• The Last 10 Seconds

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-19-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

THE UNDERCOVER COP. Having worked undercover the last ten years, Sean Egan is used to life on the edge. He’s recently infiltrated one of London’s most dangerous criminal gangs, and they’ve just informed him that they want him for a very special job: the daring abduction from police custody of a serial killer known as The Night Creeper.
THE KILLER. Brutally violent yet highly intelligent, The Night Creeper has earned his reputation by torturing five young women to death. Arrested the previous night, he claims that he has a cast-iron alibi for one of the murders, and some highly important information that can prove his innocence – and implicates someone else.
THE POLICEWOMAN. DI Tina Boyd has an instinct for trouble, and a past that continues to haunt her. She was the policewoman who charged The Night Creeper. Now he’s been kidnapped, and it’s Tina’s task to find him. And find him fast, because it’s clear that some very dangerous people want to silence him permanently.
A man, a woman and a sadistic killer. As they race towards a terrifying confrontation only one thing is certain: they’re all going to have to fight very hard just to stay alive.
©2010 Simon Kernick (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks
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3 out of 5 stars
By Carl on 05-25-15

Not any of Simon Kernick's best

What did you like best about The Last 10 Seconds? What did you like least?

No dead parts in a Simon Kernick novel but I regret to mention that this one turned to be a bit boring when the main part of the story was a severely beating of the main character.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Almost as expected.

Which character – as performed by Paul Thornley – was your favorite?

He use to do a very good job with all characters.

Was The Last 10 Seconds worth the listening time?

Yes it was.

Any additional comments?

Simon Kernick is one of my favorite authors and I look forwart to his next novel.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Blicks41 on 03-12-13

Kernick & Thornley good match

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I like to listen to audible when going on long trips. This thriller was great.

What didn’t you like about Paul Thornley’s performance?

Paul Thornley is talented and his many voices were well done, but he tends to drop his voice at the end of sentences and I could not always hear what the last few words were. When taping there needs to be a consistency of volume.

Could you see The Last 10 Seconds being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

This is made for the movies or TV...good visualization possible with the writing and I liked the female heroine, even though so troubled and difficult. Is it possible to have a balanced, happy-ish detective solving crimes and staying on the good side of her colleagues, though perhaps not the heirarchy??

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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 11-08-13

Great book defo worth a listen!

What did you like most about The Last 10 Seconds?

a realistic and dramatic book from beginning to end!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sean, Tina..... Both brilliant mavericks

Which character – as performed by Paul Thornley – was your favourite?

PT is by far the best narrator ever I only now read books narrated by him! :)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Tina witnessed the wife of the MP blow her own head off! Didnt see that coming!

Any additional comments?

Just another great book from both Author and Narrator... Well done!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 12-23-12


Simon Kernick does the same thing with all his books from what I can see. They are tightly plotted, with cartoonish baddies and protagonists who are not especially sympathetic either. The narration is top notch and the books never let go until the end.

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