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October 12, 2012 / Leslie

Review – Audiobook: The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos

Three Day Affair by Michael KardosThe Three-Day Affair
by Michael Kardos
Narrated by Ray Chase

Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: Mysterious Press/Highbridge Audio
Publish Date: September 4, 2012
Format: Audio, 7 hours | 32 minutes
Audio Listening Level: Easy – Intermediate
Rating: 4 of 5

Listen to the audio
Every year four college friends get together for a weekend of golf and relaxation. But this year the outing doesn’t go as planned. The weekend quickly turns into a nightmare when one of them robs a convenience store and kidnaps the clerk.

Will, a failed musician, Jeffrey, a dot-com millionaire, Evan, a lawyer, and Nolan, a state senator, have been friends since their days at Princeton. At the start of the weekend, Jeffrey needed to stop and pick up a few things at the store. Will and Nolan waited in the car. A few minutes later Jeffrey ran out of the store dragging a young woman with him, jumped in the car and yelled, “Drive!”. Will obeyed without thinking.

Jeffrey had robbed the store and taken the clerk hostage and now Will and Nolan were accessories and Will was driving the getaway car. If they stop and let the girl out, she will likely call the police. Not knowing what to do, Will keeps driving. They aren’t criminals but there is no way to prove that. Their careers will be destroyed, their lives will ruined; they need to find a way out of this mess.

The story is narrated by Will with flashbacks to their days in college. Bit by bit the relationships between the four friends unfold as old rivalries and jealousies are revealed. Characters are nicely developed and while mostly likeable, I kept wondering how they could be so stupid as they continue to make the situation worse. Several times I thought I knew where the plot was going and just when I had it all figured out, it switched direction. I didn’t see the ending coming until the last few minutes.

At only 7½ hours long, I listened to this in only two days. This was just the right length for the story; long enough to hook me but not so long as to wear out its welcome. It was nicely narrated by Ray Chase who used an engaging, noir tone. The pacing was fast and even making for an enjoyable listening experience.

The Three-Day Affair is a suspenseful and entertaining debut; I’m looking forward to reading more from Michael Kardos.

Source: Review copy.
© 2012 Under My Apple Tree. All rights reserved.


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  1. BermudaOnion / Oct 12 2012 10:43 am

    Oh my gosh, what a nightmare! That does sound engrossing.


    • Leslie / Oct 12 2012 10:56 am

      It hooked me right from the start. That was good for my yard because it kept me raking leaves and I did a little additional cleanup so I could keep listening.


  2. k2reader / Oct 12 2012 11:26 am

    This does sound like a good thriller…I love listening to thrillers because as you said above, it keeps you wanting to listen!

    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book


  3. Suko / Oct 12 2012 12:24 pm

    This sounds exciting and suspenseful! I want to know why Jeffrey robbed the store.


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