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Summary

Nick Stone's future has never looked as bleak. The only person he's ever loved is dead. The only people who might give him a reason not to join her have turned their backs. Until a chance encounter with a man he saved ten years ago appears to throw him a lifeline...

But on the bullet- and bomb -scarred streets of Baghdad, second chances are in short supply. A simple quest becomes a journey to the heart of a chilling conspiracy; too late, he realizes that he is being used as bait - to lure into the open a man he believes can offer some salvation, but whom the darker forces of the West will stop at nothing to destroy...

From its violent and shocking opening in the Muslim enclaves of Bosnia, through vivid, lightning-paced action in war-torn Iraq, this unforgettable story proves Andy McNab yet again to be the master of the modern thriller, a writer at the very top of his game.

©2004 Andy McNab (P)2014 (p) AudioGo Ltd. Published by Random House Audiobooks

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  • Jen
  • London
  • 29-07-16

Nick's a complicated bloke ...

Brilliant and believable! The reader sounds like Nick and the author voices Nick's every thought!

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Gripping

As always from start to finish a gripping story with twists and turns all the way. NEXT.......

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So boring!

The trouble with audio is the limited ability to skip read. I tired of this book because it went on and on with unbelievable scenarios. I love Phil Thornleys narration, but with this title, even he could'nt stop me getting bored. I have abandoned the book with still 3 hours to go because I can stand it no longer. Sorry Andy. I wish now I had not been so impulsive by ordering 2 nick stones at the same time. I dread even starting the next one - really sorry, but life is too short!

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Disappointing

The book starts well and ends really well but there is huge section in between/ middle 70% of the book that I really struggled to stay listening and it goes on for hours & hours, just felt it was boring etc.
My first Andy McNab book & I have listened to 5 Chris Ryan books of the same genre they were excellent. So very disappointed in this book.

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Good but not the best Nick Stone book so far

What did you like best about Deep Black? What did you like least?

The general basis for the story is believable and well thought out as usual. However, at times the book goes into too much detail in the scene setting and not much actual action seemed to occur. Explaining how the waiter behaved around the pool was not required, more action was. Usually these books strike this balance well but this book, for me, didn't achieve this.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The beginning and end are very good.

What about Paul Thornley’s performance did you like?

Excellent as usual. Very versatile accents.

Did Deep Black inspire you to do anything?

Find out more about the Bosnian War

Any additional comments?

I would still recommend this book if you have read the others in the series, just for me it was my least favourite.

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Brilliant

The whole series is well worth a listen!! Don't start in the middle like I did 😞

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Brilliant book

What did you like most about Deep Black?

Its a book that keeps you wanting more and more

What did you like best about this story?

the story line is great

Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no iam new to audible so listening to this book is a experience . He's not going to get a receive a oscar for it but he did a good job !

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No i drive alot for work so i like to listen to it in stages

Any additional comments?

would recomend downloading te seires of andy McNab books

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  • Mikey
  • poole, United Kingdom
  • 18-11-14

Mcnab never fails

Where does Deep Black rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one was not Mcnab's best work but certainly pone worth purchasing and listening to. I would listen again.

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Great story and as ever I find myself learning so much from Mcnab's books. The best thing audible has done is to listen to other reviews and start putting his books online in unabridged versions. I have spent lots of money on his books, they are quite simply unrivalled in the military/action genre of fictional writing.

More please!