This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.
While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don’t, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot. The man threatens to continue playing this game until his fiancée arrives at the studio. The only problem is that his fiancée died several months ago....
Amok is a tense psychological hostage thriller set in a Berlin Radio Station, from the internationally renowned author of the best-selling Audible Original Drama The Child.
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©2007 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2015 Audible Ltd.
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I didnt like it it was sort of boring to me in my own opinion yuck
I can say I really didn't care for this story even though it was okay story it just didn't catch my interest i guess .
no, i think it should stay like it is
This did nothing to make me want to listen to the whole thing. So, glad it was free. We have a woman who is planning her suicide and a guy who is going explode a bomb in a busy area. It ends before we find if they succeed and why they are doing what they are doing. I am not big in to Mysteries, so I found I did not care enough to buy the book.
The production and narrators were okay, but did not really stand out.
I don't know maybe so one who into books that's like this.
Not sure, It just didn't catch my attention tbh
yes, i didn't like this one
sadness maybe not sure
"Got to hear the entire production!"
After the first three chapters, I'm hooked. Going to download the entire book right now. Sounds good and left me wanting to hear it in its entirety.
"Amok First three chapters"
No, it's not my kind of story. It flows more like a spy thriller, so if people enjoy those types of books, I think they will enjoy this.
"Too Over the Top"
Definitely not my cup of tea. The story has the potential to be an exciting thriller, but it was just so overdone that I couldn't take it seriously. I won't be listening to the full version of this drama any time soon.
"Awesome suspense and narrative"
The sound effects and narrating is spot on, and the first three chapters are enough to keep you listening and make you want more! I will be buying this one soon!
It's going to be a great mystery. I wish this was the full book. I really enjoyed the first 3 chapters.
"Radio drama makes a come back!"
I am usually a purist and love to add background via my own imagination; additional sound effects, 2nd & 3rd person voices and dramatic music. The sample really gave me flashbacks of the radio dramas I used to listen to while on long drives. "Amok" seems like a creation that will be entertaining and FUN!
As any good series keep you hanging; "Tune in next week when we hear Jan say 'I think I left the stove on' ". This sample hints at numerous story lines. It brings you to the brink of a climax and then steps back to watch you wither.
The depth of a an audible drama, as opposed to a single voice.
Having only the sample to go by, an effective tagline may be difficult:" Explosions of Love, Mystery and Buildings.. just when you thought it was safe to breathe!"
For fans of radio dramas, this story seems to promise a great ride. I look forward to seeing it through.
"Over Blown Pathetic Clap Trap - Bad Writing"
The pretentious writing is annoying pathetic clap trap.
This writer is trying far too hard, leading to failure. This is what I expect an amateur to produce, not a writer who is expecting his intelligent paying audience to read.
I listened to the 15 minutes of Free Claptrap which went on like 5 hours of gut wrenching torture, feeling very sorry for my grey cells which were
begging me to 'Switch Off'. But I wanted to persevere to find out what all of the Over Blown Advertising was all about, when suddenly the ever so serious excited narrator; STOPPED rambling !! and all went Dead - Thank God. All it left me feeling was - NOTHING. Just glad it was over.
Why are we being advertised to death to Listen to and buy this Dreadful work ???
Now I can get on with my life and stop wondering any longer.
What a luxury this feels and I am so happy no to have fallen into the Advertisers Trap - I will keep my valuable Credits and my precious money.
I escaped yet more Brain Washing to buy Bad Work.
I was hooked from the very beginning so now I'm off to get the rest of the book.
Thought this sounded really interesting, but as it is a drama, things happen that are not explained! For instance, in the second chapter the main character was doing something in her apartment. All you could hear was banging and crashing as things were moved - BUT nothing was explained on the narration other than "well she decided to do something else instead" What she was doing is a mystery to me!! Pointless!! Needs MUCH better narration to actually tell you what is going on!!
"Tense and gripping"
I wasn't expecting much, but the first three chapters are excellent and I know what I'm using my credits for next month!
"It made made me buy the full book"
Grabs you from the beginning. Can't wait to hear the full story so I'll be shelling out for the full audiobook.
"Dont let the sample guide you"
I downloaded the sample because I like Adrian Lester & Peter Firth
the sample of 3 chapters was interesting introduced the characters and gave you a taste of the story.
so based on this I downloaded the whole book - a mistake I felt
the story is a little complicated, but is made more complicated by some of the narration - some voices are very similar and its hard to follow who is speaking sometimes
I wouldn't recommend this as an audible book - might be a good read in it physical form ??
"Gripping and brilliantly performed"
I have seriously enjoyed listening to this-I'm already halfway through the full audiobook... and still gripped. Fantastic performance by all.
"Definitely adding to my wish list"
Loved everything about this book. Very tense and fascinating storyline - so much packed into the first 3 chapters. Look forward to listening to the remaining chapters
"Not for me"
I was pleased to be able to try the first few chapters of this dramatisation, however I didn't enjoy this introduction, I felt that the story was 'all over the place', I do understand that the first chapters of a book have to lay down the scenes - but I found it very disjointed.
I also found the background 'explanatory' noises most annoying - I know what a phone ring sounds like!
This doesn't seem to be my type of thing, but thank you Audible for the opportunity to try it!
really clear and descriptive narration along side a strong cast. a great start I'm looking forward to the full story.
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