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  • The One That Got Away | Simon Wood

    The One That Got Away

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (907)

    Graduate students Zoë and Holli only mean to blow off some steam on their road trip to Las Vegas. But something goes terribly wrong on their way home, and the last time Zoë sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoë flees with her life, changed forever.

    qpj100 says: "Well Done Suspense Novel"
  • Deceptive Practices | Simon Wood

    Deceptive Practices

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
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    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Olivia Shaw grew up poor on the wrong side of the tracks, but with her thriving real estate business and a solid marriage, her life finally feels stable...until she discovers her husband is cheating. Enraged, her sister offers a solution: Infidelity Limited, a firm that promises to rough up her husband and scare him straight. Overnight, Olivia's life is upended as she, like all of Infidelity Limited's clients, is drawn into a dark web of blackmail and murder.

    Wayne says: "Never hire Infidelity Limited!!"
  • Paying the Piper | Simon Wood

    Paying the Piper

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
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    (126)
    Story
    (121)

    A serial kidnapper known as the Piper spent years snatching children from San Francisco’s wealthiest families. When crime reporter Scott Fleetwood got himself involved in one of the cases, the Piper went from kidnapper to murderer…and vanished. Now, after Fleetwood has languished under crippling guilt and public scorn for eight years, the Piper emerges from hiding to kidnap Fleetwood’s son. He’s demanding $2 million, but it’s not really about the money: the Piper wants blood - and he’ll use Fleetwood to get it.

    Wayne says: "Good story but with predictable twists"
  • Hot Seat: An Aidy Westlake Mystery, Book 2 | Simon Wood

    Hot Seat: An Aidy Westlake Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
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    (10)
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    Things are looking good for Aidy Westlake. He’s Pit Lane magazine’s Young Driver of the Year, which has earned him a drive in the European Saloon Car Championship. But his good fortune ends at a race car show when he discovers Jason Gates, a mechanic from a rival team, with his throat cut. The murder sets off a disturbing chain reaction - someone is breaking the rules in the ranks of saloon car racing, on and off the track.

    Wayne says: "As good as Book 1 of the Aidy Westlake series"
  • Father Figure | Simon Wood

    Father Figure

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Todd Busteed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In this short crime story, Childs is a son of a bitch and a bastard - literally as well as figuratively - but what he really is, is a small time con man. He's about to upgrade to the big time and go after the score of his life by bilking the software mogul, Charles Reston, out of every penny he can get. He's going to do it by convincing Reston that he's his illegitimate son, which shouldn't be too hard as the billionaire is his father.

  • Terminated | Simon Wood

    Terminated

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    For Gwen Farris, the nightmare commences with the flash of a knife in a darkened parking lot.… That’s where Stephen Tarbell begins to exact his revenge against her for giving him a poor performance evaluation, for getting the promotion he believed was rightly his, and for being the woman who finally drove him over the edge. The threat escalates to an onslaught of physical and psychological intimidation so relentless that it threatens to destroy everything Gwen holds dear. And with the authorities unable - or unwilling - to help, Gwen has to take on Tarbell herself. But how do you stop a madman whose hatred knows no limit?

    Wayne says: "Extreme suspense; credible story"
  • Accidents Waiting to Happen | Simon Wood

    Accidents Waiting to Happen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Somebody’s gunning for Josh Michaels. They must be. There’s no other reason why a stranger would run him off the road, taunt him with a “thumbs-down”, and leave him to die. Josh may have made some messy mistakes in the past, but who’s suddenly decided that he’s worth more dead than alive? As more and more near-fatal accidents befall him, there can be no denying it: he’s got a bull’s-eye on his back. But why? Is it revenge? Mistaken identity? Or is it something far more insidious?

    Wayne says: "Excellent suspense thriller"
  • Did Not Finish: An Aidy Westlake Mystery, Book 1 | Simon Wood

    Did Not Finish: An Aidy Westlake Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (15)
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    The first book in the Aidy Westlake mystery series set in the high-octane world of motor racing... When Derek Deacon threatens to kill Alex Fanning, his championship rival, rookie driver Aidy Westlake doesn’t put much stock in it - it’s typical of the intense competitiveness and aggression in their world. But when Fanning dies after making contact with Deacon’s car during a race, a conspiracy ensues: The TV coverage is edited and the police wind up the investigation without interviewing witnesses. Compelled to prove Deacon is the murderer, Aidy pushes for the truth and is drawn into a world of fraud, organized crime and murder.

