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Kill ’Em All

De : John Niven
Lu par : Tom Riley
Durée : 8 h et 31 min

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Kill 'Em All by John Niven, read by Tom Riley.

The long-awaited sequel to Kill Your Friends.

It is 2017 - the time of Trump, Brexit and fake news. And time for the return of Steven Stelfox, exactly 20 years on from his Britpop heyday. 

Now 47 and rich beyond the dreams of avarice, Stelfox works only occasionally as a music industry ‘consultant’. A fixer. A problem solver. He’s had a call from his old friend James Trellick, now president of Unigram, one of the largest record companies in America. Trellick has a huge headache on his hands in the shape of....

Lucius Du Pre. The biggest pop star on earth. Well, once the biggest pop star on earth. Now he’s a helpless junkie and a prolific, unrepentant sexual predator. Through a programme of debt restructuring so complex even Trellick can barely understand it, Du Pre is massively in hock to the record company. The only way he can possibly pay it off is to embark on a worldwide comeback tour he’s in no shape to do. The picture is further complicated when the parents of one of Du Pre’s ‘special friends’ begin blackmailing him. If their video gets out, Du Pre’s brand will be utterly toxic and will take Unigram down with it. 

Enter Stelfox stage right. Only he has the lack of morality to spin this one. With stealth and cunning he begins to chart a road out of the nightmare and to make a killing in the process. For this age of ‘American carnage’ - of populism, of the lowest common denominator, of the Big Lie - is truly Stelfox’s time to shine. But in this time of uncertainty, nothing is a given.

©2018 John Niven (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critiques

"A banging action satirical thriller. But it’s also a proper novel about the Trumpian era, of the reality TV era, the fake news era. It’s managed to say a lot of things in a way that very few other novels are doing and in a very comedic way." (Irvine Welsh)

"John Niven understands our era better than almost anyone." (Douglas Coupland)

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  • Volker Koster
  • 12/04/2019

Don't listen to this book while driving

I have never been disappointed by a John Niven book, but Kill Your Friends was the one I did not enjoy as much as the others. That is why I was a little reluctant reading this sequel. Gladly I overcame this reluctance. Kill ‘Em All is so much better. In the first halve of the book, nearly every second line is worth a quote. My advise is not listen to this book while driving – you might end up leaving the road in a laughing fit. And in case you survive the crash, you will be wondering what this laugh reveals about yourself.
My guess is that Tom Riley, who reads this book to us, enjoyed the recording as much as I did the listening. His reading makes this audio book an experience. Go ahead and take a look at the world through the eyes of Steven Stelfox - and laugh or weep.

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 20/02/2019

Er hat es wieder getan...

Irre Story die starke Anleihen an Michael Jackson‘s Biografie nimmt.
Das Ende ist ein klassischer Cliffhanger der zum fortführen der Geschichte um Stelfox schreit.