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It is the greatest bounty hunt in history. Fifteen names. There are 15 targets, the finest warriors in the world - commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $20 million each.

Among the names on the target list, one stands out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield, call-sign: Scarecrow. No limits. And so Schofield is plunged into a headlong race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters - including the "Black Knight", a notoriously ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating only Schofield. The race is on and the pace is frantic as Schofield fights for survival, in the process unveiling a vast international conspiracy and the terrible reason why he cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to live...

He led his men into hell in Ice Station. He protected the president against all odds in Area 7. This time it's different. Because this time Scarecrow is the target.

©2004 Matthew Reilly (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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wow what a ride

thoroughly enjoyed it. it kept me listening all way thru wanting to know what's next.
only downside the list reads would be easier to understand visually

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Scarecrow For The Win

Matthew Reilly has hit the mark again with a fast paced, action thriller and I can’t wait to get onto the next adventure that Scarecrow gets into. A must read for any Matthew Reilly fans.

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Ripped my heart out

Seriously. How could you. I bawled like a broken hearted teenager. ;( Thank you for yet another awesome story. Xo

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edge of your seat

i cant believe you killed her ! however another great edge of your seat book

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Fast paced in good old Scarecrow style

I was never a big book reader but Ice station the first in the series was the first book in my life I could not put down cover to cover. Scarecrow is no different and the Narration makes it even better. I will keep getting all of Reilly’s books and trying new authors with Sean Mangan narrating.

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By The Seat of Your Pants

Just when you think Scarecrow cannot get any better..Bang Matthew Rielly comes through with the goods..Another By the seat of your pants ride by Scarecrow.

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Another great listen

Another great listen by Matthew Reilly and Sean Mangan. Can't fault the story or narrator. Fast paced and full of action. Never a moment respite for the characters. Keep it up

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Don’t bother

This is like some sort of marvel comic supposed to be a realistic story, but filled with unlikely characters,very unlikely dialogue “oh my gosh ,Oh darn I missed seeing that nuclear device in the corner “ I remember in other Reilly books this totally annoying habit he has of listing out totally boring and irrevelant detail like listings of waypoints ,Gps references launch times, and repetitive countdowns in 6 digit tone format ??over and over again , who does he think is the slightest bit interested in reading that sort of totally boring and often impossible to follow detail throughout the novel , I just dont get it unless it’s an obvious way to pad the book out but it only detracts from an already weak presentation Totally unbelievable sorry !

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  • 10-09-2008

Good but could be better

Well written, fast paced an enjoyable read, but... My only complaint is the incredible escapes that the Scarecrow has from danger. Once in a novel is OK but repeatedly the Scarecrow makes his escape in feats that defy basic physics. They make James Bond novels/films tame. I believe this diminishes the books in a way that is unnecessary.

Worth a listen? I would say yes but what could have been a great book at times becomes ludicrous which is a shame.

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  • James
  • 27-07-2014

"Matthew Reilly Version 2.0"

In Matthew Reilly's words this is the beginning of "Matthew Reilly Version 2.0". This is even faster, the plot is stronger and the scenes as unbelievable as ever. A great fun read and listen. Sean Mangan reads it well as usual. A group of corporations called M-12 create a game where bounty hunters have 15 targets to kill and collect money for. All targets need to be killed by 12 noon the following day. Scarecrow is one of the targets and along with Mother, Gant and a new character nicknamed "The Black Knight", he sets out to foil M-12's plans and save the world once again.

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  • Natara
  • 03-08-2011

Terrible

Anyone who reads or listens to the news and/or has any global community awareness will hate it. I didn't even finish listening to the book which is a first for me. It was simply dumb.

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  • Howard
  • 28-07-2010

Another great romp that never stops

Matthew Reilly Delivers another fast paced gripping tale. The reading is first class and the speed of the novel means there is never a good place to take a break. I have slowed down en route to appointments to make sure I got through a particular bit.

This is a bit darker than the previous 'scarecrow' novels and there are a few nasty surprises in store for the listener. If you have heard the previous stories in this series then stop reading tis review and download this one NOW!!

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  • Graham
  • 21-07-2015

Wild ride!

As we have come to expect from Schofield, a wonderfully outrageous adventure.
Great in ordinary book or narrated form

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  • MikeP
  • 26-07-2016

Another Awesome Schofield Story

As ever, Matthew Reilly delivers another incredibly thrilling story. This was the first Schofield book I read after picking it up in a second hand book sale some years ago.
I'm pleased to say I'd forgotten some of the detail in the intervening years so being able to fully experience it again was a complete joy.

Sadly when I get to the end of these books, I always feel "Well, what am I going to do now?"

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  • mr Jones
  • 24-07-2016

excellent loving scarecrow as much as Jack Reacher

a real page Turner of an audio book. as good as ice station and the detail is great if you like Clancy, Lee Child etc

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