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There is not much more I can say about this audiobook that my title has not already covered. The 'Victor the assassin' series has swept me away and kept me highly entertained beyond any of my expectations.
I am thoroughly disappointed I have come to the end of the series, now I will spend the rest of my days searching for other audiobooks that can potentially deliver so much happiness to my poor soul. I feel bereft. Like an alcoholic with no access to liquor. Like a hula without the hoop. Like a bean that wasn't made by Heinz. A monster without the much. My list could go on...
Buy the book. Buy all 4 books in the series, work your way through as I have done. then maybe I can be joined by more people in sharing my grief in finishing sharing adventures with Victor the assassin, until his next book at least.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this story and the way it was read. The 81 chapters got hold of me and I couldn't put it down! However, the nearer the end the more swearing. So it is not something you could listen to 'out loud' without upsetting you're neighbours by mistake. The "c"pops up too.
When I was showing a group of friends my tablet and Audio Book App, I found myself apologising when I got caught out with the swearing off hand.
This was a shame. I didn't know the words were coming up! This day and age I suppose I should have realised, but the reading started out ok, and the 'baddies' had to speak this way to be tough it seems. It was a shame though as I would have given it 5's otherwise if it had not been for the strong language popping up from the middle to the end.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about Better Off Dead?
A thrilling, fast paced yarn.
What other book might you compare Better Off Dead to, and why?
Identical concept to Mark Dawson's John Milton series. A magnetic concept done well.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Thorough research results in excellent detail. The larger-than-life characters are plausible in a fictional context.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Nothing. The character accents are good; tonal nuances well placed and performed.
Any additional comments?
This a book, indeed the entire Tom Wood series, is top schoolboy adventure stuff but it isn't for purists who can't live with the fictional license of being beyond reasonable possibility. This is pure fiction where anything goes- and is allowed to.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This audiobook gets off to a slow start without much action however it really starts picking up a few hours in. Victor's role becomes more complicated than in previous titles in that he's thrown into a bodyguard and protection role. The characters are well fleshed out with highly descriptive fight scenes and a truly despicable bad guy.