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The Candidate | [Daniel Pembrey]

The Candidate

Nick Thorneycroft is a British headhunter working in Luxembourg. His company asks him to recruit a high-flying executive for the company's Russian business. The best candidate turns out to be smart, beautiful...and mysterious. Soon the effects of Russia’s political upheaval, and the arrival of an ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, make Nick’s Luxembourg life increasingly perilous; worlds collide in this gripping, atmospheric tale.
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Publisher's Summary

Nick Thorneycroft is a British headhunter working in Luxembourg. His company asks him to recruit a high-flying executive for the company's Russian business. The best candidate turns out to be smart, beautiful...and mysterious. Soon the effects of Russia’s political upheaval, and the arrival of an ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, make Nick’s Luxembourg life increasingly perilous; worlds collide in this gripping, atmospheric tale.

©2013 Daniel Pembrey (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Sandy 09-30-14
    Sandy 09-30-14

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "look forward to more from this author on Audible"

    Simon Vance is in top form.
    Engaging suspense

    but.... but it stopped with a 'then I woke up' ending.

    more experimental than a 'short story' story to my thinking. OK it added to the character, and not the story

    Now we know Daniel Pembrey can write, "bring it on" and do have Simon as narrator please.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 09-07-14
    NOKWISA Garland, Texas, United States 09-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Short Story"

    For me 3 hours is not a book it's a short story. Pembrey starts off with a great concept for a book and I totally enjoyed it. I am not familiar with this narrator either but I was impressed by his presentation of the material. The only thing wrong with this story is that it just was not developed into a total novel. The ending was very abrupt, which was disappointing but I will still give what was there 4 stars! So if you need something to do for a 3 hour flight or layover this would be an excellent choice. I would like to see this author pick this book back up and really develope it.

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    domlav 11-29-14
    domlav 11-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    "At the end, you went 'what?'"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really, this book had no point. The mystery wasn't really a mystery and didn't ever really tie into the story in a real way.


    What was most disappointing about Daniel Pembrey’s story?

    It didn't make sense. The people after him and the reason why he lost his memory and why they were all trying to get the candidate had no big payoff, no explanation that mattered. The end of the story was just bleh.


    Was The Candidate worth the listening time?

    Not really, the performance was fine and it passed the time but the story not worth it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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