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The Englishman

Narrated by: Matt Addis
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

Jeremy Summers, a British banker with a secret that could reveal MI6 intelligence sources involved in the war against drug-funded terrorism, has been seized at gunpoint, in broad daylight, on the streets of west London. An old contact, Raglan - an Englishman who served in the French Foreign Legion - is on his trail.

Raglan's pursuit will lead him to the winter-ravaged wasteland of a remote Russian penal colony. A place that holds Russia's most brutal murderers. A place of death and retribution. How will he get in? More importantly, how will he get out...alive?

©2020 David Gilman (P)2020 Head of Zeus

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Brilliantly written book, and well narrated.

Where to start with this exhilarating story, the Englishman is a strong, well rounded character. He is more savvy, tougher and not at all showy. The Englishman is a no nonsense man, he is a conpelling character, not afraid to show a soft side and loyalty is his watch word. The supporting cast were all fantastic too, the enigmatic secret service operatives, the loving family he fights to help and the vile enemy he chases down... each and every one is created with great care to make this a truly awesome book.
David Gilman doesn't hold back with the action from the first page to the last... the story is told at an exciting pace, and it delivers. From the deserts of North Africa to the streets of London, and it felt like I was with him all the way, and loved every mile.
And then when you think it can't get any better, the story goes up another level and your anticipation increases... The Englishman will have you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath and cheering for the hero.
Gilman is one of the best Historical Fiction writers around, and with this book he's thrown his hat into the ring to be recognised as one of the best thriller/adventure writers too.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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very enjoyable

very good story, plot moved along nicely and very well read ,one more good book by the author am looking forward to the next

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Excellent

I have listened to hundreds of audio books and the Gilman, Addis combo is up there with the best. Thoroughly enjoyed the Master of War series which was my previous apex listening. This is a step up and I hope this will be a start of a long series.