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The final audiobook in the #1 best-selling Alex Rider series!

Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger. When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage. He's the world's only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex's own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become.

What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies. This is Yassen's story. A journey down a darkened path.

©2013 Russian Roulette © 2013 Stormbreaker Productions Ltd. Trademarks 2013 Stormbreaker Productions Ltd. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Horowitz is pure class, stylish but action-packed, and able to deliver the goods time and again." (The Mirror)
"...a kind of thriller that children yearn for, rooted in meticulous realism yet soaring with inventiveness, action, humour and characters who engage the heart and mind..." (The Times)

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  • Lucille
  • 07-08-14

Fabulous !

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes , it's fast paced and very enjoyable , even if you haven't read others in the series

Who was your favorite character and why?

Yassin , in the book you discover how he became the way he is.

What about Rupert Degas’s performance did you like?

He has a great voice, really gets into character for each different person.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Ever wondered why a baddie became bad ?

Any additional comments?

Top marks , couldn't fault the story or the narrator. More please !

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  • Chloe
  • 11-08-17

Intense Stunning Novel

This Book is amazingly written and read. It feels like you are actually There. STUNNING READ!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-28-17

Its good but its wrong

The time ash tells alex about in snakehead when yassen stabbed him isnt in it. Its good though, other than that

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  • UMAGA
  • 01-04-17

chilling

very
... dark for an alex rider book. gripping. fascinating. every second something was happening. fast moving. deep.

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  • Simon
  • 10-30-16

Amazing...

The story of this book is so easy to follow but it is not recommended for very young listeners (4-8 years old )

Thank you so much for this book audible Stay cool,

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  • Tooks
  • 08-24-16

Thoroughly Recommend

Very much enjoyed the story. Loved the way it was read. Have thoroughly enjoyed all the stories in the series thus far.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-30-16

brilliant story and brilliant narration!

brilliant story and narration, well worth a listen! Seeing the story from another point of view!

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  • Claire
  • 02-02-16

Good read

A new view of the baddie, very good and captivating, couldn't put it down, and I cannot wait for next one.

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  • Rizwan Moid
  • 01-26-15

Horowitz at his best !

The story of Yassin is told in pain staking, page turning detail. All the way from an obscure Soviet village to the fateful meeting with Alex Rider on top of a London skyscraper many years.

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  • ockelford
  • 12-23-15

great stuff

loved it. great book. provides a great back story
easy to listen to. great narrator. loved this book. great series

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