Chris Ryan
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Chris Ryan

Former SAS corporal and the only man to escape death or capture during the Bravo Two Zero operation in the 1991 Gulf War, Chris Ryan turned to writing thrillers to tell the stories the Official Secrets Act stops him putting in his non-fiction. His novels have gone on to inspire the Sky One series Strike Back. Born near Newcastle in 1961, Chris Ryan joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years there he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris Ryan was the only member of an eight-man unit to escape from Iraq, where three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal. He wrote about his experiences in the bestseller The One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen, and since then has written three other works of non-fiction, over twenty bestselling novels and a series of childrens' books.

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Best Sellers

    • 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 952
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 876
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 873

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I thought I'd hate Chris Ryan..

    • By Mr. M. Curtis on 15-03-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Head Hunters

    • Danny Black Thriller, Book 6
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    A top-secret SAS kill team is assassinating high-value targets. It is bloody, violent, relentless work, suitable only for the Regiment's most skilled and ruthless head hunters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great thriller from Ryan as expecred

    • By Peter on 02-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Deathlist

    • Strike Back, Book 1
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 963
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 881
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 876

    It's 1999. A bitterly cold morning in the Brecon Beacons, and the soldiers trying out for SAS Selection are preparing to face their toughest test yet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Chris Ryan's bests!

    • By N. Brooks on 20-02-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Bad Soldier

    • Danny Black Thriller 4
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    A migrant boat battles through the rough Mediterranean. Its passengers are desperate, starving and scared. They are also being ruthlessly targeted by the SAS....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Chris Ryan grit

    • By Mark Lewin on 26-09-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Warlord

    • Danny Black, Book 5
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    When the SAS takes on the Narcos, there can be only one winner. Set in 2011 in Mexico and London, Warlord is based on real events....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By Kindle Customer on 30-09-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Red Strike

    • A Strikeback Novel, Book 4
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    A former Russian spy, living in hiding in Malta, goes on the run after an attempt on his life.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a read but...

    • By Principatus on 28-02-19

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Black Ops

    • Danny Black Thriller 7
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The seventh book in the best-selling Danny Black series. A series of gruesome killings take place in Dubai, Ghana and America. The victims are all connected with the SAS. In Hereford Danny Black realises they have something more specific in common....

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Hunter-Killer

    • Danny Black, Book 2
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670

    Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is a BIG disappointment!!

    • By JEO on 08-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Shadow Kill

    • Strike Back, Book 2
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    The lot of an SAS man is not always a happy one. Strikeback hero John Porter is sent on a mission with Regimental scallywag John Bald....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Nicholas on 16-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Global Strike

    • Strike Back, Book 3
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    The third book in the Strikeback series. A startling revelation that leads from the White House to the Kremlin threatens to trigger a new global conflict....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant from start to end

    • By Ian on 25-04-18

    Regular price: £24.99

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