When British and US intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation, they're ready for action. But what can they do? They know nothing about the attack, so they plant The Afghan, a prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former commander of the Taliban.
©2014 Steven Crossley (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Hayley J. on 15-11-07

Review of the Afghan

This book was fantastic in many ways. Fast paced, lots of details about the character's history and also the rise of the Taliban and Al Quieda. The narration was excellent and the plot kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. The only thing I found disappointing and why I decided to rate it 4 out of 5 stars was the ending. I just felt like after the effort the author had obviously gone to in his research in to the army, MI5 and terrorist groups the ending let the book down a lot. Don't let this discourage you though, it is overall a fabulous and thrilling read, just don't expect a huge climactic ending.

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3 out of 5 stars
By John on 12-12-08

Perfectlycool, London

As with all of Mr Forsyth's novels, it is very detailed and assuming (which I do) his research is accurate, informative. The problem is, too many trees and not enough wood for my liking. It kept me interested, but the ending is anticlimactic. The narrator is excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
By George Johnson on 05-04-13

The Afghan

If you could sum up The Afghan in three words, what would they be?

Totally believable account.

What other book might you compare The Afghan to and why?

The Fist of God. Because The Afghan is a follow on from it.

Have you listened to any of Steven Crossley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really, except, I could not stop listening to it. I have read the book three times already.

Any additional comments?

I have read every one of Frederick Forsyth books at least three times each, and I still enjoy them immensely. What a brilliant entertainer. Thank you very much.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 08-02-12

Frederick Forsyth at his best.

Where does The Afghan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a lover of these types of stories, I have found his book not just an entertaining story but also a very useful insight into some of the political background which has caused many of today's problems. This book ranks in my personal top 10 books ever.

Any additional comments?

Very good book. Highly recommended.

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