The thrilling new Jack West adventure from the best-selling author of The Great Zoo of China and The Five Greatest Warriors.
A Ruthless Kidnapping
Jack West Jr and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him.
The Great Games
Jack, it seems, has been chosen - along with a dozen other elite soldiers - to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before.
To Hell and Back
In the process he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.
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"Matthew Reilly novels should come with health warnings on the cover. [T]he non-stop life-threatening action from enemies using guns, missiles, poisons, machetes and martial arts against Reilly's heroes is not for the faint-hearted. It's a wild ride." (Vince Flynn, New York Times best-selling author)
"Nobody writes action like Matthew Reilly." (Chicago Sun-Times)
Matthew Reilly has returned to the fast pace, intricate and well written story telling that I love. After the disappointing outing that was the "zoo of China " , it was a thrill to listen to this book . Love love this book , kept me on edge all the way through.
It may not win classical literature accolades but any Matthew Reilly books is one I can't put down. They're simple and ridiculous but that's why I love them. Their simplicity makes it all the easier to get emersed and lost in his books and this is no different.
yes! Matt has a beautiful way of mixing well known myth and fantasy into a thrilling action packed rollercoaster that you notice new things in everytime you read it.
the lord of the underworld. such a well known character and a great dipiction of an otherwise stereotyped historical figure
the narrator brings a previous history and continuation from the previous novels. with that in mind his voice work for characters, accents and such is bang on the money. he has a great voice for suspense and elequent delivery of the nature of the book and what the story deserves
when jack and hadies make their deal
keep writing matt. you're a brilliant writer. anyone with an interest in history, myth and fast paced action/ military ops should read this
I hate reading them but love listening to books. I have a great love of fitness motivational and action fiction
Make sure you've read the first three books. Great non-stop action story. Loved every word.
The Four Legendary Kingdoms continues the adventures of Jack West Jr as he is unwittingly thrust into an ancient contest that yet again puts the fate of the world in his hands. Matthew Reilly has developed a knack for over-the-top action and cheesy dialogue. The comic-style sound effects (BLAM!, THWOP etc.) and the the cringe-worthy "His name is West...Jack West Jnr, callsign Hunstman" prose are still present, but they seem a little more toned down in this book, which is a good thing.
This is perhaps one of the best books in the series. The story is solid, the pace is fast and the characters interesting. There is also a lot of backstory and lore that is introduced that sets up the inevitable yet-to-be-written final trilogy. The narrator is average. His insistence on half-arsed attempts at British accents is stupid though, considering West is Australian and the narrator seems to not even bother trying to use an accent for him. But none of this detracts from the story. The future of the series looks great.
This book is filled with action, twists & turns & character. I won't spoil it by telling you who turns up in this book but suffice to say yet another twist.
I believe this book is the apex of all 7 books & a journey I will never forget.
Straight to the top of my favourite book list. Nice job Matthew Reilly, stunning effort.
"I'm still not sure, Sorry Matthew"
I love Jack west and the relationship he has with the other characters and history
Sorry Matthew but I think its too much of a mix of contest and scarecrowI loved both of those books but it feels a bit forced putting jack in that type of role
Yes, I love his voice
I had extreme disappointment when I realised the book was "not quite jack"Loved the underlining historical story and how Jack knows and figures it outI've listened and re read the book again with mixed emotions about the cross over between characters.
I love Matthew's books but after such a long wait for this one it felt a little rushed. But I still love the series.
"The Countdown Continues."
Matthew Reilly is the master of the count down. Four Legendary Kingdoms continues this tradition. Some time as passed since the last book and the characters have all matured. This creates new interests and dynamics between characters. Jack West Jr continues the proven formula of action combined with history to uncover the mysteries of the ancient world. But,in a similar vein to Contest, this life an death battle pits Jack against some of Matthew Reilly's most impressive characters yet.
Brilliant, but read the previous books to enjoy this story even more.
"Another brilliant book by Reilly."
I have already listened to the book twice and like other Reilly books I will listen to the story again in the next 6 to 12 months..
Adding Scarecrow to the story.
Sean is a fantastic narrator and he should narrate all his books.
While you are still breathing never give up.
This book is a great sequel to the Jack West stories. Reilly shows again that he is a brilliant writer and well above the standard of other writers like Clancy
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