Sniper Fire in Belfast (SAS Operation)

Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But can the SAS survive working deep undercover among the terrorists of Northern Ireland?

It is the 1970s, and a mean and dirty war is being waged on British soil. Sectarian violence is an almost daily occurrence, and the terrorist groups, who finance their operations through robbery, fraud and extortion, engage in torture, assassination and wholesale slaughter.

To cope with the terrorists' activities, the British Army need the support of exceptional soldiers who can operate deep undercover - the SAS. The regiment is soon embroiled in some of the most secretive, dangerous and controversial activities in its history. These include plain-clothes work in the towns and cities, the running of operational posts in rural areas, surveillance and intelligence gathering, ambushes and daring cross-border raids.

Sniper Fire in Belfast is a nerve-jangling adventure about the most daring soldiers in military history, where friend and foe look the same and each encounter could be their last.

©2016 Shaun Clarke (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Alec
  • 03-27-17

Riveting Story but too short

Second book I've read in the series. Again I'm left feeling a little short changed and feel with a little more effort the story could be double the length with more opportunity to investigate the characters. Paul Thornley delivers, as always, as narrator.

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  • Mikey
  • 03-17-16

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This book is a little gem. What more can I say? It kept me interested throughout and looking forward to my next listen each time I put it away. Being a huge fan of the SAS, my expectations were high. The storyline is brilliant, the characters are what Id expect SAS soldiers to be like and I loved listening to every minute of it.

I'm so pleased there are three more, and an additional three books due for release later this month. Shaun Clarke has done well here, I just hope his other books match up to this one!

Don't waste another second. A credit well spent I assure you.

Ps make Paul thornley the only narrator for these books. He is superb.

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  • "supersapper"
  • 02-01-20

Sniper Fire in Belfast

Excellent story, fast paced, narration was good too. I would highly recommend this book .

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  • Honest Harry
  • 12-24-19

Let down by inaccuracies

A good story based around events of that specific era of the troubles. However some very basic mistakes, not least of which was describing 1970s soldiers being equipped with SA80 assault rifles, when this particular weapon was not adopted by the British infantry units until the mid to late 1980s.

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  • Jack Harrison
  • 11-11-19

A great story, written and performed.

This was the second audio book I bought on this subject and was not disappointed.

I would certainly recommend it to provide a glimpse into the events of those times and locations.
And I can honestly say, there there were no sections that I thought to be bored or hard to follow; though if I HAD to choose, between this and 'Bandit Country SAS Operation', by Peter Corrigan; than the latter has to win by a head..

They are both sufficiently different, to want buy both.

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  • John lindsay
  • 07-16-19

informative

really enjoyable book learning about the sas in northern ireland in the early 70s great

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  • kyle anderson
  • 06-14-19

Good listen

This Slow to start but as the story goes on it’s hard to stop listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-29-18

Average!

Average. Read many better books on "the troubels". I normally reads books more than once, probably won't with this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-18

thrilling read

Well I really enjoyed this book from start to finish it was action the characters were very well written lots of comedy as well as heart break definitely a good read

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  • Richard
  • 02-20-18

Great work

gives you a real insight to the SAS operations in Ireland during the troubled times