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Summary

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But can the SAS survive working deep undercover among the terrorists of Northern Ireland?

It is the 1970s, and a mean and dirty war is being waged on British soil. Sectarian violence is an almost daily occurrence, and the terrorist groups, who finance their operations through robbery, fraud and extortion, engage in torture, assassination and wholesale slaughter.

To cope with the terrorists' activities, the British Army need the support of exceptional soldiers who can operate deep undercover - the SAS. The regiment is soon embroiled in some of the most secretive, dangerous and controversial activities in its history. These include plain-clothes work in the towns and cities, the running of operational posts in rural areas, surveillance and intelligence gathering, ambushes and daring cross-border raids.

Sniper Fire in Belfast is a nerve-jangling adventure about the most daring soldiers in military history, where friend and foe look the same and each encounter could be their last.

©2016 Shaun Clarke (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Riveting Story but too short

Second book I've read in the series. Again I'm left feeling a little short changed and feel with a little more effort the story could be double the length with more opportunity to investigate the characters. Paul Thornley delivers, as always, as narrator.

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This book is a little gem. What more can I say? It kept me interested throughout and looking forward to my next listen each time I put it away. Being a huge fan of the SAS, my expectations were high. The storyline is brilliant, the characters are what Id expect SAS soldiers to be like and I loved listening to every minute of it.

I'm so pleased there are three more, and an additional three books due for release later this month. Shaun Clarke has done well here, I just hope his other books match up to this one!

Don't waste another second. A credit well spent I assure you.

Ps make Paul thornley the only narrator for these books. He is superb.

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Let down by inaccuracies

A good story based around events of that specific era of the troubles. However some very basic mistakes, not least of which was describing 1970s soldiers being equipped with SA80 assault rifles, when this particular weapon was not adopted by the British infantry units until the mid to late 1980s.

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informative

really enjoyable book learning about the sas in northern ireland in the early 70s great

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Enjoyable, but……

Good insight into the Troubles in NI.
The narrator was cringeworthy trying to do all different characters and accents.

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OK not the most gripping

Struggled to get into book narration OK not the most gripping and informative book I have read

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Great to listen to,

I listened to this book on 2 days, being a fan of books involving the armed forces, this was up there in my top 10

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Very good book the pronunciation of the areas let it down a bagful sadly. Bit more homework on the areas mentioned would have solved that.

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Great book!

Loved it, story kept me interested the whole way through. Paul Thornley is great at the audiobooks as well

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Sniper Fire in Belfast

Excellent story, fast paced, narration was good too. I would highly recommend this book .