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The Three Secret Cities

Jack West Junior, Book 5
Narrated by: Sean Mangan
Series: Jack West Jr., Book 5
Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (478 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Australia's favourite novelist and author of the Scarecrow series. 

Hell hath no fury like four kingdoms scorned. The hunt for Jack West Jr has begun. 

A shadow world behind the real world.

When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. 

A world with its own history, rules and prisons.

Now these dark forces are coming after Jack...in ruthless fashion. 

That is reaching into our world...explosively

With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. 

it's an impossible task by any reckoning, but jack must do it while he is being hunted....

Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.

©2018 Matthew Reilly (P)2018 Pan Macmillan AU

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Terrific listen!

Great story, great characters, great narration! Matthew Reilly is an amazingly imaginative story teller, his lengthy research really does pay off in the Jack West novels, I’m a fan for life!
What I can’t believe is I to have to wait till 2020 for the next instalment!!
Really looking to it

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this is dramatic NOT

this is dramatic NOT and that tension voice .come on give a rest now and then

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audio quality not great

the narrator was excellent as always. however, the audio quality was not as good as previous Matthew Rilley books

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  • Chris
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • 19-03-2019

Great book but I audio was odd.

Matthew Matthew. You did it again my friend!
Fantastic story but I had to speed up the narrative to 1.25 to not feel like I was stuck in the mud.

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Escalating story

As with all Matthews series they keep the reader enthralled and the scare value worth every heart stopping moment. Can’t wait to see if the sacrifices person lives or or that is the end. My nails a so short now. Hehe Thanks for the continuing employment of Sean for the narrator, he does your novels justice.

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  • Gav
  • 06-08-2019

BRILLIANT

Loved this book - Reilly is the best! Could not stop listening. Thankyou so much!

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Amazing as always..

With the surprises in The four legendary kingdoms, how could you get better..
I guessed who he was... yah!
hasn’t met Jack...Huh?
Then I knew...excellent
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Another great Reilly novel!

Loved the story.
Don't like the narrator.
Would prefer an Australian accent - would love to hear the author himself narrate!
Looking forward to the next one!
Also enjoyed the interview with Reilly at the end.

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Delivers the adrenalin rush as usual!

This is the reason why Matthew is the Australian author of the year again. It's hard to put his books down once you started reading. It's a wild ride that plays with all your emotions.

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A bit slower than the rest

I love Matthew Reilly's books but listening to Sean Mangan drives me nuts. maybe another narrator for any further series please.

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  • Linda Lawrence
  • 11-02-2019

fantastic

cant wait for the next one , how long do we have to wait? .
How your brain work is amazing

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  • Fraser
  • 26-12-2018

Jack's Back

What can you say about an author like Matthew Reilly, a series like the Jack West Junior novels and the new world blending? Awesome doesn't really do it justice.

Every single book, without fail, has me cheering, laughing and using a couple of tissues. Every single book takes you to new heights and far greater lows (excluding Libby's death which still gets me more than anything).

Matthew's books are ones that I will reread for the rest of my life, I'll show them to my kids and I'll read them all over again. I'm counting the days till we get a Huntsman or Scarecrow TV show. If there is an author who will make sure their books are done properly it's MR. A movie wouldn't do them justice.

Back to this book, everything clicked for me and it was like a few weeks had passed since I put down its predecessor (4LK). I was pulled back in, the double prologues were perfect for this. The introduction of new characters, the communication with peripheral favourites. the emails. The blend of ancient knowledge with modern storytelling. If someone can produce a list of the top 5 "things" in this novel I'd like to see it. So many elements deserve to be mentioned.

I'd ay that this was your masterpiece but I'll be wrong when the next one comes out and that surpasses it. I only have one criticism, my heart strings can't handle many more tugs. Good lord man.

I was saving this for a Christmas read(/listen) so I could do it justice... it turned into a Christmas Day read because I couldn't stop.

PS: I love the interviews at the end, The new additions to the Huntsman ally's list need their own book. Plus one of them needs to meet Sky Monster and they need to talk planes. A quiet scene between two pilots would be gold.

PPS: What happened to the maroon and gold submarine?

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  • david
  • 20-12-2018

missing 1 to2 second at each chapter

loved it a great read and altogether great end but very sad at the many great character deaths