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  • For Valour

  • Nick Stone, Book 16
  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

When a young trooper is shot in the head at the Regiment’s renowned Killing House, Nick Stone is perfectly qualified to investigate the mysterious circumstances more deeply. He has just returned from Moscow – still trying to come to terms with the fact that his girlfriend and baby son are safer there without him – so combines an unrivalled understanding of the Special Forces landscape with a detachment that should allow him to remain in cover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh how I've missed you Stone...

  • By Mikey on 25-10-14

Too bitty, too many chapters...maybe its just me

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Somebody who likes a new chapter every 3 or 4 minutes woud love it.There are 144 chapters in this audio book, from under 2 mins to 6 or so, and after the first few, they aren't called 1-144 in the audio so its easy to get lost if you're trying to find where you were on another offline device, from what the voice says at the start of the chapter !

What could Andy McNab have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't know what it is but I really didn't get on with this one, I normally really enjoy his stuff, the narrator was OK, not great but didn't detract from it.It had all the usual McNab stuff in the mix, which I usually like but somehow this book just didn't do it for me.I seemed to always be wondering where/when are we in the story, not usually a problem for me, maybe it was the way it was broken up into very small pieces or the scene not being set somehow, dunno... I kept going back and forth in the book trying to get a feel for it, but never really got immersed.

What didn’t you like about Paul Thornley’s performance?

The lack of positive things abut it to be honest, nothing hugely negative but nothing the other way either.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Hmmmm...

Any additional comments?

It would help to have chapter X in the audio be the same as chapter X in the index, not chapter X (in the chapter menu) = chapter Y, part Z (in the audio)....

Not suggesting the book is reorganised to suit the audio, just that the menu in the Audible app should say the same as the voice does (which is presumably what's in the paper book).

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