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Bombproof Audiobook

Bombproof

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Publisher's Summary

Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances.

Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up. Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most-wanted terrorist in the country.

Fast, funny, hip, and violent, Bombproof is a nonstop adventure full of unforgettable characters and a heartwarming hero - Sami Macbeth - a man with the uncanny ability to turn a desperate situation into a hopeless one.

©2008 BookRite Proprietary (P)2014 Hachette Audio UK

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    Amazon Customer london, United Kingdom 04/03/2014
    Amazon Customer london, United Kingdom 04/03/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "A huge disappointment"

    I was so excited to see a new Michael Robotham book read by Sean Barrett since this has always been a perfect combination of plot and performance. 'Bombproof' did not provide this pleasure. Certainly, Sean Barrett can squeeze some drama out of the telephone directory but here he was pressed to do much with a badly plotted book with an unbelievable central character. Obviously Rowbotham has a host of fans (myself included) who he needs to supply with books but i would rather wait than read a book obviously written in haste without much care.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ms 26/02/2014
    Ms 26/02/2014 Member Since 2011

    Hi all I love reading and listening to audio books I like a variety of books but mainly crime books

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    Would you try another book written by Michael Robotham or narrated by Sean Barrett?

    I normally love Michael Rowbothams books and have them allHe made remarks about northern people which got my back up.Sean Barrett is as always excellent.I so looked forward to this book and had it n pre--orderIt did not measure up to his othersI miss Joe


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Robotham? Why or why not?

    yes I have his full collecton


    What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He makes it more exciting and accents are really good well done Sean


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    This is just my opinion, and others may like it but not for me, and thats the first time I felt like thatMichael a lot of people who read your books are northern and man united fansso maybe in future you lay off the insults, and yes I know this is fiction.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    CHRISTINA Ramsey, Isle of Man 24/03/2014
    CHRISTINA Ramsey, Isle of Man 24/03/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you listen to Bombproof again? Why?

    I've listened to this twice in three days already


    What other book might you compare Bombproof to, and why?

    Can't name one but anything pacey with flashes of black humour.


    What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Very well read. Different voices excellent,to the point where the narrator became part of the story.


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

    Made me grin a good few times,and catch my breath.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a fantastic listen.Fast,occasionally funny,and however unlikely the scenario,believable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. C. Brazil 04/05/2015
    Mrs. C. Brazil 04/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Love the author and narrator"

    Loved it. Michael has given me hours of enjoyment & Sean has become such an important part for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqui Amersham, United Kingdom 21/06/2016
    Jacqui Amersham, United Kingdom 21/06/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Another triumph"

    This author just gets better and better. And the narrator is simply brilliant. Can't wait to start the next one!

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    Amazon Customer 08/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    once again a brilliant story, characters and narration. Vincent Ruiz is the main character but equally as interesting as Robotham's Joe Mcloughlin. l have now listened to them all, can't wait for the next.

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    HENRY 01/01/2016
    HENRY 01/01/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping from start to finish"

    I have just discovered Michael Robotham and what a joy that I have. This book was a top class read, read beautifully. Thanks Mr Robertham & Mr Barrett.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mollyeyre 06/09/2015
    mollyeyre 06/09/2015
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    "Another excellent offering from Mr Robotham"

    Nicely read by Sean Barrett this book is really worth a listen.

    The main character is a well meaning but gullible young man but he does get swept into a lot of awful situations. However, he is very likeable and one does care whether or not he manages to survive in the end. The characters are all believable - either likeable or obnoxious to the core - but either way I really cared!

    I am finding that Michael Robotham is one of my favourite authors of late.

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    R. Bates 21/08/2015
    R. Bates 21/08/2015

    Retired after 30+ years in education. I enjoy all types of literature from Thrillers through Dickens to Science Fiction and History.

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    "Everyone has an off day!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't as this is by no means one of his best


    What could Michael Robotham have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was all unbelievable. The unlucky main character seemed to have skills that he would just not have had


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    None were especially enjoyable. I had to force myself to finish the book.


    Could you see Bombproof being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    No. Then plot was too implausible.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Mr. Robotham's books but this one seems like a very poor relation. There are so many unlikely scenarios for example a maid letting a dubious character into a hotel room in a top London hotel because he said he had lost his key.I hope for better things in the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 20/07/2015
    Richard 20/07/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    A great listen, likeable characters, fast paced story. Excellent narration as always by Sean Barrett. Made me want to look up Michael Robotham's other novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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