    Wayne says: "A total surprise!"
  • We All Fall Down | Simon Wood

    We All Fall Down

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
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    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Hayden Duke has the naive ambition to make some money and prove to his family that he can take care of himself, so he accepts a short-term contract working for his old college friend, Shane Fallon. All seems like a dream come true…until Shane kills himself. Right in front of Hayden. Detective Santiago has seen it all before. Shane had narcotics in his system when he hanged himself, and the dope had to come from somewhere - like an old college buddy. Case closed. But only a week before Shane’s suicide, another employee from the same office walked straight into the ocean. Both men’s last words are the same....

    Sally J says: "Easy listening, interesting story line."
  • No Show | Simon Wood

    No Show

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Terry lands at San Francisco International Airport ready to start his new life with Sarah, the American journalist he married after a transatlantic love affair. But Sarah’s a no show. Convinced something terrible has happened, Terry reports Sarah’s disappearance to the sheriff, who shrugs it off as a case of a new bride with cold feet. But then dead women start turning up, all with two things in common: each victim had exposed a scandal just before her death...and all of their names appear on a list written by Sarah.

    Malena says: "Great story"
  • Road Rash | Simon Wood,Simon Janus

    Road Rash

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Simon Wood, Simon Janus
    • Narrated By Ed Hunter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    James Straley might think his life is cursed, but it doesn't compare to what lies ahead of him on life's highway. He's on the run with the proceeds of a botched bank robbery. It's all he has. His crew is dead and his getaway car just died on him. He's on foot with the cash when he comes across a two-car pileup. There's no saving the drivers, but he can save himself by stealing one of the wrecked cars. Unfortunately, he boosts the wrong set of wheels.

    Wayne says: "Purchased it by mistake"
  • The Fall Guy | Simon Wood

    The Fall Guy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Ed Hunter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
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    (7)
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    (7)

    Todd Collins has failed in every job he's ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy in a shiny, new Porsche belonging to a drug dealer. When the police stop the drug dealer for a broken taillight that Todd has caused and discover a cocaine shipment, a West Coast kingpin holds Todd responsible. On the run from organized crime, Todd discovers his true calling.

    Wayne says: "Fun suspense novella"
  • Lowlifes | Simon Wood

    Lowlifes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Ed Hunter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    San Francisco Detective Larry Hayes thinks he's hit bottom when he wakes up in an alley after a bad trip with no memory of the last four hours. This is only the beginning of his problems. Two blocks away, Hayes' informant, a homeless man named Noble Jon, lies dead, beaten, and stabbed. The eerie pangs of guilt seep into Hayes. Is he Jon's killer?

    Wayne says: "I enjoyed this action packed novella"
  • Tenths of a Second | Simon Wood

    Tenths of a Second

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Ben Dooley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2)
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    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In this sci-fi-fantasy, short story, Martin Warwick is a down on his luck racecar driver. His only accolade is to make the other drivers look good with his mediocre performances. It's not that Martin is a bad driver. He's just not had the breaks. He needs a better sponsor which would get him a better car and a little luck to put him ahead of the pack. The break comes in the form of the mysterious Mallory. He doesn't have money or connections. He has a device to make Martin and any car he drives better.

  • Asking for Trouble | Simon Wood

    Asking for Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
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    (20)
    Story
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    Not every crime is committed with intent, but each has one thing in common: The guilty party was asking for trouble. In "Making Ends Meet", Richard can’t stand the idea of supporting his deadbeat in-laws anymore, so he decides to remove them from his life - permanently. Matt is ready to reform his brawling ways, but the group he joins doesn’t turn out to be a typical 12-step program, in "The Taskmasters". "Protecting the Innocent" features Nick, who fails to heed the warnings of his girlfriend’s possessive brother....

    Wayne says: "Anthology of short murder stories"
  • Dragged into Darkness | Simon Wood

    Dragged into Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (13)
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    (13)
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    People spend their entire lives staving off the dark - but no matter the measures taken, black paths and shadowy pits lurk in the unlikeliest of places, waiting to pull the unwary into the depths of despair. These 11 tales offer a morbid sampling of the many forms and fashions of terror - from the subtle prickling of neck hairs at the kiss of a ghostly breeze to the raw-throated screams and feverish clawing of a desperate fight for survival.

  • Die Abrechnung des Kinderfängers | Simon Wood

    Die Abrechnung des Kinderfängers

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Simon Wood
    • Narrated By Oliver Schmitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Über Jahre hinweg wurde der Entführer mit dem Spitznamen "der Kinderfänger" reich, indem er serienweise die Kinder der wohlhabendsten Familien San Franciscos entführte. Als der Kriminalreporter Scott Fleetwood einen Anruf von einem Mann erhält, der sich als der Kinderfänger ausgibt und ein exklusives Interview anbietet, packt Fleetwood die Gelegenheit beim Schopf. Aber der Anrufer erweist sich als Schwindler, und die überhastete Entscheidung kostet das aktuelle Opfer des echten Kinderfängers das Leben.

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