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The Sacred Sword Audiobook

The Sacred Sword: Ben Hope, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

In the seventh best-selling Ben Hope conspiracy thriller, the action shoots back in time to the days of Jesus Christ, where a buried secret has staggering implications for the world as we know it....

Returning to the UK to try to sort out his stormy personal life, Ben runs into two old friends. Simeon and Michaela were once his fellow students at Oxford; now they are the Reverend and Mrs Arundel. Ben senses that Simeon is deeply troubled and frightened, but before the truth can emerge about his secretive research project concerning a mysterious, ancient "sacred sword", both he and Michaela are wiped out in a devastating road crash.

Convinced that his friends' deaths were no accident, Ben is propelled on a global quest from the UK to France, the Holy Land, and America to unlock the enigma of the sacred sword. At every step, he is pursued by ruthless agents of the sinister organisation that will stop at nothing to acquire it. In the course of his investigations, Ben will discover an incredible secret, not just about the history of Christianity but about his own past.

©2012 Scott Mariani (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . .Scott Mariani packs a real punch." (Andy McDermott, best-selling author of Empire of Gold)

"James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code." (J. L. Carrell, best-selling author of The Shakespeare Secret)

"Full of authentic detail and heart-stopping action - a real thrill ride." (Ed Macy, author of the best-selling Apache)

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    Amber Bulger Morecambe, Lancs England 12/07/2012
    Amber Bulger Morecambe, Lancs England 12/07/2012 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Story"

    I've liked Scott Mariani and have loved following the adventures of our hero Ben Hope since I found The Alchemist's Secret in a local bookshop in 2009 (I think)! A really good read. Cannot wait for more...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason b Norfolk 11/07/2017
    Jason b Norfolk 11/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story narrator very mono tone"

    I found the sacred sword quite intriguing and gripping in places however I found the narrator hard to follow and found myself having to rewind a number of times

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    Simon 30/04/2017
    Simon 30/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "An entertaining read"

    Very well thought out with a surprising twist mid way through.
    Would make an excellent movie.

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    MikeP Tadley, United Kingdom 27/01/2017
    MikeP Tadley, United Kingdom 27/01/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Ben Hope returns on another ripping tale"

    I've got used to Colin Mace as Ben Hope's narrator so the change in this reading was a little disconcerting. No matter it's still a good book although Ben's formerly gruff voice is now a little too polished.
    I liked the story although Wes Holland's hidey hole was far too obvious right from the start of the book. Much less of an aha moment and more of a 'I told you so'.
    I think this needed a final chapter or am epilogue to tie up some loose ends or for Ben to reconnect with people close to him. Maybe that happens at the start of book 8, which will be next up.
    Hopefully future plots will be less obvious as this one was too easy to foretell throughout... Maybe I've just read too much of Mariani's Ben Hope series.

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    Mark 07/04/2016
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    "Another gripping tale of Ben Hope"

    Mariani yet again blends historical intrigue with an up to the minute action plot and well developed characters. Another great listen.

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    Practical Lady 18/12/2015
    Practical Lady 18/12/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Cracking good yard"

    Another thoroughly enjoyable boys own adventure. On with the next one. Dog walking always enlivened by Major Hope!

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    steven 07/07/2014
    steven 07/07/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "great action scenes"
    If you could sum up The Sacred Sword in three words, what would they be?

    fast action packed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sacred Sword?

    i think it was the last chapter when ben hope finally kills the bad guy


    What three words best describe Jack Hawkins’s voice?

    ok but a little easy to drift off and lose concetration


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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