Ben Hope
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  • 1
    The Alchemist's Secret: Ben Hope, Book 1 | Scott Mariani

    The Alchemist's Secret: Ben Hope, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Will Rycroft
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (189)
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    The #1 Bestseller. Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life. The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before.

    Very Entertaining

    This book is a mix between The Da Vinci code and Jack Reacher, it was very good easy listening, with some interesting ideas and a good amount of actio..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 January 2015 by Peter ()
  • 2
    The Mozart Conspiracy: Ben Hope, Book 2 | Scott Mariani

    The Mozart Conspiracy: Ben Hope, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (99)
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    From the number-one best-selling author. Former SAS operative Ben Hope is running for his life. Enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn - world-famous opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate her brother's mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a centuries-old puzzle. The official line states that Oliver died whilst investigating Mozart's death, but the facts don't add up.

    Hooked on Hope

    easy listening but at times hard to follow because of the back and forth with past moment of other caricatures (not the main person) history as can en..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 September 2016 by Kevin ()
  • 3
    The Doomsday Prophecy: Ben Hope, Book 3 | Scott Mariani

    The Doomsday Prophecy: Ben Hope, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
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    From the number one best-selling author. ex-SAS operative Ben Hope decided to give up rescuing kidnap victims in favour of the Theology studies he abandoned years before, he should have known that fate would decide differently. Searching for missing biblical archaeologist Zoë Bradbury, Ben finds himself embroiled in his riskiest mission yet. What is the ancient secret that Zoë uncovered? And just who is willing to do anything to protect it?

    Boys own adventure!

    Suspend belief and thoroughly enjoy a rip roaring yarn. I have listened to two books now and will download the third before I go dog walking. Not quit..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 August 2015 by Practical Lady ()
  • 4
    The Heretic's Treasure: Ben Hope, Book 4 | Scott Mariani

    The Heretic's Treasure: Ben Hope, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (71)
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    An ancient fortune has lain hidden for thousands of years, one so powerful that men will kill to protect it. And only one man can unearth it.... Ex-SAS operative Ben Hope is living a peaceful life in rural France - until a phone call from an old army comrade turns his world upside down. Eminent Egyptologist Morgan Paxton has been brutally murdered while working on the mysterious Akhenaten Project in Cairo, and Colonel Harry Paxton wants Ben to find his son's killer.

    Another epic adventure

    Enjoyed this instalment of the Ben Hope adventures. This time, against 2 adversaries, all seemed lost but as ever it went down to the wire.
    Wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 October 2016 by MikeP (Tadley, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    The Shadow Project: Ben Hope, Book 5 | Scott Mariani

    The Shadow Project: Ben Hope, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
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    Only one man can foil a plot set to change the course of history.... Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner. The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection.

    Hooks you in from the start

    Another great book, with good twists that leave you wanting more and I can't wait to listen to the next in the series

    Reviewed on 04 February 2016 by Alan Hughes ()
  • 6
    The Lost Relic: Ben Hope, Book 6 | Scott Mariani

    The Lost Relic: Ben Hope, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
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    Whilst visiting a former SAS comrade in Italy, a distracted Ben nearly runs over a young boy - and unwittingly walks into his deadliest mission yet. Ben's involvement with the boy's family runs deeper as he witnesses their brutal murder at a gallery robbery. A seemingly worthless Goya sketch was the principal target in the bloodbath heist. Now it's up to Ben to find out the truth behind the elusive painting.

    Not as good as his previous books

    easy to follow story and carries on nicely from previous story BUT really disappointed with the actual story itself.
    Hope in the next book the sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 October 2016 by Kevin ()
  • 7
    The Sacred Sword: Ben Hope, Book 7 | Scott Mariani

    The Sacred Sword: Ben Hope, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
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    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, 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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 July 2012 by Carl (Morecambe, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    The Armada Legacy: Ben Hope, Book 8 | Scott Mariani

    The Armada Legacy: Ben Hope, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (67)

    Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend Dr Brooke Marcel has been kidnapped. Racing against the clock, Ben's frantic search for Brooke leads him from Ireland to the Spanish mountains and the rainforests of Peru. What is the mysterious link between the kidnapping, the salvage of a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship, and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer? As the trail of wreckage and mayhem intensifies, Ben soon uncovers a web of intrigue, corruption, and brutal murder.

