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Summary

A clue he can't refuse. A murder he can't remember....

Join thousands of fans around the world who can't get enough of USA Today best-selling author Mark Dawson's John Milton thrillers!

John Milton's life is about to change. The former government assassin follows a lead to Manila that he hopes will transform everything. But things don't go to plan. He never expected to wake up in an unfamiliar hotel room beside a dead body. And, unfortunately for him, Milton doesn't remember a thing about the night before....

Thrown into a gruesome Filipino prison, he puts together the clues of his betrayal. With no allies and even less hope, Milton must use his wits to escape and take revenge on the men who put him there. If he doesn't lose his life in the process....

Blackout is the tenth book in Mark Dawson's gripping series of John Milton thrillers. If you like gripping action, globetrotting spies, and perfectly paced suspense, then you'll love this spy series from a USA Today best seller.

©2017 Mark Dawson (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Super

Great book I think that the Milton series is developing brilliantly please write and record more

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Unmissable!!

Gets better and better. Believable characters, great story and David Thorpe is a real winner. His narration brings it all to life. I want a friend like Hicks!! When is the next instalment!!

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  • CT
  • 06-07-17

They keep Getting better

I am working my way through the series. Really enjoying the stories and performance. Looking forward to the next one

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very good listen

it was a great story but the middle was a little far fetched. Always a pleasure to listen to Mark Dawson' s book.

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Another great listen...

You know what it's like; it can be a great story, written by a favourite author, but the narrator ruins the book. Not the case with David Thorpe. He's a great performer and - I think - adds to the enjoyment of the story. Great stuff. Only problem is, I've now listened to them all...

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The best yet

Would you consider the audio edition of Blackout to be better than the print version?

The tension built in this book to an amazing end

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackout?

That would spoil it for other listeners

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The prison was atmospheric

Any additional comments?

Buy this book

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  • Salter
  • Herefordshire, UK
  • 09-01-18

Epic....!

Frankly, this was superb! I've listened to a few in the Milton series, and they just keep getting better. Milton, unusually lackadaisical at the outset of this story, finds himself in a Filipino jail - having been accused of the murder of a past acquaintance. This time he needs help to put the record straight.
Great storyline and keeps the reader/listener engaged. I wanted to listen to this in one go, and would have if time had allowed.
Once again, great narration from David Thorpe.

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Good book well written

I enjoyed this book very much easy to listen to and full of action from start to finish

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I was very uncomfortable with the narration.

Would you try another book written by Mark Dawson or narrated by David Thorpe?

I like Mark Dawson's John Milton books. I have all of them on Kindle. However, I did not enjoy the narration, particularly the voice given to John Milton. I gave up very quickly.

Would you be willing to try another one of David Thorpe’s performances?

Probably not, but it could be bad jusdgement on the Milton voice.

Was Blackout worth the listening time?

Not for me.

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great book

I love this series of books great lead character and good story's stacking up keep the coming

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  • Leslie Helgerson
  • 01-06-17

Lost His Touch

Not as much thought has gone into this book as the others in John Milton series.
Still good, but wonder about his lack of attention. Good ending and we wait for the next adventure.

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  • Joyce Eriksen
  • 27-05-17

If he wrote one a day, I would read one a day.

Never a disappointment. John Milton has faults, quirks, moods, even a weakness... he is still the best good/bad hero on offer. Just great!

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  • Kathryn
  • 08-05-17

It seems the best is in the past

The books in the John Milton series I have found the most enjoyable are the stories where John is up against a 'new' threat. Where he is helping someone new (Sward of God & Salvation Row) get their life together. I had hoped that having old enemies after him had been left in the past after he settled things with his old employer. I had been a fan of this series but I am losing interest. While this book isn't bad, it isn't the best int he series.

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  • J. Kromrie
  • 05-05-17

it is pronounced chaise lounge (l ow nge)

Not chaise long. but all in all, the narrator's voice IS John Milton and I seldom hear an audiobook that doesn't have an error (typically wind as in the wind blows, vs. wind, wind the watch, winding road, etc.
especially fun John book as he once again faces impossible odds!

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  • Kammerait
  • 31-07-18

One of the best in the series.

Solid story and audio. Author stayed away from overusing “eloquent” but voice talent still can’t pronounce “ate.”

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  • 22-06-18

Another captivating story

The story line is unique. John Milton and Hicks' characters are further developed in a deep and unhurried way. The narrator captures your attention and plays each part without being too theatrical. Such a well-written and well-told story.

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  • Brenda L Severeid
  • 24-03-18

Milton is Tougher than ever

Mark Dawson spins another riveting story of John Milton. Plot is good, with some good twists and a couple of characters from his past. David Thorpe is one of my favorite narrators. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Michael Graves
  • 11-12-17

Another great John Milton adventure

By now you have probably read one or more John Milton books by Mark Dawson. This one is as good as the rest. Ziggy is back along with Hicks. This one takes place in the Philippines and Milton gets thrown in jail with no hope of escape. You'll have to read it for the rest of the story.

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  • JC
  • 22-09-17

What an adventure!

Great story! Quite different from the others but fun fun fun still the same. Milton has a knack for getting into crazy situations. They seem to somehow find him. I recommend this book to fans of thrillers and spy-type novels. The accents, as usual with David Thorpe, were spot on!

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  • Kareen
  • 07-07-17

ALWAYS ENJOYABLE

The latest episode of the John Milton series is a well written, enjoyable tale with some old characters, a few new ones, a prior protagonist and a twisted tale. A lot of local color, in true Mark Dawson style! I loved it, Mark! May John's adventures continue for many more years! Thank you!!