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Perfect mix of action, suspense and courtroom drama

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Reviewed: 02-09-2019

The story is a breath of fresh air among other spy audiobooks. The main character isn’t a superspy and the supporting characters are top notch. The legal intrigue seems well researched too. Narrator is great too.

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Exceptional story, writing and skillful narrators

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-01-2018

The Way of Kings, book 1 of the Stormlight Archive in Audible audiobook format is an amazing read. Got curious about this from seeing all the fanfare for Oatbringer last year.

The story takes some time to gather momentum. First 2-3 hours is sluggish but soon you'll be pulled into the storylines of Kaladin, Shallan, Dalinar. Kaladin's story takes centre stage, and is the most satisfying. Definitely give this a try for your Free Trial credit and stick with it.

Exciting to see how the rest of the series goes.

Fascinating look into history

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-2017

The audiobook is a fascinating look into the events of Stalingrad, what soldiers on both sides thought and felt. I got lost in with the geography but otherwise its a worthwhile read, even for those who arent history buffs

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Amazing adventure, my fav Dan Brown so far

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Reviewed: 23-10-2017

Very well written adventure filled with intrigue and real world references and art/science sources. Narrator is excellent and brings all the characters to life.

Surprisingly deep, good length.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-09-2017

Hell Divers starts off at full throttle and rarely lets up.
Big fan of the narrator RC Bray who perfectly adopts a different tone and voice for each of the main characters, whose performance fits perfectly into the rough and tumble world of this tale.

The world is shrouded in radiation and death in this story, with humankind surviving on airships which depend on "hell divers" to parachute to the ground and scavenge for fuel and supplies.

Xavier is a deeply broken man, with much loss in his life but also much "diving" experience and value to his ship.Tin the kid was my favourite character. Listen to see if you agree.

For videogamers, imagine Metro 2033 and replace the Russian metro with airships as the last bastion of hope.

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Victor strangles a redhead and more

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-09-2017

This audiobook gets off to a slow start without much action however it really starts picking up a few hours in. Victor's role becomes more complicated than in previous titles in that he's thrown into a bodyguard and protection role. The characters are well fleshed out with highly descriptive fight scenes and a truly despicable bad guy.

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Enjoyable story and excellent narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-09-2017

Firstly, Scott Brick is an exceptional narrator who gives so much personality to every character in this audiobook, from our protagonist Jack Ryan to a sleep deprived Singaporean guard worried about his mother (not a spoiler).

The modern Tom Clancy stories are well crafted and well paced, with scenarios that feel grounded in reality. The story starts off with several disconnected parties all doing their own thing, then join together as the story unfolds.

This title is on par with the previous one in quality (True Faith and Allegiance).

Top rate thriller for the modern Twitter age

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-2017

A very well paced and performed espionage thriller perfect for a film.
It's also a believable reminder on the nature of digital privacy at the moment where Facebook and Instagram posts can be used to build up intelligence on individuals, and ISIS's use of social media for recruitment.

The president in this story is wellspoken, smart, respectful of their intelligence services which is interesting given the current real world situation.

A wild ride and epic performance

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Reviewed: 10-08-2017

Such a high quality production with dedicated voice actors for each character, brought to life.

No wonder Dune is considered one of the classic sci fis. Its a grand tale of climbing back from nothingness, of political deceit and powerplays. Im no sci fi fan but this title has been thoroughly enjoyable!

A must read for all military and spy fans

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Reviewed: 03-07-2017

Don't let the long duration deter you. Rainbow Six is an engrossing thriller about a globe-trotting group of elite soldiers to save the world. Do yourself a favour and don't read into too much of the blurb as the story works best when you simply let it unravel as you go.

The action scenes are fantastic, realized in minute detail from spent bullet casings arching through the air to heads exploding in a mist of pink vitae, and bodies collapsing like a bag of potatoes.

The characters are excellent, with the bad guys given plenty of backstory to show that, like reality, doing good or evil is simply a matter of perspective and beliefs.

The novel has served as a solid foundation for the numerous videogames over the years.

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