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At last the conclusion of Matthew Reilly's Jack West Jr. series has come and all bets are off. When last we saw the bold Australian adventure, he was plummeting down into an endless darkness towards a terrible death and the rest of his team made up in 'Minos', are in disarray. Any disappointment loyal readers felt at this stunted end to the Six Sacred Stones, has been appeased in this final installments.
Against the tightest of deadlines, the 'Minos' stumbles on against their evil rivals (including Jack's father) to prevent them in gaining control of the 'Machine' and the gifts it bestows.
Jack must lead his team over continents, into the clutches of ancient traps and at the rise of planets and moons, they will come face to face with the 5th warrior.
The gory and intensity of the first two installments are continued in The Five Greatest Warriors, no doubt much to the delight of fans. While Reilly adheres to many of the adventuring trilogy staples, he definitely throws some surprises at his readers. One of the things I like most about this series, is that the main character is Australian; brave and clever, without falling into the usual stereotypes. I am very much hoping that the next Jack West Jr. tales will be near in the future. In perfect Reilly style, this trilogy is concluded leaving your glued to your seat until the last page without missing a beat.
All ends neatly tied in this final slice of Jack West's adventures. Hugely entertaining. I found it thoroughly absorbing too.
"Classic Reilly does it again!"
Matthew has done it again. The detail in the book and they way it's read actually allows you to picture it just like watching a movie. Great work!
"Who is the fifth?"
This is an excellent finish to brilliant series of fast paced action adventure. Well narrated by Sean Mangan and brilliantly written and researched by Matthew Reilly. Who is the fifth great warrior? Listen and read the final book in the series that began with Seven Ancient Wonders to find out. Who will gain the ultimate power over life and death? Can Jack, Lily and their team save the world again?
"Kept me on the treadmill longer than planned"
I've only listened to Matthew Reilly books and I'm sad to say I've done them all and am at a loss for what to do at the gym next. Love audio books, really enjoyed the narrator... great way to make gym time disappear way too quicly
As usual I enjoyed this latest book by Matthew Reilly. Parts of it are pretty unbelievable, but it is an adventure book. Great listening.
"Indiana Jones - Military Style"
I'm not one for military books, I find them too gung-ho, but I absolutely loved this book and the series. Some of Jack's efforts are far fetched, but Matthew Reilly's ability to draw you in, with so much detail and plausible scenarios. I found it very much like an Indiana Jones movie except with an ex_Special Forces lead character who wants to save the world, along with his entertaining sidekicks. I couldn't get enough of the story, and had trouble turning it off, once you get used to Sean Mangan's voice. Overall, I definitely recommend this
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