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Eye of the Storm

Sean Dillon Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
Series: Sean Dillon, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (133 ratings)

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Summary

Introducing Sean Dillon: terrorist. Assassin. Hero.

Sean Dillon is a hired killer. The IRA, the PLO, ETA - he's worked for them all. Now, with the Gulf War raging, the Iraqis need his services for an apocalyptic strike at the heart of the West.

If it succeeds, it will shake the world to its foundations. Leaders will be wiped out, terror will spread: a devastating blow against democracy.

Dillon has 10 Downing Street in his sights, but British intelligence are on his trail. They have hired a killer to stalk a killer - a mortal enemy who is hell-bent on revenge. As the lightning strikes and the bullets fly, Sean Dillon will discover how it feels to be at the eye of the storm....

©1992 Jack Higgins (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Open a Jack Higgins novel and you'll encounter a master craftsman at the peak of his powers...first-rate tales of intrigue, suspense and full-on action." ( Sunday Express)
"With fresh plots, interesting characters and vibrant settings, Jack Higgins has firmly cemented his reputation as one of the world's most successful thriller writers." ( The Strand Magazine)
"Higgins is a master of his craft." ( Daily Telegraph)
"A thriller writer in a class of his own." ( Financial Times)
"The master craftsman of good, clean adventure." ( Daily Mail)

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Dillon Doesn't Inspire

I had often wanted to try this series in the past but never quite got to it somehow. Audible publishing book one after all these years was therefore a chance I was happy to take. It's a decent story and the series has been very popular. Also in its favour is the fact that Jonathan Oliver has a great range of character voices and accents and he does the cast real justice.

For me though the central character just didn't match his legend. He is a master of disguise who apparently outsmarts intelligence forces all over the world. Yet he trusts the untrustworthy, plans major operations literally overnight and explains things like his travel plans and aliases at the drop of a hat. Simply put I just didn't get him.

The story itself moves along at a decent pace so I was reasonably entertained. I can imagine why people enjoy these books but as I couldn't tune into Dillon as a central character I won't be continuing with the series personally.

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stupid book

stupid book, waste of money, waste of time. no plot no suspense no story

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Very good

I always enjoy Dillon at work thank you he gets you going with all his antics look forward to the next one

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What a let down

What disappointed you about Eye of the Storm?

Started listening to this and as I'm sure the story is a good one I could only listen to 2 hours in. The narrator is awful, ruined the listen.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Oliver’s performances?

No

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great

What did you like most about Eye of the Storm?

If was fast paced and god central Characters

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dillon and Tanner

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The train scene

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The historical background about the Irish mad me remember my past studying, and my own family's get-togethers and family stories

Any additional comments?

will continue to read the series

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JACK Higgins masterly as Ever. Great story of Sean

In the beginning Dillon began his first story. As usual a good one. Don't miss.

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Eye of the Storm

Found the story and narration to be very good. The pace of the story is excellent and Jack Higgins keeps everything that's good in the series, in this story.

If you have read or listened to any other book in the series you will not be disappointed.

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