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The Pattern Maker Audiobook

The Pattern Maker

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Publisher's Summary

How much loyalty does a mother owe to her son? And how does a doctor choose between faith and science?

Christine Garrett is investigating an unusual malaria outbreak on the south coast of England. As she threads the connections between the dead, she discovers links to her son and the charismatic leader he follows. In finding the source of the spreading plague, she is forced to decide between her old faith and the reason that has brought her to a lightless place.

Frightening, gripping and with unexpected twists, The Pattern Maker is a timely story of the dangers that arise when ideals, technology and human talents are perverted by absolute belief. It explores the human cost when people are seen as means not ends, asking questions with no easy answers.

©2014 Nicholas Lim (P)2016 Nicholas Lim

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    Amazon Customer 02-26-17
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    "A great thriller on a topic that is getting more a"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Pattern Maker to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is well done and a pleasure to listen to. But the two are different when you wnt a book you want a book, when you want to be read too, you want to be read to. And while it isn't an essentile feature the cover is great!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bio terrorism is in the news right now. Envisioning how it could both happen and how difficult it is to stop makes a great read and listen.


    What does Emma Powell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice is great to listen too - but as an American we all love a british accent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but i couldn't - it took several.


    Any additional comments?

    Its really well done. Loving foward to more from both Lim and Powell

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Robert Simpson
    7/4/17
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable forensic romp"

    Thoroughly enjoyable page-turner. Somewhere between Prime Suspect and The Davinci Code in its style - with some lovely scientific details for geeks like me :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mazzer
    London, UK
    1/31/17
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    "Well paced and thoughtful"
    Where does The Pattern Maker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there


    What did you like best about this story?

    The deeper themes woven into an exciting narrative


    What about Emma Powell’s performance did you like?

    Clear and well paced


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think...


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the pattern maker immensely, interesting characters and some deeper themes woven together elegantly into an exciting adventure. Very accomplished effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Felix Milns
    1/16/17
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    "Utterly engaging literary thriller, ab fab!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    What a great listen. the pattern maker is expertly crafted and imaginatively realised, and I love the interweaving of the storylines. The characters are expertly well-rounded, and brilliantly brought to life by the narrator. It's full of thought-provokingly insightful comments and imaginative metaphors, as well as a healthy dose of cults, counter-cultures, science and religion


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It has to be Christine, wonderful to have a female lead in this type of role


    What does Emma Powell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    she adds an extra dimension to the characterisation


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes! had to listen in a few chunks but it was v hard to press pause!


    Any additional comments?

    the authors use of language and original metaphors really stayed with me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline Milns
    1/16/17
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    "Beautifully crafted, a roller coaster of a read."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Pattern Maker to be better than the print version?

    The audio version brings the the book to life, bringing another facet to the well crafted story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved many things about this book, however the relationship between mother and son is very sensitively written.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The festival scene, which was so well depicted that it took me straight back to my days spent at Glastonbury.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, if had had enough time!


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good novel. It has the pace of a thriller with an added layer of literary sophistication.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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