Scarecrow (Abridged): A Shane Schofield Thriller Audiobook, by Matthew Reilly Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Matthew Reilly Narrator: Scott Sowers Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Scarecrow Series Release Date: March 2004 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781593973889

Publisher Description

The newest action thriller from the author of the bestselling Ice Station and Area 7 marks the return of Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield in his fastest, most nail-biting challenge yet

It is the greatest bounty hunt in history. The targets are the finest warriors in the world—commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $20 million each. Among the names, one stands out—an enigmatic Marine with the call-sign Scarecrow. Schofield is plunged into a race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters. The race is on and the pace is frantic as he fights for survival, in the process unveiling a vast international conspiracy and the terrible reason why he cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to live!

He led his men into hell in Ice Station. He protected the President against all odds in Area 7. But this time it's different, because he is the target. With all of his trademark action, Matthew Reilly continues to establish himself as one of the top thriller writers of today.

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Quotes

  • “Scarecrow should come with a blood pressure cuff shrink-wrapped to it. Nonstop action, adventure, and a HUGE surprise for fans of Reilly’s other Schofield novels—what more could you ask for from a novel? You’ll give up television forever after reading Scarecrow.”

    - BookReporter.com
  • “James Bond and Dirk Pitt can step aside—a new action hero has arrived to take their place in Reilly’s latest roller-coaster ride. This thrill fest is highly recommended for all fiction collections—even the most jaded readers will need to fasten their seatbelts and hang on for dear life.”

    - Booklist
  • “The text is all fury, akin to taking a James Bond film, cutting out everything but the action and running that at double speed. As much video game as novel. Reilly’s admirers will love this one, and anyone interested in the outer limit of action writing should check it out.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • Matt Reilly, the pedal-to-the-metal action novelist...can inspire awe. Speed demons, take note.

    - Publishers Weekly on Area 7

Awards

  • A 2005 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Action packed Intense rollercoaster ride "

    - Dewayne , 1/29/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " INTENSE! Non-stop action, surprises around every corner, on the edge of my seat until the last word! One TINY little thing bugged me, Reilly uses the phrase "For his part..." or "For her part..." way too often, but that just a minor irritation amidst a great book. "

    - Heather, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another riveting Matthew Reilly affair....although this one almost made me cry! Didn't think he was ballsy enough to kill off his hero's love interest, but he did. Violently. And then he almost had his hero commit suicide. Twice. Mind-blowing! "

    - Teisha, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I know that the Scarecrow books can be read as stand alone novels which is great, but if you read the first two(Icestation and Area 7) it is like a special reward as you read Scarecrow because you see previous characters pop up throughout the book and you can better understand their significance. "

    - Danielle, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I tried to read Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly, but I found the action a bit too unbelievable. Things like describing how thick and solid a table is, but the good guys can easily stab a knife through it while sliding along it towards a window to certain death. It doesn't matter how many bad guys there are, the good guys get away too easily. "

    - Matt, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fast-paced ... emotional and nailbiting! Guys with dig it more coz of the OD'd action element ... but it was still a fun book to read ... !!! "

    - Samra, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite one so far! "

    - Allison, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was non-stop action cover to cover and alot of fun to read,a must for anyone who loves action/adventure books. "

    - Bob, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Action packed. Reminded me of aperils of pauline character "

    - Daniel, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great Scarecrow book. This one, like Ice Station, would make a great movie. There was one character who died that I was shocked to see. Reilly leaves no character safe. I really don't know how he slams so much action into a book and still maintains the suspension of disbelief. "

    - Dan, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great, one day read. "

    - Richard, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " you can read it and forget it all in one day. fizzy pop for your head "

    - Sandyboy, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The third Schofield adventure, in which the marine who's handle is "Scarecrow", saves the world! Great manly fun... "

    - Lee, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " #3 in the series I'm reading with the boys, loved it. "

    - Lisa, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love the fast pace of this book and the continuation of the character Shane Schofield who reminds me of the main character John McClane out of the Die Hard movies. Some say it is too far fetched, but it is fiction after all! Love a writer who has an imagination. "

    - Jenni, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Far-fetched and improbable (like most of Matthew Reilly books) - perfect page turner for reading on commutes! "

    - Brian, 8/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i love shane schofield. Entertaining...Fun...Timepass... "

    - Roshendavis, 5/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " awful, the most far fetched book i have ever read! "

    - Gary, 5/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I still can't believe Gant dies. Really like the book even though some of it is a bit far fetched even for my imagination. "

    - Kath, 2/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of his best books with characters you won't easily forget (especially The Black Knight). High-tech thriller which is just too good to describe. Just buy the damned thing. You'll not regret it. "

    - Marcus, 2/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Unfortunately, I did poor research and thought this was the first in the series instead of the third book. I must say I loved it and am now looking for the rest of the series so I can start from the beginning. Fast paced, in depth, and very cool. I particularly liked The Black Knight. "

    - Stephen, 10/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Fast paced, but also far fetched, easy to read but totally unbelievable "

    - Ken, 10/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " whew!!!faster than speed of light.... "

    - Sanjay, 8/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i thought that this book was excellent. only have one bad thing to say about it. FOX (A.K.A. knowns as dorothy and Elizabeth or Libby Gant) SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN KILLED OFF!!!!!!!!!! thats all "

    - Millie, 2/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great action/adventure read... It's incredibly over the top and not truly believable in any way but, that's what makes it such an enjoyable ride from start to finish. "

    - Ian, 10/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Forget about realism. This book is an action video game in written form. Highly enjoyable and completely unbelievable. "

    - John, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " so far so good, good story engrossing. "

    - David, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It has the best beginning that i have ever read but as you go along it just gets too melodramatic. "

    - Abhishek, 4/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " he's done it again saving the preident againest all odds brillant! 10/10 "

    - Patrick, 3/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is a good adventure story containing nonstop action. Certainly far from realistic but a good escape. "

    - Debby, 3/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fast paced action story... Tats is what it was!!!!!!!!!!No time to think.. A few sci fi strewn here and there... Fast paced... Interesting Story line.. are the hall mark of Mathew Reilly that can be seen here too... Overall a good read for all the action lovers... "

    - Nagarajan.ra, 2/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Shane Schofield is at it again and I'm loving it so far! Again--nonstop action. Sometimes I find myself wanting a break in the actions so I can put it down for the night! A brainless action book that delivers as promised! "

    - Stacey, 1/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great action-adventure story. I really like Matthew Reilly's books and the way he writes. This was the second book in his Scarecrow series and it didn't dissappoint. It was a nice sequel to Ice Station, but could be read on it's own too. "

    - Mason, 1/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " dumb silly fun that is as forgetable as it is rollicking. rinses your brain out after a dostoyevsky "

    - Sandyboy, 12/10/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " if you're in the mood then you'll have fun "

    - Sandyboy, 12/10/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " well a real action book but too implausible to keep me really interested, finished it but it was not that interesting..... "

    - Thomas, 10/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fast paced. If it were a movie, then I would probably watch it. "

    - Kristy, 10/11/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " ... and then, and then, and then...Fast-paced. That's about the only thing good about it. "

    - James, 9/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was like reading an action packed block-buster movie. "

    - Teddy, 9/19/2010

About the Author

Matthew Reilly is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels in several series, including the children’s book Hover Car Racer, and the Jack West Jr. action adventure series. His books have been published in more than twenty languages and have sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.