• Extreme Hard Target

  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Josh Cohen
  • Series: Extreme (Ryan), Book 1
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-28-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (12 ratings)

Regular price: $5.33

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Publisher's Summary

Faster - Grittier - Darker - Deadlier
Former SAS Warrant Officer Joe Gardner has fought the Regiment's deadliest enemies, in some of the most desolate places on earth. And he's always won. Now he's about to face his toughest challenge yet. After losing his hand whilst on a covert operation in Afghanistan, Gardner is forced to stand down from active duty. Now he lives off the grid. But trouble finds him in the shape of a phone call from an old friend. Ex-Regiment legend John Bald is trapped in a bullet-ridden favela in Rio de Janeiro and a violent gang is out to kill him. Unless Gardner helps, Bald is a dead man.
What begins as a simple rescue mission soon descends into a desperate struggle for survival as Gardner finds himself caught up in a conceit that stretches from the slums of Brazil to the frozen steppes of Siberia. Stalked by elusive MI6 agents and ruthless ex-Blades, Gardner must draw on all his training and instincts to hunt down the hardest target of all - before disaster strikes....
©2010 Chris Ryan (P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton
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3 out of 5 stars
By Ray on 10-31-13

Chris Ryan has used a tried and true formula again

This a storyline that is familiar from Chris Ryan. I didn't like the sound effects or dramatic music, it really did nothing to enhance what was really a fairly ordinary story. The punishment Joe Gardiner takes and seem to miraculously keep functioning is a bit of a stretch. Not one of his best, but still worth a listen at the discounted price.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Seumas on 03-27-12

Extremely Good.............but!

Would you consider the audio edition of Extreme Hard Target to be better than the print version?

The narrator did a great job on this really bringing it to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Extreme Hard Target?

The firefight in the favela

Which character – as performed by Josh Cohen – was your favorite?

Gardner

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

Curious errors that make you wonder if Ryan actually wrote this.
Referring to a near miss by a bullet as

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2 out of 5 stars
By Wayne Davies on 07-25-16

Stupid sound erects ruined it!

Stupid sound erects ruined it! There was no need for them, there was plenty of action and suspense in the book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Benjamin on 05-15-16

Why

Why the sound effects.
It's not an xbox game.
Narrator is brilliant
Sound effects not needed

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1 out of 5 stars
By victoria perry on 10-27-17

Waste of time

Huge disappointment. Cliche after cliche. Overtly sexist. Don’t waste your time unless you have insomnia in which case this will help.

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