Six Four

  • by Hideo Yokoyama
  • Narrated by Richard Burnip
  • 24 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Six Four. The nightmare no parent could endure. The case no detective could solve. The twist no listener could predict.
For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again.
For the 14 years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as Six Four. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case.
He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find.


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It's a struggle to get into, the Japanese names and the regional British accent Burnip gives to them doesn't quite fit, it's also very dense almost an examination into the Japanese police system, however at about the 5 hour mark it clicked and turned into something quite special and unique. It also takes a direction that I never saw coming. Outstanding
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- Mr. F. E. Marioni

Gripping Story right to the last pages

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

It was hard at first to get all the characters names because they were Japanese.But the story was one not to put down. You wanted to know what was going to happen next. Being a true story and asking my Japanese Pen Friends it is really a big book and film. I would love to see the film too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved the detective who had been given a new roll as the Press Director. The character is great all the way through the book.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the ending but will not say what happens. But it is not what you expect.

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

Yes the problems the Press Director went through with father of the kidnapped daughter and the problems he had with his own daughter.

Any additional comments?

It is hard work but worth the read. You will get into the characters and remember the names.

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- canal walker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2016
  • Publisher: Quercus