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Killer Thriller

Ian Ludlow Thrillers, Book 2
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Series: Ian Ludlow Thrillers, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg’s action-packed sequel to The Washington Post bestseller True Fiction, a hapless writer is pitted against an enemy nation mounting a treacherous plot lifted from one of his thrillers.

Everybody loves Ian Ludlow’s action novels - especially the CIA - because the spies know something the public doesn’t: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true. Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant Margo French to research his wildest story yet - a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States.

What Ian doesn’t know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he’s an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme. Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster. He’s written himself into a corner that could cost his life...and his country.

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Critic Reviews

“The pleasure here is watching Goldberg mock the thriller form while creating a first-rate one, boiling with chases, fights, sweaty-palm tension, snappy dialogue, and glamorous, exotic locations - this time, post-Maugham Hong Kong and its stunning outdoor escalators. It’s really a sophisticated exercise in metafiction: commenting on narrative while creating it.” (Booklist)

Killer Thriller grabs you from page one with brilliant wit, sharply honed suspense, and a huge helping of pure originality.” (Jeffery Deaver, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • squishy
  • Hemphill, TX, United States
  • 03-07-19

Great series

Really enjoying the present day political subject matter! The story line is unique, a thriller author actually getting caught up in his plots. Many LOL moments in this fun romp. It's hard to write a good parody without getting too cheesy, Goldberg has done it well, looking forward to next adventure. Has become my fav Lee G. series.

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enjoyed

the story was great. It was believable to the extent it was believable. It was humorous when it needed to be humorous. I struggle with the inflection of the narrator when the characters are actually talking. It sounds sometimes like the characters are asking a question when they should be making a statement. Sometimes it sounded like the characters were whining. It didn't detract from the book it was just noticeable. Overall I enjoyed it

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Author's political bias more than I can stand

Could be a fun story, but bad guys are portrayed politically which turns me off. Would think this and other authors would be more neutral to attract a wider audience, but he apparently has a statement to make.

I returned this book for a refund after the first hour.

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  • James
  • Long Beach, NY, United States
  • 08-15-19

This series gets better and better.

Really enjoyed this light hearted story. Not sure if I would call it a "Thriller" but it was very good. Corny in a few places but overall you'll like it

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Great book

I have the first and second books in this series and will start the book soon. Easy and fast reading! I really like the authors stories.

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excellent comedic take on the spy thriller!

Ian is the perfect reluctant hero, looking forward to book 3 and Ian and Margo's next thrilling spy adventure.

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Fun Ride

this was very entertaining, I could see a movie being made. great storytelling by the author and performer.

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Ian Ludlow is a hoot! 😆

The books are so silly they’re good, just when I wanna stop listening, it gets me & makes me wanna know what’s gonna happen next. So all in all I enjoyed it. Love Ian & Margo. Don’t like male narrator talking for female characters 🙄

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Ian Ludlow is back accidentally saving the world

The second book in this series finds Ian Ludlow once again in the middle of a world impacting spy plot. And again, he hasn't a clue.
He stumbles his way through assassination attempts, stunts that would make James Bond sweat, and more misunderstandings than you can imagine.

The book is very enjoyable and finds a modified footing in the second volume of the series that can carry it forward. While you don't have to read the first volume to enjoy this book, it does help bring you up to speed on the relationships. I recommend this book.

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Book okay for what it is, narration awful

If you realize this book is a tongue in cheek spy novel type, I assume using stereotypes on purpose, and has quite humorous situations and dialogue and action scenes that defy credibility....on purpose....ok, that's what I'm assuming....then this book accomplishes what it set out to do. Come on people, take it for what it is, and don't take it seriously! It is quite entertaining and even clever at times. That said, the narrator is HORRIBLE. Melodramatic much? The worst is the voice of Margo French. I read the first book and the voices in my head were nothing like how this narrator reads it - so overdramatized. It was extremely distracting and took away from the enjoyment of listening to the story. If I hadn't already purchased this I would have stopped and read the book instead.