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Herefordshire, UK
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Brilliant...

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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: 09-09-19

The Grey Man series has been extremely compelling and utterly absorbing, but Dead Eye has to be the best instalment yet.
Gentry finds himself being played by someone with a similar background to his. Someone who wants to be like Gentry, and to be as renowned as him too. It soon becomes apparent to Gentry that the situations he finds himself in, and the seemingly impossible ways out of those situations that present themselves are all staged..
The race is on for Gentry to find out why..
Superb narration from Jay Snyder.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Wow, simply brilliant...

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

I'm a big fan of LJ Ross and the DCI Ryan series. Each book has been superb, but I think the bar has been further raised by Penshaw. Largely a follow on from The Moor (book 12), Penshaw is deeply absorbing, with some superb plot lines, edge of your seat intrigue and some spellbinding interplay between the main characters. I think Phillips is just my favourite fictional character - period!
Can't recommend this and the rest of the DCI Ryan series enough.
Jonathan Keeble does a magnificent job narrating, as he has done through the entire series. I can't wait for the next installment.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Magic once again..

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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: 01-09-19

The Moor is another fantastic addition to the DCI Ryan series. This time, a young circus girl turns up on Ryan's doorstep, convinced she remembers information about a murder from when she was just a baby. As Ryan and his team begin to look into the claims, pieces start to fall into place, and the cast of the visiting circus are under the microscope.
Alongside this, a larger plot line seems to be taking shape involving young Jack Lowerson, and the return of a particularly nasty individual from earlier in the series. It will certainly be interesting to see how it unfolds.
Flawless narration once again from Jonathan Keeble.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Typically brilliant from Peter May..

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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: 22-08-19

I'm a big fan of Peter Mays work. His books are so immersive, and you really get the sense of every feeling and emotion that the characters portray.
This is a story of youthful exuberance; leading to elation, and quickly followed by tradegy, regrets, unintended consequences and everything in-between.
A superb read, and highly recommended.
Superb narration from Peter Forbes.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Superb...!

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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: 18-08-19

Another brilliant instalment in the Gray Man series. This time Court ends up trying to help the family of a good friend who met a tragic end. Up against him is a very powerful drugs baron, with a seemingly unending reach.
Ballistic kept me engaged right from the word go, and I found this very hard to put down. The Gray Man series has (so far) been superbly compelling, and utterly action packed all the way through. Brilliant..
Superb narration from Jay Snyder.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Very Very Good...

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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: 31-07-19

A superbly tense thriller, with Mark Dane wrongly accused and on the run, whilst trying to foil a terrorist plot that's been planned with absolute precision.
Gripping story, and great narration from Colin Mace.
Highly recommended.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Another great Ben Hope adventure...

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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: 11-06-19

Ben gets drawn into a search for a couple of people missing in the wilderness of India. This time it's someone significant from his past that's involved.
A very good,well woven plot, with the usual action and adventure you'd expect Ben Hope to be involved in. A particular part best the end of the book resulted in me shouting out 'No Ben, don't do it!!', but I don't think that particular plot line is over yet..
Looking forward to the next Instalment...
Well narrated by Colin Mace once again..

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Wow...just superb!

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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: 11-06-19

I really enjoyed The Puppet Show. if you like a murder/mystery, with plenty of spine chilling moments, and plenty of edge of your seat action then this is for you.
A really intriguing, well written plot line and some great characters. Very well narrated by John Banks.
I can't recommend The Puppet Show enough!!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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brilliant!

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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: 11-06-19

I'd long avoided the Dirk Pitt novels - thinking they were all based at sea, generally the same sort of plot etc etc etc.
Well, I was very wrong, and I never should have doubted Clive Cussler.. Pacific Vortex was superb. A really intriguing plot line, some great characters, and a lead hero which I think I can really like.
I thoroughly recommend Pacific Vortex, and I'm looking forward to getting to grips with the rest of this series!
Great narration from Scott Brick.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Another great Ben Hope Instalment..

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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: 18-05-19

The Ben Hope series is surely one of my favourites. Scott Mariani certainly doesn't disappoint in The Rebels Revenge.
Full of all the action and adventure you'd expect, The Rebels Revenge finds Ben wrongly accused of murder, whilst taking some quiet time in the deep south. As a result, Ben attempts to clear his name, and finds that he's part of a secret vendetta that spans generations.
Wonderfully fast paced, and brilliant narration from Colin Mace. Some of those deep south accents are simply flawless.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful