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Dark Forces Audiobook

Dark Forces: The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

When you're caught between two evils, only the most decisive will survive. The 13th audiobook in action supremo Stephen Leather's Spider Shepherd series is his most pulse-pounding yet....

A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hit man. What he doesn't know is that his work as an undercover agent for MI5 is about to intersect with the biggest terrorist operation ever carried out on British soil.

Only weeks before, Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat. Spider's going to have to proceed with extreme caution if he is to prevent the deaths of hundreds of people, but at the same time, when the crucial moment comes he will have to act decisively.

The clock is ticking, and only he stands between us and Armageddon....

©2016 Stephen Leather (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"Let Spider draw you into his web, you won't regret it." (Sun)

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    pete boatman 16/08/2016
    pete boatman 16/08/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely brilliantly written by Stephen Leather. I have had audio books now for three years so as you can imagine I have listened to a lot of books, but Mr leather in my opinion is the best , I just wish the Dan shepherds character could come to life on our screens one day, and I have to say Paul Thornley is for me the best action narrator around

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    Bryan 15/10/2016
    Bryan 15/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening."

    I use audible tops the time and get to sleep but this kept me awake all night. Brilliant story with loads of twists and stunning finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yjen 02/09/2016
    Yjen 02/09/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Dan "Spider" Shepherd, on top form!"

    A big fan of Stephen Leathers novels , so was very happy when this, the latest in his "Dan Shepherd" series published.

    Great interweaving of plots and characters, with a few "developing"twists in the tale as the story builds to an exciting climax.
    Paul Thornley has a style of narration, and brings the characters to life for me.
    Love this series I feel I know "Spider" and care about him and what happens in his life.
    I've been hooked since "Hard Landing"!

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    antp 02/12/2016
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    "The Narrator Makes It !!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Have now listened to all the Dan Sheperd books, all good stories, but for me, it's the narrator Paul Thornley that makes them so listenable, please don't ever change him.

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    Chris 18/11/2016
    Chris 18/11/2016
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    "How have I lasted for 13 of these?"

    so predictable. I must be really lazy going for the 13th book. The plot, spider undercover with London gangsters while at the same time an IS threat is afoot. Hmmm havent we been here before. I shouldn't complain, you know exactly what you're going to get, it's like Groundhog day. nothing happens for most of the story but the end is good. I'm going to try and not go for 14 but probably will because I am lazy. Maybe instead, I should just listen to a book I know I liked again?

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    Albi Uk 27/10/2016
    Albi Uk 27/10/2016 Member Since 2015

    Just me

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    "Great series, can't wait for the next"

    Paul Thor let is a great narrator, the early books had someone else, didn't like him , but Paul does the book justice, highly recommend

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    Alec Lumb 19/10/2016
    Alec Lumb 19/10/2016 Member Since 2013

    Ex-sailor who is finding audible a good way to read books. I listen in the car and, often, cannot wait to drive somewhere !!

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    "Suspense to the end"

    Spider does it again. I've read (well listened to) to all the books but have to say that I enjoyed this one the most ! A new boss, his son now grown up but Shepherd delivers once more. Well written and superbly told by Paul Thornley; I couldn't stop listening !

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    Scott Fitzpatrick 06/10/2016
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    "Great book, don't like the narrator"

    Stephen leather has used this narrator for a couple of his books and for the life of me I have no idea why, at the end of every sentence he trails off into a incomprehensible whisper and impossible to hear what he's saying. This is something that really annoyed me as the book and the story's great (I've read all the Dan Shepard books to date) and I felt it ruined it slightly.

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    Mr Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom 21/09/2016
    Mr Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom 21/09/2016 Member Since 2007
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    "Good storyline"

    Good story, gripping pace with a up to date take on the current isis threat.

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    Ally 19/09/2016
    Ally 19/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    Great story. I love Spider Shepherd and this latest story doesn't disappoint. Plot is scarily realistic and makes you think about how our forces deal with terrorism threats.

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