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Nick Anderson

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  • Nomad

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of I Am Pilgrim

  • By Robert Rawlins on 28-10-17

Great story of espionage!

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

exciting, well written and excellently performed spy adventure. thoroughly enjoyed this and kept me coming back for more!

  • My World

  • By: Peter Sagan
  • Narrated by: Sy Thomas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

From 2015 to 2017, Peter Sagan achieved the seemingly impossible: he won three road race World Championships in a row, ensuring his entry into the history books as one of the greatest riders of all time. But to look at Peter’s record in isolation is to tell only a fraction of his story, because Peter doesn’t just win: he entertains. Every moment in the saddle is an opportunity to express his personality, and nobody else has succeeded in making elite cycling look so much fun.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It is an interesting read and gives an insight

  • By Mike on 08-10-18

a rare insight into what it takes to be the best

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Sagan is a legend, only 28 and already one if these people that you know you'll be telling your kids about.

Peter makes riding a bike look cool, yet his book is refreshingly honest and humble, you get a real feeling for him just enjoying life each and every day... when it stops being fun, i imagine Peter will move on to something else that is.

  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA - stealing Kremlin secrets for her handler, Nate Nash - for over seven years. In the dazzling finale of the Red Sparrow trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears whispers of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole in a high intelligence position.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a better reader

  • By I. A. Wright on 10-03-18

amazing!!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

absolutely loved all 3 books in this trilogy and was disappointed to finish them... I want a 4th book!!

  • Undercover

  • By: Joe Carter
  • Narrated by: Simon Paisley Day
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Twenty years undercover - one man's true story of life as an undercover cop. A must-listen for fans of Donnie Brasco. For over 20 years, Joe Carter has worked for the police as an undercover cop. He travelled the globe on different passports. He fraternised with thieves and international drugs and arms dealers. He worked alongside the most dangerous criminals. Always fearing that this life would come crashing down around him at any point.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It Was Dull

  • By MLH on 19-09-16

Great book and amazing insight

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

loved the story and the insight into the undercover world of drugs and crime. the only shame is the finale... it needs to conclude with the "what happened next"

  • Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike

  • By: Sean Yates
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Before Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. One of only five Britons to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Sean Yates burst onto the cycling scene as the rawest pure talent this country has ever seen. After turning professional at the age of 22, he soon became known as a die-hard domestique, putting his body on the line for his teammates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laughably Poor Narration

  • By Mr on 08-11-14

excellent excellent read

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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: 28-02-18

I couldn't stop listening, the content is first class and the performance of the reader is wonderful. a truly endearing insight into the life of a top cycling legend

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,073

From New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them'. He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely gripping

  • By S. Bramble on 23-12-17

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

buy it, you really won't be disappointed... Ross is clearly a clever boy and much of what he believed in makes sense. prohibition doesn't work and whilst this full libertarian view doesn't either, a portion of it makes good sense and helps rid the streets of gangbangers and violence

  • Dark Alliance

  • The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
  • By: Gary Webb
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In July 1995, San Jose Mercury-News reporter Gary Webb found the Big One - the blockbuster story every journalist secretly dreams about - without even looking for it. A simple phone call concerning an unexceptional pending drug trial turned into a massive conspiracy involving the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, L.A. and Bay Area crack cocaine dealers, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome insight

  • By Mike on 21-10-18

exceptional read

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

brilliantly told tale of Government led corruption. an embarrassing set of facts that show crack epidemics is L.A. are the result of CIA backed programmes.... but never mind, at least the USA prison systems are full so fat cats are happy and rich.... shame on you CIA

  • Operation Relentless

  • The Hunt for the Richest, Deadliest Criminal in History
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 246

The new best-seller from the author of Zero Six Bravo. By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the Merchant of Death, he was both public enemy number one to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around $6 billion. For years Bout had eluded capture, meanwhile building up a labyrinthine network of airlines selling weapons to order to dictators, rebels, despots and terror groups worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You know what you're getting

  • By Ben on 19-05-17

very very good! I couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

awesome book and superbly narrated. I would drive for longer than needed just to get more time to listen

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  • Gangster Warlords

  • By: Ioan Grillo
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps 500 body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down 41 police officers and prison guards in two days. In Southern Mexico a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the greatest insight you could have!

  • By Nick Anderson on 26-01-17

the greatest insight you could have!

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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: 26-01-17

phenomenal delivery and more depth into a secret world that would be impenetrable to the normal person

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Wide-Eyed and Legless

  • Inside the Tour de France
  • By: Jeff Connor
  • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Named ‘The No. 1 Cycling Book of All Time’ by Cycle Sport, Wide-Eyed and Legless is a fast-paced, fly-on-the-wall story of courage, endurance, bungling, rows and cheating in sport's greatest marathon. In 1987, the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and craziest race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but beware the "unabridged" claim

  • By Mark Pack on 21-08-14

not great

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-16

I couldn't get into this book at all. the delivery is very wooden and the story is bland. far better to buy Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins accounts of tour de France success and life inside the peleton