• Elude, Part One

  • By: Derek Barton
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Elude, Part One

By: Derek Barton
Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
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Publisher's Summary

Stepping blindly into a horrific murder scene, a young ex-con, Vicente Vargas, must flee from the police while eluding the real killer who continues to pin more bodies on him in this intricate cat-and-mouse game.

Cut off from all friends and family, tried and convicted by the press, Vic must survive on his wits and cunning on the gritty streets of Phoenix, Arizona long enough to clear his name.

©2018 Derek Barton (P)2019 Derek Barton

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Not Quite What I Expected

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this audiobook and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

S.W. Salzman's narration was superb. This is the second book I have listened to him narrate and he is fantastic!
Once I realized that this part one was written like the first several chapters of a longer novel I was able to get into it more. It isn't a complete story. You aren't supposed to understand it all at this point. I expected this story to go a little like "The Fugitive" movie with Harrison Ford but instead it incorporates the unexpected. There is more going on here. Supernatural maybe? Something unexplained for sure. Overall it was an enjoyable listen and I will be listening to more of this series.

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Great start

When Vicente is framed for murder he runs only to find help from the last person he expected
Excellent narration from s.w. Salzman as always
If you enjoy fast paced crime thrillers check it out
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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Great short story

This was a great short story, interesting characters, and easy to listen to. I'm interested to read the next book to find out what happens.

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Murder Thriller

I have to say I enjoyed this listen only complaint is too short and abrupt ending leaving you wanting more but it is only the start of another cannot wait for part2. It is about young ex-con Vicente who witness a murder and runs for the killer and cops trying to clear himself. It has great descriptions of dark crime and narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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Elude

Excellent story!It leaves you wanting more. S.W. Salzman was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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very good read.

starts off kinda slow but gets more interesting the farther along you go. enjoyed immensely.

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Hooked

An interesting set up which has a young Hispanic man set up for a murder. It's almost like an episode of The Fugitive. By the time we reach the end, its still unclear as to what is exactly going on and in particular why. Our main character, Vicente has now thrown his lot in with a young teenage girl, who is connected to the murder of her grandmother's nurse, courtesy of some clever computer hacking.

Youthful mistakes, consequences, family, a murder and a patsy, events out of control, hacking, on the run, law enforcement, gangs....

Some books kind of frustrate me with the cliffhanger outcome, but on this occasion not so much. I'm just intrigued as to the under-lying story and the explanation for Vicente's and his young accomplice's situation.

Story - interesting; pace - steady; characters - sympathetic; setting - a plus; lots of tension and no little excitement; the odd moment when you are thinking ...... No Vicente, don't do that! And of course he does.

Elude Part One is obviously followed by Part Two, which in turn is concluded (one hopes) by Part Three. Roll on Part Two!

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Read - (listened to) March, 2021
Published - 2018
Page count - 109 (2 hrs 22 mins)
Source - Audible purchase
Format - Audible