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Amok is the intense psychological crime thriller from best-selling crime writer and journalist, Sebastian Fitzek. This Audible Original audiobook is grippingly narrated by an unbeatable cast including Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, Peter Firth, Brendan Coyle and Hugh Skinner. A renowned criminal psychologist has planned her suicide for that night. As she prepares a final drink to end her grief she receives a call – a gruesome killer has a hostage situation and has started to slaughter the innocent victims. She is the negotiator. This is a chilling drama. Available now from Audible.
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FINALIST: The Audie Awards 2016
This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.
While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don't, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot. The man threatens to continue playing this game until his fiancée arrives at the studio. The only problem is that his fiancée died several months ago....
AMOK is a gripping audiodrama and tense psychological hostage thriller set in a Berlin Radio Station, from the internationally renowned author of the best-selling Audible Original Drama The Child.
©2007 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2015 Audible Ltd.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 31-07-18

The Case of the Missing "I"

This isn't bad, that's for sure. The quality cast give it their all and it's a fairly entertaining way to spend 8 hours. That's actually longer than the average full cast production has tended to be too so it represents good value for money. The production values are high and the acting is good enough. But . . . it did feel a little over-dramatised at times and the succession of Aha! moments as a series of characters outlined their hidden motives and shocking plans did grate a little.

I'm a big fan of the efforts that Audible are going to with full cast productions as a supplement to traditional audiobooks but this one doesn't hit the heights of some of their other efforts and is good rather than great.

So maybe the title is missing an I . . . and rather than AMOK it should say I AM OK (but not great).

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dougie on 14-07-16

Excellent narration, good storyline but...

the musical dramatisation was a bit much & off-putting. Actors were very good, first time I've listened to an audio book using different actors for each character & I would listen to similar again. Without the music!

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15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 20-05-15

Gripping to the extreme!

If you could sum up Amok in three words, what would they be?

Gripping
Involving
Exciting

What other book might you compare Amok to and why?

Nothing I have heard compares to this.

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

This is the first time.

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

All of it.

Any additional comments?

Warning! Do not start listening to this audio book unless you have 8 hours to spend ignoring all work, family and other commitments. This is the best thing I have heard from Audible in the 4 years or so I have been a customer hands down. The play structure and sound effects add to what is already a brilliant story. MORE English Sebastian Fitzek PLEASE!!! (or I may just have to learn German)

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52 of 54 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Charles Hill on 30-05-15

An absolute fantastic listen.

I loved this book. Great action ,wonderful pace splindid narration enjoyed the music infusion,"brilliant. "AWESOME"

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22 of 23 people found this review helpful

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