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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
4.7 out of 5 stars (545 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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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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Good except epilogue

Book was ok and had some cliffhanger moments. Big downside was the epilogue - book would have been a lot better without it Narrator was ok - accents could be better/more consistent at times but was still well done

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Matthew Reilly is in a class (world) of his own

Ive been reading Matthew Reilly's work for 20 years, and I am constantly amazed at how he keeps going bigger, harder, more extreme and insane with each story. The Jack West Jr series are a series I revisit every year or so. this is the 3rd time I've consumed The Three Secret Cities. No other series manages to balance the mythical, Action, humanity and social commentary than Matthew has managed to do. Looking forward to The Two Lost Mountains and the One xxxx!

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Move over Clive Cussler

Matthew Reilly has evolved from the rollercoaster and surpasses ol' Clive in the adventure stories, creating the whole new genre of the rollercoaster-adventure hybrid. I can hardly wait to read the Two whatevers his next book will be called. Hooyah Matthew, Hooyah!

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meh

I'm a long time fan of MR. There are several reasons I don't think much of this book. 1. the guy who reads it has one ok voice and the rest are cringe worthy... 2. with how much 'impossible' stuff that happens you quickly don't care about the so called risks. As jack west is fine. if anything, you start hoping characters get killed off to put more at steak. at least the 3rd scarecrow book killed off a main character. 3. In fictional books I am open to a lot of stuff and seldom get bothered by the details. gruesome or not. what I am sick of in this series is the continued mockery of the Bible. I can ignore plenty but this series is one non stop cherry picking mockery. every second sentence is on the topic... and some of what MR comes up with to continue the plot is just dumb. I quite enjoyed the 5 greatest warriors even with it's mocking of the Bible.. but MR just goes on and on and on... 4. to continue my 3rd point, this book and series though fictional screams "I want to be taken seriously!!!". how many dozen times did a character see the monitors and somehow instantly think "that's a neanderthal...". every single character somehow thought that option before the normal thought of; 'another group of people'... I am confident MR believes some people groups are superior than others by this continued train of thought. I see people shorter than me with a different shaped head and it never popped to my mind they are half evolved... the main characters are from all over the world... surely one would think a little different to the others.. it feels extremely forced into the books. 5. I love the dig at trump. lol. as soon as that scene started I guessed where it would end up. it's a fictional book series... I'd be totally cool if the president was assassinated and that to be that. it's fictional. also, after refusing to say the president's name in other books, why start now? could have done a lot different.. this book puts a lot of real enough events that it wants to be taken seriously. I feel it forgets it is just a made up book. MR so wants his beliefs to be true. lol. I'll unlikely buy the next in the series. I can only imagine what sort of book it will be. the only book of MR's I think is worse is that 'secret runners of New York'. that's a seriously crap book unless you are a 13 year old girl.

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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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  • 06-08-2019

BRILLIANT

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

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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