Accidents Waiting to Happen

  • by Simon Wood
  • Narrated by James Langton
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Somebody’s gunning for Josh Michaels. They must be. There’s no other reason why a stranger would run him off the road, taunt him with a “thumbs-down”, and leave him to die. Josh may have made some messy mistakes in the past, but who’s suddenly decided that he’s worth more dead than alive? As more and more near-fatal accidents befall him, there can be no denying it: he’s got a bull’s-eye on his back. But why? Is it revenge? Mistaken identity? Or is it something far more insidious?
As Josh runs for his life, he does his best to run down the truth. What he uncovers makes his blood run cold. But no one, not even the cops, will believe that he’s the latest victim of a sinister conspiracy determined to cash in on his corpse.


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Excellent suspense thriller

Accidents Waiting to Happen is a novel about abuse of viatical settlements (arrangements whereby a person with a terminal illness sells their life insurance policy to a third party company for less than its mature value, in order to benefit from the proceeds while alive). They then tend to die of "accidents" rather than natural causes much sooner than expected. Protagonist Josh Michaels sold his insurance policy to the company that was killing the people who sold them policies. He makes judgement errors repeatedly; in fact, he seldom exercises good judgement. The novel is set in California, is written by a British author residing in the US, and is narrated by a Brit trying hopelessly to use a California accent. Narrator James Langton is very good but does not pull off the accent. It's not difficult to listen to; indeed, it is funny at times.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Narration was boring and all British in a California setting

Wrong narrator for a book set in California. Narrator was boring and so was book, so together it was painful to listen to. I kept listening hoping the story would at least improve, unfortunately it didn't. If I were to write a book it would probably be this bad. That's why I'm a reader and not a writer. I will be crossing this author and narrator off my list.
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- Jac

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio