• Dead Man's Gift

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-06-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (36 ratings)

Summary

A race-against-time short story from the best-selling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick
MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven-year-old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton’s nanny.
The gang’s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son’s. It’s the ultimate dead man’s gift….
©2014 Simon Kernick (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
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1 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 24-08-14

Big disappointment

Would you try another book written by Simon Kernick or narrated by Paul Thornley?

Yes

What was most disappointing about Simon Kernick’s story?

Length and plot development

Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Thornley?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Really disappointed with the 3.5 hour length and I wouldn't have bought it had I checked...my own mistake there. Nevertheless, for a novelist to release a novel that is so short is strange and a real disappointment.

I like Kernick and I really like Thornley's narration. The plot though didn't really go anywhere and was very predictable, the main character Scope hasn't moved on since we first met him and his inclusion was more than a bit far fetched.

It felt like the author had lots of left over edits from previous books and used this short story as a vehicle to make use of them - a waste of a credit :(

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By calum on 08-05-15

kernick and thornley thrill again

Amazing ride through a roller coaster story that could not be switched off. should be listened to after the other kernick books in the series as the emotional investment in the lead character is built on the familiarity from the previous books. There is not as much charecterisation of lead as he is assumed by the author to be known.

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