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The Witness

Written by: Simon Kernick
Length: 10 hrs

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Publisher's Summary

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and The Final Minute.

I had a simple choice. Stay here and almost certainly be discovered.

Or get up and run.

The Witness

When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack.

The Detective

DI Ray Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, but his effectiveness at getting results means that he's now been given the task of preventing the attack from taking place. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he's letting on?

The Killer

In the safe house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover's killer. But what she doesn't know is that the killer has already found out who she is and where she is hiding.

And now he's coming for her....

©2016 Simon Kernick (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

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  • R.
  • 19-02-16

Not the best from this author

I was so looking forward to this and thoroughly enjoyed the first chapter but just couldn't get away with the narrator change, it spoilt it for me.

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  • phae
  • 25-02-16

Don't waste your credit

This could have been a great book. Sadly the way the narrative is written is cliché and more than a little predictable!!

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  • Allison B.
  • 11-03-16

Unbearable

Sorry, but couldn't stand the female narrator. Totally spoiled it for me no matter how many times I tried to get into it. Loved the other books but will think twice about listening to any more

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  • susan harper
  • 23-03-16

Hooray for Paul Thornley!

Jonathan Keeble is quite good, Diana Kent very disappointing with a wishy washy voice. Made me lose concentration on the story. Paul Thornley is the only one to read Simon Kernik's books...he is excellent. Story not quite up to Kernik's usual standard I feel, although that might be because of the different readers.

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  • Mr
  • 16-02-16

Poor production

Solid story and great pace, though not the authors best, but the production was poor! Voice actors fine in themselves but the chopping and chandigarh didn't work for me at all.

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  • CMH
  • 30-01-17

Not the best

What did you like best about The Witness? What did you like least?

Best is Ray's relationship with his partner, Chris and his continued disrespect for the doing things the 'proper' way.

What was most disappointing about Simon Kernick’s story?

The absolutely unbelievable female character.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Oh yes! Paul Thornley is one of my favourite narrators. The narration by Paul is excellent; however the wish washy voice of the actor playing Jane, lost my attention on more than one occasion.

Could you see The Witness being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Simon Kernick is an excellent author, this one though wasn't his best.

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  • Damaris Collins
  • 21-05-16

Very irritating

The narrator for Jane was incredibly irritating. Her delivery was turgid. Such a powerful character should be read I a dynamic way not like it is being read to a child!

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  • Ally
  • 14-02-16

Hooked me in

Sacrificed most of my Sunday to finish this story. I couldn't stop listening. Intriguing and believable story from the underworld of serious crime. I hope there is a sequel. Narrators were excellent and matched the parts they played. loved it.

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  • Steve Reed
  • 02-04-20

Excellent

X A really good book this one lots of twists and turns and loads of action thoroughly recommend itg

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  • GADGET MAN
  • 24-10-19

This was the first book by Simon Kernick

This was the First book by Simon Kernick I read and had forgotten the title, but the opening chapter reminded me. So I could not really warrant keeping it in an Audible format.