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  • Written by: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (140 ratings)

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The Tower

Written by: Gregg Hurwitz
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's Summary

In the bestselling tradition of The Silence of the Lambs comes The Tower, a novel of nail-biting suspense and heart-stopping terror played out in a psychological battle of wit, cunning, and pure evil between a diabolically clever killer and his determined hunter.

Allander Atlasia is an infamous psychopath whose heinous crimes have earned him a lifetime stay at the Tower (nicknamed Alcatraz II), the world's most extreme maximum-security prison. But after a brilliant and brutal escape, the criminal mastermind begins a killing spree that is intensely personal - one by one, victims fall prey to a twisted and chilling re-enactment of his own depraved past.

Jade Marlow is an ex-FBI profiler and tracker whose fearlessness is only surpassed by the severity of his own inner demons. With a record of irrational behavior and a genius for putting himself into the mind of a criminal predator, he may be the one man diabolical enough to catch Atlasia. In an escalating contest of wills and wits, two equally defiant men race toward a showdown where daring is deadly and failure is fatal.

©1999 Gregg Andrew Hurwitz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Loved the book

The story line was very good, hooked on it from the start. The narrator Scott Brick, my favorite narrator, would listen to him reading a cereal box!

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Gruesome

While I really enjoyed Hurwitz’s Orphan X series, I was very disappointed in this book. There were some very boring moments (psychoanalysis babble) followed by a lot of gruesome, gory segments. The protagonist, Jade Marlow, wasn’t admirable in the least with no redeeming qualities and events got to be so ridiculous that I was hoping he and the villain would just do away with each other. There were some characters thrown in that the plot could have done without like the female protagonist, Travers.

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Awesome

I enjoyed from start to end with no lag in the storyline. Narration was perfect

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story missing

a book made up of many gruesome killings around a few sub plots which did not come together well

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Grim

I’m a huge fan of the Orphan X series and decided to try some early works of the talented Mr. Hurwitz. This was scary and gory and grim. Not a fan of that kind of book but still I finished. Excellent narration by Scott Brick as usual.

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Good Listen

The book was exciting and non stop suprises. Very enjoyable. Will recommend it to my friends.

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Confusing, Lack of Imagery

The narrator is excellent; however, I was frequently lost in the storyline and couldn’t seem to get much imagery from it. I’m surprised I made it all the way to the end.

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Predictable, over-the-top schlock

I did not enjoy this story, nor the narration. The story was formulaic and predictable. The characters were caricatures of the genre. I found the narration distracting in its overly dramatic telling. I kept wondering if I might find the story less overdone if it weren't for the 1950's private dick-esque narration... who knows. With audio books you generally can't separate the two. I wouldn't listen to a book by either Gregg Hurwitz or Scott Brick again based on this. I'm grateful I didn't pay full price.

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Excellent Psychological Thriller

This book was offered on sale. I am happy that I bought it. It's a quite violent story that reminded me of "Silence of the Lambs" and other modern cop stories. Hurwitz has an extremely descriptive writing style, like a screenplay with very visual aspects. Reading like a movie script, the reader can visualize perfectly what the author intends....perhaps overly descriptive at times (the shape of the tears falling from a character's eyes is probably not a necessary detail), but Hurwitz's intention is met perfectly. There are some fairly clever plot twists.

Scott Brick is perfect as a reader for this kind of story. Dramatic but not overly so. The guy would be perfect for King books.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this solid 8 stars out of 10 offering.

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enjoyable

I enjoyed listening to this book. I am also becoming a big fan of this author. I find this book full of action, with the two main characters different from each other, but working well together

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