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Jack Silkstone , Dick Hill
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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; Unabridged edition (3 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480570435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480570436
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 12.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,872,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jack Silkstone grew up on a steady diet of Tom Clancy, James Bond, Jason Bourne, Commando comics, and the original first-person shooters, Wolfenstein and Doom. His background includes a career in military intelligence and special operations, working alongside some of the world's most elite units. His love of action-adventure stories, his military background, and his real-world experiences combined to inspire the no-holds-barred PRIMAL series, including PRIMAL Origin, PRIMAL Unleashed, PRIMAL Vengeance, PRIMAL Fury, PRIMAL Mirza, and PRIMAL Inception.

PRIMAL is a team of elite operatives, hell bent on fighting for the downtrodden and oppressed. A renegade agency waging a secret war against the untouchables; powerful criminals, greed driven corporations, and twisted politicians. With cutting-edge technology and tactics they strike across the globe with impunity, stepping in where governments fail.

PRIMAL books are dedicated to those who have fought for a just cause.

'Join PRIMAL' at http://www.primalunleashed.com to receive the latest updates.

It is recommended the PRIMAL books are read in order:
1. PRIMAL Origin
2. PRIMAL Unleashed
3. PRIMAL Vengeance
4. PRIMAL Fury
5. PRIMAL Reckoning
PRIMAL Mirza and PRIMAL Inception are a stand-alone prequels.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Primal origin review 22 Aug 2011
By dan125
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a throughly good read, on par with tom clancy and other top authors, can't wait to read the next one. It's well worth reading more than once
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read 1 Sep 2011
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Thoroughly enjoyed this. It's a fast paced one-sitting read. If you like action-thrillers you'll love this.
As a short prequel, it bodes well for the full novel. Looking forward to it Mr Silkstone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Primal Origin 3 Mar 2012
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I'd thoroughly recommend both Primal Unleashed and Primal Origin from Jack Silkstone. Well worth a look. A great read - well-written, fast-paced and hard to put down! Can't wait for more... roll on Primal Vengeance.
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I came across this novella purely by chance through the medium of social media. I was attracted to this story since as a youth, I used to enjoy reading action-thriller novels and, like the author, enjoyed playing first-person perspective 80s and 90s arcade games like 'Operation Thunderbolt', 'Wolfenstein' and more recently games like 'Frontline Commando'.

On reading this adventure I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised. Despite the odd tongue-in-cheek reference to the A-Team, 007-esque dialogue and odd Schwarzenegger one-liner, I thoroughly enjoyed the gripping story and the zero-tolerance attitude to the evil perpetrators of violent crime.

Perhaps the violence is a little too gruesome in places, but the reader must understand that this is part and parcel of the territory; or as the saying goes where there's smoke, there's fire. The action is gritty, language is understandably realistic and blunt, whilst the plot unfolds quickly and organically.
Jack Silkstone writes with wit and intelligence and his experience in the military arena shines through.

All-in-all this is great introduction to a fantastic series.

Thank you Mr. Silkstone for a very satisfying, easy to visualise and highly entertaining read.

I look forward to reading the next book in the series!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 24 Jun 2013
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I can relate to the characters well and this is thanks to the author not over complicating the script. The story flows and the ideology is fully believable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bang on! 24 Aug 2014
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I'm a fan of military/thriller/action books anyway, but after being recommended the PRIMAL series, had to give it a try. Not usually know for reading unknown authors but I'm glad I did!! Jack describes each scenario perfectly and whereas some authors go on and on trying to describe every minute detail, this guy does it in a way that you can imagine the scenario straight away!!

Awesome story, awesome characters and I'm now a huge fan of the PRIMAL series, books 2 & 3 are already on the kindle! Buy them you won't be disappointed!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not great 4 Sep 2011
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The author claims to have a background in Military Intelligence, Counter-Intelligence and Special Operations. I'm inclined to believe the claim, partly because it feels like the author has written a story based on what he'd like to see happen. I dare say every intelligence operative in the world would like the chance to work without rules, to be able to kill the people they know are guilty without having to find concrete evidence, etc. This book feels like the author has taken that desire and written a story about it happening.

The blurb talks about similarities with Tom Clancy, and I'm inclined to agree. Unfortunately, I see similarities with Clancy's later books, which I enjoyed less than his earlier works.

It's an OK short story, but nothing more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 9 July 2014
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Read this book twice now even better this time around while waiting for the authors latest book. Keep the books coming.
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4.0 out of 5 stars PRIMAL Origin
Very good reading, the action flows from one page to the next keeping your attention to the very end. This looks as if it could turn out to be a very good series of books.
Published 3 days ago by Peter hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Amazing already half way through and still loving it after 2 days
Published 13 days ago by jarrell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good bedtime reading
Published 15 days ago by TonyT
4.0 out of 5 stars primal origin: Purchased this based on the positive reviews ...
primal origin: Purchased this based on the positive reviews and the subject. Not quite finished reading it yet but at about half way I can report its a well written thriller. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Andrew J Baldry
4.0 out of 5 stars Primal origin.
A good read .action all the way .The Russian mafia are out classed and out classed by primal Colin .Smith.l
Published 18 days ago by colin smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet
Shows promise, but a quick read.

Story flowed well, and was (mostly) believable, but was over too quickly. Might put me off buying more.
Published 18 days ago by DKDCNMP
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent read.
Published 23 days ago by Jenifer Funnell
4.0 out of 5 stars Primal Origin
A good introduction to the author's Primal series. Yet another fantastic adventure will continue to follow his excellent stories. Really great!
Published 25 days ago by Colin Foulger
3.0 out of 5 stars Primal origin
Good read plenty of action can,t wait to read all books in the series This book was read in one
Published 1 month ago by william mcbride
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good introduction to a series on the same theme
Published 2 months ago by William Wells
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