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The Next Chapter Audiobook

The Next Chapter

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Publisher's Summary

Sal Russo, a down-and-out writer, finds a mysterious package in his garden. Inside, a manuscript details a girl's abduction. It ends with a note: Write the next chapter in her life or she dies. Her fate is in your hands.

With breaking news of the missing girl, Sal realizes this isn't a prank. As the stakes rise, the girl's only hope for survival is for Sal to stay one step ahead of her tormentor in this twisted writing game.

The Next Chapter spins a plot that will keep you guessing right up to the end, moving forward at breakneck speed as the clock ticks down to the final confrontation.

©2009 Bryn Jones (P)2016 Bryn Jones

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    Gusbuster Detroit, MI 08-09-16
    Gusbuster Detroit, MI 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting and compelling. Couldnt stop at times"
    What made the experience of listening to The Next Chapter the most enjoyable?

    Story line was compelling and interesting. A book that I definitely wished I had farther to drive at times, so I could listen more.

    Started a little slow, but lots of intrigue after that that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    Solid thriller book.


    Have you listened to any of David J. Bell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No - very solid job though.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patrice Sledd 07-14-16 Member Since 2001
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    "A Great listen"
    What did you love best about The Next Chapter?

    This book kept me interested on my commute while driving so much I had missed my turn a couple of times. It was a good mystery that will have you guessing the who and why. The narrator did a good job with all the different characters voices.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was given to me for free for a honest review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 07-07-16
    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 07-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    "The Next Chapter"

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

    This is a mystery / thriller full of suspense and intrigue. There are many characters whose lives intersect over the course of the plot. Add a bit of hinted at romance, career over family, loss of family, grief, mourning, and extra twists that I hadn't expected!!


    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-18-16
    Lia Sutton, Australia 07-18-16 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Great Listen"

    This story is everything you love about classic mystery and modern thriller. There are nagging questions that build with each chapter just as some very well-written characters get more and more complex. The tension that drives the underlying narrative makes this book a quick listen, because it is difficult to stop. One of my favorite things about the writing is the way Jones integrates the crime-scene forensics that we've all come to love without getting lost (and boring!) in the minutia of details. Always simmering below the main plot are the character interactions that meet the listner on very common ground of strained relationships, fidelity, jealousy and pride. Jones has a talent for taking some classic elements in very unexpected directions and always with an unrelenting hopefulness.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review but I enjoyed the book so much I am going to check other books from the author.

    David J. Bell was very good with the delivery of the story

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine M. 07-14-16
    Elaine M. 07-14-16
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    "Intriguing & Suspenseful"
    Where does The Next Chapter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rate The Next Chapter out of my 250+ books in the top 75.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The story was slow to get started but once it got going, I was engaged and involved. At points throughout the story I was on the edge of my seat but not throughout the entire story.


    Have you listened to any of David J. Bell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't listened to any other performances by David J. Bell


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

    No, I did not listen to this book all in one sitting and probably wouldn't. The narration was not quite what the book required and was hard to get used to. David J. Bell needs to add more inflection into his narrating so that he can engage the listener more.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Iriyatesse 07-10-16
    Iriyatesse 07-10-16 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "Could've done without the Christian dogma"

    It took me a really long time to get into this book. At about three hours in it was finally getting interesting. I love the plot and how everything played out. I quite enjoyed both of the main characters, and the bad guy is one of those that you just love to hate. Although I really could've done without the Christian dogma that was scattered throughout the book. It really put a damper on how much I enjoyed the book.

    The narrator gave a good performance. Though his voice is somewhat sedate.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    zoe 07-08-16
    zoe 07-08-16
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    "The next chapter"
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    This is a suspense novel has the elements of thrilling story If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense, this is an audiobook for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    josie Asheville, North Carolina 08-20-16
    josie Asheville, North Carolina 08-20-16 Member Since 2008

    Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear

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    "Intriguing storyline, unrealistic filler"

    I read in other reviews a common thread of "the story starts slow." I did not find that to be true for me. Instead, I rather liked the beginning more than the middle and ending. It was a story I was quite ready to end about an hour earlier than it did. It is not a consistent book in its flow and action. It does, however, have an intriguing storyline that helps build the pressure. I was a little off-put by the Christian vibe that kept popping up - gave the book an unrealistic element it really could have done without since there were already so many unrealistic stretches of disbelief.
    The narrator was intolerable unless listened to at a much faster speed and even then it was a bit numbing. Not sure why I gave him 3 stars. I guess because I was able to get used to the voice so that it didn't annoy me.
    I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 08-08-16
    Lori 08-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    Any additional comments?

    Intense, interesting and entertaining as far as the plot/storyline is concerned.

    Starts out a little slow, but as the story continues it pulls you. Especially the last quarter of the book.

    What would you do if someone's life was in your hands? That's the position Sal Russo is put in when he finds a package sent to him from a killer. A completely sadistic piece of work. Full of plot twist that are woven together nicely and keep you on the edge of your seat. I could have done without the christen references in the story.

    David J. Bell did an okay job with the narration. His character voices were good, but the narration in between characters is to flat/monotone. During these times it just sounds like he's reading, there is no character or emotion during these narratives. This makes it hard to listen for long periods of time. I usually listen to a book straight through I could not do that with this book.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trish DECATUR, GEORGIA, United States 08-07-16
    Trish DECATUR, GEORGIA, United States 08-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Unique story, lots of twists and turns"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The Next Chapter is a thriller about Sal Russo, a semo-successful writer who receives an odd request to write the next chapter in a kidnapped victim's life, or she might be killled. The story is well written with relvant secondary characters and good details. I gave the story a 4, though, because the story contained too many plot sections stereotypical of a thriller.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the pacing and the uniqueness of the story.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by David J. Bell?

    I found David Bell's voice to be a little flat and uninspiring.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Write in now: or die.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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