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....
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....
Pursued by determined enemies and intelligence agencies from both sides of the Atlantic, Victor will soon discover there is nowhere left for him to hide....
Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little something more....
London, 1940: The Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for 57 nights. Houses, shops, and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux....
Rumor has it there's a Russian you can turn to if you're very rich, and need dirty deeds done without a trace....
What happens to a seven-year-old boy who sees his parents die in a murder suicide....
Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away....
The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country, or watch your family drop dead before your eyes....
John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders....
When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI....
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world. And then tragedy struck....
A major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack....
Half American, half Japanese, expert in both worlds but at home in neither, John Rain is the best killer money can buy....
What do you do when the love of your life vanishes? Lisa was taken, and Ryker will find the perpetrator....
On the one side is a ruthless adversary with a blood-chilling plan - and on the other are agents who will stop at nothing to see their own brand of justice done....
Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman, may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career....
Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick's Day celebration....
An assassin haunted by his past. Two young refugees out of their depth and in need of his special talents.
John Milton is no stranger to the world's seedy underbelly. But when the former British secret service agent comes up against a ruthless human trafficking ring, he'll have to fight harder than ever to conquer the evil in his path.
After Milton meets a refugee who lost a sister to people smugglers, he travels through war-torn Libya and the murkiest parts of Italy and France to get the girl back. As enemies watch his every move, Milton confronts a group of Albanian pimps and smugglers so dangerous, they could easily make this mission his last.
I have listened to all the John Milton books. Narration is superb. Some of the books are too (Sward of God and Salvation Row for example) others are just ok (The Cleaner, St. Death, Ghosts). This is one that is just ok. There isn't much time spent on developing Milton, he doesn't gain any depth and we don't learn anything new about him. The supporting characters are weak or shallow. The plot is ridiculousness. I don't want to give away the story but Milton doesn't need to traipses around the globe to find the thugs. There isn't much action either. Milton comes across as not very bright which I found to be the case in some of the other novels. There is so much potential with the story line and character but it is squandered. Even as a Milton fan, I would skip this one.
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I've read several books by this author and this is by far one of his best. The tension grabs the reader at the beginning and doesn't let go. The narrator is great at delivering believable accents.
The story of human trafficking is all too real - the author's knowledge of the pain it causes come through on every page.
I will be listening to this one again!
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This novel is #9 in the John Milton series by British novelist Mark Dawson. In The Jungle the former British covert agent continues to deal with his twin demons of past unnecessary killings and addiction to alcohol. He deals with the demons by helping others in need and striving to live the AA steps. All of Mark Dawson's books in the John Milton series, the Beatrix Rose series, and the the new Isabella rose series are in my Audible library.
The Jungle was released in Kindle and print editions three months prior to the release in Audible format, so I had already read the book prior to the Audible release this week. Still listening to the novel was very worthwhile.
This book is about human trafficking as Milton helps reunite a man with his sister who was sold to members of an Albanian crime mob to become a prostitute in London. Of course Milton's intent is not only to recover the young woman but also to take down the mob by killing its leaders. As with all of Mark Dawson's books The Jungle includes intense suspense. I recommend this book, this series, and all of Mark Dawson's books to those who like espionage thrillers and suspense thrillers. I am not a big fan of narrator David Thorpe but he is better than adequate. Mark Deakins and Napoleon Ryan narrate others of Mark Dawson's novels and they do a superb job.
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The story was not as good as all of the previous ones, but still good nonetheless. I would recommend this to die hard fans of the John Milton series. Happy reading!
Solid characters and timely issues on immigration but the storyline is too slow in parts.
Not very interesting. Lots of travel and misery. Story not realistic. Not the best book Dawson has done.
Too many instances of prose that didn't move the story along. Had I read it I would have skipped those parts.
These John Milton books are fantastic! Not sure which has been my favorite, but this one may be the best (I have listened to several). The narration is excellent as well. I highly recommend any one of this series and I don't even think it matters which one you listen to first. Love them all!!!
If you enjoy the John Milton series you will not be disappointed by this one
Overall fun read but some glaring plot holes. Writer expects a LOT of flexibilty on the reader's part to suspend disbelief during key character decision points. Little short for a full credit. Author calls magazines 'clips' once or twice in the earlier books (which is hard to swallow in this kind of series), but for the most part the situations are believable and Milton is very human. All in all though a good placeholder while we wait for Rapp & Reacher next books.
I listened to it all in one day immersed in the story.
Listened to all of the books in the series and can't wait for the next.
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Would you consider the audio edition of The Jungle to be better than the print version?
Love the narrator, so it's a close call.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Milton obviously, makes Reacher look like an amateur
What does David Thorpe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
He makes Milton sound the way you would want him to sound
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Mark Dawson has a really really good way of storytelling, and this story featuring John Milton is one of the best that I have read because it was simple, but very moving. I really do wish that this was not a novel but actual fact.
If this is your first excursion with John Milton, it shouldn't be. Read the others first but definitely come to this one - it's very enjoyable.
Anther super JM book thanks but I'm running out of Milton stories please write more.
David Thorpe yet again brings these characters to life. Edge of seat stuff, brilliant. The British version of Reacher with depth!! Thank you
I have loved the whole series of the John Milton books and love this character as well as the performance of the book. simply brilliant!
Really enjoyed this book, can't wait to read the next one, which I know will be as good as all of the others
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. Full of drama and excitement. Great!
ko good plot and well narrated also a great finish, look forward to next one
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
A good book with the usual type of "Milton" es antics and the adventures as normal with the right amount of mix between action & story telling.