Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience’ - every facility any tourist who hates going abroad will ever want will all be available on a converted North Sea oil rig.
To test the facilities, he's hosting a reunion for his old school friends. He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along - a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public.
©1999 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"A high octane sense of the absurd." (The Times)
"The next star of the genre seems set to be Christopher Brookmyre." (Mark Lawson)
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"A fantastic book - let down by Ausible"
Great story, well engineered, keeps you
Has to be Ally, although Mtt and Simone + Vale are worthy of a mention
He reads well. Its not the voice that I thought of when I read the books, but he adds to my pleasure - an alternative view
Audible have lost the last section of the book - pathetic!
imaginative storyline for sure. love Angus King's narration. enjoyed the different characters. Anorher good listen!
"great story, just a little bit dated now perhaps?"
loved this when it was released and its still a cracking read but i just find some of the tech references at focussed on and subsequently date it badly, perhaps an updated version could be considered?
"Awful awful accents"
I LOVE Chris Brookmyre's books. The problem with this is entirely with the narration. I'm afraid Mr King's attempt at a Geordie and a Mackem accent were so appallingly bad that I literally had to stop listening as it was killing the enjoyment. I'm not from the North-East btw, it's just that the performance is so jarringly awful on those accents it really becomes impossible to ignore about 2/3rds of the way through when those characters are really at the forefront. I personally blame the director, should never have let a performance that bad be released. He's fine on other accents and I'm sure he's a capable actor but wow, awful performance on those accents.
Chris Brookmyre is absolutely wonderful and I have recommended him to loads of friends who are now fans.
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