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The Twelve Audiobook

The Twelve

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Publisher's Summary

Former paramilitary killer Gerry Fegan is haunted by his victims, 12 souls who shadow his every waking day and scream through every drunken night. Just as he reaches the edge of sanity, they reveal their desire: vengeance on those who engineered their deaths. From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all must pay the price.

When Fegan's vendetta threatens to derail Northern Ireland's peace process and destabilise its fledgling government, old comrades, and enemies alike want him gone. David Campbell, a double agent lost between the forces of law and terror, takes the job. But he has his own reasons for eliminating Fegan; the secrets of a dirty war should stay buried, even if its ghosts do not.

Set against the backdrop of a post-conflict Northern Ireland struggling with its past, The Twelve takes the reader from the back streets of the city, where violence and politics go hand-in-hand, to the country's darkest heart. Stuart Neville's gripping thriller marks the emergence of a brilliant new voice.

©2009 Stuart Neville; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Mr 11/02/2010
    Mr 11/02/2010 Member Since 2005
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    "Good yarn, poorly told"

    Stuart Neville has produced a creditable first novel set in 'post conflict' Ulster. It is a gritty plot with moralistic overtones as the main character Gerry Fagan comes to terms with his past terrorist deeds pushed on by the ghostly apparitions of those he has killed. Those who are familiar with the political and terrorist characters in Northern Ireland will quickly recognise the thinly disguised characterisations and backdrops.

    Unfortunately what is a reasonable story, is spoiled by very poor and inappropriate narration. The narrator (Gerard Doyle) cannot carry the accents of Northern Ireland (and elsewhere) in anything like a credible way and narrates the story in a voice that is more suited to Darby O'Gill than the back streets of West Belfast! This is a real shame because the story deserves better.

    If you can overcome this (as I eventually did) then it is worth a listen. However, if poor accents annoy you give it a miss.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Bognor Regis, United Kingdom 27/10/2011
    John Bognor Regis, United Kingdom 27/10/2011
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    "Story OK, Narration awful"

    The story is a good,suspense filled tale. The narration is awful and sounds like a schoolboy reading out loud to a classroom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeannette shepton mallet, somerset, United Kingdom 09/04/2010
    Jeannette shepton mallet, somerset, United Kingdom 09/04/2010
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    "brilliant"

    Excellent listening, some of the characters based on real life ones I wonder?

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    Pop2016 09/01/2015
    Pop2016 09/01/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "The Twelve"

    I enjoyed this gritty story and look forward to Stuart Neville's next novel.
    The follow up to this one 4/5

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    Millie River Lancashire, England 19/06/2013
    Millie River Lancashire, England 19/06/2013 Member Since 2015

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    "Sorry, flat narrator killed the story for me"

    The Troubles is rightly a fascinating topic for a mystery. The device of a man haunted by his ghosts is also potentially really powerful. Unfortunately, for me the delivery failed both in terms of story (lacked subtlety) and narration- flat.

    I did not get beyond the first hour so cannot comment on the rest of the story etc hence the freeform rather than guided review

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    Joe Nottingham, United Kingdom 01/08/2011
    Joe Nottingham, United Kingdom 01/08/2011
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    "Excellent if slightly marred"

    This was almost the perfect first novel but the suspense and writing creativity tapered off to produce a slightly under par ending. Unfortunately the narration is pretty bad but the book is generally so good that you learn to ignore that. I'll definitely read Stuart Neville's next based on the strength of this.

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    Susan Bedale, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom 28/10/2010
    Susan Bedale, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom 28/10/2010
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    "Brilliant."

    I have really enjoyed listening to this book. It is a complex and coherent story, it is interesting from a political perspective and I found the narration exceptionally helpful to the understanding of the unfolding of the story. I look forward to the authors next book.

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    Lucy Randalstown, United Kingdom 19/08/2010
    Lucy Randalstown, United Kingdom 19/08/2010
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    "Different"

    I really enjoyed this book. I thought the Ghosts were a very clever concept. I have gone on the listen to Collusion the second book in what I hope is going to be a series of books by this writer and enjoyed it as well

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