Audio Review: Life or Death by Michael Robotham

Posted December 4, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Audio Review: Life or Death by Michael RobothamLife or Death by Michael Robotham
Narrator: John Chancer
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on March 10, 2015
Format: Audiobook
Length: 13 hours, 52 minutes
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released?

Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of his gang. Five million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is.

For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by fellow inmates and prison guards, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life . . . and not just his own.


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Audie Campbell escapes from prison on the eve of his release after having served ten years behind bars. What follows next is his odyssey to an ultimate goal where only he is privy to knowing.


The story juxtaposes the past and present in a fairly unique way. It’s delivered more topically than chronologically, making it more difficult to follow but tons more interesting. There were many questions to be answered and having them revealed strategically served the story very well.


I enjoyed the story and was often pretty tense as Audie faced some brutal situations and people. I also liked that some of the heroes were unconventional and while it wasn’t the ending I was expecting, it still was satisfying. The narrator was outstanding, bringing a well written story to life with perfect timing and outstanding character distinction.



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About Michael Robotham

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Gold Dagger winning author, Michael Robotham was born in Australia in November 1960 and grew up in small country towns that had more dogs than people and more flies than dogs. He escaped in 1979 and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney.

For the next fourteen years he worked for newspapers in Australia, Europe, Africa and America. As a senior feature writer for the UK’s Mail on Sunday he was among the first people to view the letters and diaries of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra, unearthed in the Moscow State Archives in 1991. He also gained access to Stalin’s Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years until a cleaner stumbled upon a cardboard box that had been misplaced and misfiled.

In 1993 he quit journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and showbusiness personalities to write their autobiographies. Twelve of these non-fiction titles have been bestsellers with combined sales of more than 2 million copies.

Michael has recently swapped his ‘pit of despair’ (basement office) on Sydney’s northern beaches for a ‘cabana of cruelty’ where he funds the extravagant lifestyles of a wife and three daughters.

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