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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (530 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Jim Bond, Nick Podehl, Luke Daniels, Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante, Joyce Bean, David Colacci, Laural Merlington, Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling author Lee Child has teamed up with the International Thriller Writers for First Thrills, a showcase of many of the organization's best-selling authors as well as rising stars in the genre.

First Thrills includes never-before-published stories by New York Times best-selling authors including Lee Child, Stephen Coonts, Jeffery Deaver, Heather Graham, Joan Johnston, John Lescroart, Alex Kava and Deb Carlin, Michael Palmer (with Daniel James Palmer), Karin Slaughter, and Wendi Corsi Staub.

This collection also serves as a great introduction to those whom the ITW has christened its rising stars, including Sean Michael Bailey, Ken Bruen, Ryan Brown, Bill Cameron, Rebecca Cantrell, Karen Dionne, JT Ellison, Theo Gangi, Rip Gerber, Gregg Hurwitz, C. J. Lyons, Grant Mackenzie, Marc Paoletti, Cynthia Robinson, and Kelli Stanley.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 2/18/2014

    " Short stories by both known & unknown thrill writers. It gave me some good new authors to try out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Weidinger | 2/16/2014

    " first ones are less, latter ones better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Mccormick | 2/3/2014

    " I decent and varied collection of stories. Some better than others. Overall a good book to dip into when you have a spare 10 minutes in your day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/30/2014

    " Some good stories. Some terrible ones. Fun read though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/30/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book! Stories were short and I kept saying, "Ok, I'll read just one more!", and then kept reading and reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/17/2014

    " I just wanted to read the Jack Reacher story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan Williams | 1/16/2014

    " A good collection of some well known and some less familiar authors. If you like thrillers you should find something that suits your tastes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T. M. | 1/1/2014

    " A great selection of short stories by some old favorites and some new ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 12/26/2013

    " There were some decent stories and some not. I had hoped that I would find a new author somewhere in this book but unfortunately I did not. Perhaps a short story is not the best way to see if you like someone's writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicki M | 12/3/2013

    " It didn't finish this but what I'd read I really enjoyed. There are some excellent stories in there but I'd had even of the genre to keep going until the end. I'd definitely like to check up on the different authors as I think I might enjoy their novels at a later stage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atoyot337gmail.com | 11/21/2013

    " Short stories by multiple authors. Some quite good some not so much. Does give you an idea about an author's style and may help you decide if you want to read more of his/her work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 11/18/2013

    " I wasn't too impressed with most. I did like one of the authors but I forget which one,,,,sorry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty Ann Baer | 10/27/2013

    " This book was by several authors with short stories to introduce new authors. It helped me find a couple of possible new authors, but it wasn't much fun for me to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal Dench | 10/5/2013

    " Pretty good collection of thrillers from a wide range of writers. Some of these stories, such as the men being transported to a Nazi prisoner of war camp, will stay with me for a long time. Others I was less impressed by. Bit of a mixed bag but generally worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Brenton | 8/25/2013

    " Some gems, some junk, but none are very long. Great read for a daily commute, or to mine for authors worthy of further exploration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Any Length | 7/6/2013

    " An interesting collection of thriller short stories. Something for everyone's taste among it. I enoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 6/30/2013

    " While there are a FEW good stories, the majority leave something to be desired to this reader. Frankly, I thought most stories would be better than they turned out. Overall, definately NOT the hottest thrillers. For the few excellent stories, 5 of 10 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 10/15/2012

    " If you like great short stories then read this book! Fast, fun, and great reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Winkleblech | 7/10/2012

    " I liked the mix of stories in this book. I found several authors that I will definitely be looking for thier books. And nice to see short stories from some of my favorite authors too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 4/21/2012

    " A great collection of stories by some of my favorite thriller authors--you can't go wrong picking up this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 3/22/2012

    " I did not care for this collection of stories. I am both a loyal Deaver and Child's fan, and I appreciate the collective efforts of the many successful authors sponsoring new young talent; however, I did not enjoy most of the stories. Perhaps it was the format that didn't suit me as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwayne Keller | 1/10/2012

    " Very enjoyable; a nice collection of stories and every one a winner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth Maliner | 10/26/2011

    " just not that good - only a few stand out - most are hacknayed, reworkings of old ideas...not scary, not thrilling. oh well, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 7/31/2011

    " A nice collection of short stories. Some of them following the style Alfred Hitchcock chose for his collections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Keck | 6/29/2011

    " As with any collection of short stories, some are good and some not so good. Particularly liked the first story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Mills | 5/19/2011

    " I have not finished this book yet, but have read several of the short stories. I am really liking it. They are short and written by the best thriller writers. The stories are reminisent of the Twilight Zone stories on TV years ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 4/9/2011

    " I only liked a couple of the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 3/27/2011

    " I decent and varied collection of stories. Some better than others. Overall a good book to dip into when you have a spare 10 minutes in your day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 3/25/2011

    " I did not care for this collection of stories. I am both a loyal Deaver and Child's fan, and I appreciate the collective efforts of the many successful authors sponsoring new young talent; however, I did not enjoy most of the stories. Perhaps it was the format that didn't suit me as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 3/16/2011

    " just not that good - only a few stand out - most are hacknayed, reworkings of old ideas...not scary, not thrilling. oh well, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal | 1/21/2011

    " Pretty good collection of thrillers from a wide range of writers. Some of these stories, such as the men being transported to a Nazi prisoner of war camp, will stay with me for a long time. Others I was less impressed by. Bit of a mixed bag but generally worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/16/2011

    " Pretty good short stories, very varied although there seems to a lot of dwarves popping up! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gill | 1/14/2011

    " A disappointingly poor collection; only a couple of decent stories amongst the dross. Glad I only paid £1 for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alastair | 12/28/2010

    " Like most collections of short stories it is a mixed bag.
    Some good, some just fillers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 12/27/2010

    " A good collection of some well known and some less familiar authors. If you like thrillers you should find something that suits your tastes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/21/2010

    " As with any collection of short stories, some are good and some not so good. Particularly liked the first story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 10/22/2010

    " Some good stories. Some terrible ones. Fun read though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cora | 9/21/2010

    " A great anthology of thriller short stories - none relied on gore, shock or the predictable victim. Both new and established authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 7/28/2010

    " If you like great short stories then read this book! Fast, fun, and great reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 7/10/2010

    " There were some decent stories and some not. I had hoped that I would find a new author somewhere in this book but unfortunately I did not. Perhaps a short story is not the best way to see if you like someone's writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 6/29/2010

    " Great stories! All of them well written and entertaining,,, and a little scary (but in a good way )
    Excellent narration
    "

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About the Author
Author Lee Child

Lee Child is the author of more than twenty Jack Reacher thrillers, including several New York Times bestsellers and number-one bestsellers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. He is a native of England and a former television director.