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Twelve Days

John Milton, Book 14
Narrated by: David Thorpe
Series: John Milton, Book 14
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

John Milton hasn't seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight.  

But Elijah's burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear. They have noticed Elijah, too, and decide that now is the time to settle old scores.  

Can Milton keep the young man and his mother safe, or will Elijah's old running mates get to him first?

©2019 Mark Dawson (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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predictable

extremely predictable. this was a part of a series that didnt need revisiting. could see what was coming from chapters out. . was disappointed

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  • Wayne
  • 09-03-2019

Simple little story!

TWELVE DAYS would have made a very good 3.5 hour novella, but as a 4.75 hour novel it's disappointing. Mark Dawson's John Milton series has become formulaic, tired and boring. Dawson is much too good a novelist to allow this to happen. Audible classifies the novel as espionage but there is nothing espionagy, to coin a word, about it. I suspect it's time for Dawson to move on to another protagonist or put his efforts into his Isabella Rose series. The narration by David Thorpe is stellar.

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  • Jeremy A.
  • 05-05-2019

Not Dawson's best work.

The story was predictable and felt like it was resting on the last book for ideas. I have enjoyed this series but this one wasn't up to the standard of the others.

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  • VA Barnhill - Author
  • 16-04-2019

Another John Milton Triumph - by Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson tells his stories brilliantly and David Thorpe interprets them perfectly.

The Cleaner, Dawson’s first story with Sharon Warriner and her son, Elijah, is a must read ahead of Twelve Days. You won’t be sorry reading all of Dawson’s books in their appropriate order. They do not disappoint.

Nonetheless, Twelve Days is a satisfying story, considering the backdrop of the days leading up to Christmas. No spoilers here, but more of John Milton’s character and heart emerge, in juxtaposition to the details of the tale.

AGAIN, do yourself the great favor of reading The Cleaner first.

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  • paul
  • 06-04-2019

go John go!!

Another great pick up for the Milton Stories. Well worth a the listen and fills in the blanks on alyza!!😊

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  • Britt
  • 14-03-2019

david is the best

loved it. well read, written and delivered i enjoy all mark dawson series and cant wait for more.

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  • Salter
  • 12-03-2019

Superb..

A shorter instalment to the brilliant John Milton series, but just as good as any of its predecessors.
On this occasion, Milton returns to old ground, visiting his friend Elijah, whom he'd helped way back in the early stages of the series. Elijah has gone on to big things, but is now getting noticed by those that Milton had protected him from before. The usual fast paced action you'd expect from Mark Dawson, and great to see the trio of Milton, Hicks and Ziggy back in flow.
David Thorpe does a wonderful job of narrating.
Can't wait for the next one!

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  • JET
  • 25-04-2019

Gets better and better

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am so glad Milton went back to book one. I worry that he has underestimated Miss T, however. Why does he think it is safe to walk away from her? I worry for his back! As always, the plot moves along and what happens, unlike in so many similar, but not as good novels, all feels sensible, like it could have happened just like that. Dawson just gets better and better, his writing improving like a good red wine. Not that he would ever read this, but I would like to say thank you to him! A first class story.

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  • Mr. C. J. Heath
  • 17-05-2019

Only 5 hours this book?

I love all the John Milton books but this one was a bit of a rip off.

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  • Joona
  • 03-05-2019

A bit of a shorter installment in the series,

But the character development alone compared to the first one made this one very enjoyable. Absolutely thrilling from start to finish!

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  • Street
  • 03-05-2019

A good listen.

It's a shame this is relatively short, the plot is good, the performance good but so much more could have been added.

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  • Kelly
  • 02-05-2019

shame it wasn't longer

great story again - loved that the 'gang' was back together and revisiting old characters was great. Downside is that it's too short 😉

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  • paul
  • 22-04-2019

bollocks to a headline.

loved it, tied up some loose ends ends but left room for a follow up.

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  • Mr P
  • 12-04-2019

Excellent storyline and brilliant narration.

Excellent storyline and brilliant narration. Well done. I really enjoyed this latest installment of the John Milton series.

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  • Mr
  • 10-04-2019

one of the best in the series

This is one of the best John Milton books in the series. it was nice to see how he managed to go back and correct a problem that he hadn't solved.

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  • Benny
  • 07-04-2019

Classic Milton.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Milton books, but this one grabbed me more than others to such an extent that I stopped doing the odd jobs that usually get dealt with at the same rime, and just sat and listened to the last chapters without moving!