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Shadow Kill

Strike Back, Book 2
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Series: Strikeback, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

The lot of an SAS man is not always a happy one.

Strikeback hero John Porter is sent on a mission with Regimental scallywag John Bald. Where Porter plays it by the book, Bald will always want to break the rules. They are sent to Sierra Leone to extract Ronald Soames, a former CEO of the Regiment and now right-hand man to the President. But when Porter and Bald arrive, the Englishman has disappeared, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.

Rebels are threatening to take over the country and its diamond mines - and to massacre all foreigners. Porter and Bald find themselves fighting shoulder to shoulder with the Regiment psychopath, who is already embedded in the country. But it soon becomes clear that the Firm has lied to them about the true nature of the mission.

What seems at first to be a battle to control Sierra Leone's diamond mines will turn out to be about a much greater evil - and with a trail that leads back to both Westminster and the Kremlin.

©2017 Chris Ryan (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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brilliant

brilliant book, great story line. very informative and getting. could listen to these books all the time. keep up the good work.

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Fantastically Awesome

Another classic from Chris Ryan...i didnt want it to end ...roll on the next one in the series

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Not his best book

I've listened to all his stories as well as Andy mcnabs. This story carries on from his last novel but is just lacking in places. However I may just be spoiled as his other works are brilliant. So even if this is your first. Listen to the ready to make your own mind up.

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Brutal

More brutal than your normal war fiction maybe not for everyone but it is a good read.

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well narrated.

overall, if you're into military fiction it's a good listen however there are some irregularities in the story line where things dont add up, give it a listen and see if you can spot them.

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Acceptable

Entertaining and believable story. Tactical and situational awareness is described well however the thriller and character side of the story is lacking. Several words from the narrator sounded the same even though it was in different characters accents/tone.

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Not a true Chris Ryan exciting book

This seems a little off from the previous authors books. just not the idea of a believable story, though it had it moments of Ryan's former excitement.

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Shadow kill

Loved the story, couldn't put it down, the narrator was excellent skillfully changing voice to match the different characters. Brilliant !

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Too bad to be true.

I do not like giving bad reviews but this has to be said, The audio narrator's attempts to portray different characters is below shocking. His 'tender' voice for the female lead makes me cringe. Barnaby, please stop. Your main narration is fine but do not attempt what you are entirely incapable of. It is sickly. Sorry.

As for the story. It is the same as book one but in a different location. Never again and not sorry in the slightest. Special Forces guys usually deliver a good, fact based first book but when it comes to imagination and storytelling . . . please don't?

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Excellent story, plenty of action.

The narrator is brilliant, the various charaters come alive, making it so much more exciting.
Quite a fast pace action that kept me tied to the story. This is a story that I can listen to again sometime and enkoy it all over again.