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Islamic State is here, all around us. There is no defence. Only attack.

On the Syria/Iraq border, a British hostage is beheaded by IS terrorists. When the executioner breaks down, he is led into a nearby tent, where a masked figure is waiting for him. This mysterious person is treated with a mixture of respect and terror. They call him the Caliph.

In Nigeria the British Ambassador and his young aide are kidnapped. A four-person SAS team is deployed to find him. The team includes Danny Black and Caitlin Wallace - an expert on West Africa. In Nigeria the team find devastation, and when they discover prisoners infected with the plague they realise they have uncovered a combined Boko Harem/IS plot to unleash a bio-terrorist attack.

The team must stop the terrorists and identify the Caliph before the deadly disease is released much closer to home.

©2015 Chris Ryan (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Matthew of Melk
  • 29-08-2015

Well Worth the Wait

'High-adrenaline' is an over-used phrase when it comes to special forces novels, but in this case it is more than justified. I was pacing around the house biting my finger nails as I listened to the climax of Hellfire. I don't want to spoil it for you, but suffice to say there is plenty of cool action, great locations, unexpected twists and enjoyable friction between characters - just as we've come to expect from the Danny Black series.

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  • Emtjonny / glassjonny
  • 26-05-2016

Oh Woe, what a mistake

No editor touched this book, repetitions, mistakes; arrive on a motorbike and leave in a car. The there is the breathy lip smacking narration. Awful, just awful. Needn't have been either. Such a mistake in such an amateurish way.

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  • MR
  • 17-05-2016

Ok

Decent enough story. Narrator is poor. Quite a good trilogy overall. Easy going when in the car.

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  • Alan Backshall
  • 15-02-2016

Another great Chris Ryan story.

No one writes better thrillers than Chris Ryan. Brilliant from start to finish.
This has to be one of his best SAS books yet. 5 star.

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  • Rinpoche
  • 14-11-2015

Gripping!

I needed something to listen to whilst up late at night trying to persuade babies that they really wanted to be in their own beds. So good that afterwards I was kept awake as I followed the story long after the little one was back in bed! My only gripe is that it was over too soon.

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  • Alistair poole
  • 24-12-2015

Awful.

Would you try another book written by Chris Ryan or narrated by Michael Fenner?

I would have to be desperate.

What was most disappointing about Chris Ryan’s story?

Narration and the poor use of regional accents and the stereotypical portrayal of Black as an uncouth, uneducated military machine.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His use of regional and cultural accents not everyone from Birmingham speaks with a strong Brummie accent.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Improved my geographical knowledge of the Middle East.

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  • Danny Cordeaux
  • 12-06-2018

More More More!!! I want More!

I will keep listening to these because they are amazing. the only time they are bad are when you are eating or when you wake up/go to sleep....they can get pretty graphic....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-2018

Accents go from Bad to worse

Micheal Fennel’s narration is perfectly listenable but when it comes to the characters’ voices is awful verging on risable.

Danny Black (who is supposed to be a bright SAS trooper) sounds like a dim cross between Phil Mitchell and Luther.

In fact anyone with a accent north of Watford is not only woefully inaccurate but also makes out that all Northern and Midlanders are in some way thick.

When Kaitlin’s Australian accent is produced it just tips you over the edge.

Did anyone of British origin from Audible actually listen to the recording before green lightning it for general release? I think not.

Sadly this dreadful narrative ruins what is a great story to the point where is is unlistenable. I suggest you enjoy this by buying the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2018

Brilliant!

Excellent book, highly recommended, storyline keeps you guessing. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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  • james jones
  • 13-05-2018

good story

some repetition and some of the voices/accents used by the narrator cand be annoying at times, if you like mikitary fiction though this series is worth a listen