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Publisher's Summary

An old Soviet weapons installation in the Arctic has fallen into disrepair. Known as Dragon Island, the facility is home to a next-generation weapon with the potential to unleash a destructive force upon the world that was developed during the Cold War and subsequently forgotten.

When a terrorist organisation known as the Army of Thieves takes control of the fortified island and activates the weapon, a small band of Marines and civilians is sent in to stop them, as they are the only unit close enough to Dragon Island to be able to reach the installation in time.

©2011 Matthew Reilly (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Another scarecrow classic

If you could sum up Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves in three words, what would they be?

Fast, action packed matthew reilly classic

What did you like best about this story?

The adventure was a classic scarecrow classic. Twists and turns around every corner.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The award ceremony with the president

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Shock and awe

Narrator did a good job on this book, however there is nothing new in this book. The only thing standing out and not for a good reason was one scene. I was sadly disappointed and would rather have listened to the previous entries in the Scarecrow series.

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Another brilliant read

Wow. I could not stop listening to this book. It was amazing and I love it.

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Great book

Love the book and the story great action Suspense and great characters in the book.

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it was ok

quite action packed but pretty numbing that I got bored during the climax and stopped listening for a few days. admittedly I'm not a fan of the increasingly ridiculous plot twists and fantasy shenanigans as the series has progressed. production values covers for the less than great story.

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Great Book

I loved this one! just like i have like all in this series. Great Book!

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Wow...just wow!!!

That was absolutely the best action thriller book I have listened too well done Matthew Reilly you are officially my favourite author!!

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It's Matthew Reilly, What else is there to say.

Best Scarecrow yet. Keep me on the edge of my seat the whole way. Best Ever.

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Scarecrow

It's a great book. Matthew Reilly is a great author. and a great man in person.

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Loved it

Not enough Scarecrow tales Matthew Riley. More much more needed. Shaun you could read the phone book and make it interesting

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  • John
  • 18-11-2011

Scarecrow equal to his best

Non stop action and suspense as in Reilly's other novels..As usual Sean Mangan seems to excel with these action thrillers.

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  • Chris
  • 17-11-2011

Wow, What A Ride

Wow, what a read Matthew has exceeded himself with this book. It’s a thrill a minute.
It has everything well maybe not the sex, but everything else. I loved Bertie and was really pleased that he and Mother survived to appear in another adventure. Yet again Matthew leaves us with the unanswered question….. But you have to listen to the book to find out, what a page turner fantastic. Scarecrow you are a super hero.
Must not forget Sean Mangan another fantastic narration, you make us feel that we are there part of the action great work. I await the next Matthew Reilly installment, with your superb narration.

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  • Paul
  • 12-05-2012

What a Narrator

If you could sum up Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves in three words, what would they be?

Another blinder in the Scarcrow series and a breathtaking recovery for Schofields who seemed ready to be put out to greener pasture. But the real hero of this story is the story teller in the form of Sean Mangan. I can never imagine listening to anybody else tell these fast paced stories of Matthews. He really seems to live the stories he tells and brings not only the story to life but he becomes each and every character. Hats off to you yet again Sean

Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favorite?

All, Male or Female...Good or bad Matthew writes a very diversified cast to his stories but Sean brings a deeper meaning to all of them. Matthew writes a brilliant story but was blessed in the story teller. I cannot read a fiction novel.... Have never been able to embed myself into stories I know are not real. But I live life on the road as a sales rep (working out of Matthews home city of Sydney) and have all of Matthews books in Audiobook form. My biggest problem now is dragging myself away to do my work and can often be found parked on the roadside.... too involved with the story to even drive. This unique combination of Matthew and Sean is just 110% adrenalin rush

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The slow turning point in his recovery from losing Gant...I have not recovered yet

Any additional comments?

More Books Matthew (Please do not let your own sad loss slow you down...we all feel for you) and please keep the team of Matthew and Sean together

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  • Andrew
  • 23-09-2018

A great romping ride.

Matthew Reilly delivers a great romping ride again. This storey introduces Bertie - my new hero.

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  • WildChook
  • 20-07-2017

Exhilarating, action-packed ride as always.

