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.
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©2013 Jeffery Deaver (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Different plot Better characters.
She wasn't bad, but hard to judge with the story
all of them
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.
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??".
Already queued up -- John Sanford's "Storm Front"
January brought some of the characters -- especially Josephs "sing song" voice.
I wouldn't cut -- but perhaps cut-and-paste -- the scenes in their correct order.
I am perchance too linear...
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.
Too stereotypical and too much name dropping....not necessary for an author of Deaver's talent.
Ok performance, but I have heard much better.
Not really, it had too many twists to be realistic as a thriller.
I look forward to better works from Jeffery Deaver.
Looking for good murder mysteries that don't consist mostly of cheesy love stories. Example of what I am looking for, J Deaver & JA Jance.
The story is told in reverse, so once you listen to it the first time you have to listen again with the knowledge you've gained. The narrator did an excellent job with character voices. Best I've heard.
Hard to follow because it is in reverse. But a second listen really makes the story more interesting than before.
Reality and entertainment.
Things aren't always what they seem.
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?
Not until I read all the reviews. Unfortunately for me, I pre-ordered this one.
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.
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!
Couldn' t get passed the caricatures the narrator made of the characters. Didn't like the reversed timeline.
Scott Brick for one.
Gave it up before any surfaced.
I don't write reviews as a rule, but this audio book was so bad, I felt it necessary to keep others from spending their hard earned money or credits.
Not likely. For the same reason I haven't watched Memento again. The backward style makes for a one time thing.
Not as much as Deaver's other books, but I did stick with it, because of the style.
No. I compared and rated based on other people's performances. I thought she did OK. I do agree with another review in that she did well with Joseph's character.
The last chapters.
I agree with the comments as to the backwards style of the book being difficult to follow. HOWEVER, that is what interested me to get this book. I rated it a little higher than I would have, compared to Deaver's other books, because I feel that low ratings were based solely on the backwards style. Conversely, I believe that the originality and the brilliance of Jeffery to begin the book with the ending and yet not give the true ending away makes it stand out. It's a little hard to follow at first, but if you stick with it you may be surprised by how much you enjoy it.
I am a huge Deaver fan and bought this book without looking at the reviews first. When I did I was surprised to see so many negative reviews. This only made me nervous since I had already bought it and it's Deaver, but I thought I will give it a go and see how I feel about it. I did and I liked it! It made me want to go back and listen to the whole thing again and when I did it was a different experience than the first one! I definitely recommend this book. Yes it is strange at first but the story is intriguing and the ending (or beginning, I should say) is great! What a unique idea for a book.
The story is a slow starter but get pretty interesting as it goes. The characters are very intriguing so they make you want to continue listening.
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