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2016 roundup: kindle

Time for the Kindle part of my 2016 roundup
I won't list absolutely everything i read on kindle in 2016 as we'd be here all bloody day so I’ve picked a few.
1: Strip Jack by Ian Rankin The fourth book in the Rebus series and my first, I’ve already reviewed it so I won't go into any detail about the plot. Rebus turns 30 this year so congratulations to Ian for that.
Verdict : Good

2: The Defence By Steve Cavanagh Thriller that follows burnt out lawyer and ex con man Eddie Flynn as he tries to save his daughter form crazed kidnappers.
 Verdict; Good
The Killing Season by Mason Cross The first in the Carter Blake series by Mason Cross features Blake and FBI agent Elaine Banner on a cross country man hunt to find a deranged serial killer . You can find my review of the book here…

Book Review : The Recruit by Robert Muchamore

Just before christmas a mate lent me the entire series of cherub books , they're the same sort of thing as the Young Bond and  Alex Rider books but that's no bad thing because those series are both brilliant.

Plot :
A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB.
CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.
For official purposes, these children do not exist.

The recruit starts with James Choke , who following beating up a girl in his class and being thrown out of school also ahs to cope with the death of his mother . He ends up in a sort …

2016 Roundup : Audiobooks

First of all : Happy New Year .

I promised a round up of what i read in 2016, starting with Audiobooks.
I'm not doing this in any  particular order and i'll split the books into four catagouries: Poor,Average,Good , Cracker .

First up:

A Necessary End by Peter Robinson  The third DCI Banks novel and I honestly think it's my least favourite , the storyline itself was okay but I felt it was slightly let down by average narration.
Verdict : Average . 
As You Do By Richard Hammond 
Richard Hammond narrates the second part of his autobiography As You Do , the sequel to the brilliant On The Edge , which remains the best autobiography i've ever read . This one isn't quite as good but it's still a good listen ,with wry, honest , interesting and sometimes VERY funny stories about his life and what goes on behind the scenes on Top Gear . 
Verdict: Good
The Man In The White Suit by Ben Collins Yep. The Stig wrote a book. But Stiggy is only a small part of Ben's story a…