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Summary

Tough enough? Smart enough? Max will require all his skills just to stay alive as a Special Forces Cadet.... 

A top-secret government programme needs a crack team of undercover military operators. They must have awesome levels of determination, endurance and fitness. They must be able to think on their feet. The recruits undergo the most rigorous and testing selection process the modern military can devise. And in order to operate in circumstances where adult forces would be compromised, the recruits must be under 16. Only a few are tough enough and smart enough to make it. And once out in the field, they will require all their skills just to stay alive. Which is what happens when Max Silver, Abby Asher, Lukas Channing and Sami Hakim are sent into an armed siege in an inner-city school....

From the best-selling author of Strike Back, Chris Ryan returns with a new action-packed series.

©2018 Chris Ryan (P)2018 Bonnier Publishing

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An unusual Chris Ryan book

This book did not follow the usual Chris Ryan adventures. The story lacked reality though the theme was credible. I was also disappointed that it was much shorter than his other books.

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Excellent short story

Very good performance and story. After about 30 minutes I realised that it was probably aimed at teenagers but I couldn’t stop listening!

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Start them young

Loved it, I didn't want to get out of the car, really easy listen. Will be listening in again soon, a freebie too👍

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Looking forward to other books in the series!

A great intro to the series and I’m really looking forward to hearing more.
Well narrated with good pacing and character distinction.
Listened as part of Audible Plus.

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Loved it

Looking for something between credits and this came up as part of membership
Wow enjoyed every minute predictable yes but still very good
Great story and narration
will look for more Special Forces Cadets

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Totally unrealistic

The story starts off with a lad in care and the same old thing how hard it is and the government recruited people from care before they are even 16 and have left school. All of a sudden the children already know what direction the sun rises and can map read and know how to strip weapons and are natural marks men and super fit. They are then put in a mission after all of 4 days training to stop professional terrorist and defuse bombs.
I kept wishing it would get better. Utterly dreadful

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Explosive

Just discovered this series and despite them being short books this was really exciting. Looking forward to getting into the rest of the series and getting to know the special forces codettes better.

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Kids in the SAS?

Alright for children to listen to on jackanory but to unrealisric for me, thats why its free

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Gripping Thriller

We listened to this in one sitting! A very thrilling book. Well written, well read and interesting.
Suitable for young teenagers, its a little bit like Alex Rider or the Cherub books but for slightly younger readers (less sexual reference and violence).

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Great entertainment!

The narration was fabulous! All the accents and character development were really strong. The story plot was a little to easy to work out early (even some of the hoped for ‘shock reveals’, but this did not deter for a hugely enjoyable listen. The suspense was so well handled even if one could sometimes guess the outcome. On with the rest of the series… 👍🏼☺️