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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.

©2016 Mark Dawson (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Not Up To Some of the Others In the Series

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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  • Ms. Lucy
  • Fairfield, California
  • 08-04-16

Another Hit by Mark Dawson

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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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 08-05-16

John Milton is back!

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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  • JC
  • 09-10-17

Pretty Decent Novel

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!

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Slow Jungle

Solid characters and timely issues on immigration but the storyline is too slow in parts.

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Long Way to Go

Not very interesting. Lots of travel and misery. Story not realistic. Not the best book Dawson has done.

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Not my favorite

Too many instances of prose that didn't move the story along. Had I read it I would have skipped those parts.

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Another GREAT John Milton book.

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!!!

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Excellent listen

If you enjoy the John Milton series you will not be disappointed by this one

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Borderline Great

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.

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  • Chris P
  • 08-08-16

As always could not wait to listen.

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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  • Joy Noble
  • 09-17-16

Another fab Milton book

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?

Not really

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  • Carôle
  • 09-13-17

Oh how I wish this were true.

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-24-17

Brilliant

Anther super JM book thanks but I'm running out of Milton stories please write more.

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  • Andy
  • 07-08-17

Fantastic!

David Thorpe yet again brings these characters to life. Edge of seat stuff, brilliant. The British version of Reacher with depth!! Thank you

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  • Caroline Munday
  • 06-23-17

Milton never leaves a stone unturned!

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!

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  • kimmie
  • 05-03-17

Fantastic story

Really enjoyed this book, can't wait to read the next one, which I know will be as good as all of the others

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  • Alan
  • 02-03-17

Another cracking story from Mark Dawson.

I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. Full of drama and excitement. Great!

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  • Mr John Dennett
  • 12-29-16

Great Story

ko good plot and well narrated also a great finish, look forward to next one

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  • T
  • 12-28-16

Good addition to the Milton series

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.