What Comes Next

  • by John Katzenbach
  • Narrated by William Roberts
  • 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A retired university professor has just been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. Returning home from the doctor's office, he witnesses a pretty young girl being kidnapped. Believing the police are dragging their feet, he vows to find her on his own. He knows that if he doesn't act, she may never be found alive.
Jennifer Riggins, the kidnapped girl, is being held prisoner by a depraved couple who have started an exclusive website called What Comes Next. Viewers can watch her terrifying ordeal in real time, and thousands tune in for each episode of her ongoing nightmare. Jennifer has been renamed "Number Four". Her life is just beginning, and her only hope is a man whose life is nearing its end.

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What the Critics Say

"An impressively powerful and emotional thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Great idea for a story spoilt by holding back

Brilliant idea with some very clever tricks but I was left disappointed and felt a great opportunity was missed. The author lacked the courage of his convictions and this left a great plot sadly lacking in tension or fear. I can see the idea was to get the reader/listener to imagine the tension but the way the story unfolded dismantled that and left me thinking yes there was a crime and yes it was nasty but was it a step beyond the norm? no.
I think part of the problem was it was just too long and the action, such as there was, was just to spread out for my taste.
Having said that the use of enhanced memories of people from Adrian’s past was both clever and original helping the story greatly. And as a main character Adrian was highly likeable and believable.
The “What comes Next” web site was not believable, the notion that people would pay the implied huge fees to watch what unfolds is just not credible and that students could afford it also lacked credence
So for me a lost opportunity for a very clever story line
But then I seem to be in a minority based on other reviews
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- Gavingks

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books