The Soul-Breaker

An Audible Original Drama
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
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Publisher's Summary

He didn’t kill them, he didn’t rape them, he didn’t torture them; his crime was far, far worse. 

Three women go missing without trace. A week is enough for the psychopath known in the press as the 'the Soul-Breaker' to destroy them. By the seventh day the women are psychologically dead, like bodies without a soul.

Shortly before Christmas, the Soul-Breaker strikes again, this time in an exclusive psychiatric clinic. The clinic has been cut off by a snowstorm, and the Soul-Breaker is in their midst. Trapped in the clinic, staff and patients band together to protect each other, but in a night of unimaginable terror, the Soul-Breaker shows them that no one is safe.

An Audible Original gripping audio dramatisation starring Adjoa Andoh, Rafe Spall, Robert Lindsay and Robert Glenister from Germany’s most successful thriller writer, Sebastian Fitzek, author of The Child, Amok and Passenger 23.

Featuring: Adjoa Andoh, Josephine Arden, Alex Avery, Amanda Bailey, Stephen Critchlow, Jessica Dennis, Robert Glenister, Joel Gorf, Silas Hawkins, Yolanda Kettle, Robert Lindsay, Fiz Marcus, Jack Monaghan, Harry Myers, Richard Reed, Nick Sampson, Rafe Spall, Mark Straker and Sarah Whitehouse.

Please note: This title contains explicit language and scenes of a sexual nature.

©2018 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

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Think of it like a cheezy B-class movie...

I have every one of Sebastian Fitzek's available audiobooks, single narration as well as the multi-narrated performances. I was very excited to find out there was a new title released and immediately purchased it, but I have mixed feelings about this one. First, the performance, as the other three that audible studios has produced, was 5 star amazing. I love the concept of adding music and sound effects when done correctly. And I've grown so fond of Robert Glenister voicing the main narrator that it almost feels like tradition. However, in this instance, the story becomes do over the top that it's really hard to suspend your disbelief enough to get past it. At least in my case it was. There was some major eye rolling going on toward the end on my part. But it started out strong and the entire package still makes it worth the listen. You just have to go into it with a really open mind... like when you're watching a cheezy B-class horror flick.

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Reminded me of a very old,,first book written by Stephen King

Spending 5 hrs . w/ unbelievably bad dialog,,fake screams involving hypothetical needles & wheelchairs = too much for me =a very boring old audio,,,,,,novel ???

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another great book

great story and dramatisation again. I am now looking for the next one. well done

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Addicted...

I am not really surprised to see 4 stars on reviews of Fitzek’s unique writings. I just finished 8 in succession... everything translated to English, thus far. These productions are psychological jigsaw puzzles. The more publications you listen too, the more adept you come in not being a nervous wreck and just putting it down. I started wit Amok and have not stopped. There is a cadence to the thrill/shock/guesswork if you read as many as you dare. Fitzek makes it hard to go back to my favorite suspect/detective authors. f you can not appreciate the mindset and follow Fitzek’s expertly woven tales, you surely would not give perfect ratings However, I dare you to slight the stage quality narrations and dramatizations!

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great story

this was definitely a nailbitter and raising levels of anxiety to know what happens next the performance felt real and the story was awesome

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not my kind of storyline

this is not a story that interests me. Anyone else may love it , but that is not me.

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  • Simon
  • 08-23-18

The Sound of Fitzek!

This is another quality production from Audible. Plenty of atmosphere, good narration and some really energetic performances. The soundscape is excellent, often generating a 3D feel with its depth and creepy incidental music. Audible seem to like Fitzek and it has to be said his stories on the whole seem to translate well into the audio-drama format. There are some really clever ideas about what the Soul-breaker actually does which makes for an intriguing, fast-paced and exciting story. I didn't quite feel it was a five star plot though. It's the usual with Fitzek and authors like him, you need to take a dose of reality tranquiliser before you start listening to what is a fairly complex intrigue. There are one or two real stretches of credibility within this story with the setup at the clinic and some of the ways it is equipped possibly among the most obvious. There are also a couple of brief, isolated occasions that the effects make the narrative extremely quiet. It's nothing that should stop you enjoying this good yarn though and the performances coupled with the truly engaging soundscape really drag it into the very high quality category.

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  • The Glamizon
  • 08-25-18

Another excellent, Audible Original.

Gripping psychological thriller, atmospheric and chilling. Great performances from the characters. 5* well deserved xx

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  • MA
  • 10-04-18

Excellent

Had to rewind a few times to work out who was who and what was happening. But definitely gripping and really all orated

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-18

Gripping from start to finish

Masterpiece. Best listen so far and I have listened to a few best selling and critically acclaimed thrillers

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-03-18

Great audio,

Keeps you guessing till the end when the penny drops. A must listen, it won't disappoint

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-18

I was there with the characters

every twist, every memory was so well described that it felt real,great book. recommended listen

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  • Mrs S K de Verenne
  • 09-27-18

I love Sebastian Fitzek books

Have never been disappointed with any of his stories, real edge is your seat thrillers and always with an unexpected ending. Audible performance has always been well done too.

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  • Elizabeth hickish
  • 09-23-18

Great read

Slow to start with and a very unbelievable story line. But overall a great read and I enjoyed it.

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  • Simon Price
  • 09-05-18

gripping

takes you on a gripping story with a lot of turns and a great ending

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  • Julian P
  • 09-04-18

enjoyable but unbelievable

Too convoluted and outlandish for my tastes but entertaining enough if you can suspend belief sufficiently.

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