Paying the Piper

  • by Simon Wood
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A serial kidnapper known as the Piper spent years snatching children from San Francisco’s wealthiest families. When crime reporter Scott Fleetwood got himself involved in one of the cases, the Piper went from kidnapper to murderer…and vanished.
Now, after Fleetwood has languished under crippling guilt and public scorn for eight years, the Piper emerges from hiding to kidnap Fleetwood’s son. He’s demanding $2 million, but it’s not really about the money: the Piper wants blood - and he’s going to use Fleetwood to get it.
In the pulse-pounding tradition of Harlan Coben and Gregg Hurwitz, Simon Wood hangs listeners on hooks of suspense and action, leaving them white-knuckled until the bloody, bitter end.


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Customer Reviews

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Great thriller

I'd say it was near perfect except that the narrator used the same voice technique on a couple of different characters and I would get confused about who was talking.
Loved the story line!
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- Sandy


Would you consider the audio edition of Paying the Piper to be better than the print version?

Either, or.

What other book might you compare Paying the Piper to and why?

I've read a lot of very good books, but I don't believe I have read one that quite meets this standard. James Patterson, Michael Connolly and the like write with similar style.

Which character – as performed by Mel Foster – was your favorite?

I don't know that I have a favorite.

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


Any additional comments?

In "Paying the Piper" by Simon Wood, we have a serial kidnapper who becomes active again after a 9-year hiatus - or at least that's how it seems. In reality, nothing is like it seems. There are enough twists, enough heart-stopping moments, and enough intrigue to keep your heart pounding, your breathing labored, and your mind racing from start to finish. I could not put it down. Amazing tale from an amazing author!

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- Ginger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio