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Love the new characters!

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Reviewed: 05-03-2020

Love it that Nick isn't a lone wolf anymore and the new characters bring great humour to the series, but authentic humour and it's slightly dark at times. Glad Paul Thornley has come back to narrate the last few books. How he switches between the accents of Gabriel and Rio and the Owl and everyone else - it's incredible!

Enjoyably Predictable

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Reviewed: 12-02-2020

I purchase the books in this series because I know I'm guaranteed to get what I want; a ripping adventure with baddies, goodies, a bit of politics, a lot of adversity, struggle and survival. Also, gritty descriptions which take the reader along on the rollercoaster of extreme survival conditions. Brilliant! Off to get the next one now!

Slowly working my way through the series but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-02-2020

this one was harder work than the previous ones. The descriptions of all the bombs and weapons and fighting went on way too much and I lost interest.

Yet another exciting book in the series

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Reviewed: 21-01-2020

Really enjoying this author and this character! On to the next one right now :)

Really enjoying this series

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Reviewed: 18-01-2020

The "click click" thing that others have written about did not annoy me - which surprised me because I'm usually easily irritated about that stuff. I was already two chapters into the book before I clicked (see what I did there?) that it was even happening. So don't let it put you off purchasing. It's another ripping tale and this time there's two really likeable characters and a bit of humour, which was great!!

Another gripping story!

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Reviewed: 30-12-2019

One of my fav authors for when I feel like an escapist story. I've read a few now and enjoyed them all equally. I think the narrator is great - despite the inflection which seems to bug others. We all have dislikes and preferences but I actually enjoy his narrations. I do understand the criticism though- I have other pet dislikes which make it impossible for me to listen to some narrators, such as harsh or nasal or high-pitched voices but this guy has a very comfortable tone and pace for me. I also find him believable. Still haven't forgiven him for using an Aussie accent for Mark the Kiwi, in the last book though! :)

Another great book by fav author

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Reviewed: 27-12-2019

If you're looking for an author who is an excellent storyteller, you'll enjoy this. I particularly like it that he is ex-SAS so he has authentic experience and that shows in his writing. Gripping reading!

Great story (but Mark the KIWI!??)

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-12-2019

An incredible story of resilience and courage. The narrator thinks Kiwis are the same thing as Aussies because that's how he voiced Mark the Kiwi. Really got my goat. Kiwis are no more Aussie than Canadians are American. We're not even the same country! Jeez! Marked the performance down for that.

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Completely enjoyable

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Reviewed: 11-12-2019

I'm getting through all of David Sedaris' books. I don't know what I'll do when I'm done!

I took stars off because of the mouse story

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-2019

Until the last chapter about the mouse. I loved this book as much as all of David Sedaris' books! Poor mouse.