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Publisher's Summary

An Alex King prequel, set 17 years before The Contract Man.

In the last days before signing the peace agreement, an IRA splinter cell mounts an operation on the British mainland using English criminals. This unprecedented move intrigues MI6, and they assume command of MI5’s surveillance operation.

A career criminal is released from prison and aims to win back the wife and child his sentence has cost him, but before he can, he is forced back into his old world. The stakes have changed, and his family have become leverage for the most ruthless people imaginable.

A woman imprisoned in an abusive relationship, desperate to escape with her son and rekindle her past, becomes the pawn in a deadly world of deception, violence, and retribution.

A clandestine wing of the secret intelligence service tests its newest recruit. Alex King has trained and operated in the shadowy world of intelligence, and now, he must kill for his country, but before he can, he needs to discover more about the men he has been sent to kill.

©2016 Anthony P. Bateman (P)2018 Anthony P. Bateman

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  • Damo
  • 17-03-2020

Dire oration

I thought the performer on Book 2 was bad...
This was dire.. didn’t get through 2minutes of it before it drove me scatty!..
Will have to try and buy the book instead as could not handle this performance!..
Audible.. what,, are you doing???

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  • Mr G Goodhand
  • 07-05-2019

Worst narration ever!

Never written a review on here before but the narration on this book is so bad I had to. I’ve had to stop listening half way through the first chapter or Alexa would have gotten thrown through the window.
What a waste of money. Having read most of the reviews on this book they all complain about the narration. Please could someone else narrate this book? If I were the author I would be pretty annoyed at the comments.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-03-2018

Terrible

Has Shadows of Good Friday put you off other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

American accent, stilted delivery, very poor depiction of the story and, most of all very poor UK accents.

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  • billy brown
  • 30-06-2020

worst ever

I never got past chapter two this has got to be the worst narration I have heard i want my credit back.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-2020

Great story terrible narration

Worst narrator ever sounds like the lovechild of siri and William shatner
Totally unbelievable vocals on characters

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-2020

great stuff rubbish naration

fancy getting an American to narrate a book about the IRA! Plus his lack of pronunciation of the English words and halting delivery spoiled a cracking story,

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  • Doe
  • 29-06-2019

Spoilt story

I persevered to about a quarter way through but the narration completely spoilt it for me. It sounded automated, dreadful accents and the wrong age group for the characters. I’m going to try one more Alex King book as the stories are so gripping with great characters

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  • Curtis
  • 01-11-2018

Worst Narrator

I've listen to many audio books and this is the first time I've been compelled to leave a review... This is quite possible the worst narrator I've heard! I have no idea why he thought his stupid, stilted speech was necessary?! completely ruined the book for me, to the point that I had to stop after a few chapters. So disappointed.

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  • harry
  • 18-02-2021

This is a joke STAY AWAY

I have around 50 books in this genre but the narrating is terrible STAY AWAY

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-2021

Can't listen to that!

Not a good combination, using an American to read a story that uses English terminology. Leads to broken, mispronounced words being read by someone who sounds like they don't understand what they're reading. I gave up after chapter 2

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