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The Hitchhiker

By: Gabriel Bergmoser
Narrated by: Lee Cormie,Stevie McKeon,Gyton Grantley
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The Driver:

Ahead he could see only the stretch of unending road, on either side brown-scorched plains of dirt and scrub, above it all a soaring blue sky and blinding sun. Desolation that looked, to him, a hell of a lot like freedom. He wasn’t playing by anyone’s rules anymore.

The Hitchhiker:

Have you ever done something bad? The question was like a clawed hand seizing his guts. It had taken everything he’d had not to whimper, to cower away and beg. But as he’d deflected, he’d told himself to stay calm. To be in control. He had to be in control here.

The Fugitive:

She’d made a mistake. Wasn’t the first time and wouldn’t be the last. Ever since she’d left, all she’d found was more trouble. More fights. More secrets. More scars. Now here she was, still alive but a long way from anywhere, and with options dwindling fast.

From the award-winning author of The Hunted comes a fast-paced outback thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

©2022 Gabriel Bergmoser (P)2022 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"The Hitchhiker straps the listener into the chair and slowly turns up the voltage for six terrifying hours. I haven't found a cat-and-mouse game this captivating since Misery." (Jack Heath, author of Kill Your Brother

“A terrifying tale of violence, fear and loneliness, as achingly tender as it is nail-bitingly tense. The perfect listen for your next road trip.” (Anna Downes, author of The Safe Place

"Two things I will never do again after devouring The Hitchhiker: miss a book by Gabriel Bergmoser; ever get in a car with him..." (Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

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  • Jai
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Insanely addictive!

Each one of the narrators really brought the characters to life, brilliantly casted. As for the story, I was shook, even up to the very last sentence. It was so vivid and had a lot of depth to each of the characters which made it hard to stop listening. This is an absolute must listen for anyone who loves a good thriller.

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unpleasant story

This story could have been great. But the violence became nauseating. With two hours to go we had to turn it off. Some people will enjoy it. But these grey nomads didn't have the stomach for it.

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Too many tropes

A good twist in the first part of the book but then the story ended up including too many cliches and thriller tropes.

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Engaging narrator, gripping story.

Loved this audiobook! I devoured it so quick and I’m sad it’s over. A great listen for those who love their crime stories / thrillers.

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Suspense right to the end.

Great new characters but easy to listen to if you have not read any of Gabriel Bergmoser other books. I love that Maggie made an appearance.
The Narrators voices were so easy to listen to, they made you feel like you were right there with the characters.
Not a long book great for trips it makes you want to drive just so you can hear what’s going to happen next.

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Both the best and the worst road trip listen!

The perfect length and pace for a road trip choice... (things are far apart here in Aus) but also the perfect narrative to make you risk running out of fuel on said road trip because you're too afraid to stop for fuel and interact with random strangers... not sure what the takeaway is there... basically, it's good.

I've listened to a few of the author's audiobooks and he has a habit of writing those annoyingly satisfying narratives paths that make complete sense in hindsight, but I never seem to be able to predict while reading.

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Bloody well done in every sense of the phrase.

Gabriel has hit the nail on the head with the creeping sense of dread that follows the intersecting stories told in The Hitchhiker.
Perfect voice cast for the three very different characters - it was easy to picture the story playing out in gritty visual. I half expected to have the car pass the the three unfortunate adventurers who ended up in Wolf Creek.

The Hitchhiker leave you looking over your shoulder more than once while listening - and highly suspicious of anyone who smiles just a bit too widely.
Highly recommend.

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Loved it!

Such a great story. Really enjoyed it and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

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Brilliant.

Slow burn thriller. stick with it and you will be in for a great ride. What a great story. Highly recommend this one.

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If you want to feel like a frog in boiling water

A book that makes me feel like the frog in a pot of water being slowly cranked up over 5 hours. I haven't had many stories that I've had to turn off because I was getting stressed out for the characters well hanging jib.
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