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  • Exile

  • Marc Dane, Book 2
  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Move over Jason Bourne, Marc Dane is here.... A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons. A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn. A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling Listen / Superb Narration

  • By Rich Banton on 06-12-17

Absolutely Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

I'm not going to spoil it for anyone, by giving away anything in the story, just suffice to say that if you want a story that will keep your attention, and keep you excited, this is for you!!!

  • Nomad

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206

Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of I Am Pilgrim

  • By Robert Rawlins on 28-10-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

This book had me gripped from start to finish! I'm now looking forward to more from both James Swallow, and narrator Colin Mace!

  • The English Spy

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Number one New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high-stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. She is an iconic member of the British royal family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the queen of England. When a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and complex

  • By Dr on 13-09-16

Thoroughly gripping!

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

This story kept me gripped from start to finish, and left me with the knowledge that I'm going to enjoy many more of Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon stories!

  • The List

  • A Slough House Novella
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account - and there's only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career's worth of spy secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mick herron and Sean Barrett a marriage made in heaven

  • By veronica on 27-07-17

Short, but great!

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

Loved it from start to finish, short, but still had my undivided attention! Thanks Mick!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slow Horses

  • Slough House, Book 1
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991

Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Smiley than Pilgrim

  • By Robert on 17-08-17

Slow Horses - brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

I loved this - so much I want to read the whole 'Slough House' series!

  • The Spanish Game

  • By: Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

For six years, Alec Milius has escaped the past. In Madrid, he has rebuilt his life but remains in exile and in danger. Slightly older, and much wiser, than the young spy who first impressed MI6, he has kept his fatal attraction to secrets. So when a prominent politician mysteriously disappears, Alec is lured back into the spying game. Only this time he operates without the protection of any official agency, isolated and expendable, with nobody to turn to if things go wrong. And they soon do.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best of Cummings

  • By Anonymous User on 04-12-18

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Loved every page of it, it had me gripped from the first page to the last. Cumming is a master of the espionage genre, right up there with LeCarre and Deighton!

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

First conceived during a rainy summer holiday in the Highlands of Scotland in an attempt to amuse his stepson, Treasure Island began with the map. Young Lloyd Osbourne had drawn a crude version of an island, and Stevenson, looking over the boy's shoulder, began to elaborate, christening various curves and smudges the famed names of Skeleton Island and Spyglass Hill and finally adding the three red crosses marking the buried treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characterisation

  • By RobS on 13-08-16

A real treasure!!!

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

Reviewed: 18-01-18

I truly loved this, from start to finish! Timothy West has to be one of the best narrators on Audible! This is probably the first time in my life I have actually gone all the way through Treasure Island from start to finish, and I can only say I wish I'd done it earlier.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pirate Latitudes

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Following on from the bestselling Next, Michael Crichton's new novel will repeat the winning formula established with novels such as Jurassic Park: to identify future trends in science and imagine the most astonishing - and terrifying - possibilities that they hold for Mankind. Always interesting, often controversial, Next and State of Fear put him straight back in the headlines - and bestseller charts - and reaffirmed his position as the thriller master.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as enjoyable as it might be!

  • By Peter Thomas on 27-05-10

A gripping yarn!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I enjoyed the story, even though the narrative left little to be desired. John Bedford Lloyd's narrative, along with his poor attempts of accents made the story less enjoyable than it could have been with a better narrator.

  • Berlin Game

  • By: Len Deighton
  • Narrated by: James Lailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, Game, Set, and Match, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. East is East and West is West - and they meet in Berlin. He was the best source the Department ever had, but now he desperately wanted to come over the Wall. ‘Brahms Four' was certain a high-ranking mole was set to betray him. There was only one Englishman he trusted any more: someone from the old days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I want the rest!

  • By Mark on 27-07-14

RIVETING!!!<br />

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

Reviewed: 25-11-17

Loved every minute of it, a real old-school spy story! Looking forward to the next one!

  • 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 650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

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

It's a cracker!

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

Reviewed: 13-08-17

whilst I did notice a few faults with the narrative, as opposed to the printed copy, this was still a great book, I enjoyed it very much!