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Summary

A group of scientists fed up with the post-Hiroshima world set themselves up with the resources to produce a phenomenally fast stealth plane which can intercept missiles - and hope to use it to bring about world peace. Recruited as a test pilot, can the hero stop a world from sliding into chaos?

©1997 Mike Lunnon-Wood (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Enjoyable if a little dated

A little dated now but well written and very well performed, an interesting examination of the nuclear weapons problem

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milke lunnon wood outstanding

loved it Mike lunnonwoodhas got to be one of the best authors alive today outstanding

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Thunderbirds for grown-ups

I came to this having read and thoroughly enjoyed Lunnon-Wood's 'military quartet'. This is a rather different beast. Whereas those are fairly well-grounded tales with a strong sense of realism, this is more of a fantasy tale. Whereas his other works outclass the fantasy techno-thrillers of other (often US) writers, this nestles very much in that field. A secret but hugely powerful organisation bent on nuclear disarmament builds a hypersonic plane armed with lasers years ahead of its time and uses it to coerce and encourage the world to nuclear disarmament. The comparisons with 'Thunderbirds' and International Rescue are hard to avoid. There are no visible puppet strings, but if there are such things in an audiobook, then they are here.

It is OK, if that is your thing. Another reviewer speaks of this being an emotional listen. It is true that all of Lunnon-Wood's other novels have a healthy dollop of sentimentality in them. This is no exception. In those other cases, it is grounded in a solid, strong and believable story. Here, it is much more comic-strip and, for me at least, rather less engaging as a result.

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What ?

Great book and narration. Something you would like to see happening however the book just ends in the middle of a confrontation and I don't know what happens next.

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He who dares wins!

One almost wishes it were non fiction.
But I must add more words to have my review accepted.

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Different from the Military Quartet, but still a great story

I took a while to fully engage with Angel Seven. It isn’t like the grounded in realism Military Quartet books, being more of a Techno-Thriller, with an aircraft beyond known current technology (even now, 20 years later.) That said, the characters will be recognisable to Mike Lunnon-Wood readers and the story is expertly crafted to ramp the tension up without sacrificing the human elements. The hypersonic aircraft, while a fantasy, seemed credible. As with the previous MLW books, I felt a sense of lose when it ended, wanting to stay with the characters in the book.

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Truly awful

An extremely poor story, long winded with poor characterisation. I certainly would never listen or read another book by this author.

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What a book!!

I stumbled on this book and I am so glad that I did. I thought the story was superb and the performance equally brilliant.

I’ve already downloaded another by Lunnon-Wood and I cannot wait to get started.

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Superb storyline excellent narration

An excellent storyline with a great narrator, this is a wonderful boys own adventure with a serious message. If you like military adventures you will love this. I have loved all of Mike's books it's a pity he died before he could write more.

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enjoy the ride!!

Takes some time to get started but hang in this is a complex thriller that is well written and narrated love the central character give it a go what have you got to lose apart from the World!! ?