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  • Little Sister

  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Bjorn Thorsson joined the Special Air Service to forget the horrors of his childhood. He killed for Queen and country, and he was good at it. He quits the army and settles down, looking for a quieter life. When his beautiful sister, Gudrun, finds herself in trouble with the owner of a hedge fund, Bjorn promises to get her out of danger. But there’s another factor in play. Group 15, a clandestine government agency, has plans for the financier, and Bjorn is in their way. Bjorn must outwit the Group in the streets of London and in the Highlands of Scotland if he is to protect his sister and survive.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This audiobook short story series is a rip off!

  • By Wayne on 10-29-18

Good Divergent Story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This was a good divergent story. It is indeed in the vain of Group 15, but really takes a turn all it’s own. I enjoyed it, but I wish the story had been longer. Happy listening (or reading).

  • Witness X

  • By: Mark Dawson, Mariani Scott
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Bryan Duffy is Witness X - a government agent implicated in a national scandal and banished to Spain until the agenda can be moved on. But when North Korean hit men attack a seeming innocent on the streets of London, Duffy is called back to the fold. He is tasked with finding the woman's assailants and bringing them to justice. Why has the woman been attacked? Duffy investigates and finds himself sucked into a whirlwind of action and mayhem that is particularly well suited to his special set of skills....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak plot, lots of action

  • By Wayne on 03-01-18

Pretty Good Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

This is a good Group 15 story. It gives you perspective from other Group 15 members. Great plot and great storytelling, as usual. I recommend to those who are fans of Mark Dawson and David Thorpe, as am I. Just as an FYI, the title, Witness X, has very little to do with the actual main story. At the very end of the story, the beginning embers emerge for what was to later happen in the life of Beatrix Rose.

  • The Hong Kong Stories

  • A Beatrix Rose Thriller
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jane Slavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, abducted. She flees to the Hong Kong underworld to plot her revenge. Those who wronged her will pay. Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met. She was an assassin for The Firm, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services. She is lethal. Ethically flexible. Totally ruthless. And you know what they say about payback.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • People who cross Beatrix Rose die!

  • By Wayne on 12-17-15

Great series, great groundwork

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This was a really great story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is the Beatrix Rose that I have come to enjoy. Later in the series, she becomes rather stubborn. Slavin and Dawson do a wonderful job teaming up on this series. I would recommend this book for sure.

  • Tarantula

  • A John Milton Short Story
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. In this second dip into his case files (see 1000 Yards for a further novella), Milton is sent to Italy to investigate the death of a colleague from Group 15.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Milton tries to exit British intelligence

  • By Wayne on 06-03-16

Good Short Story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

This was a pretty good story! I wish it were longer though. The Dawson and Thorpe wonder team succeeds yet again. I highly recommend to all.

  • 1,000 Yards

  • A John Milton Short Story
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

From Amazon number-one best-selling author Mark Dawson, this novella is an introduction to John Milton, the most dangerous assassin in the pay of Her Majesty’s government. Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd, but you wouldn't want to be on his list.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story but too short

  • By Cartec on 08-08-16

Great novella

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I have read tons of John Milton novels and just now made my way around to this gem of a short story. It’s a very clever short story. Amazing that so much story can be packaged in such a short time span. I recommend this book to all who love this genre. I doubt you will be disappointed. Enjoy!

  • Redeemer

  • John Milton, Book 12
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another terrific novel in the John Milton series!!

  • By Wayne on 06-07-18

Welcome back, John!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I just can’t get enough of John Milton’s adventures. This was a fantastic story through and through. Dawson and Thorpe make a great team. The bad guys in this story are really good characters too. I recommend this book to all; however, if you are unfamiliar with the John Milton series, start at Book 1, The Cleaner.

  • The Assassin

  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the most dangerous city in the world. And when a mission to break the local cartel’s grip goes wrong, Isabella Rose, the Angel, finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars. Fearing the worst, Isabella plays her only remaining card... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on lame series

  • By Debora Aldridge on 05-31-18

I Love this Series!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

This Isabella Rose series is ridiculously good! Dawson’s writing is amazing, but it’s Ryan’s narration that seals the deal. I recommend this book to all.

  • The Agent

  • Isabella Rose, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting espionage thriller!

  • By Wayne on 03-12-18

What a wonderful series!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-18

This book and entire Isabella Rose series is fantastic! It will be one of the top 5 books that you have ever read/listened to, I believe. Action, intrigue, thrills, stealth, plot twists, and more action. Napoleon Ryan and Mark Dawson hit it out of the park with this one. It leaves you craving for more. Enjoy!

  • The Asset

  • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She's relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back. When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella's abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate. Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A chip off the block; excellent espionage thriller

  • By Wayne on 08-23-16

Great Follow-on Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Great follow-on book for the Isabella Rose series. It reads just like an action movie thriller. Intrigue, great fight scenes, betrayal, stubbornness, stealth, twisted plot, etc. I would recommend to all, regardless of reading preferences (yes, it’s that good)! The narration by Napoleon Ryan remains first rate. Mark Dawson did a splendid job concocting this web of a story.

  • The Angel

  • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning. Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Furiously Frustratingly BAD IDEA! AWFUL! NO! NO!

  • By Ted on 06-09-16

Super-Exciting Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I am utterly impressed with Ryan’s narration. He nailed it and made this Dawson story really come alive. This story was definitely as good as a John Milton novel (I never thought I’d say that). I love how all the characters played important roles and the ending leaves you begging for more. So addictive! I’d recommend this book to fans and newcomers alike of Dawson’s writing style. And Mr. Ryan should get some type of award for his brilliant narration!