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Trust Your Eyes Audiobook

Trust Your Eyes

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Publisher's Summary

Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves the self-imposed bastion of his bedroom. But with a computer program called Whirl360.com, he travels the world while never so much as stepping out the door. He pores over and memorizes the streets of the world. He examines every address, as well as the people who are frozen in time on his computer screen. Then he sees something that anyone else might have stumbled upon - but has not - in a street view of downtown New York City: an image in a window. An image that looks like a woman being murdered.

Thomas's brother, Ray, takes care of him, cooking for him, dealing with the outside world on his behalf, and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. When Thomas tells Ray what he has seen, Ray humors him with a half-hearted investigation. But Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy. And now they are in the crosshairs.

©2012 Barclay Perspectives, Inc. (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 10-31-15
    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 10-31-15 Member Since 2017

    Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. 'The Ph.D. of Productivity'(tm)

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    "Excellent - story, narrator, characters, whole pkg"

    This book sounded like it was going to be sort of weird and 'iffy,' but I like Linwood Barclay and bought it anyway. Holy smokes! It was incredible. I kept talking about it to people while I was listening to it. There was not one throw-away clue, or line, or plot point. Great job in every way. THANK YOU!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "EXCELLENT STORY! Narration ok, just ok"

    I hesitated about purchasing this book because so many books from this genre sound really great when reading the editors review, but end up kind of hoaky. This one grabbed my attention from the beginning and held on. I will gladly listen to more books from this author.

    However, the narration left a little to be desired. There were 2 male narrators which I couldn't understand why, but that didn't bother me. My complaint about the narration is it sounds sort of stilted, as though the narrators are "reading" the book.

    I know that is exactly what they are doing, and perhaps I've gotten spoiled listening to narrators such as Barbara Rosenblat, Roslyn Landor, George Guidell, Scott Brick (who I think would have done a great job on this book) and countless other narrators.

    The true testimony of this book is despite the amateurist narration, I finished the book and will now look for more books by this author.

    Well worth a credit!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline 02-13-15
    Jacqueline 02-13-15

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    "expect the unexpected"

    This author has a unique ability to involve readers with his characters. They are people you could know, or work with. They could live next door. He writes about normal everyday people doing what everyone does, and then something unusual happens to one of them. Something unexpected. This is such a story.

    Imagine memorizing every street location in the world, along with every apartment building, toy shop, restaurant, beauty shop, and any other structure on each street. That is the goal of one of our characters. Thomas keeps himself glued to his computer almost 24 hours a day cruising a website called Whirl360 which gives him access to the world. It's all he has done for years. He's not great at coping with the real world, and this has been his life. ---until his father dies in an accident and his brother, Ray, comes to stay with him.

    One day Thomas sees a supposed murder taking place in an apartment window. He tells his brother and the story is off and running. They start to investigate to see if it really was a murder--never knowing what horrible chain of events will follow.

    Once you start listening --it will be hard to find a place to stop. We care about what happens to these people, and the suspense is building. A shocker at the end.

    This was my first book by Linwood Barclay- and I was happy I tried it.

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    Deb Columbus, Ohio, United States 09-25-12
    Deb Columbus, Ohio, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012

    I've been a member since 2003. Can't live without it! I actually have 2 accounts! Awesome that they will return books you don't like!

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    "I love this author!"
    What did you love best about Trust Your Eyes?

    Interesting story


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it


    Have you listened to any of Ken Marks and Rick Holmes ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. Always good.


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

    If I had the time yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the credit!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Purdy Oaten eastish of eden 09-09-12
    Purdy Oaten eastish of eden 09-09-12
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    "The Family That Yawns Together, Deletes Together.."

    I have always enjoyed Barclay's books, and was anxiously awaiting the publication of this one.I admit that I immediately downloaded it and started listening to it, the moment it was available here on Audible. Well, after hearing the narrator announce that I had made it to chapter 12, and I was still finding, "Trust Your Eyes," to be slow, uninteresting and peopled with only one character I liked, that being the briefly appearing psychiatrist, I asked my husband what he thought. He said he thought I would never ask, judging it to be tedious. So I did the thing I do rarely, I deleted it.

