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    Somebody’s gunning for Josh Michaels. They must be. There’s no other reason why a stranger would run him off the road, taunt him with a “thumbs-down”, and leave him to die. Josh may have made some messy mistakes in the past, but who’s suddenly decided that he’s worth more dead than alive? As more and more near-fatal accidents befall him, there can be no denying it: he’s got a bull’s-eye on his back. But why? Is it revenge? Mistaken identity? Or is it something far more insidious?

    As Josh runs for his life, he does his best to run down the truth. What he uncovers makes his blood run cold. But no one, not even the cops, will believe that he’s the latest victim of a sinister conspiracy determined to cash in on his corpse.

    ©2012 Simon Wood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    • Wayne
    • 30/11/2016

    Excellent suspense thriller

    Accidents Waiting to Happen is a novel about abuse of viatical settlements (arrangements whereby a person with a terminal illness sells their life insurance policy to a third party company for less than its mature value, in order to benefit from the proceeds while alive). They then tend to die of "accidents" rather than natural causes much sooner than expected. Protagonist Josh Michaels sold his insurance policy to the company that was killing the people who sold them policies. He makes judgement errors repeatedly; in fact, he seldom exercises good judgement. The novel is set in California, is written by a British author residing in the US, and is narrated by a Brit trying hopelessly to use a California accent. Narrator James Langton is very good but does not pull off the accent. It's not difficult to listen to; indeed, it is funny at times.

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    • Lisa B.
    • 03/08/2017

    Cat with nine lives

    Well, Simon Wood did it again! This book had me flying by the seat of my pants. It's like seeing some really horrific picture or terrifying movie scene where you want to make it stop but at the same time you can't seem to look away because it's so morbidly fascinating in some strange way. I always ask myself why I keep reading/listening but I can't help it. His work leaves me traumatized, but in a good way lol. By the end of this one, I think I was suffering from Stockholm syndrome because I was starting to have compassion for The Professional. I wasn't crazy about Josh's wife. I can see her being upset and maybe not being able to forgive but seems like she didn't care that he was in danger. I could never guess where the author was taking me. That's one thing about his books, they are always full of surprises. The ending was AMAZING! I never expected the way this ended. I had to sit back and close my eyes for a second to let it all sink in. You will cuss, you will cry but you will also be punching the air screaming "YES"!

    If you are listening to this in audiobook form, you will love the narrator. I think he is my favorite out of all Simon's narrators. Very good at doing voices.

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    • Grace Douglas
    • 14/03/2018

    Strange!

    I don’t understand the choice of reader. Cheap? Family member? Owed them a favor? Really unsatisfactory!!

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    • Linda
    • 13/05/2017

    Different

    I enjoyed the story but it really dragged along for me. Not my kind of book.

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    • Jac
    • 25/01/2017

    Narration was boring and all British in a California setting

    Wrong narrator for a book set in California. Narrator was boring and so was book, so together it was painful to listen to. I kept listening hoping the story would at least improve, unfortunately it didn't. If I were to write a book it would probably be this bad. That's why I'm a reader and not a writer. I will be crossing this author and narrator off my list.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 11/05/2017

    Entertaining enough read, but...

    ... the charakters remained too one dimensional, their decisions and actions not very persuasive at times. Towards the end I felt like maybe the main charcter does not deserve to escape his predicament. The reader knows fairly early on in the book what it is all about and the only two surprising plot twist felt too forced and one of them even out oft Charakter.

    The speaker is easy to understand even for non-native speakers. The plot is equally easy to folow. The book didn't suck me in like many others do. The upside: It didn't distract me from work, sleep vor socializing. While beeing an entertaining enough story, I was still able to put it down, and at some times this is exactly the kind oft book I need.