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Darren Dowd

Benson, Oxfordshire
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  • For Valour

  • Nick Stone, Book 16
  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

When a young trooper is shot in the head at the Regiment’s renowned Killing House, Nick Stone is perfectly qualified to investigate the mysterious circumstances more deeply. He has just returned from Moscow – still trying to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend and baby son are safer there without him – so combines an unrivalled understanding of the Special Forces landscape with a detachment that should allow him to remain in cover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh how I've missed you Stone...

  • By Mikey on 25-10-14

loved it... as always.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-16

Good adaptation of characters. Good flow. excellent for by the pool on holiday. ..... and the flight home.

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  • Masters of War

  • Danny Black, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Jamie Truman is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks. Jamie has a new mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well...what an intriguing 'listen'.....

  • By Darren Dowd on 23-05-15

Well...what an intriguing 'listen'.....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-15

Slow to start off with as Ryan sets the story out and ultimately who his new character 'Danny Black' and his unknown (to him) background. Like any Ryan/McNab book of recent times, the devil is in the detail. Only those who have actually been in these situations can provide such detail as this. I look forward to hearing more about Black and I'm sure it's not the last we'll hear of Buckingham without spoiling it for everyone that hasn't partaken as yet.
Back to traditional paper for Hunter Killer, hopefully have it completed just in time for Hellfire (book 3). It's been a while since I've had the time to catch up on Ryan and McNab books, but they couldn't be closer to where I'm right now. 😉

6 of 6 people found this review helpful