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Publisher's Summary

The new novel by the author of the best-selling The World Walker series.

'My name is Daniel Harbin, and I'm a child of The Deterrent.'

What if a superhuman turned out not to be so super...or even human? Britain's superhero, The Deterrent, was unveiled to the world in 1979 and disappeared two years later. The truth about his origins has never been revealed. The rumours about his children - those that survived - and their mysterious abilities have never been confirmed. Until now.

Armed with a diary that reveals everything about The Deterrent's early years, Daniel Harbin - discovering powers of his own - finds himself dragged into the same secretive government department his famous father worked for. Can a halfhero be a better superhero than his father, or is Daniel making a terrible mistake? When the wrong people know what you're capable of, no matter how powerful you are, you're still in danger....

©2017 Ian Sainsbury (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"I've read it now, Children of the Deterrent that is and um...it's good. It's really good. Oh my days it's good.... From the opening page, I was seriously gripped. In fact, for the first time in years, I put my own work aside and pushed my deadlines back a bit to make time to read it. I even did that reader thing of going to bed early, just so I could get stuck back into it." (R R Haywood)

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Really enjoyed

While it took me a few chapters to get into the book, and understand the rhythm of how it was written - once I did I couldn't stop listening:)
I liked the character (Chris, I think) who was reading us her diary of the events. She was a down to earth, funny character.
Definitely would recommend this book!

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Good start of the series

The events are oddly arranged and that's the beauty of the book. The style is great and the narration is superb. Overall the author has written a great story, which develops a bit slow (sometimes you will hear information which is completely useless, like what kind of food is on the table), but the way the author describes stuff is very intoxicating. My only recommendation would be to speed up the story with about x1.5.

I'll definitely listen to the next books in the series. I've become keen on Sainsbury's style. It is truly different from most authors.

One comment on the narrators - while British narrators bring great feeling when listening, they also bring a bit odd pronunciation of some words and I was not able to catch some words now and there.

Overall - recommended!

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  • paul allison
  • 02-17-18

Not your average superhero story

This was the first book I’ve encountered by this author, it’s very well written and the narration is spot on.
The story moves along at a good pace and keeps the listener hooked throughout.
I’d recommend the book

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  • Christian Lewis
  • 03-19-18

Brilliant Book

loved it and was engrossed from start to finish. would recommend this to anyone with a love of action with a little sci-fi and superheroes thrown in.

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  • Flo
  • 03-13-18

A good read.

A good read, engaging story line which reaches a satisfying conclusion, not too open ended but leaving room for development.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-28-18

loved this so much !

This book is like Pringles once you start you can't stop!
Great characters and narrators all adds to a enjoyable listen.
keep up the good work Mr Sainsbury.

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  • Trish Abbott
  • 02-24-18

An Unforgettable Read

Bloody amazing. I enjoyed the narration of Cressida as she sounded more natural, as if she was telling the story rather than reading a book. Having said that, the content was brilliant, the storyline, although was pure fantasy, I could imagine it really happening, and the writing was as I expect from such a talented Author. It would make a brilliant film!