What Comes Next

  • by John Katzenbach
  • Narrated by William Roberts
  • 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A retired university professor has just been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. Returning home from the doctor’s office, he witnesses a pretty young girl being kidnapped. Believing the police are dragging their feet, he vows to find her on his own. He knows that if he doesn’t act, she may never be found alive.
Jennifer Riggins, the kidnapped girl, is being held prisoner by a depraved couple who have started an exclusive website called What Comes Next. Viewers can watch her terrifying ordeal in real time, and thousands tune in for each episode of her ongoing nightmare. Jennifer has been renamed “Number Four”. Her life is just beginning, and her only hope is a man whose life is nearing its end.

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What the Critics Say

“An impressively powerful and emotional thriller.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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One of a kind!! A great story full of surprises -

What did you love best about What Comes Next?

This is a most unusual hero and certainly this author is on my watch list now. I hope he is still writing and that the story is not based upon any true experiences or family history. The story and the characters never bored and often went in directions no other author that I've read has the courage to draw his characters. This book is one that as a story I really enjoyed - but also as an author, I see that successful stories can take most unusual trails. Oh so well done!


Have you listened to any of William Roberts???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

His performance was great. He used tone and cadence to portray one character or another - and this made his female, male young and old reasonable voices. He didn't make the females sound like a guy in drag as some do to let you know it is the female. Of course this means the story flowed and was consistent even though unpredictable.


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- Rachel

Great Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I couldn't stop listening to the book (no thanks to the narrator!) and listened to it 4 hours at a time. I loved how you were in vested in the characters and were rooting for them. The story was great even though the narrator was annoying!


What didn’t you like about William Roberts’s performance?

I really disliked this narrator! I though he sounded like the narrator on the old Bullwinkle cartoons. It just sounded over the top and ridiculous. And his women's voices were like fingernails on a chalkboard. I will avoid listening to him in the future!


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- Muriel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books