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Summary

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS be able to find an IRA sniper before he finds them?

South Armagh, 1989: cheering mobs stand over the body of a British soldier. He is the ninth to have been killed by the so-called Border Fox, an IRA sniper whose activities have helped make this area of the United Kingdom the most feared killing ground in Western Europe.

The British government is determined to break the tightly knit South Armagh Brigade of the IRA before more lives are lost. The SAS men of Ulster Troop are the best in the world at surveillance, unsurpassed in counterinsurgency techniques. And now, once again, they are going to have to prove it.

Their hunt for the Border Fox and the terrorists of South Armagh will be a murderous, little-publicized war in which every encounter, whether in or out of uniform, is potentially a battle to the death.

©2016 Peter Corrigan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Glorification of state sponsored murder and terror

A truly bitter read. The accents are atrocious just like the narrative that all catholics in the North of Ireland are terrorist. I think time has shown us who the real terrorists were.

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Great listening

Great book, found it very difficult to get out the car until the end of a chapter.

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Awesome !!! You

Gripping from the off could not stop listening, intense and fast moving, fully recommended read.

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Superb

I thought this was one of the best books I've listened to on this subject. Paul Thornley is always good as the narrator: this is the first time I've heard one of the books of this author. I couldn't put the book down and was only disappointed with one thing, it was too short!!

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Abruptly ended

Interesting and well written, but I felt we hit a wall at the end...I mean what happened to 'Early' it was just to abruptly ended almost like a word cpount was hit and it was then finished iin as few words as possible.

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Bit far fetched could've done without at accents

Would you try another book written by Peter Corrigan or narrated by Paul Thornley?

Yes

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Drop the accents and make it a bit more believable by more detail.

Could you see Bandit Country being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

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Thought it was OK but tried too hard to sound realistic when it really wasn't.

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Great story

Wish it were a true factual event. But shows what should happen to ALL OF A PIRA UDA and all. Their kind in Northern Ireland. From ex Special Forces member. Prison. For all associated with such orgs. Should be at least life without parole including Gerry Adams

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if your into military this is for you

Great book, brought back a lot of mixed emotions. Brilliantly narrated, though the womans voice needs some work lol.

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Excellent story

Really liked this book, easy to relate to the story. I would recommend this book to all.

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Tense,Dramatic,Nervy

Great insight to the rubbish of the troubles. Gripping and tense! Well read as well baby the best narrator.

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crossmaglen Forkhill

Not very realistic, I've listened to better books from that neighborhood.
That guy would have sat out make a sore thumb in cross. Come on woman sniper carrying a Barrett rifle