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Mark Dawson goes back to the early days with Group Fifteen Files when John Milton and Beatrix Rose were Group Fifteen members. The first book in this novella series was titled Scorpion and included Milton as protagonist; it was superb. Witness X suffers from a weak plot (yes, I'm aware that 88 Amazon reviewers gave it an average of 4.8 stars). Lots of action and even very strong suspense can supplement and improve a strong plot line, but without a strong plot fictional books are not worth reading. I still question Mark Dawson's wisdom of taking on coauthors for this novella series. David Thorpe's narration is excellent.
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Our hero in this book was Bryan Duffy and all I can say is the narrator did a terrible voice for him. Everyone sounded like perfectly speaking English men and women but Duffy sounded like he came straight out of the London rookeries. So I would suggest you don’t listen to this but read it. Unless you like sound of the rookeries being spoken.
Duffy’s old girlfriend, Tamsin, had acid thrown in her face because of something her husband did and it was up to Duffy to find the bad guys, since Duffy worked for Group Fifteen, the same group as John Milton from the Group Fifteen Files and Michael Pope from the Isabella Rose series. All were really good books so I just keep reading Mark Dawson’s books. I’m thinking The Cleaner is next, it’s a John Milton book.
Overall, this was exciting when they got to the company and the battle began. And then it was back to the hospital to see Tamsin. Wow, what a mess her face was, the description was kind of disgusting.
So, as for the swearing? The F-bomb was used ONE time. I have no idea why he would throw that in there. Give me the word a lot or not at all. One time is just silly.
As to the narration: David Thorpe did not disappoint except when he does a woman’s voice and the way he did Duffy's voice, too. (He really needs practice the women to get that better.)