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A Shock to the System [Audio Cassette]

Simon Brett


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Book Description

Dec 1 1994 Isis Series
What a shock indeed--who would have thought murder could replace a good education and hard work as the keys to corporate success and upward mobility? "Teti . . . reads dispassionately in a British clip that cools into chilling self-complacence with each successive killing".--Publishers Weekly.

Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Isis Audio; Unabridged edition (Dec 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856954986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856954983
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 16.7 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g

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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable If Slight Wish Fulfillment Feb. 12 2007
By Chris Ward - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Ever wanted to murder someone? Your boss, your rival, your wife?

Of course not.

But if you'd ever thought of such a thing, you'd get a kick out of this nasty look at a completely unscrupulous, conscienceless cad who finds that murder is just the thing to ensure advancement in business and in life itself. I found this well-written and entertaining, though it lost some steam at the end.

Note: A superior example of the same concept can be found in Donald E. Westlake's "The Ax," which I recommend whole-heartedly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great read Sept. 10 2013
By K. McIntyre - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A thoroughly good read. Simon Brett really knows how to slowly increase the tension. A real page turner. Once started it is hard to put down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Shock To The Reader Jan. 18 2011
By nurwho - Published on Amazon.com
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Creepy look into the life of a seemingly ordinary man gone mad. ***WARNING*** but never call him "mad". Ironically good ending.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling Oct. 11 2013
By New books - Published on Amazon.com
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Simon Brett is at his best with this work. A black humoured account of an individual who, through an accidental murder, is set on the path of elimination. It brought to mind the classic Ealing film, Kind hearts & Coronets wherein an indivdual seeks to remove all those in his path who prevent him gaining his aristocratic rights. In A Shock To The System (clever title) the world of aristocracy is replaced by the corporate world and its machinations. A modern morality tale, the book is blessed with Simon Brett's story-telling skills. Simply the best book I have read in a long time. Give yourself a treat and buy it.

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