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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Every thriller promises edge of seat tension but very few actually deliver. The Abrupt Physics of Dying does! If this does not get your heart beating on overtime then nothing will! Gritty, gripping and heart stoppingly tense until conclusion I was nothing short of mesmerised. Set in Yemen and with a wonderful sense of place this is a hugely timely novel which deserves to attract even non-thriller fans. With some thoroughly thought-provoking moments I was blown away. Highly recommended.
I was expecting violence to feature throughout this book and although it is present it was not gratuitous at all. The action is all implicit to the storyline and never overplayed. With a wonderful narrator and an incredibly considered retelling of events this makes for an incredible listening experience.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Abrupt Physics of Dying?
With so many twists and turns it would be hard to pick out just one memorable moment largely because I became so emotionally involved with the story. I had a true sense of appreciation of the situation that Clay found himself in and my empathy with the local population was all-consuming.
What about Peter Noble’s performance did you like?
Peter Noble is an outstanding narrator with real depth of emotion in his voice evident throughout. That the novel is largely based on true events could be part of the reason for this. Noble cranks up the tension well and brought the story of Claymore Straker off the page and alive.
The narration is an essential part of the audiobook experience and Peter Noble will go on my list of narrators to look for again.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I really wished I could have fitted listening into one session which is a definite thumbs up. With vivid descriptions and an excellent portrayal of the bribery, corruption and assuaging of data that goes on within global energy corporations, I couldn't put this down or be separated from my headphones easily!
Any additional comments?
Powerfully moving and intelligently written The Abrupt Physics of Dying will blow you away!
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A very promising and time relevant thriller about oil in Yemen ruined by a cliché and poor love story shoe horned in that kills the story dead. I gave up halfway through.
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