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Spider Shepherd: SAS Audiobook

Spider Shepherd: SAS

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Publisher's Summary

This collection of stories goes back to Dan “Spider” Shepherd’s SAS days, and the missions that shaped him. From his training in the welsh hills and the jungles of Belize, through to his early missions in Sierra Leone and the Middle East, these nine stories chart his rise through the SAS, and his involvement with the elite Sabre Squadron.

Along with his comrades Jimbo, McKay and Geordie, Spider puts his life on the line on active duty…and sows the seeds of his future career. We even discover how he earned his nickname....

©2014 Stephen Leather (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    David Elanora Heights, Australia 09/11/2016
    David Elanora Heights, Australia 09/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"

    I really enjoyed this audio book, it was full of action but not over the top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    barry 22/09/2016
    barry 22/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Different"

    A great selection of spider short stories that give good background view into his character

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Jamieson 20/08/2016
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    "great story, loved it....."

    narrative spot on, stories were great, looking forward to reading many more about the Spider.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Daniel
    24/04/15
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    "Excellent"

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Needs to be read for what it is, a collection of short stories. Recommend to anyone who like the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Simon Wagman
    18/06/17
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    "Awful"

    A collection of short stories that are so similar that you think you have heard them before in the same audiobook. Hate not to finish a book once started but this was painful to complete.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Alec Lumb
    4/10/15
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    "A life in the SAS, Story by Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book takes elements of SAS training and puts a storyline to them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the way that I felt I was there ... almost


    Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Lots - I am a real fan and having run out of Andy McNab books I have now found Paul narrating Stephen Leather. All equally exciting and I think Paul really plays a major part in keeping my interest.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is a bit long - I do a lot of driving and some of the stories being about 90 minutes the length of each section was ideal.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work Paul - I will keep listening to the books you narrate !

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    22/03/15
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    "Publisher rather than author driven?"

    Story already know from other books
    Lots of repetition about characters between chapters
    Chapter 1 and 2 contradict when hero got his spider name
    Every chapter ended with publisher sign off for a whole book VVVVV annoying
    Great narrator
    Vvvvvv disappointing

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    8/04/15
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    "feel like i know dan shepherd personally"

    loved every minute lots of short storys which all follow each other so u are never lost

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    9/01/16
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    "A TRUE SENSE OF WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE IN S.A.S"

    A real page turner as it were. I was in the Regiment but before middle east and it's as if a log of his work had been written daily. brilliant Book. well narrated too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    4/06/15
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    "Great collection of short stories!"

    Short but really packed with action stories.

    Well written, read and performed.

    Well worth it.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • rachel newport
    17/08/17
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    "Awful"

    Had to stop listening after just 90mins.
    Badly researched.
    Characters that are complete muppets. Despite what Stephen may think, we never thought of the DS as washed up, burned out or not fit for the field. God only knows which spanker helped him with his research.
    Better to read something like "no mean soldier" than to waste your money on Mr Leather's SF fantasy :-(

    I wanted to give 0 stars for the story, but it doesn't let you do that, sadly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    StowMarket, United Kingdom
    10/08/17
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    "Best narration on any book i've listened to."
    What made the experience of listening to Spider Shepherd: SAS the most enjoyable?

    The story's are instantly captivating but what really made it for me is the Narration. Paul Thornley has a perfect voice for this style of story and his various accents and characters is superb. I felt like I was watching a movie as I listened through this book.


    What does Paul Thornley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Absolutely brings the characters to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kev
    13/07/17
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    "First Stephen leather"

    This is my first book by the author and knew nothing about him, I enjoyed it very much and for the first few chapters thought it was nonfiction until I had a break and googled spider shepherd. Although I tend to go for fictional books this won't be my last by the author,audio or otherwise,I look forward to meeting him again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela Causton
    6/07/17
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    "Entertaining as always"

    With Stephen leather as the author, Spider Shepherd as the main character and the great voice of Paul Thornley it could not go wrong. These short stories are brilliant, never a dull moment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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