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At Close Quarters Audiobook

At Close Quarters

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Publisher's Summary

Holt, a diplomat, and Noah Crane, Israeli master-sniper, plan to walk by night into the dangerous Beqa'a Valley, where capture by the Syrian Army results in torture and death.

It is to find one man: the subject of an act of vengeance by the British, to display their strength in the face of terrorism. But when Holt and Crane are far into the Beqa'a, unrecoverable, their cover is blown....

©1987 B.V. Holland Copyright Corporation (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Fine writing and an intricate plot so skillfully woven that every development falls believably into place" (Sunday Times)
"The finest thriller writer in the world today" (Daily Telegraph)

What Members Say

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    Johnny Dublin 27/03/2016
    Johnny Dublin 27/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Original ! And unexpected"

    Really enjoyed this story well read and great characters, the relationship of the two men developing with no words, but actions really made it good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie 01/08/2014
    Eddie 01/08/2014
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    "A great read"
    If you could sum up At Close Quarters in three words, what would they be?

    I am new to Gerald Seymour novels. This was a book that had me hooked to the end. Looking forward to the next one.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    richardshymansky Maidenhead 16/08/2015
    richardshymansky Maidenhead 16/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping story from the start "

    Enjoyed this book, story well told.
    Kept me on my edge all the time.
    Well red as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas Moore Norfolk 04/08/2015
    Nicholas Moore Norfolk 04/08/2015 Member Since 2016

    Oldest software developer I know!

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    "Very good with one minor reservation"

    Generally liked this book a lot. The story moves along at a good pace and the narrator reads it with empathy for the characters and the storyline. Without giving away too much of the ending, the point where Crane is captured seemed rather unbelievable given his care and attention to detail up to that point. I found myself saying "but he just wouldn't have done that, it's not in his nature". It was the only thing that slightly spoiled it for me, otherwise I would have given it 5 stars all round.

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    Paul N. 27/06/2015
    Paul N. 27/06/2015
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    "Unrelenting tension"

    One of Seymour's best.

    A word about the narration. Would have been excellent, if listening in a silent room. But I like to listen in the car, and I couldn't hear it a lot of the time. Frequently descends to a whisper.

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    Kayjay 23/02/2015
    Kayjay 23/02/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Well researched"
    Would you consider the audio edition of At Close Quarters to be better than the print version?

    Print I always, encapsulate books easier, but audible are good for journey's


    What did you like best about this story?

    the authenticity of the scenario as my heading implies


    What about Colin Mace’s performance did you like?

    very easy on the ear.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    honour is met by two brave men


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 12/12/2014
    Peter 12/12/2014
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    "Great read"

    Gripping story, good narration. Only downside is the unrealistic plot and exaggerated character especially Percy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger London 30/11/2014
    Roger London 30/11/2014 Member Since 2009

    Good listener

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    "Well balanced, written and read"
    What made the experience of listening to At Close Quarters the most enjoyable?

    The narrator made a real effort.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The assassin


    What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A kind of realism as if you were there


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Undoubtedly


    Any additional comments?

    It was written with a style of a time passed sort of Neville Shute

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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