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The Long Shot

By: Stephen Leather
Narrated by: Martyn Read
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Summary

The plan is so complex, the target so well protected that the three snipers have to rehearse the killing in the seclusion of the Arizona desert. Cole Howard of the FBI knows he has only days to prevent the audacious assassination. But he doesn’t know who the target is or where the crack marksmen will strike.

Former SAS sergeant Mike Cramer is also on the trail, infiltrating the Irish community in New York as he tracks down Mary Hennessy, the ruthless killer who tore his life apart. Unless Cramer and Howard agree to cooperate, the world will witness the most spectacular terrorist coup of all time.…

©1994 Stephen Leather (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd

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diabolical accents by the narrator

Great story but ruined by the narrators comidic attempts at accents , and unnecessary voice pitch variations

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appalling!

narration so bad I only managed 30 mins. I love this author. Just ruined! Terrible!

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Difficult but possible!

This is the first Stephen Leather book that I have read and I am so glad that I decided to try out a new author! It is full of action with believable characters, or maybe I'm just too ingenuous. The character I liked most was former SAS sergeant Mike Cramer . He had a fair share of hang-ups and it was possible to believe that it could all end in tragedy. I liked the contrasts in the book, especially that between Mike and his old adversary Mary Hennessy. Minor characters too were well executed and helped to keep the interest high. Obviously a well researched book. I was kept guessing how it could all fix out in the end. Not exactly what I expected in parts which made it even better for me. The narration by Martyn Read was excellent and certainly added to the general enjoyment. A truly gripping book that I found hard to put down. I shall certainly be listening to more Stephen Leather and be on the lookout for Martyn Read.

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Great story line poor narration accent

As always with Stephen Leather a detailed and intriguing story line but narration accent was poor.

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Fantastic story awful narrator

Is it only got 10 minutes into the audiobook before I couldn’t listen to another second. The narrator is by far the worst narrator I have ever come across. Wooden and boring And terrible at accents

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love it

Steven Leather keeps you fixed to the story. Making it easy to picture everything as if watching it.

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Good Leather book

Much like his other work this book offers the reader/listener a rich story. The charters are believable and the plot keeps you gripped. If you like the Spider Shepard series this book is right up your street

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Excellent Book

The book and story were excellent, my only criticism is the accents used by the narrator.

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Oh dear the accents - still a good book

What made the experience of listening to The Long Shot the most enjoyable?

The storyline. It is a really good book

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No one thing stands out

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Accents. The best way to enjoy this book is simply to imagine many of the characters are aliens. eg the Irish come from Mars, the Americans from Neptune and the Italian New York FBI agent from Pluto. That way you stop thinking about the atrocious accents and can enjoy the story. The narrator has a pleasant voice but his accents and pronunciation of some words leave a lot to be desired.

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The long shot

Good story and I liked the characters however the narrater's impression of an irish accent had little resemblance to the real thing.

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  • 03-11-18

Good book but

Good book and well Read but not buy someone who is versed in the Lingo. That makes all the difference. Sometimes these things are annoying when you mispronounce a word like "uzi" or "Quantico". The narrator's Tine was great but he has no experience with Voices. He should not ever do a child or a woman EVER again (LoL) Please. He is a good narrator but just not for this particular reading. It almost made me return the book. The narrator from the book: The Chinaman was AWESOME! Maybe use him next time. Thanks.

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  • Corey P. Riddle
  • 13-02-18

Worst Narration Ever

This dude mispronounced every town in the USA. His “western”, “southern”, and “American” accents are atrocious. This is the result when you try to produce an audio book on a shoestring budget.

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