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Red Strike

A Strikeback Novel, Book 4
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Series: Strikeback, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

Book 4 in the best-selling Strikeback series by SAS hero Chris Ryan.  

A former Russian spy, living in hiding in Malta, goes on the run after an attempt on his life. He's been targeted because of what he knows about chemical weapons and the poisoning of an exiled oligarch who cut a deal with MI6, but he's actually got information about a planned Russian invasion.   

Now he's gone to ground, and MI6 want to get hold of him before the Russians do. When a retired general learns about the op he reports back to his Russian paymasters. The former spy must be killed before he spills his guts to MI6. The General has an ex-SAS member on his team who is blackmailed into executing the Russian spy once they find him. But the operation goes wrong, and series hero John Porter escapes with the spy. John Bald and the ex-SAS villain must work together to track them down before it's too late and expose the General before it's too late and Russia reconquers the Baltic states.... 

©2019 Chris Ryan (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Worth a read but...

Probably a 5 star book but compared to his other books it’s a 4star read. Enjoyable, but not his best. Saying that I will read the next one as soon as it comes out.

There was a few times it seemed like he was trying to meet a word count for the day, for example instead of saying grabbed a breakfast in the hotel he goes into painful detail about every item in the plate, irrelevant to the story.

Also feels like there is paid branding in the book, goretex gets an unreasonable and uncomfortable amount of mentions. Which for me, took me out of the story and had me Googling if it was a declared sponsorship deal.

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Good Story. Great Narration.

Good story as usual from Chris.
The narrator brought it to life with all the different voices. Great work.

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too much repetition and detail about weapons

I found this so repetitive and far too much detail about ammunition and weapons.
While he may have been a great soldiet, he is a very poor author

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weakest of the series

liked the previous books in the series, but this was the worst by far. A lot less action and it seems the author may be a closet liberal. Thinly valed characters based on Donald Trump and Nigel Farage who are the bad guys. Not worth a book credit.

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Ok, not brilliant

A good book, not the best Chris Ryan novel I have read, Jock & his mucker still make for a great story but I think it’s now time to hang up theirs boots..

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wow getting better and better

Chris is getting better and better with time and dedication, I thought he was going to be the new jack higgins now i realsie he is walking towards being the new Frederik Forsythe

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Not his best ... well I didn't think so !

Personally I think this is not the best book by Ryan. Drawn on a number of newsworthy issues in recent times. In the end it all came together and provided the action we normally associate with the author and narrator.

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poor story

compared to the earlier strike back books this story was very slow boring very disappointing.

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fist chris ryan audio book..

and it was weird at first as i had my own portrayal of the voices for bald and porter.. and its was captivated perfectly

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Brilliant

Brilliant story as usual from Chris Ryan keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout