The Raiders are a talented young skydiving team - with a secret. They are also a highly trained group of covert operatives, carrying out deniable missions for Britain's intelligence services. Under the demanding guidance of their ice-cold leader, an ex SAS explosives expert with many live covert special ops missions into active war zones behind him, the Raiders are developing into an impressive unit. This time, the mission lands Ethan and the team in the most perilous adventure of their careers. The bodies of homeless teenagers are turning up dumped on the street, having been beaten to death. At first no one really seems to care, but then one survives long enough to talk of being forced to fight in a cage, and the authority’s suspect organised crime. But they have no luck cracking the impenetrable wall of silence surrounding the organisation. They need a teenager, trained in hand-to-hand combat, to go in undercover. Ethan's the obvious choice...
©2011 Andy McNab (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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decent book worth a read give it a try and see what you think ok
The only benefit of the audio version over the written, is the personality given by the narrator Nigel Pilkington.
I almost flat-lined... out of boredom.
I have listened to a couple of narrations by Nigel Pilkington and this is on par with them.
I have listened several times, each time, trying to glean interest from the plot... both in parts and in full... the performance of the narrator was fine... the storey felt mass produced, rushed and so far from McNab's normal flair, I begrudge the price of the credit that paid for it.
"Not up there with McNabs best"
I quite enjoy Mc Nabs' books but this narrator is HIGHLY annoying, I have gotten used to Paul Thornley and others who are just more natural than Pilkington. The story is thin and predictable, I found 'Silencer' a whole lot better and more gripping.
Different narrator would have been a good start.
This book kept my 10yr old rivetted and wanting to ge to bed so he could listen some more. It took him a few days to tell me about some of the colourful language but it is written about kids and it's no more than they are used to in the school playground. The only draw back was he fell asleep listening to it and had to get me to reset his kindle every night. Kept him a happy boy for hours.
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