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The Negotiator Audiobook

The Negotiator

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Publisher's Summary

The kidnapping of a young man on a country road in Oxfordshire is but the first brutal step in a ruthless plan to force the President of the United States out of office. If it succeeds, he will be psychologically and emotionally destroyed. Only one man can stop it - Quinn, the world's foremost Negotiator, who must bargain for the life of an innocent man, unaware that ransom was never the kidnapper's real objective...

The Negotiator unfolds with the spellbinding excitement, unceasing surprise and riveting detail that are the hallmarks of Frederick Forsyth, the master storyteller.

©1990 Frederick Forsyth (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • goodbookreader2901
    1/23/15
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    "Pacey thriller"

    It's an auditory equivalent of a Liam
    Neeson fast moving thriller. Lose yourself in the action, the equivative backdrops and the likeable hero.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tim Hall
    2/25/15
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    "Solid Thriller - Dodgy narration"
    If you could sum up The Negotiator in three words, what would they be?

    Good solid thriller, well researched, mostly credible. Ideal sun-lounger/driving to work/walking the dog material. Forsyth is sometimes a little pompous but never dull.


    What didn’t you like about Steven Pacey’s performance?

    The accents. Mr. Pacey has a good voice for audiobooks and yet the accents (especially the Americans) tend to wander off-piste somewhat. Whitehouse staff apparently talk like 1920's Gangsters or Appalachian hillbillies; Females suffer even more. I would prefer a book that was read as neutrally as possible, rather than acted.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    2/20/15
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    "Very enjoyable old school novel."

    Good book, easy listen with enough going on to keep me interested in the story to the end. An enjoyable listen. Recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • K. R. Fellows
    2/12/15
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    "Average"
    Would you try another book written by Frederick Forsyth or narrated by Steven Pacey?

    Yes


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting was the background plot. The whole kidnapping story however was plodding, too long and tedious.


    What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

    Good character enhancement


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Unlikely


    Any additional comments?

    The book's ok, but not one of Frederick Forsyth's best efforts

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
    1/28/15
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    "Loved it"

    I had never read or listened to a FF novel before the Negotiator so didn't really know what to expect, so this really surpassed my expectations. I find that a lot of modern novels are too graphic or violent with excessive bad language, this story manages to keep all of these elements to an acceptable level. Narrator also excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • anthony
    6/29/14
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    "Joy"

    great book riveting to the end
    10/10 great performance as well - used while painting bedroom - excellent

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    3/27/15
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    "Variably gripping"

    Most of the author’s books I’ve read/listened to have been engrossing and the voluminous descriptive stuff has added to the authenticity of the story. However, in this book the narrative dragged in places and the details sometimes felt like padding. It’s a complicated story, particularly at the beginning, but it does come hurriedly together towards the end. The best part is the middle third as the negotiator and kidnappers play cat and mouse with tension mounting until the kidnap ends. The remaining third of the book, involving the negotiator tracking down the kidnappers, is too long-drawn out and somewhat repetitive.

    Steven Pacey is a good narrator but I have a preference for David Rintoul reading this author's books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Haydn
    Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
    6/26/16
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    "brilliant performance and enthralling story"

    I was gripped by this book and kept listening into the small hours as well as the journey to work. Excellent characterisation brought vividly to life by possibly the best narrator of audio books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    6/12/16
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    "Great yarn"

    Brilliant plot. credible thought provoking. lots of detail and given the way the world has moved in recent years painfully prophetic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clifford Shipman
    1/12/16
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    "Quite a lot of politics"

    Quite a lot of politics
    It would be better if it was less political, good narration from the reader

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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