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Publisher's Summary

Introducing Matt Rix...Australian commando. An explosive thriller from the heart of Afghanistan.

Outside the wire, Uruzghan Province, Afghanistan, 2010.... In the badlands of central Afghanistan, an Australian Special Forces platoon is fatally hit by a roadside bomb. A shadowy Taliban commander, codenamed 'Rapier', is identified as responsible for the deadly attack. Matt Rix, the ultra-tough commando who led the ambushed platoon, swears vengeance. Rix is one of Special Forces' most lethal operators. He'll neutralise Rapier - whatever it takes.

But in Afghanistan's brutal war, not all things are as they seem.

©2016 Bram Connolly (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"The Fighting Season is military fiction of the first order: as tough as nails and packed with the insider knowledge of someone who has done it for real." (Matthew Reilly)

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  • anthony
  • 12-29-16

Good first book.

This is a good first book to what could become a good series. I enjoyed the listen there was some good action. This was the first time i have Hurd this narrator and i think he did a very good job and i could easily listen to him again.

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  • nic
  • 12-09-17

best military thriller out there!

i have had the Honour of serving with Maj. Connolly, and the story he tells in this thriller is one of the best youll ever read, the names of the Operators may have been changed, but hearing their tale i know exactly who each is he is referring to

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-13-17

A great story, greatly enhanced by accurate detail

Thoughly enjoyed this story. The accuracy and extensive knowledge of the Australian Military is what made me respect the author and allow the story to flow so well. Showing all sides of the conflict was an interesting dynamic. The main focus on officers was a bit tedious at times, a bit more focus on the JNCOs and Diggers would have been great. This story captivated me from start to finish and time well spend to listen to. Keep up the good work.

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  • Jack Cox
  • 09-08-17

Excellent

Absolutely awesome. The author's first hand knowledge and experiences along with his creativity make for an outstanding storyteller. Well worth the listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-17

Awesome listening

Easy to listen to and gripping action that just keeps you listening to the story

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  • Ben
  • 07-30-17

reasonable

not a bad modern war story. not the usual American oh-raa. refreshing hearing Australian soldiers in combat

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  • AdrianStone
  • 07-01-17

Bram, well done.

An amazing written version with an incredible audio version. If gripping the edge of my seat was a thing in the paperback, I was gripping the edge of my iPhone with the Audible version! Bloody brilliance.

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  • Col Gorman
  • 02-07-17

Great Book

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Had been waiting to hear this one for a while and I am glad it was released as an audible edition and was not disappointed .

Up to date on military hardware etc which has let some of the other authors in this genre down over recent years.

The narrator was great glad he didn't over Aussie the voices of the characters and had the characters down pat.

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  • Andrew
  • 02-06-17

fantastic story

loved this book. fictional but could easily have been non fiction.
great read that I didn't want to stop. And narration is easy to listen to.

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  • Duncan
  • 02-05-17

Great story, never a dull moment.

Action packed from start to finish. The narration is excelent, and flows throughout the story. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Gary
  • 01-16-17

amazing read

absolutely loved it, caught the Aussie humour and didn't need to skip major parts due SOTG's natue of work