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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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    Barbara B. Williams NV 03-08-14 Member Since 2014

    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 2015
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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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    James United States 12-12-13
    James United States 12-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant"
    Where does The October List rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have over 3000 audio books in my library and this ranks way up there.


    What did you like best about this story?

    You had to let go of your linear thinking mind.


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

    I don't read.


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

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read this book if you are a linear thinker and don't want your buttons pushed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 12-06-13
    Linda 12-06-13
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    "Agree with other reviews--awful attempt!"

    I quit listening after 90 minutes and went to check the reviews on Audible--as others said they wished they'd had reviews before ordering. At first I thought there was something wrong as the "first" chapter is announced as "Chapter 36." Then I realized that it would go 36, 35, etc. At first I thought this might be a novel approach but after a few chapters I realized it was just dumb! I was not drawn in to the story, characters, or the plot. Rarely do I just abandon a book, but I decided to make a smart exception for this one! It'll be a long time before I read or listen to another Jeffery Deaver book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jeff SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 11-18-13
    jeff SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 11-18-13
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    "Terrible"
    What would have made The October List better?

    Worst Deaver book of all time, i have read most of his work but this one was awful.


    What was most disappointing about Jeffery Deaver’s story?

    everything


    What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

    ok


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boredom


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrea arlington, TX, United States 10-28-13
    andrea arlington, TX, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "One you will listen to again"
    What made the experience of listening to The October List the most enjoyable?

    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.


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

    Hard to follow because it is in reverse. But a second listen really makes the story more interesting than before.


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

    Reality and entertainment.


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

    Things aren't always what they seem.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 10-03-13
    Julia berkeley, CA, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm returning this one"
    What would have made The October List better?

    I realized that I dread having to listen it to the end. Since this is supposed to junk reading, I can't imagine why I am torturing myself. I hate the main character, and the creepy men lusting after her. I'm shocked that a mother could be thinking about anything but her daughter in this story. Sorry I can't imagine lusting after anyone, if my child were in danger. The story is confusing, which is okay, but I am not invested enough to want to figure it out. I think Deaver is going on my list of, wait for the reviews before investing a credit. Now I have to return it...


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

    Better characters, better writing, and better plot... other than that it was a good book


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

    I don't know, as I don't know the narrators' names, but January overacts the overwrought writing.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    dread


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Donald PLYMOUTH, MA, United States 10-02-13
    Donald PLYMOUTH, MA, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "What a disappointment"
    What disappointed you about The October List?

    I've read several Jeffery Deaver books and liked them a lot. This one is a piece of literary junk. Beware, the book starts at the almost end and works its way backwards. Very disjointed and this method prevents any kind of character development. This is the only audio book I have ever stopped listening to. I think the editors knew the story was terrible and came up with this ridiculous backwards gimmick. Deaver must have needed some cash. A huge disappointment, I feel ripped off.


    What was most disappointing about Jeffery Deaver’s story?

    The backwards gimmick, zero interesting characters because there is no character development...on top of that, the story itself simply isn't good.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by January LaVoy?

    Maybe, the weak story line and gimmick didn't help her, but I didn't particularly care for the delivery,.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger...ripped off.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Annette C. Williams Washington 10-08-13
    Annette C. Williams Washington 10-08-13 Member Since 2010

    cecelia

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    "Dissapointed"
    What disappointed you about The October List?

    I am a Deaver fan. I couldn't finish this book. Terrible is the best way to describe it.


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

    Not have written it.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K. Chapel 10-08-13
    K. Chapel 10-08-13
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    "Written at a sixth grade level"

    Easily the worst book I've ever listened to! Moronic writing, violence porn, one dimensional characters and no redeeming qualities whatsoever!

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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