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The Darkest Day Audiobook

The Darkest Day: Victor the Assassin, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

He is darkness. She wants him dead. In a city starved of light, she might just succeed. She moves like a shadow; she kills silently: Raven.

This elegant assassin has been on the run for years. This time, though, she has picked the wrong target.

The hitman known only as "Victor" is as paranoid as he is merciless and is no stranger to being hunted. He tracks his would-be killer across the globe, aiming not only to neutralise the threat but to discover who wants him dead.

The trail leads to New York...and then the lights go out. Over 12 hours of unremitting darkness, Manhattan dissolves into chaos. Amid looting, conspiracy and blackout, Victor and Raven play a vicious game of cat and mouse that the city will never forget.

©2015 Tom Hinshelwood (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing

What the Critics Say

"Authentically brutal." (The Telegraph on The Enemy)

"Echoes of Jason Bourne...each plot twist is unexpected and well-timed." (Daily Mail on The Enemy)

"An impressively intricate thriller...expert.... Exciting." (New Yorker on The Hunter)

What Members Say

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    kit4short 25/11/2015
    kit4short 25/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Not the best of the Victor the Assassin books"

    I've really enjoyed this series, but this last one seemed to get lost at times. The chase in New York went on for too long and all seemed a bit farcical with police and other agents appearing to intercept the couple at every turn. Manhattan is a big place!
    On balance though, Tom Woods character is very believable and a brought to life by Daniel Philpott who does a great job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 30/11/2016
    Mark 30/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Yet Another Brilliant Victor The Assassin Book!!"

    Yet Another Brilliant Victor The Assassin Book!!Yet Another Brilliant Victor The Assassin Book!!Yet Another Brilliant Victor The Assassin Book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Adelaide, Australia 31/10/2016
    Amazon Customer Adelaide, Australia 31/10/2016
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    "Not Tom Wood's best effort"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This would have been a 4 or 5 star listening experience if it hadn't been so boring. It was short on plot and never ending in physical fight descriptions. One after the other, fight this person, run, fight the next person, run. So boring.


    What was most disappointing about Tom Wood’s story?

    No real story, just one long series of small battles over described one after the other.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No real story, just boring descriptions of hand to hand fights.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I've bought the next book in the series. If it's the same boring style I won't bother with Tom Wood again. It's like a computer wrote this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PiratePete 21/06/2016
    PiratePete 21/06/2016
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    "Enjoyable but not the best in the series"
    Would you recommend The Darkest Day to your friends? Why or why not?

    It wouldn't be my first recommendation. The earlier books in the "Victor" series are better in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure whether a) I've just become a little desensitised to the format as this is the 5th, or b) whether the prolonged journey/chase in NY was just too long (too big a proportion of the whole storyline) but for whatever reason I did not find this one as enjoyable as the earlier books in the series. It's not a bad book ... but I wouldn't give it the very high ratings of the earlier ones.

    Once again, Philpott does an excellent job with the narration.

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    Malcolm 24/05/2016
    Malcolm 24/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great read"

    Absolutely love this series of books. Can not get enough of them. A great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Lea 28/04/2016
    Linda Lea 28/04/2016
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    "The chase was interminable!"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Tom Wood? Why or why not?

    Yes - I've enjoyed the full series of Victor the Assassin.


    What about Daniel Philpott’s performance did you like?

    Well paced to suit the twists and turns of the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The many chapters covering the chase seemed to blend into one another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sue 18/02/2016
    sue 18/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "whats the next one :)"

    i am going to listen to this book again :).. .. . .♡.. .. .. .. .. .. ..

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  • Conrad Baker
    13/12/15
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    "Great story with fantastic narration"

    Another great instalment of the series, brought to life perfectly by the excellent narration of Daniel Philpott. Looking forward to the next book, fingers crossed with the same narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skeggman
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    2/12/15
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    "Fast Paced Thriller"

    I've really started to like Tom Wood's Victor the assassin books with 'Better off Dead' being a real highlight for me. Although this is not the best in the series in my opinion, the author has still worked up a solid thriller. If you have enjoyed any of Tom Wood's earlier works, this will no doubt be a welcome addition to your library.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    30/11/15
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    "Superb"

    A superb continuation of the series
    Fast paced and a must listen.
    Brilliant narration.

    Can't wait for the next installment, hopefully a little longer

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. B. Ellison
    30/11/15
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    "Another great book in series"

    Great listen in this book series and would definitely recommend. Look forward to next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • kimmie
    27/11/15
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    "Fantastic"

    I loved the fact 'Victor' got to work with someone else and the story line was left open so 'Ravan' could return
    The book as usual was brilliantly written and narrated, do not ever use anyone else but Daniel to read your books
    Can't wait for his next book which I'm sure will be a long wait but well worth it
    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Buzz
    2/06/16
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    "Sorry but Victor's lost his edge!"

    Victor has to do much better. Very predictable, slow moving and far too much unnecessary detail, particularly during his fights.
    Lacks good content.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie Burns
    London
    30/03/16
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    "Another killer story!"

    the way this plot unfolds makes me think the author has been in the mists of killers and government spooks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    Derbyshire
    28/01/16
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    "Victors Back yet again"
    Would you listen to The Darkest Day again? Why?

    The series just keeps getting better and better. Please Tom can we have some more


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mikey
    poole, United Kingdom
    17/01/16
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    "Great job Vic"
    Any additional comments?

    As with my other reviews in this fantastic Tom Wood series, I have nothing but good things to say about it. Victor the assassin does it again, much like a modern day James Bond. Though it may not be shaken, the story is stirred up into a concussion of cool killings and savage cool headedness.

    This guy is so cool. Buy it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RavenBow
    Farnborough, United Kingdom
    6/12/15
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    "Great suspense with precise brilliant narration."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Darkest Day to be better than the print version?

    No. The narration draws you into Victor's character and his world. The whole series has a wonderful consistency of creating unexpected outcomes in the different situations and dangers Victor cleverly overcomes. This is a great listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Darkest Day?

    All of Victor's action scenes where he somehow manages to stay alive even if he is caught and things look dire!! In particular where he works with Raven but neither trust each other.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The end point where the final outcome of Raven is uncertain, and Victor moves on.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Invisible Killer


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next in the series along as you keep the same narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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