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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.
©2007 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2015 Audible Ltd.
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By Simon on 05-20-15

Gripping to the extreme!

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

Gripping<br/>Involving<br/>Exciting

What other book might you compare Amok to and why?

Nothing I have heard compares to this.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time.

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

All of it.

Any additional comments?

Warning! Do not start listening to this audio book unless you have 8 hours to spend ignoring all work, family and other commitments. This is the best thing I have heard from Audible in the 4 years or so I have been a customer hands down. The play structure and sound effects add to what is already a brilliant story. MORE English Sebastian Fitzek PLEASE!!! (or I may just have to learn German)

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By Charles Hill on 05-30-15

An absolute fantastic listen.

I loved this book. Great action ,wonderful pace splindid narration enjoyed the music infusion,"brilliant. "AWESOME"

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By G. Cohen on 07-15-16

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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By Dougie on 07-14-16

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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By Maggiestampa on 04-02-16

Not his best.

I read The Child before this one so expected more. I was disappointed but can't explain why without spoiling it for future readers other than it was predictsble and clichéd.

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By Kristine on 02-18-16

Disappointing

The musical interludes were far too long and distracting. I was attracted to the idea of a radio play but found the story unconvincing and therefore disappointing.

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