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Summary

An ancient order.

A deadly conspiracy.

A race against time.

When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle.

From beneath the streets of London, to castle dungeons, to the heart of Christendom and beyond, Jake and Rose must race to stay alive as they seek to unlock the secrets of the Blood Codex.

©2016 David Wood (P)2017 Adrenaline Press

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Good mystery kept me listening

As I've said in other reviews I am an avid audiobook listener. I love all genre and I enjoy listening to a wide range of narrators.

I received a free copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review.

I've never read or listened to anything by these authors and this narrator but I would definitely be interested in seeing what other titles are available by all of them.

The story follows the same lines as books by Andy McDermott, Matthew Reilly, and several others I've read/listened to, which combine action with history and myths.

There is enough in the writing to keep your attention, the plotting and the characters are engaging and have enough back story to keep your interest. It stands well in its genre and I would be happy to listen to the next in the series if it is in audible.

If you like action and history this is definitely a book you would enjoy.

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Hugely enjoyable action / adventure!

History teacher / retired SAS officer Jake Crowley becomes embroiled in an ongoing attempt to kidnap Rose Black by a sinister Nordic sect. While they try to evade capture, Jake and Rose must delve into ancient Norse legends which hold the secret to Rose’s distinctive birthmark. This hugely enjoyable action / adventure will appeal to anyone who loved Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, it’s fast-paced, trawls through mystical artefacts and bloodlines, and there’s plenty of shoot outs and chases. Jake and Rose both have archeological knowledge and combat skills - there are no damsels in distress here! Audio narrator Jonathan Waters is exceptional, driving the action and flirting at full-throttle and handling the gamut of accents with aplomb as the story takes us across Britain and the European Continent.

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Excy

I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Excellent story & amazing narration.

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Codex

I did enjoy listening to Jonathan Waters, he did a brilliant job on the narration.

I found myself enjoying this book from the start. Our two main characters meet by chance in a museum . From this the two are taken around Europe, running, hiding from a group of killers for they know not what reason. Well written.

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An excellent thriller with a well written story

A great listen. A chance meeting in a museum takes the two main characters around Europe, fleeing from a bunch of killers for they know not what reason. Well written and gripping, kept me listening when I shouldn't have been! The US narrator made a good attempt at an English accent, and kept the tension going. There were a few odd pauses and phrasing, and the giveaway in the pronunciation of a few town names. (Berwick is pronounced Berrick, not Ber-wick), but overall an excellent listen.

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Fascinating unexpected storyline

Fascinating story taking the listener through unusual areas and events.
A good introduction to Jake Crowley and hope to hear more about him.
Narration was very good and a pleasure to listen to.