Matthew Reilly has done it again. This eas the first book I got in audio version for a change and all I can say is WOW! I though this series was amazingly intense when I read them. But the audio book version gives an added excitement & depth I was not expecting.

You killed Scarecrow & Mother, my two favourite characters & I welled up like a baby.... could hardly breathe. Then within minutes a huge sigh of relief & happines, quickly followed by a "OMG.... here we go again" rollercoaster of emotions. I don't know how he does it but Reilly gets me every time, with his back to back, insanely intense twists.

I'm exhausted after listening to this story once again. Congratulations and a big, big thank you for another amazing thrill ride with Scarecrow.

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  • Lisa
  • 13-02-2015

Lisa's Review

Loved it Great book Want More Need More please write more
Read it for yourself

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  • James
  • 28-07-2014

The best Scarecrow novel yet!

Army of Thieves is the best Scarecrow novel yet. It has a stronger plot, great action and brilliant new characters including a robot named Bertie. Sean Mangan gives his best performance of Matthew Reilly's novels as well. Matthew Reilly keeps getting better with every novel he writes.

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  • Bruce aka (McGoolie)
  • 25-02-2013

Top quality hard hitting action.

If you could sum up Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves in three words, what would they be?

seat-edged geopolitical action.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

by never revealing the enemy each turn was a blind corner and each reaction was fast and furious.

Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favorite?

Scarecrow is the undoubted favourite

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me think that although the plot was fantastic it was close to a possibility in terms of the way countries behave and treat their friends and their enemies.

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Great book, great writer, great series

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  • graham
  • 25-09-2012

" fast paced action packed "

Yet again another action packed fast paced piece of classic art from a brilliant imaginitave
man I hope for more ..... Please Matthew the world is a better place for reading and listening to your writings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-2012

Adrenaline rush of noble intent!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! This book is lightning-fast, creepy, and fascinating all in one. Matthew Reilly writes with such authority that everything he says feels as though it COULD be real. Sean Mangan has the perfect voice for this book.

What other book might you compare Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves to and why?

Ice Station is the closest to it - for obvious reasons.

What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sean Mangan's voice makes a poor replacement for pure imagination sometimes, but his U.S. accent suits the book. He does a good job with foreign accents and voices. Someone who cannot pull a French or Chilean accent might find this especially interesting.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A few moments made me laugh, and several times I was stomach-struck with horror. Multiple scenes and descriptions had me gaping in wonder at either months of careful editing or an amazing eye for detail.

Any additional comments?

I was a little put-off by how invincible some characters were. Matthew Reilly once said at a talk that his characters ("even Captain Schofield!") could all die at any moment in the storyline, but that did not shine through as well as it could (and perhaps should).

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  • Mr C Blencowe
  • 16-01-2015

Bad ass!!!

Absolutely brilliant. First time I've listened rather than read a Mathew Reilly book and loved it. Sean Mangan really brings the book to life with all the voices he uses for all the characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-09-2018

One of the best

for me this was one of the best Scarecrow books as it was hard to stop listening with all the action going on, there were a lot of similarities with the other books with the way he manages to get out of awkward situations but still a good listen. hopefully the next book will be just as good.

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  • Matt E
  • 21-06-2017

Another great Reilly novel,,

Another beast of a book!
Packed full of really rich characters and a terrific adventure story
Can't get enough of the Scarecrow

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  • Dalton Powell
  • 10-12-2016

what a read! !

I could not put it down a great read from start to finish

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  • tim milner
  • 08-09-2016

Another great tale

Where does Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A good book as it can stand alone, there is some back story and info, the descriptions and pace keep the reader engaged. I have read a couple of his other Scarecrow books and have liked them all. so much so that I have just downloaded the Jack West Jn book 1(7 wonders)
Great read and a definite 'boy' book.

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  • Lewy
  • 19-06-2016

love the scarecrow, more.

A great update in the continued trauma that is the Scarecrows life. wow. I'm worn out. more please.

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  • Clare
  • 05-04-2016

More Scarecrow pleeeaase!!

Another thoroughly enjoyable, action-packed, Scarecrow mission... How the author continues think up ways for Scarecrow to escape certain death I just don't know...!!! What I do know, is that I want more Scarecrow soon!!

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