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Who was Dan "Spider" Shepherd before he signed up as an undercover cop and began working for MI5? The Sandpit rewinds with an action-packed rollercoaster to his days in the SAS....

Dan Shepherd and his SAS team are sent into the badlands of Afghanistan to train the rebels who are battling Taliban fanatics. But what starts as a training mission in The Sandpit rapidly turns into a life or death struggle with Shepherd and his team very much in the firing line. Soon they are caught up in an international intrigue that threatens the stability of the whole Middle East.

©2016 Stephen Leather (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • paul
  • 04-03-17

dan Shepherd

a bit pointless and wery slow for a dan Shepherd story the latter books are a lot better

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • S. Durao
  • 04-19-17

Too bland, may have gotten tired of this series

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Have read/listened to all the Dan Sheperd stories so far and found this one a bit too bland to capture me.
May have gotten a bit tired with the series, seemed to be too much of the same.

Would you recommend The Sandpit to your friends? Why or why not?

Have read/listened to all the Dan Sheperd stories so far and found this one a bit too bland to capture me.
May have gotten a bit tired with the series, seemed to be too much of the same.

Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

On the mark as always.

Was The Sandpit worth the listening time?

Have read/listened to all the Dan Sheperd stories so far and found this one a bit too bland to capture me.
May have gotten a bit tired with the series, seemed to be too much of the same.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • A P Stear
  • 02-05-18

A bit dull tbh. Cheap but not really worth it. <br />

Not the best. Would advise avoiding. My opinion. I'm sure others would enjoy it but not in same league as mcnab or ryan

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 10-31-17

Great storyline

Another brilliant story , author and narrator have a understanding , and work well together to produce a gripping listen .

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  • EmGem22
  • 09-06-17

Gotta Love Spider

My favourite action hero, I'd love to know where Stephen Leather gets his info from as Spider and his pals are so much more believable than other characters in similar books.

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  • Chris Hill
  • 06-14-17

short but we'll worth it..

an excellent listen, I was that hooked in that I was late for work twice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-17

Back to the beginning

Before he joined the Metropolitan Police undercover unit, before he joined MI5 Dan Shepherd and his SAS team are sent into the badlands of Afghanistan to train the rebels who but nothing is ever that simple.

Rather an abrupt end hence 4 *

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-29-17

The Sandpit

Stirring yarn but more than a little far fetched. The earlier patrol is believable but taking on a platoon of infantry, no matter how disorganises, with one man and a boy is just not on. SAS drills and SOPs seem to be well covered.
A yarn for a drizzly night when TV is bad.

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  • Miss L ttophi
  • 05-12-17

very enjoyable

another fantastic story by this aurther in this series
i found it intresting and thrilling herad it more than once

3 of 6 people found this review helpful