The Kill List

  • by Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by John Chancer
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God.
As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. Tasked with what seems like an impossible job is an ex-US marine who has risen through the ranks to become one of America's most effective intelligence chiefs.
Now known only as The Tracker, he must gather what scant evidence there is, collate it and unmask The Preacher if he is to prevent the next spate of violent deaths. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The Kill List is written by crime fiction extraordinaire Frederick Forsyth and this unabridged crime thriller audiobook edition is narrated by talented American actor John Chancer. America has a list of the most dangerous men and women in the planet. It becomes the role of a teenage hacking genius to uncover the identity of the most wanted person on that list, who is actively and ingloriously killing in the name of religion. Listeners are utterly engaged throughout, as the intricate story takes them across America, Europe and the United Kingdom in a bid to uncover this highly dangerous man. Available now from Audible.

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Frederick Forsyth used to be a first class thriller writer, up there with Len Deighton, certainly and Jean Le Carre, possibly. This is complete rubbish. First it is quite derivative....for example the hidden terrorist genre was handled well in the recent book I Am A Pilgrim and has been used by Tom Clancy and others. Here there is nothing new to offer, the plot is obvious and derivative and the characters are completely two dimensional and the reader doesent give a damn about any of them. And if that wasn't enough, the reader is terrible, he inserts pauses in the wrong parts of sentences and his foreign accents are a joke. One to avoid.
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- Julian

Generic, superficial, uninteresting

What would have made The Kill List better?

The characters have no personality at all; they are all cookie-cutter stereotypes with no development and virtually no motives for their actions.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was hoping for some kind of twist to make things interesting - but no.


How could the performance have been better?

He over-dramatizes, and his accents are god-awful.


What character would you cut from The Kill List?

There isn't a single interesting or compelling character in the entire book - rather than cutting any, the author needs give us at least one memorable personality.


Any additional comments?

It's just a long list of event - he did this, then that, then this thing happened, so he did that - no suspense, no drama, no humour, and utterly predictable.

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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-09-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios