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  • Night Strike

  • Chris Ryan Extreme, Book 2
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Josh Cohen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

The second book in the Chris Ryan Extreme series. Former SAS hero John Bald is a man at war with himself and fighting a losing battle with the bottle. But then he is reluctantly thrust back into battle.... In the race to develop ever more powerful weapons, technology has become the new frontline in global terrorism. And when one of America's most cutting-edge defence contractors suspects a sleeper cell operating in its midst, the Firm reaches out to its most cold-blooded son. Bald's mission: kill the sleeper before they can smuggle top-secret weaponry into the hands of the West's deadliest enemies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Review

  • By Greg on 07-02-15

Review

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-15

The poorest quality book I have read and almost 5 years. Terrible storyline, not the best narration and would not recommend.

  • Personal

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child’s number-one best-selling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A swing and a miss

  • By Greg on 09-10-14

A swing and a miss

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Story line needed more work. Overall needed more action and violence.

Would you recommend Personal to your friends? Why or why not?

No, out of all the Jack Reacher books this is near the bottom.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, consistent performance.

Could you see Personal being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No. Definitely not Tom Cruise.

Any additional comments?

Jack Reacher needs to die. What a fantastic book that would be.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • White Lies

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Dan "Spider" Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line - for his friends and for his job with MI5. So when one of his former apprentices is kidnapped in Pakistan, Shepherd doesn’t hesitate to join a rescue mission. But when the rescue plan goes horribly wrong, Shepherd ends up in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists. His SAS training is of little help as his captors torture him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good stand-alone story

  • By Simon L on 12-21-14

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-10-14

What did you love best about White Lies?

Could not turn this book off. Great story line bringing several old characters into the book.
Superb narration yet again.

What other book might you compare White Lies to and why?

Andy McNabs 'Nick Stones' series.

What about Paul Thornley’s performance did you like?

Range of different accents and different characters is second to none.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes definitely

Any additional comments?

Hurry up and write the next one.