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Jericho's War Audiobook

Jericho's War

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Publisher's Summary

In a moment of suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of people will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert.

Corrie Rankin is already a legend at MI6 when he is sent to take down a high-value player in the war against Al Qaeda. This is Jericho's War. The weapons it deploys and the brutal aims it pursues are state of the art. The fear it breeds and the raw bravery it demands are as timeless as the desert itself.

©2017 Gerald Seymour (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"As good as the best of the masters - Greene, Ambler, Le Carre." (Los Angeles Examiner)

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 06/01/2017
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 06/01/2017 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin

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    "No More Heroes"

    My last Gerald Seymour was the excellent Field of Blood so I was long overdue in returning to his books.  This one however doesn't reach that very high standard.

    Seymour's books aren't typically fast--paced, they have always tended to be a bit more sedate than a lot of popular thriller writers.  This one starts well with an excellent prologue that melds cleverly into the present day.  After that though it just takes too long to get going and any action is slowed down by flashbacks and internal monologue.  There is also a lot of repetition so the slower pace adds little in terms of depth.  Leighton Pugh's narration is also relatively slow which possibly exacerbates the torpid feel of a lot of the book.  Towards the end the action does come and is genuinely exciting so if you get halfway and are thinking of giving up it's probably worth continuing.

    The characters are given a gritty realism rather than any kind of heroic hue.  Sure there is bravery but none of them are easy to like or get behind.  The chemistry between them feels ill-balanced and given their experience the "mission" characters behave in ways that didn't appear totally credible.

    It's a worthwhile purchase if you are happy with a slower pace but for me this would have been much better if it had been more strongly edited, possibly as much as three to four hours worth.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Martin 08/04/2017
    Martin 08/04/2017
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    "Jericho's War"

    Parts of this book were quite good, informative,interesting and exciting. Other parts were slow,repetitive and therefore boring. The characters were a bit stereotyped and the plot predictable. All in all , I wouldn't reccommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Blondie 05/04/2017
    Blondie 05/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Absorbing"

    Wide ranging story covering contemporary political issues. Characters a tad one dimensional apart from the eponymous Jewish but a cracking plot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 29/03/2017
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    "Incredible"

    This one of the finest crafted thrillers that I have ever heard and I thoroughly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Berwell UK 15/05/2017
    Berwell UK 15/05/2017 Member Since 2012

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    "World-class"

    Suspenseful, great writing. Amazing setting. Superb performance too. Very highly recommended if you love your thrillers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cannylad Haltwhistle, United Kingdom 02/03/2017
    Cannylad Haltwhistle, United Kingdom 02/03/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Rich in detail and totally believable"

    Classic Seymour and perfect rendition. Characters quickly developed and easy to immerse in the action

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MRS 23/02/2017
    MRS 23/02/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent read"

    A truly in-depth and believable story with all the struggles that one expects of today, but is shielded from.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 22/02/2017
    Kevin 22/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story line, but can skip around a little."

    Enjoyable, but I'd say it's not Seymours best. Had a tendency to jump around a little, but still worth the listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Whitfield 15/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Tough to stay through"
    What disappointed you about Jericho's War?

    I had difficulty following the story line as it jumped quickly from one scenario to another with lots of repetitions.


    What didn’t you like about Leighton Pugh’s performance?

    The consistent repetition of previous detail...


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T. Dickson wormleighton 10/02/2017
    T. Dickson wormleighton 10/02/2017 Member Since 2016

    oshanter

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    "Disappointing from Seymour"
    What did you like best about Jericho's War? What did you like least?

    I am a long time Seymour reader and have enjoyed most of his books, I found this one tedious and annoying in equal parts. The plot was overworked which led it into dreariness.


    What was most disappointing about Gerald Seymour’s story?

    The female character was superfluous and unbelievable.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    His emphases were wrong and he misunderstood the dramatic inflection


    Did Jericho's War inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A poor choice by me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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