• The Driver

  • John Milton, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Series: John Milton, Book 3
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 14-04-2015
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (22 ratings)

Editorial Reviews

The John Milton audiobook series continues with Book Three The Cleaner, written by tremendously popular crime thriller writer Mark Dawson and narrated by expert voice artist David Thorpe. John Milton, once government assassin now fugitive haunted by his conscience, hides in the back streets of San Francisco driving a cab. He has remained anonymous until a chilling murder draws him out of the shadows. He feels compelled to find the missing girl and the gruesome killer. Perhaps the only way to absolve his conscience is to enter the life of a vigilante. Available now from Audible.
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Publisher's Summary

John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future.
He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn't want to be found.
But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried. Especially when two dead bodies are discovered, and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service, and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head.
As unpleasant secrets leak out, and the body count rises, one thing is for sure. Milton might just be the right guy in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Driver is a taut, nail-biting adventure which once again stars Mark Dawson's irresistible hero, the maverick ex-MI6 assassin John Milton. Mark Dawson has worked as a DJ and lawyer and currently works in the London film industry. His first books, The Art of Falling Apart and Subpoena Colada have been published in multiple languages.
©2014 Mark Dawson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By brent on 14-05-2015

Another good listen

John Milton is Jack Reacher, John Wells, and The Grey Man all rolled into one. David Thorpe also does a great job. He is slowly becoming one of favorite narrators.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Trudy Owens on 17-07-2015

You can drive me, John Milton!

John Milton is likable. He is an ex-SAS assassin who got tired of the blood and decided to go straight and only help people out. His home office doesn't want him out there with all his knowledge of procedure and missions and personnel, so they keep sending assassins to kill him, or bring him in. Thus he must be on the run constantly. Milton is also a recovering alcoholic who attends AA meetings but doesn't believe he can ever atone for his sins. In every town he lands in he ends up finding trouble and causing nearly as much as he smooths. In this book, he is looking for a missing hooker he taxied to a "party", and trying to find out who killed the other working girls.

At least in this story, none of his new, short-term friends get offed while John is trying to atone. It is interesting all the way through, and we live for the spec ops skills John brings into play. His newest sometime partner, bounty hunter Bo (or Beau, I don't know) reappears to our delight, even though he can not take the place of the lamented Rutherford from book 1.

The narration constantly amazes me. Thorpe's default voice seems to be that of a slightly nerdy, prissy English prig, but he did the English thugs and druggies superbly in book 1, Mexican drug lords in book 2, and now he does Americans of all accents and social levels. He seems to change height and weight as his voices change.

If you like the genre and the premise, this is a good series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mikey on 18-09-2015

This series just gets better and better

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My title says it all. I can't tell you how much these audiobooks have entertained me. I was going through a tough time while I was listening to this book and it actually helped ease things, sounds weird but it really helped me take my mind off things for an hour or so at a time and it was a great form of escapism.

You'll love this. Whatever floats your boat book-genre wise you need to give this a go. I would be surprised if anyone turned around and said they did not enjoy listening to it. It's so refreshing to have such a great series to listen to, especially after the Victor the assassin series I previously finished prior to starting this, a series of books I never wanted to end!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 20-01-2018

Milton Trumps America!

The third installment in what is proving to be a very entertaining series. Milton is a troubled man and trouble seems to find him, this time in the US. I'm really enjoying his motivation to redeem himself from his past and to combat the addictions that resulted, a real man on a mission.

On this occasion he throws himself into a mystery involving disappearing women while a rather Trump-like politician and his entourage are on the campaigning trail. The story generates a decent pace throughout and all of the strings are pulled together neatly at the end. It's described well by David Thorpe who gives an excellent performance as narrator.

It's all good stuff with a good balance between action, intrigue and character interaction. For sure it's not going to do anything like re-defining the genre but it's good quality thriller writing and John Milton is an interesting character of increasing depth.

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8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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