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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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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?

No.

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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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<br/> reading

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?

Laugh

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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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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