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Mark_my_words

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  • The Double Tap

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Martyn Read
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

The Assassin - the world’s most successful contract killer. Ice cool, accurate, and elusive. An anonymous professional with a unique calling card - one bullet in the head and one in the chest for each of his targets. An ex-member of the SAS, Mike Cramer is the perfect sacrificial bait. When the FBI discover the next name on the assassin’s hit list, Cramer is set up to take his place. But Cramer’s past has caught up with him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator pronunciation

  • By Gwynne Roberts on 02-07-14

Rivetting. Brilliant story, excellently read.

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Reviewed: 14-03-19

The series of 3 books are all brilliant. The Chinaman is one of the best books (and films) I've read in a long time.

  • The Chinaman

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Jungle-skilled, silent, and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless as his two eldest daughters were raped and killed by Thai pirates. Now, all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working, and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business - until the day his wife and youngest daughter were murdered by an IRA bomb. That was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge...and went back to war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New to Stephen Leather

  • By Glynn on 02-01-10

Simply brilliant

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Reviewed: 23-11-18

Having seen the film, which was captivating, unusually for me, I decided to listen to the audio book. while some aspects of the story are a bit different, the book is equally enthralling. I particularly warm to Stephen's ability to build several stories which then intertwine. since watching the film I have enjoyed reading several of his Spider Shepherd novels.

  • Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking

  • What You Really Need to Know to Build High-Performing Digital Product Teams
  • By: Jeff Gothelf
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
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    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

As companies evolve to adopt, integrate, and leverage software as the defining element of their success in the 21st century, a rash of processes and methodologies are vying for their product teams' attention. In the worst of cases, each discipline on these teams - product management, design, and software engineering - learn a different model.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but informative

  • By Mark_my_words on 03-10-18

Short but informative

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Only scratches the surface of these methodologies but is an interesting debate, comparing and contrasting.

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,956

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

A let down.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-18

Having read all the Reacher series I listened to this one. Maybe it wasn't helped by my not warming to the narrator but I didn't enjoy it as much as most others. Also I don't think it helped that from the outset of the book Reacher is described as some kind of giant mutant. Not easy to empathize with.

  • Sacred Cows

  • The Truth about Divorce and Marriage
  • By: Danielle Teller MD, Astro Teller PhD
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

Combining the rigor that has established them as leaders in their respective fields along with a dose of good-natured humor, the Tellers ask listeners to take a fresh look at seven common sacred cows: the Holy Cow, the Expert Cow, the Selfish Cow, the Defective Cow, the Innocent Victim Cow, the One True Cow, and the Other Cow. This is not an audiobook that is "for" marriage or "for" divorce, but "for" the freedom to decide how to live most honestly and happily either as part of a couple or a single person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book. Brilliant narration.

  • By Mark_my_words on 17-07-18

Wonderful book. Brilliant narration.

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Reviewed: 17-07-18

Such a helpful antidote to the views of society and religion. Helpful. Interesting and even fun!