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A subject matter that isn't discussed enough: how abuse affects boys and the men they become. Such an ugly topic, but the author dealt with it very tastefully, making me cringe and recoil without being overly graphic. A tragic and beautiful story.
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If you could sum up Untouchable in three words, what would they be?
Provocative breathtaking hopeful.
What did you like best about this story?
The unfolding of a series of disturbing events. The excitement of adding technology, mystery, revenge and emotion.
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
A cast of excellent narrators, who captivate the listener and create a visual environment ... it was hard for me to break away to reality.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
an insight into the depth of depravity.
Any additional comments?
I have been frustrated in my search for noir/mysterious/thrilling/ suspenseful audio books, having down loaded hundreds of books within the past two years. This one caught me right from the start. Hopefully ... my next Sibel Hodge book will lead me to my net favorite author.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
This was agood story. The ending seemed a tad rushed but enjoyed it. worth a read.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Not bad but spoiled by the narration of the female characters. The protagonist was OK but the other two female characters both had mouths full of plums, very annoying.
Stayed until the end but very unrealistic....
Wow – this certainly was a powerful, disturbing and haunting tale of abuse and revenge! Apparently some scenes in the book were inspired by real police investigations, and Hodge has obviously done her homework, not holding back when describing the full horror of unspeakable acts committed to the children in this story. As a warning to the faint hearted: some of the scenes in this book are very explicit and contain graphic descriptions of child sexual and psychological abuse that will definitely disturb some readers. I listened to the audio version, and felt that some of the images it evoked were upsetting and sickening – even more so to know that these events are not pure fiction and are based on real life events. I shuddered many times when exposed to the full horror of some of the children’s ordeal, and must admit that I found the revenge part not nearly as satisfying as I had hoped. How can such terrible acts ever be truly avenged?
If you like dark and disturbing thrillers that contain a certain element of conspiracy theory on a larger scale, and are able to stomach the more explicit details, then this is the right book for you! I found some of the political details the story is based on quite intriguing, and it certainly challenged my trust in law enforcement and democracy as a whole, even though some of Mitchell’s theories seemed a bit over the top. I applaud the author for tackling such a difficult and emotionally charged topic and weaving it into a multi-layered and gripping thriller. Whilst it was more a tale of seeking justice and revenge than a psychological thriller, it made for a captivating read and I am looking forward to reading more from this author in future.
A solid and heart-felt performance by all three narrators, which made the audiobook version a great choice!
A disturbing but necessary book to listen to, upsetting at times but well worth it.