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Paying the Piper Audiobook

Paying the Piper

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Publisher's Summary

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’s going to use Fleetwood to get it.

In the pulse-pounding tradition of Harlan Coben and Gregg Hurwitz, Simon Wood hangs listeners on hooks of suspense and action, leaving them white-knuckled until the bloody, bitter end.

©2012 Simon Wood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 06-15-15
    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 06-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great thriller"

    I'd say it was near perfect except that the narrator used the same voice technique on a couple of different characters and I would get confused about who was talking.
    Loved the story line!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa B. 07-25-17
    Lisa B. 07-25-17
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    "Time to pay the piper"

    This book was so good. I had full intentions of giving it five stars up until the last two hours. Don't get me wrong, the author really knows how to put twists and turns in a story. It was a very clever story. But it seemed to take too long to execute each movement. It could've been shorter. All in all it was still worth reading/ listening to. I love this author's work. I plan on reading/ listening to all his books. Scott's wife was so annoying, and at times, so was Scott. I think this was mainly due to the narrator. He was pretty good with the story and most characters but a few of them sounded the same and the voice for the women sounded too whiny. I know that sounds too negative but there was so much more positive to the story that it is worth the read/listen.

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    Kindle Customer 05-22-17
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    "Exhausting"

    Good Lord this story was long and aggravating. Not his best book but his others are great

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    Kat USA 11-09-16
    Kat USA 11-09-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Too long and convoluted"

    Too much unnecessary detail, too many characters introduced to create more silly twists. Grew tiresome.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-04-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story but with predictable twists"

    I never felt the intended suspense. The storyline was sound, but the execution was lacking. This is my third Simon Wood novel. The other two, Did not Finish and The One That Got Away, were much better.

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    Diane Schmitt 07-20-15
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    "Good story"

    Well written. Plenty of action and tangled story. A few unbelievable lines but but the most part a very good story. Excellent narration.

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    Michael Lazzarini 05-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Exciting and full of adventure"

    I like the character development and suspense. The author did a great job telling a story that kept me glued to the pages. Tension, suspension and excitement highlighted each chapter.

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    Terry McManus 05-04-15
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    "Worst I've had in a long time!"

    This story used every crochet in the book. And many many many times. If I had not paid so much for, I would've quit a long time ago. It was agony to get through.

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    Dale House LOS FRESNOS, TX, US 03-24-15
    Dale House LOS FRESNOS, TX, US 03-24-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Decent story somewhat predictable"

    Enjoyed the storyline struggled w the execution. All the plot twists were far too obvious in my opinion. I called it really early.

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    K. Mathis usa 03-18-15
    K. Mathis usa 03-18-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Pretty good"

    I though at Alex and Brian were the same people. it was a little confusing in the middle which made the ending ehh.

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    "Had me shouting in my wellies!"

    I couldn't stop listening to this one and in the garden one day in my wellies and headphones in, I started shouting at the different characters. Had me gripped and I really enjoyed the story.

    Disturbed me slightly that I found myself liking a certain character.

    Brilliantly written.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Good story"

    Story was a good listen. kept my interest but narration took some getting used to ... 3 characters suspicious, whining and sneaky 😏

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    "Terrible narration"

    Story was engaging but I really disliked the narration, intonation was like bad acting and voiced adopted for the characters was laughable.

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