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  • Recoil

  • Nick Stone, Book 9
  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Ex-special forces soldier Nick Stone is recuperating in Switzerland. His latest mission cost the life of one of his closest friends. And the woman he went to bed with last night has left without saying goodbye. When she fails to reappear, Stone begins his quest to find her. Once in Africa and in the heart of a very dirty Congo war, it isn't long before the past comes knocking on the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paul Thornley IS Nick Stone

  • By Cliff on 16-07-16

Wow

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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: 19-10-18

Could not put it down hooks you straight away though I confess to be a fan of the series really enjoyed this one.

  • Kiss of Death

  • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7
  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

A Deadly Hunt. DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a videotape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning. A Dangerous Game. Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesom again!

  • By mike duxbury on 11-08-18

The series is excellent and the latest instalment no exception.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

More please, always wanting to do a one sit listen sadly never can so I guess this is the equivalent ‘audible’ of don’t wont to put the book down.

  • Kill for Me

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 8
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

For years, two sisters have vied for the turf of their dead crime boss father. Across the streets of Guatemala City, bodies have piled up; the US Drug Enforcement Agency, operating far from its own borders, is powerless to stop the fighting. But now one sister has a weapon that could finally win the war - a cold, amoral hitman known, fittingly, as 'Victor'. Freed from previous employers the CIA and MI6, Victor is a killer for hire whose sense of self-preservation trumps all else. Yet as betrayal and counterbetrayal unspool in the vicious family feud, Victor finds himself at the centre of a storm even he could be powerless to stop.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the paperback<br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-07-18

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: 30-07-18

Can’t wait for the next one always an immersive listen definitely one sitting if able.

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  • False Friends

  • Dan Shepherd, Book 9
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

The most wanted man in the world is dead. Now those loyal to him seek revenge. When Navy Seals track down and kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, it's obvious there was a traitor on the inside. After the false friends are revealed to be two British students, Malik and Chaudhry - former Islamic fundamentalists recruited by MI5 - they become targets themselves. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd must teach the pair how to survive undercover with al-Qaeda closing in. But Spider is not used to playing the handler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • its like he was actually there.

  • By Lisa on 20-07-13

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

As ever want to do in one sitting sadly not possible I need journey Scotland and back for work, haven’t listened to one of Stephen Leathers books that I didn’t enjoy, the Dan Shepard series is brilliant but I wish he’d put his pen to more on the Jack Nightingale series as well .....your audience is asking mate :-D

  • Live Fire

  • Dan Shepherd, Book 6
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Mickey and Mark Moore are hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at gunpoint. But when Dan "Spider" Shepherd is sent to infiltrate the tightly-knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them then he first thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story telling

  • By David on 20-10-11

Fantastic listen as 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: 22-05-18

I think the ‘Dan Shepard’ series is brilliant much as Mr Leathers ‘John Nightingale’ series he writes amazingly well for my taste and has me immersed always.

  • Hell Bay

  • By: Kate Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After 10 years working for the murder squad in London, a traumatic event has left him grief-stricken. He’s tried to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him to take three months to reconsider. Ben plans to work in his uncle Ray’s boatyard, on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher, where he was born, hoping to mend his shattered nerves. His plans go awry when the body of 16-year-old Laura Trescothick is found on the beach at Hell Bay. Her attacker must still be on the island because no ferries have sailed during a two-day storm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric and Evocative!

  • By Simon on 12-05-18

Bryher is a wonderful place!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

Had a fantastic two week holiday there some years ago, the book picks at my memories I loved it, Hell Bay in my humble opinion is best viewed on a wet windy day after a walk around the island, we stayed in a chalet opposite hangman’s rock and conveniently by the pub, all of this book picks away at the place wonderfully we hope to return one day.
Fantastic listen thank you.

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  • Private Dancer

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

Thailand 1996. The Year of The Rat. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams, young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Couldn't put it down.

  • By Ann D on 20-08-15

Not my cup of tea but he fail to write badly

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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: 21-06-17

Not my preferred Stephen Leather type of book but he always writes well and had to listen to the end so I guess that says something!

  • Blood Falls

  • By: Tom Bale
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Joe Clayton thought the dangers of his undercover career were behind him. He was wrong. One grey October he hears the voice of the man who has sworn to destroy him. Minutes later Joe is running for his life again. Desperate for sanctuary, he heads for the small Cornish town of Trelennan. But gradually Joe discovers that Trelennan is far from the idyllic, law-abiding resort it claims to be...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now that's how you narrate!

  • By kris on 18-08-16

First time to listen to a Tom Bale

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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: 12-01-17

Made a business trip by car most enjoyable could have missed a meeting for wanting to listen......plenty of time on way back though!

  • Stalkers

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

Time's up. You're Next. "All he had to do was name the woman he wanted. It was that easy. They would do all the hard work. "Detective Sergeant Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is investigating the disappearance of 38 different women. Each one was happy and successful until they vanished without a trace. Desperate to find her missing sister, Lauren Wraxford seeks out Heck's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Cliffhanger to the end...

  • By wixey on 24-08-13

Smashed it great book thank you

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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: 16-12-16

Great story .....great listen, will listen again in a little while which I rarely do.

  • Rise of the Enemy

  • The Enemy Series Book 2
  • By: Rob Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Everyone has a breaking point. Carl Logan might have just found his. The JIA sends intelligence agent Carl Logan on a routine mission to Russia. It should have been simple. But when Logan's cover is blown, he's transported into a world of hell he thought he would never see again. Something is different this time, though, and before long doubts begin to surface in Logan's mind as to why the assignment went so wrong. Logan has never been short of enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book as always!

  • By Chris P on 13-12-16

Good book as always!

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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: 13-12-16

Fully enjoyed, I travel up and down the country a lot so getting in the car can seem a chure but not with this book on my phone could not wait to get in the car and likewise did not want to get out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful