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The October List | [Jeffery Deaver]

The October List

Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: Pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again. A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning, The October List is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, inventive best.
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Publisher's Summary

Gabriela waits desperately for news of her abducted daughter. At last, the door opens.

But it's not the negotiators. It's not the FBI.

It's the kidnapper.

And he has a gun.

How did it come to this?

Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: Pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again.

A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning, The October List is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, inventive best.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


©2013 Jeffery Deaver (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Cynthia Rielley Worcester, MA United States 10-25-13
    Cynthia Rielley Worcester, MA United States 10-25-13 Member Since 2004

    Momster

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    "Yuck"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different plot Better characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffery Deaver again?

    Yes.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of January LaVoy?

    She wasn't bad, but hard to judge with the story


    What character would you cut from The October List?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    Can I go lower than one star? I LOVE even crave Deaver books this was pointless annoying and due to style gave you no way of having any connection with the characters. Flat Flat Flat.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jim S 10-23-13
    Jim S 10-23-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Not my Favorite Deaver"
    What disappointed you about The October List?

    I really didn't care for the backwards timeline. The story had all the twists that one becomes used to and enjoys with a Deaver novel. To be true, some of the twists would not have been possible had the book been written sequentially. I figured one before we were told, but the others left me saying, "HUH??".


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Already queued up -- John Sanford's "Storm Front"


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

    January brought some of the characters -- especially Josephs "sing song" voice.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The October List?

    I wouldn't cut -- but perhaps cut-and-paste -- the scenes in their correct order.


    Any additional comments?

    I am perchance too linear...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Cary, NC, United States 12-31-13
    Richard Cary, NC, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2000
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    "Ugh!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I did not like the concept or how the book was performed...I don't think it could be improved to make me feel it rates more than a 1 or 2.


    What could Jeffery Deaver have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Too stereotypical and too much name dropping....not necessary for an author of Deaver's talent.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Ok performance, but I have heard much better.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really, it had too many twists to be realistic as a thriller.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to better works from Jeffery Deaver.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Leawood, Kansas, United States 11-11-13
    Kindle Customer Leawood, Kansas, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Stop. Find another book."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    When did Deaver start writing Bodice Rippers? OMG one more "unfurling" in her "lower belly" and I thought I might throw my IPhone that I downloaded on out the window. Also, there is a character that the book keeps saying looks just like that movie star with the short black hair. Turns out you were supposed to be thinking George Clooney but the writing forced a picture of Fabio in my mind and he wouldn't leave. Bad.

    I hated the backward story. Is there any real proof that Jeffery Deaver wrote this book?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffery Deaver again?

    Not until I read all the reviews. Unfortunately for me, I pre-ordered this one.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I did not care for Ms. LaVoy. She does have a voice suitable for a dime store romance so I can see why she was selected. Maybe they should have put Fabio on the cover and marketed it as a bodice ripper ... then it all would have made sense and it would have saved me money because I would not have bought it.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TERRI Milwaukee, WI, United States 10-04-13
    TERRI Milwaukee, WI, United States 10-04-13
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    "This man is brilliant!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The October List to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I have to admit, when I first started this book I turned it off because I was lost! I returned to it a day later and listened through the whole thing and absolutely loved it! Jeffrey Deaver is a master in his writing! I have over 500 titles in my library and have never commented on a single one of them. I had to comment on this book because it is his best book since The Bone Collector!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Lewandowski 10-29-14

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "A backwards book"
    Would you try another book from Jeffery Deaver and/or January LaVoy?

    I have read and listened to other books by Jeffery Deaver and have enjoyed them. I don't like this one at all. I am having a hard time following the backwards story line.


    What was most disappointing about Jeffery Deaver’s story?

    The backwards story line.


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

    The performance is okay. But I have listened to better readers. There is nothing I particularly disliked. But the reader, in my opinion, isn't into telling the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Herb 05-20-14
    Herb 05-20-14
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    "Half a story read by the sand-woman"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who likes to start a book in the middle.


    What could Jeffery Deaver have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Never got through enough to know. My download started at Chapter 33 or 34. No indication that there were 2 parts.


    What didn’t you like about January LaVoy’s performance?

    Her voice is too syrupy, obnoxious. When she did not irritate me, I started to drowse off.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The October List?

    I don't know


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I bought this. I would love to get my credit back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A New York 03-15-14
    A New York 03-15-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Lost potential"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Was not a fan of how the story was in reverse order


    What could Jeffery Deaver have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe this style of writing and story works for others. I did not enjoy this style of writing.


    What three words best describe January LaVoy’s performance?

    Good narration. Narrator was reason I tried my first Deaver book.


    Did The October List inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, think twice to purchasing this author.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story line. Just did not work for me...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara B. Williams NV 03-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Hammy

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    "To Confusing to follow"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not liking the way author wrote it. Going back in time. Only got 40 or so minutes before I decided to give up


    What was most disappointing about Jeffery Deaver’s story?

    reverse order


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Redondo Beach, CA, United States 01-15-14
    Donna Redondo Beach, CA, United States 01-15-14 Member Since 2006
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    "takes a little getting used to but masterful!"
    Would you listen to The October List again? Why?

    yes! I would want to go back and hear the story again knowing what I now know


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

    the last 4 chapters!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    didn't have one


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

    yes. at first I didn't get it and was a little irritated about working backwards. The last 4 chapters (or so) when the big reveals came were brilliant and took me right in


    Any additional comments?

    maybe a warning that you have to see this through or a fabulous intriguing finale

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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