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Publisher's Summary

Smuggled to the Middle East as a child.

Trained as one of the most elite insurgents of his generation. 

Forced to do things no one should, for a cause he couldn't believe in. 

But as his brothers were preparing to kill, he was looking for a way out. 

Now, on the eve of the deadliest coordinated attacks the world has ever seen, he'll finally get his chance. 

He will break free and hunt down those who made him a monster. 

He must draw on all his training to survive.

He is Sleeper 13.

Sleeper 13 is a fast-paced thriller filled with twists and turns and intrigue that will appeal to fans of big-hitting thrillers such as Nomad, Orphan X, The Bourne Identity and globe-trotting spy thriller I Am Pilgrim.

©2018 Rob Sinclair (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Was good overall; some annoying bits

lt captured my interest right off. Later parts started to drag and get annoying.
I just got so tired of listening to the MI-6 people bitching at each other. There was so much “SHOUTING” the narrator must have given himself a sore throat.

The MI 6 woman got really aggravating—she seems to be “furious and fuming” a very large percentage of the time and everything she was involved in became fingernails on a chalkboard. Her boss seems to be a pigheaded and complete and utter moron whose SOP was total denial of anything that was bad. They had the same argument during 90% of their interactions.
always “you have no evidence” “BUT! But...But I...”. “NO!”
It’s like he believes his job to think and believe the exact opposite of everything she says, deny every request, and then they argue about it over and over and over for HOURS over the course of the book.
I don’t know why the author thought it necessary to beat that to death. We get it!

I found myself fast forwarding through conversations so I didn’t have to listen to all of that but also because it would become clear how the conversations between any of the characters were going and that there would be x amount of whatever filler.
Like the armed stand off “put the knife down/I can help you <skip> you need to trust me <skip skip> let me arrest you and then I’ll help you/<skip> don’t do this/I know you don’t want to. <skip> don’t do something you will regret”.
Or the interrogations “Tell me/ let me help you/<skip> I don’t believe you want that blood on your hands/ <skip skip > I’m the only one on your side// if you help us we’ll help you <skip skip>. your mother and sister would want you to help us”. Blah blah blah
In that way parts of it seemed unbalanced. Way too much of certain things.

But the story was good, I made myself keep going through the annoying bits

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Great listen

As always I love this narrator. I love his varying accents which always seem to impress each time there’s a new country involved! I love the way he brings the characters to life. And the book was great… It was really interesting and nice to have some thing a little different from the standard good guy bad guy good guy wins type scenario. Again the characters were very personal and the writer draws you into their personal journey. Very interesting take on some of the political/terrorism scenarios that are written about often. I would definitely listen to the author and the narrator again.

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  • 03-29-18

Best narrator in the world!

David Thorpe could read the yellow pages and make it sound interesting!
This was a really good book, unlike anything I have read before. Very good storyline and really thought provoking.

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  • Odwa
  • 05-09-18

Didn't grab me!

I struggled with this book. I found the plot of Muslim terrorists and Western defenders cliché.

There were no real twists and turns that peaked my attention. The story line then becomes quite predictable. Make it feel like a low budget made for TV movie.

I didn't come to bond with the characters in the book - hero, heroine or villian. Flannigan as Cox's obstuctive superior becomes quite annoying.

I really wanted to enjoy this book but I didn't.

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  • stephen
  • 03-25-18

Good book

Good listen. a worthy purchase . look forward to other audio by Rob Sinclair. great

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  • Wil
  • 05-15-19

Didn't finish it

I couldn't get into this at all. I didn't even get half way through it. It just didn't grab me

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  • Mikkip
  • 08-10-18

Decent book but bit slow at times

Good book on the evil of Islam but sags at times. Also main character has too many super human abilities.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-18

Can stop listening!

Great book with some unexpected twists and an unlikely hero! Looking forward to the next one!

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  • Shell
  • 06-08-18

Excellent, gripping story from start to finish.

Excellent, gripping story line from start to finish,. Vivid characters and expertly narrated. Highly recommended

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  • MICHAEL
  • 05-05-18

One dimentional

Flat predictable characters. unreliable story line. overall pretty boaring listen. what a waste of potential of a good initial idea.

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  • Bob
  • 01-03-19

don't bother

poorly written twaddle; unconvincing and in need of an editor with a large pair of scissors

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  • Nic78
  • 10-05-18

Good but read better

Took time to gel with the narrator and the story was interesting but not amazing.

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