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Publisher's Summary

Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience’ - every facility any tourist who hates going abroad will ever want will all be available on a converted North Sea oil rig.
To test the facilities, he's hosting a reunion for his old school friends. He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along - a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public.
©1999 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A high octane sense of the absurd." (The Times)
"The next star of the genre seems set to be Christopher Brookmyre." (Mark Lawson)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 09-14-15

Awful awful accents

Would you try another book written by Christopher Brookmyre or narrated by Angus King?

I LOVE Chris Brookmyre's books. The problem with this is entirely with the narration. I'm afraid Mr King's attempt at a Geordie and a Mackem accent were so appallingly bad that I literally had to stop listening as it was killing the enjoyment. I'm not from the North-East btw, it's just that the performance is so jarringly awful on those accents it really becomes impossible to ignore about 2/3rds of the way through when those characters are really at the forefront. I personally blame the director, should never have let a performance that bad be released. He's fine on other accents and I'm sure he's a capable actor but wow, awful performance on those accents.

Would you be willing to try another one of Angus King’s performances?


Any additional comments?

Chris Brookmyre is absolutely wonderful and I have recommended him to loads of friends who are now fans.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. R. Taylor on 01-31-16

A fantastic book - let down by Ausible

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great story, well engineered, keeps you

Who was your favorite character and why?

Has to be Ally, although Mtt and Simone + Vale are worthy of a mention

Have you listened to any of Angus King’s other performances? How does this one compare?

He reads well. Its not the voice that I thought of when I read the books, but he adds to my pleasure - an alternative view

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

Audible have lost the last section of the book - pathetic!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Belinda on 02-10-17

Terrific book and brilliant narration

Angus King is the perfect narrator. Love how he spits the f word with apparent glee

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