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Summary

Tough, resourceful, and ruthless, ex-SAS trooper Nick Stone is now working for British Intelligence on deniable operations. And is desperately in need of cash. When he is offered a lucrative freelance job, Stone thinks his problems are over. All he needs to do is kidnap a Russian mafia warlord. And so Stone is thrust into the grim underworld of Estonia, with unknown aggressors stalking the Arctic landscape.

Russia has launched a cyber-espionage attack, hacking into the West's most sensitive military secrets. Stone must stop them. But the mafia are waiting in the wings with their own chillingly brutal solution....

©2000 Andy McNab (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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A true blockbuster

I loved this story, which is almost 4 stories in one, each one building the tension to an explosive climax.

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A Total Revelation

I wasn't prepared for how good this book was going to be. It is a well written action story that starts off with a high adrenalin sequence, introduces you to a likeable, funny and fallible main character, builds tension by putting the hero at risk and really gets into the detail of tradecraft. After reading it I immediately went and bought the first in the series, and I'm steadily working my way through all of them.

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OK but long winded

Lots of impressive descriptive detail but the storyline is weak with lots of dull periods.

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great story really enjoyed it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

great listening really enjoyed it storytelling was excellent engrossed me no end will definitely be listening to the next ones

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A lot of detail to add very little substance

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

Middle of the road

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There is a lot of detail in the background and I know that some is inaccurate and therefore worry about the rest.

True Allen keys are made from hardened and tempered steel, hardened to about 52HRc, which is hard, although not the hardest steel you can get it is still very hard, too hard to cut with a junior hacksaw and you probably need to use an angle grinder to cut it.

You certainly cannot bend it with your bare hands, even if you are Nick Stone!!

Other hexagonal tools are available - the rubbish that you get with your flat pack from China, which are of course sub-standard and not hardened, but they are NOT Allen Keys!!

What about Paul Thornley’s performance did you like?

None really, I find his range of accents limited.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The death of Tom

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Andy Mcnab

These books are amazing. Nick Stone is deadly, charming, rough, intelligent, stupid, cultured, surprising, and compassionate as he can be. I'm reading the lot, it's an education..

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Another great story!!

loved the plot twists. would recommend it. edge of your seat material.
a good read!

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Great book. Story not quite as good as the last 2

loved the narrator. Story wasn't good as the last 2 but still well worth a listen.

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Great Story

Interesting story with good level of detail but not over the top. Good twists to the story throughout and very well narrated.

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  • Mikey
  • poole, United Kingdom
  • 24-09-14

Reminds me why Mcnab is my favourite, great listen

Would you listen to Firewall again? Why?

Yes. Because it was highly entertaining and action packed.

Any additional comments?

This book is a great example as to why I find Andy Mcnab's novels so entertaining; action packed from the start, full of clever information and fascinating survival secrets:this book is a must read if you're a Mcnab fan, or even if you're not!

In this story, stone will find himself embarking on a mission throughout eastern europe; Estonia, Russia, Finland and eventually London, England. Highly entertaining from the start, I urge you to buy this audiobook, you won't be bored once. Bravo once again Mcnab. On to book 4 now ....