    "The Accident," had been so fast moving, so engaging, from the very beginning, this one was, for me, a major disappointment. Should I have finished it, prior to reviewing it? Maybe, but I think by chapter 12, I should be interested in what is happening, or at least wondering about what will be happening...but I was not. I don't like writing negative reviews, and usually just write about the books I love, but I had read the reviews on Amazon, and almost everyone seemed to think this book was the best Barclay book they had ever read, which confounded me. Perhaps Audible listeners will feel the same, and it will wind up with a wondrous rating, but not from me. There are far too many books out there that do engage me from the very beginning, and whose narrators add to the enjoyment of the listening experience, and i did not find that the two narrators of "Trust Your Eyes," added any enjoyment or excitement. Okay, maybe it all started revving up in chapter 12; maybe the crazy brother and his older brother, who is trying to deal with the map and Internet obsessed brother, stop their repetitive conversations and begin to be relentlessly chased at a mind boggling pace and I would have been unable to tear myself away to feed my face...although I don't think I would have cared. (BTW, the schizo brother believes he has an ongoing relationship with the government, via Bill Clinton...so he sort of lost me, right there.) Maybe the bad girl waitress, looking to lie money out of her mom or blackmail money out of a rich lover with political aspirations will wind up to be the possible victim of foul play we first hear of at the very beginning of the book, but I definitely have next to no empathy for her; she is far too much like people I have been hit up by. I usually appreciate Barclay's victims often being people who are less than lily white, but in this instance, I was not intrigued...I was just bored by it all. I must be getting jaded in my old age, but this sure did not do it for me, and I am not investing any more time in it; there are far too many books out there that will keep me interested and anxiously listening, nonstop, to the very end, to spend one more moment on "Trust Your Eyes,"

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    rosemary Los Angeles, US, Canada 01-07-13
    rosemary Los Angeles, US, Canada 01-07-13 Member Since 2016

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    "google maps meets Rain Man"

    Thomas is a mentally disturbed person diagnosed with a strange type of schizophrenia. He stays glued to three computer screens in his room, "traveling" all over the world memorizing streets and places using a Web site on the computer. Thomas can come off as being really annoying, but that's just a part of that type of illness and the brilliance with which Barclay has conveyed. Thomas sees in an apartment window on a street in NY while he is scanning the area using a Web sit, What Thomas sees disturbing, very disturbing. Thomas insists he witnessed a homicide over the web

    Thomas's brother Ray has come to stay with him to help get things in order after the alleged accidental death of their father. a task that he is sorely prepared to undertake. The job is further complicated by the fact that Thomas insists that he is employed by the CIA and listening to his intricate and increasingly paranoid theories. Ray soon realizes he and his brother have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy. hey both soon learn that getting involved was huge mistake and now their lives are at stake.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    mommermom 02-25-17
    mommermom 02-25-17
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    "An interesting story"

    Although not the best book I have listened to, it was entertaining and had a unique storyline. It kept me interested throughout the book. Once I settled into the narrator I enjoyed the book with his nuances and character representations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SpiegMan 11-16-16
    SpiegMan 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "TRUST THIS REVIEW - WELL PLAYED"

    No doubt this is in my top 5 books out of about 50 or so. Never dull, no filler and was curvy! You know, like twists and stuff, so have sex...my Thomas Kilbride impression. It is not fancy, not wild but just a well crafted and performed Audible. This is my first Linwood book and hope his other ones measure up. Worth every penny, the performances were understated allowing the story to unfold on its own perfectly. The next time you see Google Maps or World, a gymnast, a politician and a riding lawnmower you will think about this book. Yes, it is true, so go listen to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    B Alexo 09-27-16
    B Alexo 09-27-16
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    "Best I've read all year"

    An excellent book. The only thing bad about it is it had to end. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harper Lane DENVER, CO, United States 01-22-16
    Harper Lane DENVER, CO, United States 01-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Mouth dropping then you'll need to re-listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Trust Your Eyes the most enjoyable?

    A good mystery should be able to shock you and you shouldn't be able to figure out every mystery on your own. This book was a good mystery! However, it was so good that I actually had to go back and re-listen to old chapters because it didn't make sense to me. Sometimes, there is one key phrase that you didn't pick up on and before you know it, you'll be like "huh?" "wait, what?" and you will have to go back and listen to chapters over again. I do like being surprised though so I didn't mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how there is not just one mystery to solve, but many mysteries all at once that someone melt together seamlessly in the end. I like the dynamics of the characters, how you can't quite label one character to be any particular way because they end up surprising you.


    Have you listened to any of Ken Marks and Rick Holmes ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to them before and they just received another fan! I am already looking for other books he wrote.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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