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Snakehead

(Alex Rider #7)

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No sooner has Alex splashed down off the coast of Australia than he finds himself sucked into another adventure. This time he's working for ASIS - the Australian Secret Service - and his target is the criminal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless world of the Snakehead.
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published 2007 by Walker Books Ltd
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Snakehead (Alex Rider, #7), Anthony Horowitz
Snakehead is the seventh novel in the Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in Australia on 28 September 2007, in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2007, and in the US on 13 November 2007. The title comes from the name given to Asian gangs involved in people smuggling illegal passports, visas, weapons, and more. Snakehead takes place directly after the events of Ark Angel, with Alex finding himself in Austra
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Lola
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alex Rider’s most intense mission as of date. It’s possible that I actually admit that in every one of my reviews of these books, but it truly feels as though the more the series progresses, the higher the stakes and level of difficulty.

Normally I read these books to entertain myself. I know the danger is fictive and I know Alex Rider will always come out of his life-threatening missions alive. So I don’t bother to imagine an outcome with Alex Rider on his deathbed, because I know that will neve
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Loren
Feb 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: 14 year old spies
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Turkan Taskin
Anthony Horowitz is without a doubt my favorite author of all time.
i'm sorry i can't tell you much about what happens because i read it ages ago and I LOVED IT!

MY TOP FAVOURITE ALEX RIDER NOVELS:
EAGLE STRIKE
CROCODILE TEARS
SNAKEHEAD


Of course I love all the other ones and i loved reading this one, i think mainly because the evil character in this one is so different and scary sounding and the way (view spoiler)

Also, i am always a fan of the story lin
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Tahera
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5* rating. It seems Alex Rider never gets a chance to take a break....as soon as he finishes one job he gets dragged into another! This time he takes on the crime organisation Snakehead and meets his god father and learns a bit more about the history of his dead parents. As action packed as ever with dead defying stunts and yet again I had to keep reminding myself that Alex is just a 14 year old boy!
Avalley
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed most of this book. It was a little bit boring at a few parts, but other that, it was pretty interesting and exciting.
Connor
Jan 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Calvin and Brady
Recommended to Connor by: Me!
My thoughts about the Alex Rider series changed with every book I read. The first book, Stormbreaker, gave me shivers and totaly amazed me. The second book, Point Blanc, was interesting and I felt weird while I read it, although the end was very good. The third book, Skeleton Key, didn't have much action, but the end was a very cool part. The fourth book, Eagle Strike, was a favorite in the Alex Rider series, and I enjoyed how things played out through the end. The fifth book, Scorpia, was had l ...more
Kyra (Blog of a Bookaholic)
I LOVED IT SO MUCH AND THE BETRAYAL AT THE END AND MY SHIP AND MY HEART AND *dies*
Bilal Taibzada
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another One!!
~DJ Khalid~

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where do I start from the beginning was good the middle portion was good and the ending was certainly the best

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Emerson  Chan
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
In 7th grade, my friends were reading series of Alex Rider, so I felt that it was going to be an interesting series. This is the 7th book of the series and it is called Snakehead .

Character
The main character is Alex. He is an agent for MI6 and had missions throughout the series. In this mission he has to find more about the gang, Snakehead and defuse a bomb. This mission shows that he is compassionate and brave. In the text MI6 tells Alex about the bomb the text says,"Once again, Alex fell sile
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Alexander
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Shakira
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK IS SO BRILLIANT ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING MISSIONS ALEX HAS BEEN ON BUT THIS ONE WAS A LITTLE PERSONAL AND IT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING OMG ALEX AND HIS GODFATHER AND AH IT'S JUST SO GOOD ONE OF MY FAVOURITES OF THE SERIES AND ONE OF MY FAVOURITES OF THIS YEAR AND OF ALL TIME I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH OMG READ ON HOLIDAY AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE ALEX WAS IN THAILAND AND OUT OF PLACE AND I WAS IN CULTURE SHOCK IN A SIMILAR COUNTRY AND WAS MISSING ENGLAND AND I FELT ALEX'S PAIN BUT HIS ...more
Maya
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love! this book! It is one of my favorite series, and this book did not disappoint. Definitely read this series!
Nikki
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I feel like there's so much packed into this book. It could almost be the last book in the series. Anyway, I can't wait to reread the rest of Alex's adventures.
Brock Brunner
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response
I really enjoyed this novel. I was always on the edge of my seat, it was hard to put down. It was full of action and suspense, and I was never bored reading it. There was almost never a time when there was a dull moment, it was always interesting. I give it five out of five stars.

