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Spider Shepherd: SAS Audiobook

Spider Shepherd: SAS

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The inimitable Spider Shepherd is at the very core of his training in SAS written by Stephen Leather and with an outstanding audiobook narration by British actor Paul Thornley. Listeners are taken into the depths of stifling jungles, across the freezing hills of the Welsh countryside and the foreboding plains in Africa. Hear Spider earn his trust among the leaders of the Sabre Squadron and the death-defying assignments he must endure as part of the drills. You will see another side of Spider that you've never seen before. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

This collection of stories goes back to Dan "Spider" Shepherd's SAS days, and the missions that shaped him. From his training in the welsh hills and the jungles of Belize, through to his early missions in Sierra Leone and the Middle East, these nine stories chart his rise through the SAS, and his involvement with the elite Sabre Squadron.

Along with his comrades Jimbo, McKay and Geordie, Spider puts his life on the line on active duty...and sows the seeds of his future career. We even discover how he earned his nickname....

©2014 Stephen Leather (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Simon Wagman 18/06/2017
    Simon Wagman 18/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Awful"

    A collection of short stories that are so similar that you think you have heard them before in the same audiobook. Hate not to finish a book once started but this was painful to complete.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Alec Lumb 04/10/2015
    Alec Lumb 04/10/2015 Member Since 2013

    Ex-Sailor who is spending much time on the road. Approaching 100 books I find this a good way to 'read' books and can't wait to drive now.

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    "A life in the SAS, Story by Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book takes elements of SAS training and puts a storyline to them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the way that I felt I was there ... almost


    Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Lots - I am a real fan and having run out of Andy McNab books I have now found Paul narrating Stephen Leather. All equally exciting and I think Paul really plays a major part in keeping my interest.


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

    It is a bit long - I do a lot of driving and some of the stories being about 90 minutes the length of each section was ideal.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work Paul - I will keep listening to the books you narrate !

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsty Cheltenham, United Kingdom 22/03/2015
    Kirsty Cheltenham, United Kingdom 22/03/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Publisher rather than author driven?"

    Story already know from other books
    Lots of repetition about characters between chapters
    Chapter 1 and 2 contradict when hero got his spider name
    Every chapter ended with publisher sign off for a whole book VVVVV annoying
    Great narrator
    Vvvvvv disappointing

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Simon 08/04/2015
    Simon 08/04/2015
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    "feel like i know dan shepherd personally"

    loved every minute lots of short storys which all follow each other so u are never lost

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 09/01/2016
    Paul 09/01/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "A TRUE SENSE OF WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE IN S.A.S"

    A real page turner as it were. I was in the Regiment but before middle east and it's as if a log of his work had been written daily. brilliant Book. well narrated too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gary 04/06/2015
    Gary 04/06/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Great collection of short stories!"

    Short but really packed with action stories.

    Well written, read and performed.

    Well worth it.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kev 13/07/2017
    Kev 13/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "First Stephen leather"

    This is my first book by the author and knew nothing about him, I enjoyed it very much and for the first few chapters thought it was nonfiction until I had a break and googled spider shepherd. Although I tend to go for fictional books this won't be my last by the author,audio or otherwise,I look forward to meeting him again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Causton 06/07/2017
    Pamela Causton 06/07/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Entertaining as always"

    With Stephen leather as the author, Spider Shepherd as the main character and the great voice of Paul Thornley it could not go wrong. These short stories are brilliant, never a dull moment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claire09 Scotland 04/07/2017
    Claire09 Scotland 04/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Selection of short stories from various SAS missions"

    Really enjoy all the Dan 'Spider' Shepherd books and Paul Thornley's excellent narration.
    Particularly like the 1hr-90mins short story.
    Like all the books, these too are fast paced, exciting and well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    24/04/15
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    "Excellent"

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Needs to be read for what it is, a collection of short stories. Recommend to anyone who like the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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