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The Kill List | [Frederick Forsyth]

The Kill List

The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out.
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The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God.

As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. Tasked with what seems like an impossible job is an ex-US marine who has risen through the ranks to become one of America's most effective intelligence chiefs.

Now known only as The Tracker, he must gather what scant evidence there is, collate it and unmask The Preacher if he is to prevent the next spate of violent deaths. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair...

©2013 Frederick Forsyth (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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    lloyd mollymook, Australia 10-06-13
    lloyd mollymook, Australia 10-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "ALONZO"

    I have read all of Forsyths' books and can't remember having read one that I haven't enjoyed except this one. Where does one start?

    Plot; Frankly I felt there wasn't one, rather the book miandered all over the place, an over use of synamims interrupted the flow of the book, (why not use descriptive titles)

    Characters: I thought these were badly drawn, in all, very shallow, to good to be true.

    Quite obviously I didn't like this book at all, quality not in the same street as The Fist of God, Icon, or The Forth Protocol
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    Would I buy another Forsyth book? of coarse. I will regard this (book) as an aberation

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  • Julian
    swindon, United Kingdom
    10/12/13
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    "Unlistenable-to"

    Frederick Forsyth used to be a first class thriller writer, up there with Len Deighton, certainly and Jean Le Carre, possibly. This is complete rubbish. First it is quite derivative....for example the hidden terrorist genre was handled well in the recent book I Am A Pilgrim and has been used by Tom Clancy and others. Here there is nothing new to offer, the plot is obvious and derivative and the characters are completely two dimensional and the reader doesent give a damn about any of them. And if that wasn't enough, the reader is terrible, he inserts pauses in the wrong parts of sentences and his foreign accents are a joke. One to avoid.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Denmark
    9/30/13
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    "Generic, superficial, uninteresting"
    What would have made The Kill List better?

    The characters have no personality at all; they are all cookie-cutter stereotypes with no development and virtually no motives for their actions.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was hoping for some kind of twist to make things interesting - but no.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He over-dramatizes, and his accents are god-awful.


    What character would you cut from The Kill List?

    There isn't a single interesting or compelling character in the entire book - rather than cutting any, the author needs give us at least one memorable personality.


    Any additional comments?

    It's just a long list of event - he did this, then that, then this thing happened, so he did that - no suspense, no drama, no humour, and utterly predictable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Geoff
    Great Snoring, Fakenham, United Kingdom
    1/21/14
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    "Not one of his bset"
    If you could sum up The Kill List in three words, what would they be?

    Detailed but predictable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Tracker, at least we had a some detail on his character.


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

    Unfortunately John Chancer cannot do accents, especially any from the UK, especially Welsh and what he thinks is upper class english.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    In listening to over 100 Audible books this is the first time I have been disappointed with the reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • operanut1972
    Sheffield
    10/5/13
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    "Intriguing storyline if a bit predicable"
    Where does The Kill List rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First audiobook purchased through Audible. As it stands a good purchase.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kill List?

    The most memorable part was when it became personal to the main character.


    Have you listened to any of John Chancer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The narration seemed a little tedious. More work was needed on the welsh accent which really didn't work.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I got through this audiobook in two sittings. I imagine this would be quite a page turner in print format


    Any additional comments?

    The epilogue double played on my version. And if I'm completely honest, seemed a bit rushed. Almost as though the author got bored.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Bath, United Kingdom
    10/1/13
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    "Bristling terrorism thriller"

    Forsyth brings us a fast paced and well researched thriller that feels extremely pertinent due to recent events. I got through this in just two sittings, it worked really well as an audiobook and felt very visual, I’ve no doubt will be a on the big screen soon. Great narration too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
    BRINDAS, France
    9/30/13
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    "disappointingly american"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes with the proviso that it is written with the american market in vue


    What other book might you compare The Kill List to, and why?

    Tom Clancy Locked on


    What didn’t you like about John Chancer’s performance?

    His accent is one long drone and soporific


    Was The Kill List worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I would prefer that British writers write in English

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eddie
    Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
    6/2/14
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    "Brilliant Forsyth"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Another book I could not put down. The British Special Forces Op was nailbiting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Youngstuts
    UK
    2/18/14
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    "Forsyth produces yet another outstanding story"

    This audio-book, like all of the others that I have listened to by Forsythe, is outstanding. So well researched and with a plot that captures the imagination.

    I really enjoyed listening to this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in this genre.

    Very well read by the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jonan
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    2/8/14
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    "forsyth at his best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Kill List to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version but I love listening because ou can really concentrate on the story and the people without concentrating on the words whilst reading


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kill List?

    the discoveries and the things that you learn is incredible


    Have you listened to any of John Chancer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no I have not but will be looking for others


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    you could but I did not


    Any additional comments?

    great insight into what really goes on and the story was fabulous

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr
    SANDBACH, United Kingdom
    1/19/14
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    "Average Forsyth..but still better than most"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Probably not...it is what readers have come to expect from Freddie Forsyth. Well researched with credible well-rounded characters


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Plausible within the context of the story


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    narrator did a reasonable job


    Did The Kill List inspire you to do anything?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable listen with good plot. Even on a 'bad day' Forsyth is head and shoulders above most other authors of this type. However, over the last couple of years he has begun to sail close to the wind in terms of becoming formulaic and predictable.. Forsyth retains mass appeal while narrowly avoiding above hinted at predictability. Perhaps we were just too spoiled by 'Day Of The jackal'?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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