Summary
The book starts off with Alex crashing into the ocean from space after his last mission of destroying the Ark Angel space station. He landed off the coast of Australia. He was picked up by a ne
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WyrmbergMalcolm
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This one took a little while to get going with the 'straightforward' and 'minimal risk' part of the
mission taking up the majority of the book. I'd predicted the twist very early on.
It seems that Alex's luck level equals Tintin's as he is able to survive against impossible odds. Of course, being a James Bond inspired story does allow for this sort of thing, but I did find the waterfall scene perhaps a little bit of a stretch. The hospital scene was particularly dark for this series but did show
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Ben
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz is an adventure spy book where a english child is taken in by MI6 and sent out into the field as the perfect disguise, a child. He has been used by many different intelligence agencies around the world and this time he finds himself in Australia. After coming back out of orbit, Alex is now faced with the Australian secret service where he is pressured into another operation, this one involving his godfather that he didn’t know existed. Wanting to know more about his ...more
Charlie Thacker
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was in my opinion one of the better Alex rider books although to be fair they are all pretty similar. This one was probably the first one that is a more scary mission. I mean compared to what happens in this one Stormbreaker was child's play. But it did still have that feel of the earlier Alex Rider books where he thinks he is going to be fine at the beginning but then everything changes and he get's captured. It seems like he's going to die but then gets saved in the nick of time. Repetiti ...more
MichaelM
I love it. That is all I have to say.
Harry Ligertwood
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this book is my favourite so far. love it
Noah Porter
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Personal Response: I enjoyed the book Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz. The story line was very intriguing and easy to follow. The author has captured the emotions of a teenage boy very well, and it’s very easy to relate to the main character Alex.

Plot: After a previous mission, alex had landed in the ocean near the australian coast. An American aircraft carrier had picked him up, where he was brought to mainland australia. Being a spy, Alex was recruited by the Australian Secret Service to infilt
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Nate Morris
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it
The seventh installment of Anthony Horowitz's, Alex Rider series, Snakehead was an amazing book to read and had me wanting to read more and more. In this book the protagonist, Alex Rider, a British teenager that is a specially trained spy goes on another adventure. He travels across the world to find out what the dangerous criminal organization Snakehead is up to. Such places include Australia, Bangkok, and back in his native land of Britain. In the story he meets and greets maybe people that ca ...more
Luke Sands
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Anna
Another fantastic book in the Alex Rider series. I really don't know what else to write, to make these reviews different from each other in the non-spoiler section.

I think I'd only read this book once before, as a lot of what happened was foggy in my memory. But as usual, as I read more it all came flooding back to me.

I'm really excited to read the next two books, but I feel sorry for Alex. He still can't catch a break. But it's okay! Only 2 books to go and he can rest for as long as he likes (i
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Jayden Wahl
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thought that Snakehead is a very good book. I’m not done reading it yet but I’m pretty close. I would like to read more books by this author. This is one of the bigger books that I have read in my life.

My favorite character is Alex Rider, he is a secret agent trying to figure out who killed his dad. He goes on a mission to get to an island where he heard somebody important is hiding there. He takes a kayak and paddles down a river to go find the island.
My favorite part is when he is paddling
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Nelson Lagiono
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well i decided to read this book because my friend recommended to me because i told him, I am into adventure and action books.

This books fills the space of the male main character. This book is interesting because it is a boy who has to keep himself safe from very dangerous people like a man called Yu, which is his worst enemy.

I think the most interesting character was Alex Rider because he is a spy who had to overcome his parents deaths. He is caught up in a whole lot of problems and has to th
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Blane S
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Snakehead is a very exciting and entertaining book to read, as are the rest of Alex Rider's adventures. This book in particular is a very good example of the series as a whole, it showcases all of the good things about his series so far, like action, backstories, and a little bit of mystery with it.
In this book, Alex found himself in Sydney, Australia recovering from his last mission. While there, the head of special intelligence, Ethan Brooke, asks Alex to take part in a "risk free" mission fo
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Zain Tokatly
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I choose this book because it is the continuation of the Alex Rider series. The plot of the book is about a 14-year old British boy, named Alex Rider, who found out he has a godfather. The only reason Alex wanted to meet him is because he was the last person to see his parents alive. But Alex has to take a huge chance, and go into a mission with his godfather, Ash. My favorite quote in this book is "You've got an old freind here. I think you ought to meet." I choose this quote because here is a ...more
Tommy Reiss
Jan 15, 2010 rated it liked it
I read Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz it was the best book I have ever read. Alex Rider is a 14 year old spy and he just wants to be a normal kid after his last mission with Scropia he just wants to go back to school and does not want to be what every kid dreams about until he finds out that he is working with his godfather Ash. But this time he is working with the ASIS or Australian secret service but he can't wait to meet his godfather but at the end of the book he finds out something devastat ...more
Ujwals
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Adventure? Check. Drama? Sure. Action? Absolutely. Suspense? Definitely. Great book? Double check! Snakehead is a full package book, with page turning moments, and heart racing chases. Anthony Horowitz was able to very well portray Alex's emotions and feelings through the book. There was always good action that kept you engaged and wanting to read. Though, I felt that sometimes there was too much action and not enough rest time. The novel's plot kept you thinking, as there were many key moments ...more
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