernick]

Siege

London is under attack. People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Lanchester Hotel on Park Lane. The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building. Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. Still more try to escape. All are united by one thing: fear for their lives.
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Publisher's Summary

London is under attack.

People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Lanchester Hotel on Park Lane.

The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building. Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. Still more try to escape. All are united by one thing: fear for their lives. All - except one man who has information so dangerous that it must be kept safe - at any price.

Darkness falls. The gunmen become increasingly violent. One question is in everybody's minds. Will they survive the night?

©2012 Simon Kernick (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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“The writing in Siege is tight and fast-paced, and the action comes thick and fast from the very first line, if you’re up for a bit of action, there’s plenty of excitement to be found here.” (Trucking News)

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    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 04-04-15
    Carl Vetlanda, Sweden 04-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Thrilling"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Siege to be better than the print version?

    Not neccessary, but the audio edition is much easier to handle.


    What other book might you compare Siege to and why?

    Must be some other work of Simon Kernick bacause he is a master of that kind of novels.


    What does Paul Thornley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does e great job, indeed, what bring the listener "closer to what happens".


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

    Every part was on a high level.


    Any additional comments?

    Simon Kernick is the "one and only" master of his kind of writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    2/29/12
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    "Wow! what a fast-paced thriller"

    I'd meant to listen to this book over a week or so but was so gripped by the story I kept returning to the recording eager to find out what happened next. I felt I was witnessing the siege in real-time as the events only span about 15 hours. There are twists and turns and surprises along the way and moral dilemmas for the characters to wrestle with. Paul Thornley's narration is excellent and help to jack-up the tension. Great stuff!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Aidan
    Sligo, Ireland
    3/17/12
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    "Siege"

    Paul Thornley is a great narrator -wolf hall a masterpiece of narration as well as literature.
    The book however is 3rd rate creative writing drivel and not worth the investment in time. Cliche riddled teenage boy level plot and obviously churned out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yamina
    Torpoint, United Kingdom
    2/13/12
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    "Excellent!"

    My commute to work took longer than normal last week due to public transport issues but instead of berating being stuck on a bus in slow moving traffic, I willed the traffic to all but come to a standstill so that I could enjoy as much of Siege as possible before the daily grind at work began.

    Siege is narrated by Paul Thornley. Paul Thornley is pure listening gold and if Paul Thornley has escaped your radar up until now then this is something you should immediately rectify.

    Siege tells the tale of just another day in a top hotel in London except the day is far from ordinary and for the staff and guests of the hotel, it will be a day they will never forget.

    Right from the get go, this book grabs you and doesn't let you go until 10 odd hours later, you are left bewildered and stunned. I almost felt I was there languishing with the other guests whilst chaos reigned all around.

    I highly recommend Siege. I have no complaints about this book other than I have now finished it :( and I would have liked more background as to the whys and wherefores. Also an interview with the author would have been nice.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Whitstable, United Kingdom
    1/31/12
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    "Up all night"

    The disparate motivation and aims of the group that take over the hotel ( The Stanhope not The Lanchester for some reason) are a bit vague, but the shocking body count certainly isn't and Simon Kernick has done a tremendous job here. Having the action take place in real time over the course of one day works well and the pressure is piled on with unexpected twists and turns.
    I went to bed at 11 one night intending to listen to just a little bit more and was still wide awake when the book finished four hours later.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    3/1/12
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    "Don't believe the hype..."

    I got this because it had 20 ratings of 5 stars. I have not read any reviews, because I couldn't access any. It's a fairly good story, but it is badly written and the narrator, though okay at the accents, only has one (mono)tone of voice. It is too easy to get distracted and miss great swathes of the story because of this. He also has some habits which get annoying when you pick up on them, such as ridiculously long pauses followed by quick intakes of breath before he starts again. Sounds finicky I know, but ten hours of this is enough to put anyone on edge. I used up my monthly credit on it, so I have to listen to it now.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ian W
    Newark on Trent
    4/30/15
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    "Non stop action."

    Terrific pace all the way though.

    This is my third Kernick book and they have all had excellent plots, great characters and great pace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • weardalelad
    2/18/15
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    "Good story from the start"

    I enjoyed the plot and the way it tured into a gripping tense thriller. One to read for sure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacky
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    10/21/13
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    "Thriller to the end"

    Great book well read long but really worth the effort to listen to it. I got to the stage when I just could not stop listening. This would be a wonderful book for a long and boring flight or train journey. The plot is well constructed and moves along at a good pace - the characters are beautifully crafted. The twist at the end is good. Happy listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Absorbing & Fast Plot"

    Siege is a great book with a good plot, believable 3 dimensional characters and a fast pace.



    The author gets the readers immediate attention and holds it throughout the book, which is full of intrigue, action and emotion that results in real concern for the characters.



    Firstly the hostages: It is the first time I have been rooting for a man I know has murdered 3 people, without knowing why! The book draws you into the feelings and rational of the hostage's, explaining why they take the actions they do. Normal people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.



    The Rescuers: An insight in to the pressures on police, armed forces and negotiators that has you shouting advice at the characters.



    The Perpetrators: A chance to read the views of those responsible.



    Great book - enjoy



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SIMON
    United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Fast paced non stop action"

    I really enjoy reading Simons books always delivering an edge of your seat non stop listen! Siege is no exception to that rule more please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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