Friday, 8 May 2015
Audiobook Review: Amok by Sebastian Fitzek
Having already listened, and reviewed one of Sebastian Fitzek books, The Child, when I got the chance to review Amok I did not hesitate. I loved The Child and could not wait to see what Sebastian had in store with Amok. The minute I began listening to Amok my heart was beating so hard and so fast. I was both excited and nervous about what I was going to hear but eager to delve into the book. I don't want to say too much about the book itself as the synopsis gives you enough detail about what is going on in the pages, and I really don't want to reveal something accidentally.
Amok is told with enough details to give you all the relevant information, but also withholds a lot of information until it is just the right time to reveal the secrets, the lies, and the shocking bits you did not pick up on. I loved how Amok keeps you in suspense, and you only know things as it's revealed, piece by piece, clue by clue. Right up to the end I never really knew what was the truth and what was a lie. The ending wasn't something that I expected, and I did like how the small pieces from side stories that made this work as a whole, were all answered. One of the main side stories is regarding Ira and when she finally gets the answers she was desperate to have I was shocked, just as much as she was.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Amok and I can't wait to see what other books of Sebastian's get made into audiobooks. Amok was an unputdownable story, and each night I had to listen to Amok for 'just another half an hour' before I could go asleep. So as you can imagine this lead to a lot of late nights and sleepy mornings.
Like The Child, Amok is a dramatised audiobook and once again I loved how it played. Each character had their own voice and personality that really fit with the story. The blend of voices really works well for this story and it made it easy to pick out who was talking without having to be told.
Amok was a great 'read' and I really enjoyed listening to it. This is another must 'read' by Sebastian.