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Read the complete series

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

Reviewed: 11-07-15

Another excellent book
Excellently narrated by Sean Barrett and yet another story that I listened to from start to finish in one go
Would suggest any crime novel read by Sean Barrett is most definitely recommended
Is range of voices and internation is 2nd to none very appreciated by a visually impaired listener
As well as these series of books I would suggest Joe nesboas Sean narrates those as well

Perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-10

Firstly i am registered blind and especially critical of narration but this was perfect. I have criticised George Guidall before but this time he has captured the narration perfectly, George absolutely perfect, i know what books to download that you have narrated now! now the book. well i have to admit that i love this genre, Andy Mcnab, Chris Ryan, Gerald Seymour and especially Daniel Silva. this book is a combination of all, the technicalities of Andy Mcnab, the unrealistic adventure of Chris Ryan and the sheer ruthlessness of Daniel Silva. I love this genre, pity this book does not have the previous books as unabridged but hay-ho i will be downloading the next unabridged book after i have completed the Gerald /Seymour book. I don't want to give anything away but i love the ruthlessness of this book, the chronology and the ending although a bit 'lovey'! the only negative is the emphasis on the main character and the involvement of the 'bit' players on his side, need to know more. All i can say is DOWNLOAD NOW.

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Excellently different

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-10

I did not want to give a 4, what I would have liked to have done is give the Accident Man 6 but as this cannot be done it gets a 5! Although not as graphic as The Accident Man, this is still a complex and captivating read. its short chapters makes it pacey and resulted in a read over the weekend as I could not put it down until i had to stop to sleep. I actually had to force myself to sleep as there was actually no way i could risk falling asleepp (a serious risk with audio books at night especially as i started it at 8pm!) and did not want to 'skip' back finding the last part of the story i was aware of before sleep caught up with me. Thankfully i reluctantly paused my book at around 1am and picked it up the following day until i finished it. can't wait forTom Cain's next Carver book Assassin. A+++ for the narrater.

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New to Stephen Leather

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-10

Well I first read the Solitary Man and now went back to this one and found it more gripping. I gave The Solitary Man 5 out of 5 before reading this one and actually found it better. wish audible would allow me to go back to rate this one as 5 and the previous as 4 but actually both deserve 5s! Heartbreaking in parts but stirring in others this book reinforces my thoughts to go through all the stephen leather books on audible.

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Roller Coaster

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-09

I would love this to be made into a movie! There is something 'Bond like' with this and frightfully British and I loved it! The narrater was perfect pick for this novel.

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Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-09

Well don't expect any real insight into actual operations, I am certain he got involved in alot more! But if you want an insight into the absolute trust and comradeship between people and the bond between guys who depend on each other to survive, when it goes right and when it goes tits up then you will find this a book that you can't put down. I read it in one go. Excellent epilogue as well A++++

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Clean Clinical Cruel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-08

I'm so gutted I've read this one first and not the previous books in the series! Just downloaded as it just interested me wasn't expecting much but wow! well written, got pacey in parts, quiet and suspenseful in others and extremely cruel in places, winced at places but read this 10 hour book in two sittings and didn't get much sleep!

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3 for the author

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-08

Well I have to agree with the previous reviewer. I have no doubts that if I read this book it would get a 4 but the narrator lets it down badly. I try to choose books with british narrators especially if there is likely to be a range of characters male and female as I feel they tend to do better with different accents. If Im honest, I'd prefer this book read by a brit putting on an American accent as I feel they would have dealt with the 'english', 'French or was it Spanish' and 'Pakistani' accents. If this book was purely with American accents and just blokes in the main character roles the narrater would have been perfect. I know its difficult to get a male voice to play a female one but this was no where near and the female accents were appalling!The femaile CIA operative from Spain or was it France sounded like a drag queen impersonating Celine Dion! Accents aside, the story was excellent and it would have been higher if it wasn't for the narration. I assume the author doesn't have a say as to who narrates there book but if he did, i'd be tempted to give it 2! As a blind subscriber the quality of the narrator is as important as the author and in some cases can make a poor story better. In summary, the male American accents are excellent, female English/Asian CIA operative accent is palletable, the baddies (especially the General) accents are stereotypical and bad and finally the female CIA operative from Spain/France/French Canadian accent very very painful. You'd be better reading it yourself if you have the choice.

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Listened start to finish non stop...KNACKERED!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-08

As the title said, started to listen over the weekend and didn't sleep until I finished... my faultfor starting it at 8 pm! gory in parts but well written. Main character did seem to be extremely lucky in the book but this did not detract form the action too much but loved it anyway. Want more Simon Kernick unabridged titles here please?

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Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-08

Loved 'A good day to die' and this was by far better. Fast, pacey and lots of twists. the 'hero' is so much not a hero, as realistic as you will get no superhero stuff just your average IT Consultant who gets scared, confused and angry. his actions are what you will get with a family man who has never been in trouble all his life. No good at this stuff really basically just absolutely loved it, just wish more of Simon Kernick's books get on here as unabridged downloads. A++++

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