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Trust Your Eyes Audiobook

Trust Your Eyes

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Publisher's Summary

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon - but has not - in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.

Thomas's brother, Ray, takes care of him, cooking for him, dealing with the outside world on his behalf, and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. When Thomas tells Ray what he has seen, Ray humors him with a half-hearted investigation. But Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy. And now they are in the crosshairs.

©2012 Barclay Perspectives, Inc. (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Matt 04-19-16
    Matt 04-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Mediocre Mystery With Little Intrigue"

    While the premise is interesting enough, the story drags out far longer than necessary. Nearly all of the "big reveal" twists are foreshadowed to the extreme making the reader not only guess them correctly well in advance, but then wait for the characters to catch up on the same.

    Many, if not all, of the characters are flat and uninteresting, seeming to fulfill their niche of purpose and nothing more - quite one-dimensional. Their dialogue feels forced and often out of place as if they are reacting by the sheer merit that more conversations need to exist.The story in itself lends intrigue and by its right should be more interesting, but the execution of it falls short.

    The performance of the narrators work decently enough, except as things spiral together at the end when characters' parts become exchanged between both narrators who do not recite concurrently, but interchangably compared to the rest.

    Overall, mild intrigue of you aren't looking for a real brain teaser of a thriller for some casual down time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina DENVER, CO, United States 01-22-16
    Christina DENVER, CO, United States 01-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Mouth dropping then you'll need to re-listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Trust Your Eyes the most enjoyable?

    A good mystery should be able to shock you and you shouldn't be able to figure out every mystery on your own. This book was a good mystery! However, it was so good that I actually had to go back and re-listen to old chapters because it didn't make sense to me. Sometimes, there is one key phrase that you didn't pick up on and before you know it, you'll be like "huh?" "wait, what?" and you will have to go back and listen to chapters over again. I do like being surprised though so I didn't mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how there is not just one mystery to solve, but many mysteries all at once that someone melt together seamlessly in the end. I like the dynamics of the characters, how you can't quite label one character to be any particular way because they end up surprising you.


    Have you listened to any of Ken Marks and Rick Holmes ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to them before and they just received another fan! I am already looking for other books he wrote.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 10-31-15
    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 10-31-15 Member Since 2016

    Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

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    "Excellent - story, narrator, characters, whole pkg"

    This book sounded like it was going to be sort of weird and 'iffy,' but I like Linwood Barclay and bought it anyway. Holy smokes! It was incredible. I kept talking about it to people while I was listening to it. There was not one throw-away clue, or line, or plot point. Great job in every way. THANK YOU!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 07-18-14 Member Since 2016

    Welcome to our group Dakota; welcome to my life Summer, you've made it so much better. Give back to our wounded warriors who gave so much.

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    "Maybe it's me"

    I read the reviews and was encouraged to give this one a try. The mental health hook is always a pull for me and the lead character being schizophrenic piqued my interest in this book. Unfortunately I found the five chapters I was able to get through before I gave up slow and extremely tedious. I realize that I have a short span of attention and when I start a book whether to read or to listen to I have a difficult time staying with it if it begins too slowly. This one did just that and I bailed; if you are more patient listener you may be able to wait for it; I couldn't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 07-14-14
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 07-14-14 Member Since 2008

    Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.

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    "Engrossing thriller I didn't want to put down!"

    4 1/2 stars all the way across.

    I have enjoyed two other books by Linwood Barclay. This one was a great listen, with a really unique plot that had unexpected twists and never disappointed me, all the way through. Thomas Kilbride, diagnosed schizophrenic, seemed more to me like he had Asperger's syndrome, possibly with a bit of savant thrown in. His ability to memorize maps was extraordinary. However, he admitted to hearing voices and was being treated by a psychiatrist, so it appeared he was a high functioning schizophrenic, too.

    I particularly like the relationship between the two brothers and how it improved over the period of the story into something more positive. The behavior of the characters was quite believable for the most part, despite the high number of murders occurring over the course of the story. This book had plenty of tension toward the end, and I had to keep reassuring myself Thomas and Ray would be fine. This book had a complex and interesting storyline that I really enjoyed. It has been adequately summarized in the book description and anymore details most likely would include spoilers.

    As to the narration, I am not sure why there were two narrators. The narrator who narrated the two brothers' parts was exceptional--I really loved his voice and stye. The other narrator was adequate but nothing special. He did not detract from the story at all but really lost out in the comparison.

    I highly recommend this story for anyone who loves an unusual mystery with well-developed characters.

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    Kali Walnut Creek, CA 07-16-13
    Kali Walnut Creek, CA 07-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "totally creative idea, well done!"

    I'm a huge mystery fan, but I get tired of reading the same old "whodunit" style books. When a unique style of mystery comes along that is done well, I'm all about it. That's why I was a big fan of this book. When you first hear the premise - crazy dude sees murder on google street view, drama unfolds - it sounds a bit sketchy. But you've got to just trust Linwood Barclay to pull this one off. The idea is so bizarre and the whole concept is written so wonderfully well, with comic moments and every possible detail covered and explained, that you'll end up a satisfied listener. It was definitely a risk to write something this creative and 'out there', and it is a risk that paid off. Very fun listen.

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    Amazon Customer 06-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "EXCELLENT STORY! Narration ok, just ok"

    I hesitated about purchasing this book because so many books from this genre sound really great when reading the editors review, but end up kind of hoaky. This one grabbed my attention from the beginning and held on. I will gladly listen to more books from this author.

    However, the narration left a little to be desired. There were 2 male narrators which I couldn't understand why, but that didn't bother me. My complaint about the narration is it sounds sort of stilted, as though the narrators are "reading" the book.

    I know that is exactly what they are doing, and perhaps I've gotten spoiled listening to narrators such as Barbara Rosenblat, Roslyn Landor, George Guidell, Scott Brick (who I think would have done a great job on this book) and countless other narrators.

    The true testimony of this book is despite the amateurist narration, I finished the book and will now look for more books by this author.

    Well worth a credit!

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    Deb Columbus, Ohio, United States 09-25-12
    Deb Columbus, Ohio, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012

    I've been a member since 2003. Can't live without it! I actually have 2 accounts! Awesome that they will return books you don't like!

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    "I love this author!"
    What did you love best about Trust Your Eyes?

    Interesting story


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it


    Have you listened to any of Ken Marks and Rick Holmes ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Always good.


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

    If I had the time yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the credit!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alice Smith Washington State 09-24-16
    Alice Smith Washington State 09-24-16 Member Since 2015

    alicesmith@amerion.com

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    "Good mystery, but cursing offensive"
    If you could sum up Trust Your Eyes in three words, what would they be?

    thriller mystery


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trust Your Eyes?

    The finish


    Which character – as performed by Ken Marks and Rick Holmes – was your favorite?

    Both the same


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

    Other than being offended by the author constantly using the name of Jesus as a curse word, no.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this author has talent as a mystery writer. However, I will not buy any other book written by this author. His constant cursing,added nothing to the story.

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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 02-13-16
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 02-13-16 Member Since 2013

    LauralOlivia

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    "Unusual premise a plus"
    What disappointed you about Trust Your Eyes?

    I think a great deal of people will like this book. Though the plot and characters were simple, it was entertaining. I just didn't love it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure


    Did Ken Marks and Rick Holmes do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


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

    Yes, some will like it and if it is on sale definitely get it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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