DNF – 84K by Claire North

I had to give up on 84K by Claire North which makes me so sad. I’ve loved everything I’ve read/listened to by her, but I just couldn’t finish this one. I was listening to the audiobook which is 13 1/2 hours long and gave up with about 1 1/2 hours left. Peter Kenny was the narrator and I’ve enjoyed books he’s done before. I just couldn’t struggle to finish it anymore. I didn’t care enough about the main character’s mission to finish.

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DNF – 84K by Claire North 84K by Claire North
Narrator: Peter Kenny
Published by Hachette Audio on May 22, 2018
Source: Purchased
Genres: Dystopian Fiction
Length: 13 hrs 24 mins
Format: Audiobook
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From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where nothing is so precious that it can't be bought....

Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny.

Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.

But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.

Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up.

From the award-winning Claire North comes an utterly gripping, pause-resisting and thought-provoking new novel which will resonate with readers around the world.

I don’t know if was too long- Theo spends a lot of time traveling, on the run but also with revenge in mind. Or was it too dark – it’s a really depressing world where no one has it easy.

The concept was great and the writing is typical North, which I like, unfinished sentences and all. It just didn’t work for me here. Cut maybe 100 pages out, tighten it up a bit, and I may have loved it. I actually ended up returning it, the first time I’ve returned an Audible book.

About Claire North

Claire North is the pen name for the Carnegie-nominated Catherine Webb, who also writes under the name Kate Griffin. Catherine currently works as a theatre lighting designer and is a fan of big cities, urban magic, Thai food and graffiti-spotting. She lives in London.

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