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Publisher's Summary

Former allies in the IRA, Sean Dillon and Martin Brosnan have chosen different paths. Now Dillon is a terrorist for hire, a master of disguise employed by Saddam Hussein. Brosnan is the one man who knows Dillon’s strengths and weaknesses…and brilliant mastery of espionage. Once friends, now enemies, they are playing the deadliest game of their careers. A game that culminates in a frightening – and true – event: Iraq’s attempted mortar attack on the British war cabinet at 10 Downing Street in February 1991…

Blending fact and fiction, Eye of the Storm is pure excitement. Jack Higgins at his best.

Take another thrill ride with Sean Dillon.
©1993 Jack Higgins (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Will leave readers happily breathless…his most enjoyable book in years.” ( Kirkus Reviews)
"A heart-stopping cat-and-mouse game…spectacular and surprising." ( Abilene Reporter News)

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YAAA--W--N

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Well, despite the several killings, suicides, and bombings, this was a boring story. Cut out some of the conversation, and maybe it would be better.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I may listen to the next one just to see if I warm up to the unfeeling protagonist; if not, that will be it for Sean Dillon.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I think the narrator did a fine job. The story was boring.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I read 2 other books in between listenings to this--it was that not engaging.This is not a hero to make my heart pound. He is a sociopath with a warped or dishonest sense of honor (?). His big line is, "I always pay my debts." Except when it is, "I always keep my word." And he expects others to do the same. Maybe I was yawning when it happened, but I missed the part where he could collect his payment even though he hadn't completed his part of the bargain. Now, don't get me wrong, I am happy that the good guys survived and the bad guys didn't, but this was all too weird. This is not honor, even the among-thieves kind. It just made him a jerk.

Any additional comments?

What right-minded head of Intelligence and Captain aide leave a man for dead without checking? Seriously? If that's what you count on to stay alive, I fear your time is up.

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I would recommend this to all of my friends

the performance by Michael page was phenomenal. I felt he captured the essence of each of the characters in a way that entices the listener to go for the whole story inn one shot

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Great book, the beginning of fantastic series

Jack Higgins introduces readers to one of his most exciting and daring characters possible. Very well written, hated to stop listening. The descriptions make it feel as if you are really present in each scene. Michael Paige is fantastic as a narrator. I recommend this book and the subsequent books in the Sean Dillon series by Jack Higgins.

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great listen.

The story line moves fluently. Characters developed and stay constant. Dillon series is very enjoyable.

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Better than expected

The book was very entertaining and the story moved right along and didn't wander off on too many insignificant details.

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Great Moving Story

What did you love best about Eye of the Storm?

The Narrator was great loved his voicing and personalities ..

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eye of the Storm?

All of it..

Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

He is great at almost all.. Its really hard to chose.

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

Kept me on my toes.. not laughing or crying just engaged..

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  • Cheryl
  • Douglasville, GA, United States
  • 10-18-14

Definitely disliked the story and the performance.

I was so annoyed by this book that after listening to 3 ½ hours, I had to just turn it off and give up. What a waste of money. Don’t you hate it when you’ve purchased a book that is such a dud?

I disliked the narrator’s over dramatization of the narration. It was like he was trying to making the story line more than what it was. I kept thinking in my mind, would it be a better story if I were reading it myself? Then I concluded that it would not have been. I did not like the characters that were in the story and I especially did not like Sean Dillon. He was being glorified in the story, but he was the villain. A very disappointing book and I will not continue with the series.

Narrator was too dramatic which was annoying to me.

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LUV YA SEAN DILLON!

Dillon is such a great character -- so many layers of intrigue and trickery! Can't wait to read more Dillon books by Higgins

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  • Mindy
  • Granbury, TX
  • 05-29-12

Accents are amazing!

What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

Michael is my favorite narrator! He is consistent and does an amazing job with his accents.

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Cookie Cutter Spy Book - Boaring

How did this book get a 4.1 rating? Were reviewers bribed? I thought the book was painfully awful. The narrator was okay but not great. The characters were just so painfully obvious. The plot and action overwhelming predictable. The writing itself was more bad young adult lacking any level of sophistications. Pass on this book.

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