Indonesia, January 2005. Nick Stone is working to retrieve incriminating material from amongst the tsunami-ravaged landscape. His team is attacked, and a man dies - but not before he makes an agonising promise that will return one day to haunt him.
Moscow, March 2011. Semi-retired but restless, Stone finds him at the centre of a mission that leads him from the Alpine enclaves of the super-rich to the savage underbelly of war-torn Somalia. The fuse is lit, and Stone is hurtled into his most complex and compelling mission yet.
©2011 Andy McNab (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
I like the McNab tales but they are not always relaible and this was one of those
The further development of his Nick Stone character.
No. My imagination is better than any directors!
"Great book, shame about the narrator"
The story is great, but the narrator is driving me MAD, why O why was he picked, he is reading it as if he is talking down to you and we are all idiots, and the WORST THING OF ALL, WHY does he have an up inflection at the end of every line ITS DRIVING ME MAD, PLEASE ANDY, if you read this, DONT USE HIM AGAIN PLEASE, Ruined a great Book.
"Great book, terrible narrator"
I agree with the other reviewer... please do not use this narrator again. If he narrates future Andy McNab books, then I, for one, will not be buying them. Bring back Clive Mantle, who had the correct levels of vehemence and crudity when required, quiet and tender when that was called for. This guy just doesn't have the Nick Stone character right at all. Like Dick Van Dyke as a cockney in Mary Poppoins, he is just mis-cast.
"One of his best"
This book is awesome! Has to be one of the best books I've listened too despite not overly enjoying this narrator when he's read some other mcnab books. This one was much better and the story sucked me in and kept me hooked right the way to the end.
This has to be one of mcnabs best books along side remote control and red notice amongst others.
"Gripping as usual!"
I cannot get enough of Andy McNab's books. I work as a window cleaner and listen to audio books all day. This is the latest of his audio books I have listened to and I managed to finish it in 2 days. It is awesome. as with all of his Nick Stone books, it grips you from start to finish and as usual there is always an unexpected twist. First class!
"fantastic story well narrated"
fantastic story well narrated , one of Andy best, non stop action. you won't regret buying this book, or any of his others come to that
"Amazing adventure as always!"
I'm an Andy McNab fan through and through but this is the first time I've tried an audio version. In fact, this it's the first audio book I've ever listened to. Now I'm hooked!
The twelve hours flew by on this non stop adventure. Paul Thornley brought all the characters to life. It actually felt like I was right there with Nick every step of the way. I couldn't imagine anyone else doing a better job.
I've no complaints on the story either. It's another addictive read (or listen). As usual, I was gripped from start to finish - probably more so thanks to the narration.
I can't recommend this book enough! I've just bought the audio version of the next book!
I haven't read the book but the Audio version is excellent.
He's always fantastic. He IS NICK STONE :)
I was gripped in suspense right throughout his trip to Africa. Absolutely wonderful.
This is one of my favourites with an epic, yet ever so slightly unbelievable finale.
"Dead Centre Review"
I love this book, with so many twists and turns and really grips you as a reader. I would definitely recommend this book.
"A cut above"
Yes. As usual with Andy's books, you often miss bits of info the first time round that you may spot the second.
Stone is king! He's a cut above Dan Shepherd or any other fictional ex SAS tough guy!
The best narrator in the game. He makes these books as great as they are.
I learn so much from these books of Andy's, particularly in the Nick Stone series. The intelligence and creativity of this elite army solider has me at awe at every turn in this series. They are quite simply my most enjoyable books, probably of all time, and I can't get enough of them. Audible need to change the abridged versions that they have to unabridged, as you can't really follow the storyline, they are way too short and often miss out important bits of info to the plot.
A great listen, fantastic narration and superb storyline, as ever. Let there never be an end to the Nick Stone saga!
"Mcnab at his usual best"
It does what it says on the tin. Expect no pretensions with mr Andrew mcnab, hard core, gritty and very realistic. A superb insight into modern warfare by someone who's been to hell and back himself. Sit back enjoy the ride and don't forget to breathe! I can never fault this style of writing simple but gripping.
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