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The Tunnel Rats Audiobook

The Tunnel Rats

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Publisher's Summary

Two murders, thousands of miles apart: one in London, one in Bangkok. The bodies brutally mutilated: an ace of spades impaled upon their chests.

In Washington, a US senator receives photographs of the corpses. And realises that his past has come back to haunt him.

Nick Wright is the detective trying to solve the mystery of the double killing. His hunt for a motive takes him to the tunnels in Vietnam, where the American tunnel rats fought the dirtiest battle of the war against the Viet Cong. But there is a killer protecting the secrets of the tunnels. At whatever cost...

©1997 Stephen Leather; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Authentic...exciting stuff with plenty of heart palpitating action." (Daily Mail)

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    Steven cardiffUnited Kingdom 25/01/2010
    Steven cardiffUnited Kingdom 25/01/2010
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    "another great leather novel"

    I've read all but 2 of Stephen Leathers novels and, there isn't a bad book amongst them. as usual this book is full of great action with a gripping plot. One of Leathers strong points is his ability to draw multiple plot lines together to produce great books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer England 10/10/2012
    Amazon Customer England 10/10/2012
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    "Stephen Leather tunne rats"

    Bit confusing at first but enjoying now. Excellent narator great for walkng the dog

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Jason C. Wright 12/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping"

    well thought out story lots of twists .1st book of author and now hook to listern to more.

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    Jholmes 13/08/2016
    Jholmes 13/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent. You won't be dissapointed"

    Advisable to read The Vets first. Vets isn't a particularly engrossing story by Leathers usual standards, but there are aspects of that story that make this one awe inspiring. I would suggest that this story was planned when The Vets was being written.
    Engaging and absorbing story, full of the usual subplots and fallible people. Just like life!
    Having researched the VC tunnels in Cu Chi, and appreciated their extraordinary contribution to the North Vietnamese success against both the French & Americans, this story resonates with the incredible tension that is endured by conflict underground and in the dark. The real Tunnel Rats were an extraordinary breed, but ultimately no match for Vietnamese forbearance and persistence.

    You won't be disappointed by this story. Even though I can now see Stephens Leathers plot twists unfolding in advance, it was still engrossing.

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    Alec Lumb 13/06/2016
    Alec Lumb 13/06/2016 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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    "Good Story"

    I have to say it took a while to get into this book. Glad I stuck with it as the end was tense and exciting.

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    david 11/03/2016
    david 11/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb"

    Yet another Stephen leather book that failed to disappoint , superb characters and story that kept me listening. 5 stars

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    Scott forsyth 28/09/2015
    Scott forsyth 28/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "S low start but got thereinthe end"

    Narrator did well, lots of. Characters, with totally different story lines. That came together well.

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    Moriam Bartlett 14/03/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Great"

    Enjoyed the story although I got lost a couple of times. I am a huge fan of Stephen Leather's books.

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    Wayne Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom 16/02/2010
    Wayne Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom 16/02/2010 Member Since 2007
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    "Poor story, dreadful narrator"

    This really isn't very good. The book is riddled with cliches, stuffed with cardboard cutout stereotypical characters, the police procedural aspects are an insult to the intelligence, and the 'twist' can be seen a mile off. To make matters worse, the narrator is truly awful - gutteral Cockney with a range of accents seemingly inspired by Little Britian or bad 70's British sitcoms. Avoid.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Ray
    Newyork, NY, United States
    26/09/13
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    "Confusing...."
    What disappointed you about The Tunnel Rats?

    The narration is all over the place,hard to follow the storyline as in its description.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Didn't make it there yet.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Thornley’s performances?

    No.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Tunnel Rats?

    Quite a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    no.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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