No Comebacks

Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Deception, blackmail, murder, revenge - these are themes of stories that move from London to the coast of Spain, from Mauritius to Dublin. Whether his subject is assassination by stealth, gun-smuggling or the cruel confidence trick Forsyth is never less than compulsive.

Here are eight stories with the Forsyth touch - a brilliant and original collection by an incomparable craftsman of suspense.

©1972 Frederick Forsyth (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Some excellent stories

Some excellent stories. However, this should really come into the Abridged section as having read the original physical book there are at 2 stories missing from the original book, There Are No Snakes in Ireland is one (in my opinion the best from the original book) and Duty. If these were included it would get 5 stars from me.

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Not all of the stories in the book are here.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Where was the story-There Are No Snakes in Ireland? It is in my copy of the book but was not on the audio.

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No Comebacks By Frederick Forsyth

Normally I do not like short stories, however this book is a collection of short stories that go from good to incredible. The Emperor and The Careful Man are stories that make life worth living no matter how rough life is going.
Dave

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Audiobook incomplete!!

A couple of stories missing from the audiobook, unexpected from Audible, wasted 1 credit for the month !!

Narrated brilliantly however, no complaints on the author or narrator.

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LOW THRESHOLD FOR SHORT STORIES

When I read a book of short stories I expect to dislike most of them. I, in fact, read the first page of each one and if it does not grab me I am done with it. Not the book, just that particular story. I am more than satisfied if there is just one story that I really like. NO COMEBACKS, which is the title of the first story, is one of the very best I have ever read. In fact, I read it years ago in paperback and saved the paperback because I liked NO COMEBACKS so well. The narrator is superb, The story is masterfully done and I have listened to it twice this time even though I know every turn in the story. GREAT READ.....AGAIN!!!

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It took three times for this book to take.

I had to come back to this book three times before I liked it. But It is great now.

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Great collection of stories.

These are short stories with ironic and twist endings. The narration was great and I enjoyed this book.

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  • 10-25-14

A great short story collection

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I enjoy a good short story and find very few great collections. Here is a great one, with excellent plots and twists. All the tales are good and a couple stand out. 'A Careful Man' and 'The Emperor' are memorable.

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  • seagull
  • 02-26-15

Okay Collection But 2 Stories Missing!

The original book has 10 stories but here we only get 8. It should really be classed as an abridged book. The two that are missing are "There are no Snakes in Ireland" and "Duty". The former is often cited as the highlight of the book as it won a Edgar Allan Poe Award for best short story and it's really disappointing that it's missing. Why would you omit two of the stories, one of which is supposedly the highlight?

The 8 stories you do get are generally either set in Ireland or are based around a middle/upper class stiff upper lip British businessman/gentry. The latter gets a little bit wearing. The stories themselves are fine with a twist at the end although in a number you could see the twist coming.

Narration is okay although once or twice you could hear the ruffle of pages and it wasn't always obvious when one story ended and the next started.

Not essential Forsyth but any means, more for the completest (although you'll have to track down a paper copy to read the two missing stories!).

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  • Mo 2512
  • 04-14-20

The master of the twist in the tale

Brilliant short stories and all with a twist in the tale of a sting in the tale

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  • jrs
  • 09-24-19

short stories

I guess it's my fault for not reading the description... but normally he writes full novels and I didn't expect short stories...ok I suppose if that's what you like.. but not my cup of tea.

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  • I. A. Wright
  • 06-26-19

Great yarns

Away from the Cold War and its stories, true(ish) and fictional, the tales in this book are pretty sure to make you smile if not laugh. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • G
  • 10-27-18

Brilliant stories

Being Frederick Forsyth we waited for the twist at the end and were not disappointed. Highly recommended

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  • Philip
  • 05-21-11

Marvellous - as always

Always worth listening to. Can we have more from Mr Forsyth? His stories are well researched and elegantly written.

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  • Kathleen
  • 03-01-16

Not totally unabridged

A brilliant book, well read but there were at least 2 stories missing which I wasn't very happy about. It said it was unabridged however, which left me confused.

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