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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (147 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Wood Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469211831
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A serial kidnapper known as the Piper spent years snatching children from San Francisco’s wealthiest families. When crime reporter Scott Fleetwood got himself involved in one of the cases, the Piper went from kidnapper to murderer…and vanished. Now, after Fleetwood has languished under crippling guilt and public scorn for eight years, the Piper emerges from hiding to kidnap Fleetwood’s son. He’s demanding $2 million, but it’s not really about the money: the Piper wants blood — and he’s going to use Fleetwood to get it. In the pulse-pounding tradition of Harlan Coben and Gregg Hurwitz, Simon Wood hangs listeners on hooks of suspense and action, leaving them white-knuckled until the bloody, bitter end. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie Niles | 2/17/2014

    " This is a great book. Simon Wood is an excellent author an I will read all the rest of his books since I enjoyed this one so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harriette | 1/27/2014

    " Well-designed plot; good research; poor roles for women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 1/24/2014

    " I'm not a big fan of the child-in-peril thrillers. That said, Simon Wood keeps that part within the respectable PG-13 bounds in Paying the Piper. We've been table-of-content mates in short fiction anthologies. I liked his sense of pace, nifty plot twists, and well-drawn characters, particularly the law enforcement types. His writing is forceful but smooth. In short, I spent several nights following his heroes and villains in print with enlivened interest, and I remained entertained until the surprising end. Great stuff here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Houston Fields | 1/13/2014

    " Another thrilling story from Simon Wood. Love the pace, twists and surprises in Simon'a books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Stewart | 12/14/2013

    " I came across this author by accident and I will now read everything he's written! Paying the Piper was fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki Grant | 12/9/2013

    " Excellent! Couldn't put this one down. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Thomas | 12/5/2013

    " It was entertaining, interesting, moved quickly, easy to read, and an enjoyable read. He has several books and I will try another soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Phillips | 12/2/2013

    " Good plot with some twists and turns to keep the story bubbling along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 11/29/2013

    " A quite interesting kidnapping tale. For once, I had even guessed who "the bad one" was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirin Afrasiabi | 10/2/2013

    " Very fun to read.. Many twists and turns.. Hard to put down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Collin Moshman | 9/19/2013

    " I read tons of indie thrillers, and I can now say that Simon Wood's are among the absolute best. Paying the Piper is a lightning-fast, highly suspenseful read with many dramatic and shocking plot twists. It is also an extremely well-written book. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy LeJeune | 9/15/2013

    " Excellent book, page turner and edge of the seat. Each time I thought I had the plot figured out Simon threw a curve. Could not wait see what happened next and then I was sad when I had finished the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 7/1/2013

    " Pretty good thriller about a kidnapper named the Piper who usually takes children for ransom, but now is out for revenge! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena Jo | 6/23/2013

    " Could not put this book down. It was the first Simon Wood book I read and I thought all the way through, okay, we know who done it, blah blah blah. Ending. Suprise! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/29/2013

    " Absolutely loved it! I think I will be reading many more books from Simon. "

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About the Author

Simon Wood is former race car driver, pilot, endurance cyclist, and an occasional private investigator. Having dealt with dyslexia from an early age, Wood has been met with rave reviews for his previous publications, including Working Stiffs, We All Fall Down, Paying the Piper, Dragged into Darkness, Asking for Trouble, and The Fall Guy, among others published under his horror pseudonym, Simon Janus. Originally from the UK, Wood moved to the US in 1998 to share his world with his American wife, Julie.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”