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Don't Be Home for Christmas

Written by: Richard Wickliffe
Narrated by: Jesse Fister
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Kyle Colbert just wants to go home for Christmas. So, why does everyone suddenly want to kill him? Kyle savors his train commute from a hectic Manhattan job to his idyllic, small town. But as he arrives on Christmas Eve, his family tries to kill him. His neighbors and the entire community suddenly want him dead. He can’t flee to the authorities because even the FBI is in a deadly pursuit. 

With a $1,000,000 reward for his “death or whereabouts”, he must stay alive long enough to solve the mystery and stop an even-greater tragedy.

The author's last thriller was optioned by 20th Century Fox. This action-thriller with humor is a short, fun listen.

©2019 Richard Wickliffe (P)2019 Richard Wickliffe

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-28

Excellent thriller! Well worth the listen!

This was a fun and exciting thriller! I really enjoyed it– it keeps you hooked until the end! The narrator's voice is so smooth, he made it easy to get caught up in the action. He also does different voices for each character so it makes it easy to know who's talking. I'd highly recommend this book if you are looking for a well-read, fast-paced, thriller.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-05

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The story wasn’t bad but the narrator kept it from being good. He was very stilted and I had a hard time getting past the pronunciation of certain words, such as wisemen for Wise Men.
The Wise Men scenario didn’t fit really well in the story when everything else was so technical

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  • Janet Ahrens
  • 2019-12-05

Not a good story

I did not like this book at all. I am going to return it. It was not worth my time.

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  • John S.
  • 2019-11-29

Very poor narration

The story line seems well thought out and entertaining, but the narration is difficult to get past. The narrators attempt to annunciate every word precisely make the reading very choppy and difficult to tolerate. It is like listening to a child who has just begun reading. If it weren’t for the poor narration, this might have been a good listen but unfortunately it turned into something else.

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  • 1942wannabe
  • 2019-10-07

Surprisingly Good

Great little thriller right here, would’ve passed it by if it wasn’t for a recommendation of a friend. Really worth the listen. Some audiobooks have a *terrible* reader but this one was good. A+