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  • Sleepers

  • John Milton, Book 13
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice. Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world. When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup - struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Milton

  • By Tony Swinton on 18-10-18

Great book, John Milton never surprises us!

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

Another Book from the John Milton series exceptionally well narrated by David Thorpe.. just when we think John can’t do another story Mark Dawson finds one which is topical, well researched & believable, keep them coming loads of life in John still.!

  • We Need to Weaken the Mixture

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Since we last heard from him, Guy Martin has restored a 1983 Williams F1 car then raced Jenson Button in it; helped to build a WWI tank; ridden with Putin's favourite biker gang the Night Wolves; competed on the classic endurance circuit; stood on top of one of Chernobyl's nuclear reactors and taken part in his last ever Isle of Man TT. Then there's the stuff he really can't wait to get out of bed for: 12-hour shifts for a local haulage firm and taytie farming in his new John Deere tractor. Besides all this, he's saved his local pub from closure and become a dad. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By isla hillier on 30-10-18

"Keep um coming"

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

Never get tired of reading Guy's book even though sometimes I feel that Guys lost the plot, then he writes another & I think actually he just different.. The main thing is I always have a chuckle..

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,066

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

Awesome, well written book.

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

Having been in the forces for 17 years I could relate to an awful lot of what Ant had written about, however, it was his lessons on life which made this book more than an autobiography they were both interesting and well thought through. So much so I have forwarded this book to more people than I have ever done, more because of the personal coaching this book offers. Well done Ant & good luck with all your future challengers, keep us posted.

  • 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 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

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. Where Porter plays it by the book, Bald will always want to break the rules. They are sent to Sierra Leone to extract Ronald Soames, a former CEO of the Regiment and now right-hand man to the President. But when Porter and Bald arrive, the Englishman has disappeared, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Nicholas on 16-03-17

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

A good story and well presented, only criticism was the brummy accent, shocking at times sounded like a SA, then a Geordie Brummy, No..

  • Tall Order

  • The Spider Shepherd Thrillers, Book 15
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

The 15th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more enthralling action from the Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather. He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks, and then, ghostlike, he disappears. Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York - and now he's struck again, killing dozens in a London strike. But one of the latest victims is related to the acting head of MI5, who knows exactly who she wants on the case: Spider Shepherd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spider! As Explosive As Ever!

  • By Gary on 25-07-18

Chapter 60 - Amazing!!!!

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Never written a review before I have finished but thought I had to with this review.. what an amazing book so far, just as I thought it was going to be same old, same old but SL really does make this a jaw dropping moment End of chapter 59 I nearly fell off my chair... Awesome, Awesome.. Will update at the end!

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book poor narration audio levels

  • By Mr on 01-03-18

Mark Greaney is totally awesome!

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

Reviewed: 27-07-18

What a brilliant book, I always say it with this author, but it never fails to amaze me that Mark G does it every time, this one was no exception, read it and disagree if you can...

The only negative is Jay Snyder, needs to work on his "Cockney Accent", at times it was cringeworthy!!! However, it didn't spoil the book, Jay you are still very cool and made "The Grey Man" awesome...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting but a bit too full of cliches

  • By Anna on 19-12-16

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

This is probably the best book I have ever read, (listened) it's got everything that I look for in a book, gritty, heart-stopping, realism, punchy & a whole lot more... Even the 22 hours listen, which I thought maybe a problem, wasn't!!

The narration was well chosen too... Thanks for a great book, I look forward to seeing the film...

  • Relentless

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 457

John Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life forever: his friend Jack Galley, a high-flying City lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Galley is murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolute Winner!

  • By Elizabeth on 20-08-08

Disappointed to say the least 😏

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-17

I love this author, Simon Kernick and I especially love Paul Thornley, however, unfortunately the combo didn’t work this time😏 - The story line was OK, but Paul’s main character’s tone just didn’t work for me it simply was to monotoned... Sorry 𗀹

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soldier Spy

  • By: Tom Marcus
  • Narrated by: Jason Langley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874

In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately 60 children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents. He was going to kill them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic account, fantastically narrated.

  • By Gareth on 11-01-17

Absolutely amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-17

I have read and reviewed over 100 books by now but never have I listened to a book and heard every word! This book is both amazing and enlightening. I know someone who spent some time in a very small part of the author’s world and can verify the content is very real. I almost don’t want to read/listen to a fictitious book again. Thank you to TC for giving so much to this country, we are all truly grateful. 👍🏼

  • Back Blast

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.... Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent. Until the day the agency turned against him and put out a kill-on-sight order. That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • looking forward to the next audio book number 6

  • By paul on 25-09-16

OMG - The best book ever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I have read as I said in my last review many books of a similar storyline, however, I thought the last Grey Man book was amazing but it just got better, on the edge all the way... Mark Greaney tops everything I have read before & Jay Snyder tops Paul Thornly for Narration, can't wait to start my next Grey Man book in the series... 5* just isn't enough!