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©2007 Stephen Leather; (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd
Another great addition to the Dan Shepherd series. This one takes us to Iraq, where one of Dan's old colleagues from the SAS has been kidnapped and will be executed within 14 days unless our hero can get there first.
Great twists and down to earth characters. At times the book had me on the edge of my seat.
Keep them coming Mr Leather,,,,
I am a night wagon driver and hate doing 12/15 hr shifts but listening to this made the hours just go I didn't want to get back I was so in to this book awesome great story
good story line, very exciting. but, as with the past books in the series I've noticed a lot mistakes! seems like the author hasn't researched the things he's talking about (cars/guns/places) and/or Martyn Read mispronounces words/phrase. things like "Uzi" pronounced as "Ootzie" and in one of the previous books Martyn Read talked about a car, an "Audi T4" which to my knowledge doesn't exist. they're all minor things, but after a while starts to get frustrating.
but overall a very enjoyable listen!
Husband, Father and Southampton season ticket holder and likes the odd glass of red wine and a good book...
Stephen Leather just keeps producing book after book another awesome read and great story.
Looking forward to Spiders next adventure.
I struggled to finish as I didn't particularly like the narrator of this book. strange as I've enjoyed the others. possibly the bad American accents.
This is a great story. There are several sub plots that all tie up at the end. Full of action and suspense. Looking forward to the remaining books in the series.
Another rip roaring adventure for Spider Shephard.
The story twists and turns as Shephard works with his old SAS friends and puts his life on the line.
Hard to put down towards the end. Can't wait to start the next book!
Live in Basingstoke but commute a couple of hours each day to Central London, so the audible books are perfect for the journey.
Once you get hooked, your hooked. And glad I stumbled on to the Dan Shepherd series of books.
Great story. Great narration.
The narrator's breathing is so loud through his nostrils that it is distracting from the story. Could not finish the book.
"A brilliant read. A Fantastic Military Thriller"
I could not wait to down load this title!
This is Stephen Leather's fourth book in the Dan "Spider" Shepherd series.
Spider and three other former Sassmen, led by their old boss SAS Major Allan Gannon, must rescue fellow trooper Geordie Mitchell from a basement prison in Baghdad's most anti-Western sector in less than fourteen days or Geordie's head will be seperated from his body, while being video taped for all the world to see.
Working against time and a group of extremist Islamic jihadist,who have already beheaded one prisoner,in the name of Allah, Spider and his team are on a mission almost impossible…
Stephen Leather without a doubt, should be thrusting itself into attention in your audio library alongside Andy McNab, Vince Flynn, Frederick Forsyth, Nelson DeMille etal. Authentic...tersely written... salient traits, exciting stuff with plenty of heart palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue.
Audible better get more of Stephen Leather or Spider and his team will be at your door and SOON.
"Another great story by Stephen Leather"
Plenty of action in this story to get the reader/listener enthralled. Spider Shepherd at his exciting best. Terrorists, snipers, kidnappings and more. Very enjoyable
I forced myself to finish this book. It isn't that it is a bad book or the narration is horrible - it is just that neither is very good. I have listened to the earlier books in this series and well, I am getting a little tired of the hero being such a lousy father, always making promises and not keeping them, putting his own desires and needs ahead of his motherless son. This isn't a hero. Personal life aside, in most books of this genera the good guys are generally better than anyone could possibly be. They are smarter, stronger, just a big quicker, better planners .... it is fiction ... But in this novel we have the head of the British SAS special unit going off with incomplete plans and bad plans at that. The good guys aren't smarter, faster and brighter they are bumbling along. In the end I didn't connect with the characters and the story moved so slowly that I easily turned it off for days before returning to it to try to finish it (this is not like me I normally get into a book and cant' turn it off). I really did try to give this series a try but this book was the nail in the coffin. The earlier books were better than this one but not great. There are better series out there (Jack Coughlin's Kyle Swanson, Alex Bernson's John Wells, Brad Taylor's Pike Logan ...) go enjoy them.
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