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Never Look Away Audiobook

Never Look Away

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It starts with a trip to a local amusement park. David Harwood is hoping a carefree day at Five Mountains will help dispel his wife Jan's recent depression, black moods that have led to frightening thoughts of suicide. Instead, a day of fun with their four-year-old son Ethan turns into a nightmare.

When Jan disappears from the park, David's worst fears seem to have come true. But when he goes to the police to report her missing, terrified that she's planning to take her own life, the facts start to indicate something very different. The park's records show that only two tickets were purchased, David and Ethan's, and CCTV shows no evidence that Jan ever entered the park at all.

Suddenly, David's story starts to look suspicious - suspicious enough for the police to wonder if she's already dead, murdered by her husband. To prove his innocence and keep his son from being taken away from him, David is going to have to dig deep into the past and come face to face with a terrible childhood tragedy - but by doing that he could risk destroying everything precious to him.

©2010 Linwood Barclay (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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    BSquaredInOz Adelaide, Australia 10-14-10
    BSquaredInOz Adelaide, Australia 10-14-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Top thrills"

    I like thrillers that have an air of normality about them and don???t go too over the top with explosions and other silliness and Never Look Away fits that bill well. At its heart it???s a story of a family where all is not what it seems and plays on the sorts of fears that all of us might face at some time. It took me a little while to ???get into??? Jeffrey Cummings??? narration as he used a wide variety of voices and some of the ones for minor characters were a little odd-sounding. However after the first 20-30 minutes I was totally absorbed and Cummings had made the book whatever the audio equivalent is of a page turner.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C. Kuschel-Toerber Frankfurt, Hessen 03-08-12
    C. Kuschel-Toerber Frankfurt, Hessen 03-08-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great entertainment"
    What made the experience of listening to Never Look Away the most enjoyable?

    Author Linwood Barclay comes up with exciting stories again and again... even though some readers dispute the similarities, I still compare them to Harlan Coben's earlier stand-alone thrillers like


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    11/19/10
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    "A riveting thriller"

    I hadn't heard of this writer before but will certainly be looking out for more of his books. Never Look Away is an enthralling story with many unexpected twists and turns and a narrative drive that reminded me of Robert Goddard at his best. Investigator reporter, David Harwood, gets embroiled in a nightmare scenario after his wife of 6 years goes missing and he is suspected of murdering her. He uncovers surprise after surprise as he tries to prove his innocence.
    The reader is excellent and I couldn't stop returning to the recording to find out what on earth was going to happen next.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ann D
    Newcastle, England
    4/20/16
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    "Brilliant!"
    Any additional comments?

    Excellent thriller. Echos of Gone Girl. Intelligently written, with well drawn characters and a genuinely exciting story. I really didn't want to put it down.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amelia
    United Kingdom
    7/16/13
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    "Shame, nothing to write home about"

    I found the narrative very grating and really took from the book in my opinion. The story did have twists and turns and would not have guessed at them but I felt it was all a bit too far fetched and unbelievable. I kinda like to read something that I could believe happened. Im sure many will love this book as many Audible and Amazon customers have reviewed but not for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Gravesend, United Kingdom
    3/25/11
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    "Fast paced thriller"

    When I first started to listen to this book I have to admit I was put off by the narrators voice. I had listened to a sample but was more swayed by the description and reviews. I listened to the first chapter and thought I cant get into this the narrators voice for me was rather irritating so I left it for a while.
    I then returned to it and I,m so glad i did. the narrator grew on me and his voice characterisations I thought were rather good. The story is very fast paced, with lots of twists and turns, you think its going down one road and then it changes direction.
    Didnt give five stars because I thought the beginning wasnt very captivating but glad I stuck with it because in the end I really enjoyed it. t

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Olamide
    Watford, United Kingdom
    11/1/10
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    "Awesome read"

    Loved this book from start to finish. Awesome listen

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • CA Weir
    7/11/11
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    "A randomly discovered delight"

    I downloaded this based on the strength of reviews. The sample on here didn't sound great but thought I'd give it a go anyway as I'd seen a review that the narration was better than the sample indicated.

    I really enjoyed this. Its an easy listen, not particularly cerebral, but it had me hooked from fairly early on and I finished this very quickly.

    The narration was very good, and able to convincingly, and seamlessly, deliver all the characters from young to old, male to female.

    I've now downloaded No Time For Goodbye from the same author and going to see how that one goes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    Banffshire, United Kingdom
    7/8/11
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    "Annoying whiny child accent"

    Whiny American accent :( I thought I could get past it and ignore it. Unfortunately, it just got progressively worse and my ears bled!
    Story is fairly poor, however may have enjoyed it a bit more if not for the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Dublin, Ireland
    12/31/10
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    "Never Look Away"

    No idea if the story is a good one because a male voice doing himself, his wife and his child was so ridiculous I could not get past 30 minutes. I only got into listening to audio books this past year and find them to be such a joy. This temporarily broke the joy until I abandoned ship. It is dire.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • N. S. Scott
    UK
    7/6/17
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    "Only OK."

    I did stick with it and whilst the storyline was different it was too far fetched. The narration was very irritating at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    6/6/17
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    "excellent mystery with some sharp twists and turns"

    enjoyed the plot and characters, not gory but plenty of action. didnt see the last turn coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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