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Summary

Hong Kong: The British administration is preparing to hand the capitalist colony back to communist China with the minimum of fuss. But Colonel Joel Tyler has other plans for the British Colony, plans which involve four Vietnam War veterans and a spectacular mission, making use of their unique skills. Vietnam was the one thing the four men had in common before Tyler moulded them into a team capable of pulling off a sensational robbery. But while the vets are preparing to take Hong Kong by storm, their paymaster, Anthony Chung, puts the final touches on an audacious betrayal. At stake is the future of Hong Kong….

©1993 Stephen Leather (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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One of Leather's Longest and Best Books!

What made the experience of listening to The Vets the most enjoyable?

So many subplots, the narrator, and detailed

What did you like best about this story?

Action, history, and the Sex!

What does Paul Thornley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Paul has always been one of my favorite narrators, his voice suits a crime story. His accents are great, even reading female characters are not awkward.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Umm over 20 hours? Probs not

Any additional comments?

Will highly recommend, but I'm not sure if people will like the lenth of this book. Maybe not the first book I will break them in with :)

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A long book

An enjoyable book with many players who do eventually come together in a surprising climax which is as good as any other Stephen Leather book. It is a throwback to pre Chinese rule in Hong Kong which is a period of history I knew little about. Well worth sticking with, it is somewhat longer than I've come across before on Audible. Once again super narration by Paul Thornley.

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Unputdownable!

I'm a Stephen Leather fan. Always have been, and after listening to this novel, always will be!



You read the synopsis and think you have a fair idea about what the novel will be about. You're wrong. You wont get it until Leather wants you to, which is right at the end.



Narrated really well by the usual narrator, whom I also love. You will too.

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Superb

A mammoth multidemsional tale that keeps you enthralled throughout . fantastic narration that brings the many characters to life. of the many books i have listened to on audible this has to be on of my favourites

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Not his best dual standard

This morning s a very long book and to be honest not a prude but the sex scene seems a little gratuitous and could be abbreviated I actually was glad when it finished . I usually think Leather is a great read , listen no matter if supernatural , spider or his others works but tempted to just pack in with this one a real shame .

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Leather at his best

This is a most exciting book the best book I have read in a long time fabulous narrator thank you Stephen leather

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A Tad long but.....

a decent story. Paul Thornley is superb again and personally I could listen to him read the Chinese telephone directory. I’ve listened to nearly all Stephen Leather’s books and this won’t be among my favourites even though it’s a clever plot.

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Entertaining but...

As always an entertaining listen with one proviso: it is way too long unnecessarily so. A good editor could and would have made this a much better proposition.

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fantastic

It was easy to get in to loved the. grip the book seem to have on me.

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Great listen 👍🏼😀

A great story, lots of characters names to remember at the beginning of this book but made easier by Paul Thornley’s great narration and many accents for the different characters. If you’ve listened to other Stephen Leather books you won’t be disappointed.