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The Alamo Audiobook

The Alamo: John Milton, Book 11

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Publisher's Summary

New York isn't ready for Britain's most dangerous ex-assassin....

John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can't resist investigating.

Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as The Alamo. Against such dangerous foes, Milton's quest for redemption could come to an end.

The 11th book in the USA Today best-selling John Milton series delivers thrills, action and twists you just won't see coming.

©2017 Mark Dawson (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"It's impossible not to think of Lee Child's super-selling Jack Reacher." (The Times)

"The literary sensation you've never heard of." (The Telegraph)

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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 09-15-17
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 09-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Drug lords, Mafia, crooked cops, and Balkan bada$$"

    This is The Witness, John Milton style. Even though the plot is nearly identical, the story is still great, full of quietly lethal John Milton justice.

    There is no parallel to the Texas Alamo; it is merely the unexplained nickname for the toughest NY precinct. Through some coincidences, Milton decides to becomes involved with the kid who witnessed the bad cops murder someone who could have fingered them. As usual, Milton is mild-mannered and reasonable until violence is all that's left. It is bittersweet as Milton's introspection concludes that he can never have a family, never have friends, and must always keep moving. All he can do is attempt to complete The Ninth Step.

    As usual, David Thorpe is great, although he makes some pronunciation errors trying to sound like a New York cop. We can forgive him for that.

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    Joyce Eriksen 09-03-17

    History addict

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    "Another good read by Dawson"

    This further adventure of Robin Hood Milton, was as much fun as usual. He cant write them fast enough for me. Mark, you write 'em I'll read 'em.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Courter St. Louis, Mo 08-29-17
    Paul Courter St. Louis, Mo 08-29-17 Member Since 2006

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    "Rip off of the movie Witness"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Original story. Watch the movie Witness with Harrison Ford. Young boy see cops kill an informant in the men's room. Love John Milton even if story is not new.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    John Sanford's next release.


    What about David Thorpe’s performance did you like?

    He is great!


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

    Always interesting characters but not original story.


    Any additional comments?

    Still love Milton.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 08-25-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 08-25-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "May be Dawson's best John Milton novel!"

    I enjoyed this suspense thriller. The setting is New Your City rather than San Antono as the title seems to suggest. Milton is working as a cook at a restaurant and going faithfully to his AA meetings while using his John Smith alias. He is living in Coney Island in the winter. First he saves a young woman who is drowning due to a rip current at the beach. He also befriends a man at AA who has a 13 year old son. On the way home from a Giants-Cowboys game at the Meadowlands stadium the boy witnesses a murder. Milton cannot resist trying to help solve the murder. The girl's and the boy's families play a major part in this fascinating, complex, and suspenseful novel. There are some nice plot twists along the way.

    What I like most about The Alamo is that Milton solves the case by following the leads and without any superman-like heroic tactics. The Alamo is Book 11 in author Mark Dawson's John Milton series. Milton continues to deal with his daemons of alcoholism and his long past killings with a British espionage agency. Author Dawson shows maturity as a writer as he writes about a more multi faceted/complex John Milton than in his earlier novels. The Alamo is a great story well told. I'm still not a fan of narrator David Thorpe, but he does an excellent job with this novel.

    The Alamo has my unqualified highest possible recommendation.

    Finally, do not use an Audible credit for this book. Purchased at Amazon using Whispersync for Voice the total cost of the Kindle and Audible versions combined is $6.98 which is between $2.58 and $7.97 less than an Audible credit depending upon which Audible membership you have.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    9/24/17
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    "The Alamo"

    another fantastic Milton book. some great twists and turns in this one. one of those books you can't put down. roll on the next one Mark.

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  • Sanjay
    9/15/17
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    "Excellent as always"
    What made the experience of listening to The Alamo the most enjoyable?

    The narrator captures the nature of all the characters and brings them to life very well


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Alamo?

    The crechendo towards the end of the book is breathtaking


    What does David Thorpe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Excellent voices and really comes into his own when talking as John Milton


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • charles
    Nottingham
    9/15/17
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    "another great story "

    Milton at his best doing the right thing and staying off the booze, good man

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Hammant-Stacey
    Christchurch, UK
    9/15/17
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    "Another fantastic story..."

    I first listened to the 'John Milton' books by accident. I travel a lot, so use audiobooks as I find them relaxing and easier than hoofing books everywhere as I am such a fast reader and don't like e-readers. I was looking for a book narrated by the same reader who had narrated the previous book and stumbled upon this series.

    These books are simply superb. Very well-written, with really cracking plot lines and always a very clever denouement. Mark Dawson is a highly talented storyteller and with each story, Milton's character is able to be understood further through Dawson's ability to develop characters. Even for such a tough guy, he does have other facets. He's like a mix between a modern-day Kwai Chang Caine and James Bond, having a 'particular set of skills'...

    Any book can be improved upon or ruined by the narrator; I have written about this in other reviews. However, I always find that David Thorpe's 'particular set of skills' enhances the Milton stories and enables me to enjoy them even more.

    As someone who is in the process of writing the 'incredibly difficult first book', it's a joy to see that there are people out there who can write like this repeatedly and any would-be writer in this genre - and general crime/police procedurals - can, I think, learn from Dawson's style of writing in terms of character development and what he includes - and leaves out - for the story to progress. Also, the fact that each story is set in far-flung places gives the writer almost unlimited scope to be creative; very clever.

    Milton does have a habit of sniffing out trouble though. I'm actually surprised that the organisers of the meetings he attends aren't less welcoming...

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  • Aidan Ellis
    9/8/17
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    "One of the best of a great series"

    Great book couldn't stop listening. Easily in the top two of the series highly recommended!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coffeeholic
    9/5/17
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    "Perhaps I'm just sick of John Milton, but seriously ... can this be written by the author of the other Milton books?"

    So the author knows their way around the NY subway system??? Granular detail about interchanges and journeying on the subway and on a motorbike through the Big Apple don't make for a thrilling read in my world.
    There wasn't really a story here, and David Thorpe's usual delivery of Dead pan emotionless Milton had nothing to hold on to. But like I say, maybe I'm jaded with the Milton series? I've loved a series recently (Ben hope Harry Bosch, Logan McRae, but perhaps I'm at the end of my pleasure of them. Try this, and maybe you'll get something from it I didn't ... I am sad though; Milton was GREAT, long-live the old Milton!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norman
    9/5/17
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    "can't wait for the next book "

    just love this character and the different story lines.
    long may it continue can't wait for the next one .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/4/17
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    "Great plot from a great writer"

    As always a 5 star review for Mark and brilliantly narrated by David Thorpe.
    Slick, easy to follow and well thought out. Excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CT
    9/4/17
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    "excellent"

    I have listened to the whole series.
    Really enjoy the story and style.
    hope the next one will be out soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline Anne Taylor
    9/2/17
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    "How does Mark Dawson do it?"

    Mark Dawson has just become my favorite author. I have reas ans re read Every one of the John Milton séries ans they just jeep getting better. Style is unique. Always puts a smile on my face.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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