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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping throughout
Hard to write a full review of this book without giving too much away, but here goes.

Chris Ryan's Hero of this book witnesses the historic event of the US SEALS taking out Bin Laden, what he doesn't know is why this leads to people wanting to kill him.

The plot is typical Ryan, and hurtles along at a breakneck speed. The action is slick,well told...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as some of the others
I'm a great fan of Chris Ryan , Tenth Man Down is probably my favourite books of his, the last one
Killing For The Company was also riveting, Osama is not so hot. The characters and what happens to them
are familiar, that's fine but the lack of logic bugged me slightly.

Why does the hero's squad mate suddenly disobey orders during the opening mission...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping throughout, 6 Oct 2012
This review is from: Osama: The first casualty of war is the truth, the second is your soul (Kindle Edition)
Hard to write a full review of this book without giving too much away, but here goes.

Chris Ryan's Hero of this book witnesses the historic event of the US SEALS taking out Bin Laden, what he doesn't know is why this leads to people wanting to kill him.

The plot is typical Ryan, and hurtles along at a breakneck speed. The action is slick,well told and violent. His character isn't meant to be a believable hero, he is meant to be a man you can get behind and root for. The villain's are what good action adventure books need, slimy, evil, ruthless and easy to spot. But our hero is more than a match for them. Matches violence with violence and what they can do he can do it back to them in spades.

The story is bang up to date, and in the style of all great spy/action/adventure novels could be true.

I bought the book and read it in a few days, I wanted the story to go on further if you read it you will see what I mean, and that's a good thing for an author to do. I can not recommend it highly enough. Don't think its great literature, it wont win clever prizes. What it will win is fans galore and fill Mr Ryan's bank account up.

Brilliant lets have more please.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 22 Dec 2013
This review is from: Osama: The first casualty of war is the truth, the second is your soul (Kindle Edition)
Excellent tea from start to finish, you know whats coming but still extremely enjoyable and well written.
Read the book and join in the action.
A master of the written word to describe the action.
"I'm a massive Special Forces fan and this guy is up there with Andy Mcnabb, Conrad Jones and Stephen leather."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as some of the others, 8 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Osama: The first casualty of war is the truth, the second is your soul (Kindle Edition)
I'm a great fan of Chris Ryan , Tenth Man Down is probably my favourite books of his, the last one
Killing For The Company was also riveting, Osama is not so hot. The characters and what happens to them
are familiar, that's fine but the lack of logic bugged me slightly.

Why does the hero's squad mate suddenly disobey orders during the opening mission? This is never properly
explained other than the soldier might have battle fatigue, but that seems a weak device seeing as it's the catalyst
which propels the whole book.

Also I like my adventures to take me to exotic places. I live in Britain, I want to escape from Britain, this story is set
mainly in Britain.

And why do all the female characters have to die in these books? I'm no feminist but find this habit of the author's vaguely depressing. The women are used for either sex/information/resources and then they get horribly murdered and need to be avenged.

For once it would be nice to have a vaguely happy ending, incidentally this book doesn't really have an ending, it just hints at a sequel. I finished this but didn't enjoy it throughout. Not worth almost ten pounds for the download.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange plot, 23 Oct 2013
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The plot is not very believable or strong. I was disappointed with this book as I do like his books usually
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, 13 April 2013
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This review is from: Osama: The first casualty of war is the truth, the second is your soul (Kindle Edition)
Excellent tea from start to finish, you know whats coming but still extremely enjoyable and well written. One of my favourites
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 2 April 2013
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Another great book. This book kept my husband busy for hours. It was one of those books you can't put down. He was actually disappointed when he finished it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 Mar 2013
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great story all Chris Ryan books I find a good read . this I feel is the best so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A master at work., 15 Feb 2013
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What can be said of Chris Ryan that hasn't allready been said.

He's been there,he's done it but he doesn't need the T-shirt

Read the book and join in the action.

A master of the written word to describe the action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 10 Feb 2013
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A good read that I couldn't put down. Left me wanting the read the next one - When it comes out
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5.0 out of 5 stars god read, 30 Jan 2013
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This book is a very good read and keeps twisting all through so keeps you guessing as to what will be the outcome, it is very hard to put the book down
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