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Crisis Audiobook

Crisis

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Publisher's Summary

Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.

Hunted down, captured, tortured and on the run from one of South America's most powerful and ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke is in a life-or-death race against time to prevent a disaster on a truly terrifying scale: London is the target, the weapon is diabolical and the means of delivery is ingenious.

Drawing on his years of experience in reporting on security matters, Crisis is Frank Gardner's debut novel. Combining insider knowledge, up-to-the-minute hardware, fly-on-the-wall insights and heart-in-mouth excitement, Crisis boasts an irresistible, visceral frisson of authenticity: smart, fast-paced and furiously entertaining, here is a thriller for the 21st century.

©2016 Frank Gardner (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    G.Russell Ilfracombe, United Kingdom 19/10/2016
    G.Russell Ilfracombe, United Kingdom 19/10/2016 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy mainly Crime and thrillers books, but am delighted when I sometimes stumble across other well written books.

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    "Good but not great."

    A good first novel, but I did feel that some heavier editing would have been helpful. Just a bit flabby in places.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Chesterfield, United Kingdom 19/10/2016
    Mr Chesterfield, United Kingdom 19/10/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Edits!"

    Mature and intelligent thriller with a great level of 'insider' detail, well read. Sadly there are some poor edits which irritated but didn't stop me enjoying it.

    Hopefully the start of a good little series!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Matt 17/08/2016
    Matt 17/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    This book kept me coming back for more, excellent storyline! Well read and truly gripping!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karl 10/07/2016
    Karl 10/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good enthralling story."

    A great captivating story but the narrator could be better, too "breathy", slightly too dramatic all the time.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Dr East Horsley, United Kingdom 21/09/2016
    Dr East Horsley, United Kingdom 21/09/2016 Member Since 2015

    I'm an audible addict!

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    "Wow what a story"

    Frank Gardner's knowledge of the underworld is very evident and the clarity of his writing style adds impact and authenticity.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Russell 20/07/2016
    Russell 20/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "An exciting and well read action adventure"

    This is an excellent fiction debut from Frank Gardner. Action, adventure, politics and foreign affairs combine to create a great book. Highly recommended.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Brodie Newcastle, United Kingdom 31/10/2016
    Brodie Newcastle, United Kingdom 31/10/2016
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    "Reader is important"
    Where does Crisis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is good when you get into it. However, the reader although good with character voices is not at all good with the main reading. Honestly, he really needs to stop being so breathy, short and sharp and be more flowing. I found myself laughing at some of the reading.


    What other book might you compare Crisis to, and why?

    I suppose you could liken it to Fredrick Forsyth, not as good by a long way, but this was a debut novel and I am sure he will get into his stride.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Sackville?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not moved but certainly had me listening for more was the part leading up to the planting of the destructive device.


    Any additional comments?

    A good book and I would listen to more by Frank Gardner, but not with John Sackville reading it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    B 08/01/2017
    B 08/01/2017
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    "Overall entertaining"

    Took a bit of time to warm to the main character Luke, who at first appeared rather naive for an ex military man who had lived in the area he was operating in, but I am no expert. However, as the story built I enjoyed it more and more.
    Very similar feel to Bear Grylls books. If you like Scott Mariani and Chris Kuzneski then you will enjoy this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 06/01/2017
    Michelle 06/01/2017
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    "Smashing!"

    Great, entertaining, action packed story with really good narration. Looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Rifflart Hampshire 21/12/2016
    S. Rifflart Hampshire 21/12/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Very realistic"

    I like Frank as a Journalist and was interested to see if he was a good author. The answer is yes but I felt the tale was bogged down by detail even to the point of naming the perfume a female baddie was wearing. Most of the detail added to the realism however and so I forgive him. The narrator was a big annoying all breathless urgency throughout even when it was not integral to the story. I will try other books by this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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