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Summary

Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life - and possibly the world - forever.

I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence - and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from best-selling author Peter James.

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence....

This audio edition includes a bonus feature with the author, Peter James, who reveals the inspiration behind the story and characters.

©2018 Peter James (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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The Proof of the Pudding is in the Reading!

Peter James describes this as the book he has been most excited about and as it has been 30 years in the making it's obviously been a real labour of love. I've followed this author very happily through the mains of the DI Grace series and with various side dishes like his ghost stories with more mixed results. This big pudding of a book is though my favourite of all those outside the Grace books and is on a par with them.

It's a grandiose theme and the reason that this book works so well for me is that the subject of the "proof" feels very logical and compelling. It almost feels as if James is entering Dan Brown territory but this is much less laden with heavy symbology. It's a more direct story and compelling as a result.

Although it is based on mediums and religious events it is quite fascinatingly rooted in a real life set of events that James experienced as he explains at the end of the book. These have been built on and investigative journalist Ross Hunter is catapulted into an adventure of the imagination that moves at good pace to what I thought was a satisfying conclusion albeit one that didn't quite tidy up some of the more grandiose aspects of the story.

The narration by Hugh Bonneville is extremely good and rounds off the whole experience as an extremely entertaining listen.

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Absolute Class...

I'm not much for reviews but this book by Peter James is the best book that I have listened to for some considerable time.
Read by Hugh Bonneville, it's hard to find any negatives.
Brilliant story wonderfully read
'nuff said!!

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Exceptional!

One of the best audiobooks I’ve heard in a long time. I have listened to many of Peter James’s novels & so far this is my favourite.
This is the first time I have experienced Hugh Bonneville as a narrator - he is absolutely brilliant!

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Better than Grace

I have read or listened to all the Roy Grace books and enjoy them without being totally absorbed. This one, other than Hugh Bonneville's difficulty in separating the voices in conversation, pulled me in completely. With no hardened idea of faith or lack of it, perhaps I'm less critical than,say, a practicing Catholic, but I found I enjoyed the idea that someone with my beliefs or lack of would be the one to break the story. Ended very suddenly but maybe because of a follow up.....?

Also, found myself popping to Google every so often to check things that intrigued me. Usually a good sign

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  • Rayleigh Essex, United Kingdom
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Too far fetched

I just did not like this book sad because I have read every Roy Grace books and loved them all.
Sorry Peter

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very good story which keeps you glued to the end

i enjoyed the story. it had a nice flow to it which kept my interest.

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  • David
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like so often with Peter James...

... the book rather fizzles to a close. I'm not saying it's not an enjoyable yarn but somehow you're always left thinking , 'Is that it?'

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Not too sure about this book!

I’m a huge Peter James fun but this book was not reflective of his best work. Too many characters and plot lines some do not link up. It felt rushed. Great that Peter gave some background on how the book was conceived but, although a work of fiction, it deviates from the near realistic work he has written in the past.

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great book. good twists and turns, well written

captured from the beginning, well researched as ever. narrated well and the plot kept you gripped till the end

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Da Vinci Code on Steroids

Loved the book. Brilliantly read by Hugh Bonneville. I was also fascinated to hear from Peter James at the end as to how the story cane about.