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  • Ghosts

  • John Milton, Book 4
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

John Milton is a ghost. He was Number One. The most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen, the black-ops organisation that solves problems when diplomacy has failed. Now Milton is Her Majesty's most wanted fugitive - an anonymous loner with a deadly set of skills. So when he is arrested following a brawl in a Texas bar, the last person he expects to bail him out is a glamorous operative from the Russian Secret Service.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Milton Adventure...

  • By Salter on 25-09-18

Edge of the seat stuff

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

Reviewed: 14-03-19

Very enjoyable 4th in the series book. Story which takes Milton all over the world. Where next, I'm downloading the next book already ... cant wait !!

  • The Driver

  • John Milton, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future. He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn't want to be found. But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried. Especially when two dead bodies are discovered, and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service, and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series just gets better and better

  • By Mikey on 18-09-15

I like Milton !

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

Reviewed: 11-03-19

Another Milton episode which was really enjoyable. Slightly unbelievable ending but good nonetheless ! He is a fantastic operative and totally credible. Great narration as well !

  • Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

  • By: Lee 'Lost Voice Guy' Ridley
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Winner of Britain’s Got Talent and the BBC New Comedy Awards, with his own sitcom and book deal under his belt... Lost Voice Guy’s career has gone stratospheric. Lost Voice Guy – aka Lee Ridley – has a form of cerebral palsy which leaves him unable to speak, but he now performs to sold out crowds using his voice synthesizer app. This set, recorded at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, is one of his most honest, open and hilarious to date. Lee takes on subjects including the perception of disability in the media, government cuts, and the painful reality of dating and love. The audio show includes an interview with Lee by legendary comedian - and close friend - Ross Noble. Fun fact: the pair first met after Lee challenged him on who could do the best impersonation of Stephen Hawking....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh, relevant, very interesting and funny

  • By HippyH on 07-03-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Lost voice guy was amusing on BGT. His use of swearing on this programme doesn't do it for me and whilst a couple of things made me laugh the majority didn't ! The chat afterwards is no better !

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  • Moving Targets

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Not all terrorists are driven by religion or politics. Dan "Spider" Shepherd and his SAS team are on the trail of a terrorist whose motives are much more personal. Sabit Kusen wants revenge and doesn’t care how many innocents he kills along the way. Shepherd and his team hunt their quarry around the world - from Athens to Paris to Zurich to Singapore and on to Sydney - but the elusive Kusen is always one step ahead of them. Can Shepherd catch Sabit Kusen before he carries out his most audacious attack? And does he have what it takes to pull the trigger to end the fanatic’s reign of terror?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Conicidentally

  • By Wayne Flint on 12-12-18

In this book Spider is back with his Army mates

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

Back in the Army with Jock and his other mates, Spider is chasing a baddie all over the world. At times this is difficult to follow and difficult to believe but, being fiction, Spider can do what he wishes and the world seems safer for it. Great narration, I have to say I enjoyed the book !

  • Saint Death

  • John Milton, Book 2
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

John Milton has been off the grid for six months. He surfaces in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and immediately finds himself drawn into a vicious battle with the narco-gangs that control the borderlands. He saves the life of an idealistic young journalist who has been targeted for execution. The only way to keep her safe is to smuggle her into Texas. Working with the only untouchable cops in the city and a bounty hunter whose motives are unclear, Milton must keep her safe until the crossing can be made.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Sophomore Story

  • By JJ on 02-06-15

Ended Abruptly

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I enjoyed the book. John Milton does his bit nicely as always and then, all of a sudden, it ended. I thought there was more in the story. Nonetheless I will be getting the next book as soon as I can ... I have become a fan.

  • The Follower

  • A Rick Fuller Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

The teenage son of front-running US presidential candidate Senator JE Blackman is found horribly murdered in a Manchester apartment. Blackman knows that if the intimate details of the crime become public, his political ambitions will be in ruins. There can be no arrests, no trial. The senator is one of the world’s richest men. Wealthy enough to make Washington dance to his tune and demand the CIA solve his problem. Their solution? Find a deniable operative.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly disappointed

  • By Thewilsonman on 14-07-18

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

I've now 'read' four books of this series. I like the way the author moves from one person to another. I like the way the stories develop and I have not been able to turn off this book since starting yesterday. Nor the previous book before that ... for the two days before that to be precise. Can our heroes move on from this one ... oh I hope so !!!

  • The Rope

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Dan 'Spider' Shepherd was sipping his first coffee of the day as the sweat from his morning run slowly dried on his skin. Kept on standby in Cyprus, Shepherd and his patrol mates are getting fed up with the lack of action. When they're offered the opportunity to spend some time in Nepal, they jump at the chance. Whilst there, they meet an SAS living legend, and are roped into a mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet

  • By Alec on 04-10-18

Short and Sweet

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Loved the story which, somehow, I seem to have missed whilst following our hero's career ! Early Spider story with plenty of action. I listened in one go and will continue to try to find more stories like this.

  • The Fire

  • A Rick Fuller Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Rick Fuller, a once decorated SAS hero, now Manchester hit man, likes nothing better than disposing of his employer's rivals in return for a suitcase of cash. His spectacular fall from grace and obsession to discover the identity of the IRA terrorist who gunned down his wife all but destroyed him. Ten years have passed since that fateful day, and Ireland has seen many changes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too far fetched and the format drives you mad

  • By Paul Loseby on 21-06-18

Good sequel

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

This is the second book in the series I've listened to. I have enjoyed both and will have to get another soon if only to find out what is happening next !! The plot switches from one character to the next and I had difficulty following the plot amid different accents so you need to listen carefully. It was exciting though ... I am a fan ... and Im going to listen to the last few chapters again, well I might as well, it was very exciting !

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Head Hunters

  • Danny Black Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban are on the rise. A top-secret SAS kill team is assassinating high-value targets. It is bloody, violent, relentless work, suitable only for the Regiment's most skilled and ruthless head hunters. Like Danny Black. But when Danny joins the kill team, he learns that Taliban militants are not his only problem. There are elements within the British Army who want to bring the SAS to book. And there are elements within the SAS who have their crosshairs on Danny himself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great thriller from Ryan as expecred

  • By Peter on 02-10-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

This is Danny Black at his best. A spine tingling thriller that kept me wanting more all the way through ! The narrator seemed to pace himself well and kept the excitement going. I mighr just have to listen again!

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,599

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

Some good bits

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-18

I have to say that I struggled with this book. It promises much but then says I can't tell you about this or that. I brought this because I am excited by lots of action like you get in a Leather, Ryan or McNab novel. In that area it didn't deliver. Middleton comes from the same town as me and I did a lot longer in the forces than he did. I just think that it could have been so much better with some action ... but that is my opinion.