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Ian Brown

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You need to write faster, Mr Cornwell

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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: 18-10-19

Great all round, I’ve come to enjoy Matt Bates narration, you’ll never beat Jonathan Keeble though.

It’s a great listen if you love the series.

Really good but...

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

Reviewed: 26-08-19

A fantastically detailed read, sometimes it did loose me but overall it was very interesting and would make a great movie.

I just feel that some parts of the story were left open to the reader to build themselves.

I would have liked this more with more detail about the Kerns earth, tech and reasons for their actions over maybe a couple more novels.

Mel does a great job in her performance and narration.

Overall, very cleverly written, really good story.

I really wanted to like this almost prequel tie-in to The Eagles Prophecy.

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-19

Keeble, as always, awesome.

The story, where to start?

It feels like Scarrow, but if also feels plastic.

I expected so much more from this, it feels flat and a bit empty, some of the characters are quirky, but I feel that is down to Keeble on the format.

I expected more colour and I got sepia.

I will follow the short stories, but only thanks to the exchange function available on audible.

Kind of disappointed.

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Magnificent from start to finish.

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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: 03-04-19

I really wish that I could un-listen to this and start it again.

Thornley excellent as always.

You can now understand where some of his experiences have influenced the Nick Stone series.

Truly great.

Superb, Emotional, Educational and Heroic.

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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: 26-02-19

Read in a truly military style and direct manner, this is a magnificent account of what our forces do across the world.

We should be proud and honour these hero’s.

Read it. What else can you do.

The most detailed and magnificent story.

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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: 14-02-19

I feel both elated and at a loose end after finishing such a well read and detailed account of a Hero.

Read in a way almost like Wellum was reading it himself.

If you have any interest in the Royal Air Force or indeed, wanted to feel what it was to be a true Hero, this is the title for you.

Magnificent.

Solid read, just missing something I can’t put my finger on.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

Keeble as always apples his craft excellently.

After reading/listening to all of the Eagles of the Empire, I’ve become attached to the characters but in this title, I struggled.

But if you like Scarrow, you’ll like this.

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Warming to Bates. Great story, plenty of battles.

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

Warming to Bates, he’s no Keeble but he can individualise the characters well.

This instalment is fast paced and very satisfying as far as the story goes.

We march on.

Bates is a huge improvement on Perring.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-18

Another great instalment but still hankering for Keeble’s narration. Liked the sneaky addition at the start too.

Death of Kings cover art

Narrator killed the story. Begging for Keeble to recover the series.

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Struggled with this one, Perring really fights with the number of characters and lost me quite quickly trying to understand who is talking to whom. All the voices merged. I’m going to have to read the books with Keeble’s characters in my mind.