    Accents

    I would recommend this book because it's a good story if you want to list to something not too taxing, and it's skips along at a decent pace most of t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 September 2013 by Hard Press (London)
  • 9
    The Nemesis Program: Ben Hope, Book 9 | Scott Mariani

    The Nemesis Program: Ben Hope, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Will Rycroft
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Is he just a serial killer? Or is there more to her death than the Paris cops believe?

    Quick fire James Bond action thriller

    Yes, brilliant story telling if you like lots of action heroes.

    Reviewed on 10 September 2014 by Linda C. Stanley (UK)
  • 10
    The Forgotten Holocaust: Ben Hope, Book 10 | Scott Mariani

    The Forgotten Holocaust: Ben Hope, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Will Rycroft
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    The breathtaking new adventure starring Ben Hope. A lost, aimless, and hard-drinking Ben Hope has wandered back to his old haunt in Ireland. The ex-SAS soldier is searching for peace, but trouble soon appears when Kirsten Hall, a young journalist, is brutally murdered right in front of him. Unable to prevent it, Ben is driven by guilt to hunt down the killers. All he has to go on is a handful of clues from Kirsten's research..

    Fast paced, action packed adventure

    The Forgotten Holocaust is the 10th book in the Ben Hope series, and although it does make brief references to Ben’s past, it can be read as a standal..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 May 2015 by Mrs (Windsor, United Kingdom)
  • 11
    The Martyr's Curse: Ben Hope, Book 11 | Scott Mariani

    The Martyr's Curse: Ben Hope, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (76)

    Could Ben Hope have found peace at last? That's the question he's asking himself after his wanderings through Europe have led him to a remote medieval monastery in the French Alps. A haven of serenity, a place he wants to remain. But wherever Ben goes, trouble is never too far behind. When a team of merciless killers invade his newfound sanctuary and slaughter the innocent monks, Ben's revenge quest quickly draws him into a bewildering mystery of stolen treasure, deception and murder.

    Ben Hope back to his best! *****

    After the disappointment of the previous book, which was very bland, this is vintage Hope. Excellent!

    Reviewed on 16 October 2016 by Clem (LIMERICK, Ireland)
  • 12
    The Cassandra Sanction: Ben Hope, Book 12 | Scott Mariani

    The Cassandra Sanction: Ben Hope, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    A tragic death. A grieving brother. A plot to deceive the entire world. Ex-SAS major and kidnap recovery specialist Ben Hope is looking for peace in a quiet Spanish town. What he gets instead is the kind of trouble that only a man like him can handle. Raul Fuentes can't accept that his sister, Catalina, took her own life. Ben isn't convinced, but ghosts from his own past compel him to help Raul discover the truth.

    Fast paced, action packed adventure

    Ben Hope is drawn into another fast paced, action packed adventure when he meets Raul Fuentes. Raul expresses his doubts about the apparent suicide of..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 April 2016 by Mrs (Windsor, United Kingdom)
  • 13
    Star of Africa: Ben Hope, Book 13 | Scott Mariani

    Star of Africa: Ben Hope, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    Where ex-SAS major Ben Hope goes, trouble always follows.... Ben Hope is trained to identify danger. So when he finds out that someone very important to him is working on a US container ship in the treacherous seas off the East African coast, he fears the worst. Within days the ship is hijacked by pirates. Taking matters into his own hands, Ben embarks upon the most daring rescue mission of his career...because this is no ordinary hostage situation.

    a fest of unnecessary, atrocious brutality

    I have devoured all the Ben Hope series and to date have thoroughly enjoyed them but I was immensely disappointed by this book which seemed to consist..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 June 2016 by Mrs (Windsor, United Kingdom)
  • 14
    The Devil's Kingdom: Ben Hope, Book 14 | Scott Mariani

    The Devil's Kingdom: Ben Hope, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
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    Has Ben Hope finally met his match? The master best seller returns with the explosive follow-up to Star of Africa. The second in a two-part series. Held hostage by a despicable tyrant in the heart of Africa - within the lawless and unforgiving Congo - it's not looking good for Ben Hope. Even worse, someone very important to him has fallen into the enemy's hands, and they're using this against Ben as part of a depraved plan to bend him to their will.

    Outstanding

    Yet again,another brilliant delve into the fictional masterpiece, that is the collection of Ben Hope stories. Action adventure stories that are a mus..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 December 2016 by Amazon Customer ()