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The Accident

Pavone, Chris (Audiobook CD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Accident
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As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past.
Authors: Pavone, Chris
Title: The accident
[sound recording]
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged.
Characteristics: 10 sound disc (700 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Duration: 11:40:00.
Compact discs.
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Summary: As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past.
Local Note: 15 53 74 80 97 118 133 148 152 172 173 182 193 210 216 222 226 242 243 244 245 264
Additional Contributors: Marno, Mozhan
ISBN: 9780804165976
Statement of Responsibility: Chris Pavone
Performers: Read by Mozhan Marno.
Subject Headings: Assassins Fiction. Accidents Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Spy stories.
Audiobooks.
Topical Term: Assassins
Accidents
Publisher No: RHA 4407
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Jun 14, 2014
  • ValleyViewLibrarians rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fun read for anyone who appreciates a good thriller. This is very well constructed; the author doles out small but critical pieces of the puzzle from the very first pages but manages to keep big secrets hidden until the end. Plenty of twists and turns, taut pacing, and some well-placed red herrings are guaranteed to keep pages turning (or listeners reaching for the next CD). Reader Mozhan Marno does a great job narrating a variety of characters with various accents. Recommended for thriller and general fiction readers alike.

May 12, 2014
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This thriller has a couple of the main characters from Pavone's earlier book The Expats, Kate and Hayden is more minor roles in this new novel. Isabel Reed is a New York literary agent, and recently a manuscript was delivered to her office that seems to have potentially huge prospects. The title of the manuscript is The Accident and the author is listed as Anonymous. The story it tells is the unauthorized memoir of Charlie Wolfe, head of an international media organization, and a man who now has his eye on a political career. The book would cause that hope to die, and raise serious questions about Charlie's company. The reader is exposed gradually to the contents of this biography by other people reading the manuscript. Another source of information about its contents is the extraordinary length someone is going to to ensure the book doesn't get published. It is Hayden who takes the lead on that endeavour, first in Europe tailing the supposed author, and then in the United States once the biography reaches Isabel. Hayden is a Berlin CIA operative, but this case is black ops, completely off the books, and we gradually understand why. Hayden will stop at nothing to prevent publication, and that includes murder. As people with possession or knowledge of the manuscript are followed and eliminated the race to see the real story on Wolfe come out grows ever more precarious.
Isabel suspects who the author really is, but the man she is thinking of is dead. Or is he? We also occasionally see the real author and realize his role in the story and his motivations. He has made a lot of plans to get this story out, but will they be enough?
This novel also gives an inside look at the publishing industry with literary agents, editors, publishers, and even a subsidiary rights agent playing roles. The depth of the characters here add real substance to the book, and give us insight into the story as it develops.
A read that is hard to put down

Apr 15, 2014
  • ITC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Suspense throughout. Loved it.

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