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Hard Landing Audiobook

Hard Landing: Dan Shepherd, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

As a detective working for an elite undercover squad, Dan "Spider" Shepherd has lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice. When a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top-security prison - a world where one wrong move will mean certain death.

Playing his role to perfection, Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry - only to realise that the man he is set to trap is even more dangerous than the police anticipated.…

©2004 Stephen Leather (P)2004 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Jeanette NORMAN 20/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Leave it on the shelf."

    So predictable and therefore tedious. Undercover, wife dies, strong silent man, and so it goes. Don't waste your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • G. Myers
    London, United Kingdom
    26/03/15
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    "First class entertainment"

    Tension so thick at times you can almost taste it! A classic goodies and baddies tale you will not want to put down.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wayne
    24/02/15
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    "Excellent 'page turner' as it were"

    Excellently read and gripping tale combined to make this a real hit for me - the character voices were superb and I look forward to listening to the next in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Trevor
    SALTBURN BY THE SEA, United Kingdom
    22/01/15
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    "A must read"

    This is another one of Stephen Leather's great books can't wait to listen to book 2 in this series. I have to say also that I like the narrator Martyn Read, he really does put you on the scene, hope he narrates book 2.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • carl
    20/07/15
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    "Another Stephen leather masterpiece"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hard Landing to be better than the print version?

    The character setting and relationships are much better in the audio version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hard Landing?

    Showing how shepherd is torn between his often violent job and his family


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

    He brings each character to life in a very believable way


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really emotional I was however gripped and finished the book very quickly


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brent
    17/01/15
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    "But slow in places."

    Good book but the narrative of the families could be slow and irritating. Otherwise well written and engaging.
    Thumbs up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/01/15
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    "Nice"

    Another Dan Shepherd quality listen
    Good story. Well read. Great listen.
    Thoroughly enjoyable. Will listen to it again

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • holly
    11/12/14
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    "Really enjoyed"
    Would you listen to Hard Landing again? Why?

    Although long, i'd listen again, good pacing and interesting story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were well developed and I felt it was a good introduction to the series.


    What about Martyn Read’s performance did you like?

    The narrator made it clear which characters were speaking.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Very intense at times, I was never sure what the outcome would be.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mikey
    poole, United Kingdom
    3/10/14
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    "Fantastic first book. I love Shepherd!"
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    I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. Dan shepherd as a character is entertaining, gritty, intelligent and humble. I loved the storyline, and found it to be exciting and quite gripping at some points.

    Being an undercover cop working in a prison under the guise of a convicted armed robber to me sounded like a must listen, and boy how right I was. This book exceeded all my expectations of an action packed thriller and I would even rank it up there in my top 20 listens category. I was a little unsure before I listened about the narrator, as I am a firm Paul Thornley fan and was certain he was unmatched in narrating as an ex SAS soldier. How wrong wasI! Martyn Reed is a brilliant narrator and I really enjoyed listening to his telling of this story.

    A good all rounder, this book pulls no punches. Buy it, listen to it, then 5 star rate it. Guaranteed to be a great listen. 10/10.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dr Susan Adams
    5/10/16
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    "Excellent priduction"

    gripping story. Narrator transported you right into the story. I'm looking forward to listening to the other books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Oxford
    19/02/14
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    "Good story, poor narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I'm a big fan of Stephen Leather's books featuring 'Dan Shepard', but Martyn Read is no Paul Thornley. Unlike Thornley he fails to give the character the edge and adrenalin-pumping oomph that makes you want to listen longer than you can afford.

    Also, and this is perhaps most disappointing, the quality of the recording is also poor - like an enthusiastic amateur at a karaoke night, it just sounds like he had the microphone too close to his mouth.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator. Has anyone considered Paul Thornley? This is a character he could bring to life.


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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