An old Soviet weapons installation in the Arctic has fallen into disrepair. Known as Dragon Island, the facility is home to a next-generation weapon with the potential to unleash a destructive force upon the world that was developed during the Cold War and subsequently forgotten.
When a terrorist organisation known as the Army of Thieves takes control of the fortified island and activates the weapon, a small band of Marines and civilians is sent in to stop them, as they are the only unit close enough to Dragon Island to be able to reach the installation in time.
©2011 Matthew Reilly (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Absolutely brilliant. First time I've listened rather than read a Mathew Reilly book and loved it. Sean Mangan really brings the book to life with all the voices he uses for all the characters.
A good book as it can stand alone, there is some back story and info, the descriptions and pace keep the reader engaged. I have read a couple of his other Scarecrow books and have liked them all. so much so that I have just downloaded the Jack West Jn book 1(7 wonders)
Great read and a definite 'boy' book.
Another thoroughly enjoyable, action-packed, Scarecrow mission... How the author continues think up ways for Scarecrow to escape certain death I just don't know...!!! What I do know, is that I want more Scarecrow soon!!
"Scarecrow equal to his best"
Non stop action and suspense as in Reilly's other novels..As usual Sean Mangan seems to excel with these action thrillers.
"Wow, What A Ride"
Wow, what a read Matthew has exceeded himself with this book. It’s a thrill a minute.
It has everything well maybe not the sex, but everything else. I loved Bertie and was really pleased that he and Mother survived to appear in another adventure. Yet again Matthew leaves us with the unanswered question….. But you have to listen to the book to find out, what a page turner fantastic. Scarecrow you are a super hero.
Must not forget Sean Mangan another fantastic narration, you make us feel that we are there part of the action great work. I await the next Matthew Reilly installment, with your superb narration.
"What a Narrator"
Another blinder in the Scarcrow series and a breathtaking recovery for Schofields who seemed ready to be put out to greener pasture. But the real hero of this story is the story teller in the form of Sean Mangan. I can never imagine listening to anybody else tell these fast paced stories of Matthews. He really seems to live the stories he tells and brings not only the story to life but he becomes each and every character. Hats off to you yet again Sean
All, Male or Female...Good or bad Matthew writes a very diversified cast to his stories but Sean brings a deeper meaning to all of them. Matthew writes a brilliant story but was blessed in the story teller. I cannot read a fiction novel.... Have never been able to embed myself into stories I know are not real. But I live life on the road as a sales rep (working out of Matthews home city of Sydney) and have all of Matthews books in Audiobook form. My biggest problem now is dragging myself away to do my work and can often be found parked on the roadside.... too involved with the story to even drive. This unique combination of Matthew and Sean is just 110% adrenalin rush
The slow turning point in his recovery from losing Gant...I have not recovered yet
More Books Matthew (Please do not let your own sad loss slow you down...we all feel for you) and please keep the team of Matthew and Sean together
Loved it Great book Want More Need More please write more
Read it for yourself
"The best Scarecrow novel yet!"
Army of Thieves is the best Scarecrow novel yet. It has a stronger plot, great action and brilliant new characters including a robot named Bertie. Sean Mangan gives his best performance of Matthew Reilly's novels as well. Matthew Reilly keeps getting better with every novel he writes.
"Top quality hard hitting action."
seat-edged geopolitical action.
by never revealing the enemy each turn was a blind corner and each reaction was fast and furious.
Scarecrow is the undoubted favourite
it made me think that although the plot was fantastic it was close to a possibility in terms of the way countries behave and treat their friends and their enemies.
Great book, great writer, great series
"" fast paced action packed ""
Yet again another action packed fast paced piece of classic art from a brilliant imaginitave
man I hope for more ..... Please Matthew the world is a better place for reading and listening to your writings.
"Adrenaline rush of noble intent!"
Yes! This book is lightning-fast, creepy, and fascinating all in one. Matthew Reilly writes with such authority that everything he says feels as though it COULD be real. Sean Mangan has the perfect voice for this book.
Ice Station is the closest to it - for obvious reasons.
Sean Mangan's voice makes a poor replacement for pure imagination sometimes, but his U.S. accent suits the book. He does a good job with foreign accents and voices. Someone who cannot pull a French or Chilean accent might find this especially interesting.
A few moments made me laugh, and several times I was stomach-struck with horror. Multiple scenes and descriptions had me gaping in wonder at either months of careful editing or an amazing eye for detail.
I was a little put-off by how invincible some characters were. Matthew Reilly once said at a talk that his characters ("even Captain Schofield!") could all die at any moment in the storyline, but that did not shine through as well as it could (and perhaps should).
"Another terrific book from Reily"
The very best. Listened to the story twice.
The little robot comes back to save Scarecrow.
The French subamarine intervention.
It was great a book that cover many emotions. Whilst it took a few minutes to get use to the fast talking American voice it was the right speed.
Waiting to download his Sacred Stones books when I can afford it.
It kept us on the edge of our seats. We listened to this during a long road trip and wanted the trip to last longer.
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