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To Die in Vienna

Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (229 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

He’s seen something that could get him killed. But what?

Freddie Makin is a spy for hire. For a year he’s been watching Jiang Cheng, an academic whose life seems suspiciously normal. To Freddie it’s just a job: he never asks who’s paying him and why - until the day someone is sent to kill him, and suddenly the watcher becomes the watched.

On the run from whoever wants him dead, Freddie knows he must have seen something incriminating. The only trouble is, he has no idea what. Is the CIA behind all this - or does it go higher than that? Have his trackers uncovered his own murky past?

As he’s forced into a lethal dance across Vienna, Freddie knows one thing for sure: his only hope for survival is keeping the truth from the other side, and making sure the secrets from his past stay hidden.

©2018 Kevin Wignall (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I want to live at the Madhouse

This has all the components of a great book: a likeable protagonist, an interesting storyline, lots of atmosphere and a fantastic narrator. It was a fun read, enhanced by the original and entertaining location of the Madhouse Hotel. Only in Supernatural have I ever seen an otherwise overlooked scene like a motel/hotel given such personality.

I would listen to everything Kevin Wignall has written, if it were all read by George Newbern.

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Nice narration

Good story but the narrator made this that extra special. Decent pace and interesting characters. Really enjoyed it.

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Great plot.

I could really identify with the main character. I would strongly recommend a listen to this book.

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An adequately enjoyable book

This is a good book. Not fabulous but quite good.

The setting of Vienna is a great start! One of my favorite cities. Freddie is a former, well - something, probably clandestine but we don’t know for sure until later. He is not a surveillance expert hired to watch a Chinese professor. After several months things go terribly wrong.

I enjoyed Freddie’s exploits. I was not surprised to read that the movie rights had been picked up. This book read like the plot of a film. I can imagine it’ll be good if they stick to the book.

At first I didn’t care for the narrator but his voice grew on me.

I am hoping there’s a sequel.

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rambling<br />

it goes on and on . no substance.
couldn't wait to finish . sorry I

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Ok

Narration was good, but I thought the story was slightly weak and predictable. Characters were 2-dimensional.

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Good spy mystery for a foggy day!

Another great book from Kevin Wignall. Narrator is easy to listen to. The locale is primarily in Venice, with a variety of interesting characters.

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Slow Moving Thriller

This I'd the second book that I have listened to.The first one moved a long quicker and with morecaction The characters were not developed well. There was a lot of moving through several locations and a mix of good guys and bad guys. I am going to try one more by Wignall. His prior book was well written and if moved quickly from action scenes to consolidating follow-ups. I have found almost all of the readers to be very professional and include pitch and excitement levels that match well with the dialogue.

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Awful narration

This sing-song narration and squeaky voice was just awful to listen to. On top of the narrator sounded bored and unconvincing. Awful.

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Good read

The story was suspensful and kept me interested in hearing the next part. How was Freddy going to get himself out of this jam?

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Recommended

I really enjoyed this. It is beautifully read in an unassuming way that gratifyingly belies the plot, which as usual for Mr Wignall,

is elegantly pleasing whilst packing its punches.

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