The Cruelty

  • by Scott Bergstrom
  • Narrated by Therese Plummer
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Gwendolyn Bloom's father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.
Taken meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne Identity in this action-packed debut thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer) from Scott Bergstrom.

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Wonderful Adventure

I really enjoyed this book. I wondered if I would struggle with believing the protagonist Gwendolyn could do what she was doing, but the author made it believable. The narrator did a fine job of performing the voices and really delivering the emotions the characters were feeling without beingnannoying. This was a fun escape.
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- Su McConville

hash tag pretentious snob

Couldn't finish: getting my credit refunded. Therese Plummer is a great narrator, but even a great narrator can't save a bad book. The plot itself was interesting, but (in my opinion) the main character was not convincing. Few teenagers, no matter how worldly or multi-lingual they are, would behave the way Gwen does. I wanted to feel outrage when the school bully called her a pretentious snob... but when I got to the part in the book where Gwen drinks some wine and realizes that it goes perfectly with her meat, I was starting to think that *maybe* the bully had a point.
By making Gwen so difficult to relate to, the author completely turned me off the story. I hope Gwen succeeds in all of her espionage endeavors, but I just don't want to hear about them.
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- Liz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio