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The Cruelty Audiobook

The Cruelty

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Publisher's Summary

When Gwendolyn Bloom's father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.

Taken meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne Identity in this action-packed debut thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer) from Scott Bergstrom.

©2017 Scott Bergstrom (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    Su McConville 02-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful Adventure"

    I really enjoyed this book. I wondered if I would struggle with believing the protagonist Gwendolyn could do what she was doing, but the author made it believable. The narrator did a fine job of performing the voices and really delivering the emotions the characters were feeling without beingnannoying. This was a fun escape.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Liz 04-12-17
    Liz 04-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "hash tag pretentious snob"

    Couldn't finish: getting my credit refunded. Therese Plummer is a great narrator, but even a great narrator can't save a bad book. The plot itself was interesting, but (in my opinion) the main character was not convincing. Few teenagers, no matter how worldly or multi-lingual they are, would behave the way Gwen does. I wanted to feel outrage when the school bully called her a pretentious snob... but when I got to the part in the book where Gwen drinks some wine and realizes that it goes perfectly with her meat, I was starting to think that *maybe* the bully had a point.
    By making Gwen so difficult to relate to, the author completely turned me off the story. I hope Gwen succeeds in all of her espionage endeavors, but I just don't want to hear about them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Castro az 03-04-17
    Rebecca Castro az 03-04-17 Member Since 2015

    parker

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    "Loved it! "

    Great action book! Some violence & language, but didn't bother me, I finished in just a couple days it was soo good! Def recommend to others. Can't wait for the next book!!!

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    Alice Smith Washington State 02-20-17
    Alice Smith Washington State 02-20-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Extremely hard to stop listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It has a very fast moving story line and is hard to put down. This is the first audio book that I've listened to that I thought would make for a good movie.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line. It was very engaging and extremely difficult to put down.


    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, not that I'm aware of.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, the whole book was like riding a roller coaster.


    Any additional comments?

    The only negative comment I have for this book is the name of Jesus being used in vain. This book had very little bad language in it, for which I appreciated, I'm always amazed by the authors that seem to think that adding foul language adds to their work. It doesn't, it only serves to take away from the story and alienate future customers. There are several authors, such as Baldachi, CJ Box, etc., that write exciting thrillers without using foul language.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 02-13-17
    Sarah 02-13-17
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    "Fast paced and very entertaining"

    Although there were some moments that felt unbelievable, overall I really liked this book. The heroine is easy to root for and I enjoyed unraveling the mystery with her. Fast paced, intriguing and suspenseful. Looking forward to book 2!

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