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jacwills

jacwills United Kingdom Member Since 2012
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  • "Took a bit to warm up but good till..."

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    You need to give this a bit of time to warm up but it is worth it. A good pace and development and a satisfying end. The story develops nicely through the background of one detective, and some rather dodgy members of the church.

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    The Sixth Soul

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    • By Mark Roberts
    • Narrated By Joe Jameson
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    Six women. Six abductions. Six souls in peril... London is in the grip of a barbaric serial killer, dubbed Herod by the tabloid press. Four pregnant women have been abducted in quick succession, their bodies mutilated and dumped. When a fifth pregnant woman, Julia Caton, is taken from her home in the dead of night, DCI David Rosen knows that time is running out to save her... Then Rosen gets a mysterious phone call from Father Sebastian Flint, an enigmatic priest who seems to know rather too much about the abductions.

    Damian Roberts says: "The Sixth Soul - I loved it!"
  • "Great twist for the end."

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    As a devotee of other narrators of Stephen's books, I read this with some scepticism but should not have worried. The story is from a feminine perspective so made sense to have a woman's voice. Good pace story, moves along well (as one would expect) and a great end. I love his books and was not disappointed!

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    The Stretch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Diana Quick
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    When career criminal Terry Greene is sentenced to life for a murder he didn't commit, his wife has two choices: to walk away from the criminal empire he'd built up, or to take it over - to become as big a gangster as her husband. So far as Samantha "Sam" Greene is concerned, there is no choice. All the family's assets are tied up in the business, and the family means more to her than anything else.

    jacwills says: "Great twist for the end."
  • "Another great book from Stephen."

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    I have avidly followed Stephen Leather and his Jack Nightingale character so wondered if I would be as enthusiastic about this book. I should not have worried, a good plot, some great accents and great pace to keep me wanting more. The world of the oligarch is something I will never be near to but this is an insight into that world, even taking into account this is fiction. I think the narrative is so important when listening to these audio books, the wrong voice can really put me off but Paul is great. He does not seem to have a problem with whatever is thrown at him.

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    True Colours

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    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    When a set of Russian oligarchs are assassinated in London, the Russian expat community become anxious. One man appeals to the British government for protection and MI5 assigns Spider Shepherd to the case. But he soon discovers that the killings aren't political - they're personal, and the assassin is much nearer than anyone could conceive. And that's not the only score Spider must settle. Asked by a group of ex-colleagues to hunt down a former Taliban tyrant who has claimed UK asylum by assisting the British government, Spider is forced to decide between his sense of justice and his job.

    Mr. M. Curtis says: "Russians Guns and Bristish heroes..."
  1. The Sixth Soul
  2. The Stretch
  3. True Colours
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Moscow rules, George, Moscow rules all the way...

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