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Twelve Days

John Milton, Book 14
Narrated by: David Thorpe
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)
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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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  • Salter
  • Herefordshire, UK
  • 12-03-19

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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Great story but too short.

as always the storyline is great but I can't help but feel Mark just met an obligation with this book. half the length of previous books. Good story but disappointing length.

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Perfect but short

Yet another fantastic story. It's a bit short only being under 6 hours but it's brilliant as always.

Please don't make us wait that long for the next one

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Seems to have been quickly churned out

I used to look forward to Mark Dawson's new John Milton books, especially those narrated by David Thorpe. Not sure why, but these shorter and rather unpolished episodes have become more frequent. Feels like a publisher chasing the author to meet a deadline and the story is the casualty.

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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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  • Jacqui
  • Amersham, United Kingdom
  • 22-03-19

Probably the best voice actor ever

Really gripping story revisiting a previous plot. As ever Mark Dawson kept up a good pace and David Thorpe characterisation was simply brilliant. First class series

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Twelve days

Phew ...really did.nt think I would enjoy this from the start It was violent interesting pacey and gripping Learnt a bit of vernacular although my kids informed me it was”dated “ when I tried to be “cool “ Yes I.d go for this author again It gets a thumbs up

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Twelve Days

Once again another excellent story from mark Dawson and good to hear the fortunes of young eelija.

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Elijah revisited

A brilliant listen you gotta love John Milton .
For me Milton is almost as good as the Grey Man.

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Merry Christmas Mr Milton

Excellent story and performance, without leaving spoilers, a cracking story that captures the essence of John Milton and how his journey has evolved during the previous books.

When’s the next book?

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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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  • Britt
  • 14-03-19

david is the best

loved it. well read, written and delivered i enjoy all mark dawson series and cant wait for more.