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Twelve Days

John Milton, Book 14
Narrated by: David Thorpe
Series: John Milton, Book 14
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

John Milton hasn't seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight.  

But Elijah's burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear. They have noticed Elijah, too, and decide that now is the time to settle old scores.  

Can Milton keep the young man and his mother safe, or will Elijah's old running mates get to him first?

©2019 Mark Dawson (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
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Not so good

I have listened to all the John Milton books. I now know more about boxing than I ever wanted to know. Very short book not the usual length, but it does sort of sum up John's story, whether that is the end or not I guess the author will decide. Don't let that put you off the others in the series, they are great. I've just been waiting for this one for a while and was a little disappointed.

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Hmm..

I’m halfway through chapter 23, I have over 4 hours to go, but I’m not enjoying this story. So I quit.

Gang life, as depicted here, is not engrossing or engaging. I read the previous story in this timeline and enjoyed it well enough, but perhaps I’ve grown out of this particular aspect of the genre.

Whatever it is, I’ve heard enough.

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Superb..

A shorter instalment to the brilliant John Milton series, but just as good as any of its predecessors.
On this occasion, Milton returns to old ground, visiting his friend Elijah, whom he'd helped way back in the early stages of the series. Elijah has gone on to big things, but is now getting noticed by those that Milton had protected him from before. The usual fast paced action you'd expect from Mark Dawson, and great to see the trio of Milton, Hicks and Ziggy back in flow.
David Thorpe does a wonderful job of narrating.
Can't wait for the next one!

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disappointing.

after the disappointment of the last Milton book l initially thought this was him back on form. slightly surprised that he had picked up an old story to take further. but it started with good Acton. but (what felt like) half way through the story, everyone gets killed and the story suddenly ends. after only 5 hours narration. As usually the performance was brilliant but the story disappointing.

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Not to usual standard

I have read and enjoyed all the Milton books but this one was a disappointment. Very slow build up to a below average story which follows on from a previous tale.
Hopefully the next story will make up for it.
David Thorpe excellent as usual.

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Only 5 hours this book?

I love all the John Milton books but this one was a bit of a rip off.

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Gets better and better

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am so glad Milton went back to book one. I worry that he has underestimated Miss T, however. Why does he think it is safe to walk away from her? I worry for his back! As always, the plot moves along and what happens, unlike in so many similar, but not as good novels, all feels sensible, like it could have happened just like that. Dawson just gets better and better, his writing improving like a good red wine. Not that he would ever read this, but I would like to say thank you to him! A first class story.

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  • VJ
  • 23-03-19

Christmas at Easter

As much as I enjoy this John Milton series, I feel rather cheated by this latest release. It is very short and gives the impression that poor old John has run his course. Maybe it is time for him to find absolution, settle down with a lovely lady and put his feet up.
As ever, perfectly narrated by David Thorp.

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Good listen but short

Quite a short story if I'm honest. I did enjoy it but definitely could of had more. I enjoy the way David Thorpe tells the story too

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Love this series

Can't read these fast enough.
love every one.
read each more than once.
Is Milton the new Bond?

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  • Wayne
  • 09-03-19

Simple little story!

TWELVE DAYS would have made a very good 3.5 hour novella, but as a 4.75 hour novel it's disappointing. Mark Dawson's John Milton series has become formulaic, tired and boring. Dawson is much too good a novelist to allow this to happen. Audible classifies the novel as espionage but there is nothing espionagy, to coin a word, about it. I suspect it's time for Dawson to move on to another protagonist or put his efforts into his Isabella Rose series. The narration by David Thorpe is stellar.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 29-01-20

Coming full circle; I loved it!

Back where it all started, counting down the twelve days of Christmas, Milton calmly goes about setting wrongs to right. Rutherford's death in that first volume never did sit well with me, and now we find out that it disturbed Milton too. This was a very satisfying story with Thorpe's narration just adding a perfect depth.

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  • Bimp
  • 03-12-19

Not Dawson’s best.

I found this book full of fluff with a very deflated crescendo.
Not at all impressed.

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  • Bill M.
  • 28-11-19

Love Milton storyline

but there were few surprises after so many others. It needs some new twists sp we can get another dozen books.

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  • Donna M. Kenison
  • 24-10-19

Enjoyed it as all his series. The John Milton character is so well written

I love John Milton audios wasn’t disappointed always to short please keep them coming please

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  • Sam
  • 14-08-19

Horrible

I really disliked this book. I found it lacking energy and not to par with the previous novels which I found amazing.

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  • Diane
  • 16-07-19

another good one

John revisits a part of his past and the story is not disappointing, plenty of action and interest, just such a great character, love Resnick almost as much as I love Reacher.

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  • Jeremy A.
  • 05-05-19

Not Dawson's best work.

The story was predictable and felt like it was resting on the last book for ideas. I have enjoyed this series but this one wasn't up to the standard of the others.

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  • VA Barnhill - Author
  • 16-04-19

Another John Milton Triumph - by Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson tells his stories brilliantly and David Thorpe interprets them perfectly.

The Cleaner, Dawson’s first story with Sharon Warriner and her son, Elijah, is a must read ahead of Twelve Days. You won’t be sorry reading all of Dawson’s books in their appropriate order. They do not disappoint.

Nonetheless, Twelve Days is a satisfying story, considering the backdrop of the days leading up to Christmas. No spoilers here, but more of John Milton’s character and heart emerge, in juxtaposition to the details of the tale.

AGAIN, do yourself the great favor of reading The Cleaner first.

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  • paul
  • 06-04-19

go John go!!

Another great pick up for the Milton Stories. Well worth a the listen and fills in the blanks on alyza!!😊