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Vicious Circle Audiobook

Vicious Circle

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Publisher's Summary

When Hector Cross's new life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before: a terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp.

They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For Hazel and Hector have a child, a precious daughter, who he will go to the ends of the earth to protect. And brutal figures from the Bannock family's past - thought long-gone - are returning, with an agenda so sinister that Hector realizes he is facing a new breed of enemy. One whose shifting attack and dark, shocking secrets take Hector to the heart of Africa and to a series of crimes so shocking they demand revenge.

©2013 Wilbur Smith (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    6/6/16
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    "wilbur smith. brilliant what more can I say?"

    bring on the sequel. I so want to know what happens next. It is vintage smith.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carel
    4/5/16
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    "Part 2 not accessible"
    What disappointed you about Vicious Circle?

    I enjoyed part 1 very much, and were looking forward to enjoy listening to part 2 as well, but with every attempt only part 1 will play - no part 2 at all???


    How could the performance have been better?

    Part 2 would not play???


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Blackpool, United Kingdom
    4/4/16
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    "Good but predictable"
    If you could sum up Vicious Circle in three words, what would they be?

    Good but predictable story always moving along and reader added to overall proformance


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vicious Circle?

    Hog Pen


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favourite?

    none more than any other


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Smike
    12/15/15
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    "A few hours of your life you will never get back"

    This is probably the worst book i have ever read or listened to. I even checked the spelling of the author's name as i did not see how it could be Wilbur Smith. One small note is unfortunately Swahili is not spoken in Zimbabwe and I feel he is insulting Africa by his lack of research. AWFUL

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda Kirk
    8/29/15
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    "always... the best story teller ever"

    captivating, edgy, passionate. have always enjoyed reading and almost living in the stories Mr Smith so magically weaves.
    thank you for the opportunity to escape into make believe

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • H Holden
    UK
    4/26/15
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    "better than I thought"

    was a bit worried after reading other reviews but I thought the story gave an interesting twist to the first book - thought end could've been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    3/24/15
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    "Excellent"

    This is the best novel I have read. alongside Those In Peril I liked the modern touch

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SMG
    1/25/15
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    "Why So Brutal?"
    What disappointed you about Vicious Circle?

    As a life long fan of Wilbur Smith novels, I was so disappointed to hear this book. The violence and brutality was way over the top. If he can't even be bothered to write his own books any more, why should I bother to listen to/read them?


    Has Vicious Circle put you off other books in this genre?

    I would think very carefully and do research before reading any new Wilber Smith books.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of John Lee?

    No thoughts on the narrator


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None that I can think of.


    Any additional comments?

    If Wilbur isn't able to continue writing then it's a real shame as he wrote some great novels. However, using ghost writers to write mindlessly violent drivel just to make more money is shameful. People will buy this book because of the author and many will be very disappointed, me included.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollymoon1
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    10/10/14
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    "Rushed rubbish and sickly trash!"

    I’m not really sure why I even bothered to get through this one – it kept me listening but I don’t know why. Wilbur Smith, I guess, who I would normally rate amongst top writers and yet this story really was a load of tedious clap trap. The story is a continuation of Those in Peril and is a flouncy, sickly romantic tale of vengeance. The characters are all so incredibly wealthy they lend themselves to being targets of the worlds worse criminals. This story incorporates, sick kidnappings, murders, sex, sex and more sex and the hetrosexual romantic sex is the hardest to stomach because it is described in such unbelieveably sickly tones (sounds like something out of a 1950’s black and white romance – “oh darling, I love you, I want you, but I couldn’t possibly stay with you….!!!”). Suffice to say, its rubbish – I hope he doesn’t continue this story. A positive DON’T BUY book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andre
    BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "Terrific listen"
    Where does Vicious Circle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A thoroughly enjoyable, believable but fictional story line, keeps your ears riveted


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vicious Circle?

    The early tragedy and loss of a key character.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final chase and retributions


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Its painful to tear your ears away - a real page turner in book terms


    Any additional comments?

    This is another great Wilbur Smith genre, this contemporary story oozes confidence and relevant detail to fully engage your brain and ears!!.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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