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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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.
The backwards story line.
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.
Anyone who likes to start a book in the middle.
Never got through enough to know. My download started at Chapter 33 or 34. No indication that there were 2 parts.
Her voice is too syrupy, obnoxious. When she did not irritate me, I started to drowse off.
I don't know
Sorry I bought this. I would love to get my credit back.
Was not a fan of how the story was in reverse order
Maybe this style of writing and story works for others. I did not enjoy this style of writing.
Good narration. Narrator was reason I tried my first Deaver book.
Yes, think twice to purchasing this author.
Great story line. Just did not work for me...
Not liking the way author wrote it. Going back in time. Only got 40 or so minutes before I decided to give up
yes! I would want to go back and hear the story again knowing what I now know
the last 4 chapters!
didn't have one
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
maybe a warning that you have to see this through or a fabulous intriguing finale
I have over 3000 audio books in my library and this ranks way up there.
You had to let go of your linear thinking mind.
I don't read.
Don't read this book if you are a linear thinker and don't want your buttons pushed.
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!
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...
Better characters, better writing, and better plot... other than that it was a good book
I don't know, as I don't know the narrators' names, but January overacts the overwrought writing.
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.
The backwards gimmick, zero interesting characters because there is no character development...on top of that, the story itself simply isn't good.
Maybe, the weak story line and gimmick didn't help her, but I didn't particularly care for the delivery,.
I am a Deaver fan. I couldn't finish this book. Terrible is the best way to describe it.
Not have written it.
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