John Milton
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  • 0.5
    1,000 Yards: A John Milton Short Story | Mark Dawson

    1,000 Yards: A John Milton Short Story

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    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    From Amazon number-one best-selling author Mark Dawson, this novella is an introduction to John Milton, the most dangerous assassin in the pay of Her Majesty’s government. Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd, but you wouldn't want to be on his list.

    Just About Piques the Interest

    This novella is billed as an introduction to John Milton, a character I've seen referred to as "Britain's Jack Reacher". I would have to say ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 October 2015 by Simon (Waterlooville, UK)
  • 0.6
    Tarantula: A John Milton Short Story | Mark Dawson

    Tarantula: A John Milton Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. In this second dip into his case files (see 1000 Yards for a further novella), Milton is sent to Italy to investigate the death of a colleague from Group 15.

    Too expensive !!

    The story was fine and the performance was great but just cost too much for a couple of hour listening....

    Reviewed on 15 May 2017 by Anthony Shapero ()
  • 1
    The Cleaner: John Milton, Book 1 | Mark Dawson

    The Cleaner: John Milton, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

    Good but oddly unsatisfying

    I purchased this book because I'd listened to a later one in the John Milton series and had enjoyed it, so it made sense to start at the beginning. H..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 November 2016 by Lucia (Macclesfield, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Saint Death: John Milton, Book 2 | Mark Dawson

    Saint Death: John Milton, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
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    John Milton has been off the grid for six months. He surfaces in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and immediately finds himself drawn into a vicious battle with the narco-gangs that control the borderlands. He saves the life of an idealistic young journalist who has been targeted for execution. The only way to keep her safe is to smuggle her into Texas. Working with the only untouchable cops in the city and a bounty hunter whose motives are unclear, Milton must keep her safe until the crossing can be made.

    second book in series

    It is possible to read this book as a stand alone book but it would make more sense if read after The Cleaner. book 1.

    John Milton, latter da..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 June 2016 by Amazon Customer (LONDON, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Driver: John Milton, Book 3 | Mark Dawson

    The Driver: John Milton, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future. He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn't want to be found. But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried. Especially when two dead bodies are discovered, and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service, and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head.

    Third in series and still can't decide

    Yes as I don't want to be the only confused listener. I would have to add a warning that it won't distract you from your work.

    Reviewed on 16 December 2015 by Michael (Spalding, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Ghosts: John Milton, Book 4 | Mark Dawson

    Ghosts: John Milton, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    John Milton is a ghost. He was Number One. The most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen, the black-ops organisation that solves problems when diplomacy has failed. Now Milton is Her Majesty's most wanted fugitive - an anonymous loner with a deadly set of skills. So when he is arrested following a brawl in a Texas bar, the last person he expects to bail him out is a glamorous operative from the Russian Secret Service.

    John Milton's exploits

    best book so far of John Milton's exploits, with great story telling by David Thorpe

    Reviewed on 20 January 2017 by Bob Mckinlay ()
  • 5
    The Sword of God: John Milton, Book 5 | Mark Dawson

    The Sword of God: John Milton, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    A man called Milton walks into town.... On the run from his own demons, John Milton treks through the Michigan wilderness into the town of Truth. He's not looking for trouble, but trouble's looking for him. He finds himself up against a small-town cop who has no idea with whom he is dealing and no idea how dangerous he is. But Milton is double crossed and badly injured. Unarmed and alone, he flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought they could hunt him down.

    Hmmmm

    It passes the time but the writing is a tad cliche ridden and the story has been told before - the hero is a little bit Reacher, a little bit Rambo a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 August 2015 by Hard Press (London)
  • 6
    Salvation Row: John Milton, Book 6 | Mark Dawson

    Salvation Row: John Milton, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    John Milton is trying to make amends for a career spent killing for the British Secret Service. He has a burning need to right wrongs - and rewrite his own bloody past. He finds himself in Louisiana - the Big Sleazy, the bayou, and the post-Katrina wreckage of the Gulf Coast - with a debt of honor to repay. Isadora Bartholomew, who saved his partner's life, needs his help. Joel Babineaux, a ruthless property magnate, is out to sink the charity she established to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.

    spookily close to home

    It was well written and as there has just been a similar incident of Hurricanes in that part of America, very accurate. You were there with them.

    Reviewed on 11 September 2017 by Sally (THEIL-RABIER, France)
  • 7
    Headhunters: John Milton, Book 7 | Mark Dawson

    Headhunters: John Milton, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box. But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in.

    Spare me

    Enjoyed another Milton story
    . Narrator is the only problem. His monotone stilted wooden voice is so drab.. And please... If you can't do decent..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Revmama ()
  • 8
    The Ninth Step: John Milton, Book 8 | Mark Dawson

    The Ninth Step: John Milton, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    John Milton is a former assassin for the British government. He is a ronin, trying to atone for his past sins by offering his services to those people who have no one else to whom they can turn. Milton is keeping a low profile in London when he meets Eddie Fabian. Fabian confesses that he is considering suicide and that the reason for his depression was the abuse that he suffered as a child. Milton offers to help, but, before he can, Eddie is found dead in circumstances that Milton considers suspicious.

    John Milton is back !!!

    Mark Dawson brings JM to his brilliant and best form in this ninth book of the series, taking on the rich and powerful along with the underbelly of th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 March 2016 by Wickerman49 (Sompting, West Sussex United Kingdom)
  • 9
    The Jungle: John Milton, Book 9 | Mark Dawson

    The Jungle: John Milton, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    An assassin haunted by his past. Two young refugees out of their depth and in need of his special talents. John Milton is no stranger to the world's seedy underbelly. But when the former British secret service agent comes up against a ruthless human trafficking ring, he'll have to fight harder than ever to conquer the evil in his path. After Milton meets a refugee who lost a sister to people smugglers, he travels through war-torn Libya and the murkiest parts of Italy and France to get the girl back.

    Another fab Milton book

    Love the narrator, so it's a close call.

    Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Joy Noble ()
  • 10
    Blackout: John Milton, Book 10 | Mark Dawson

    Blackout: John Milton, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    John Milton's life is about to change. The former government assassin follows a lead to Manila that he hopes will transform everything. But things don't go to plan. He never expected to wake up in an unfamiliar hotel room beside a dead body. And, unfortunately for him, Milton doesn't remember a thing about the night before.... Thrown into a gruesome Filipino prison, he puts together the clues of his betrayal. With no allies and even less hope, Milton must use his wits to escape and take revenge....

    great book

    I love this series of books great lead character and good story's stacking up keep the coming

    Reviewed on 16 April 2017 by Norman ()
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    The Alamo: John Milton, Book 11 | Mark Dawson

    The Alamo: John Milton, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mark Dawson
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    New York isn't ready for Britain's most dangerous ex-assassin.... John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can't resist investigating. Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as The Alamo. Against such dangerous foes, Milton's quest for redemption could come to an end.

    Excellent as always

    The narrator captures the nature of all the characters and brings them to life very well

    Reviewed on 15 September 2017 by Sanjay ()