Amok

  • by Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, Peter Firth, Brendan Coyle, Hugh Skinner
  • 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Audible Editor Reviews

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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Gripping drama

This was more than a book - it was an amazing drama. I am unable to read or watch television at the moment, and what a welcome change to listen to Amok where I felt immersed in the story. I was a little confused at first with the different characters and very nearly gave up but I'm so pleased that I persevered.
I congratulate and thank the author, the production team and the actors for a welcome break!
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- G. Cohen

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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- Dougie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios