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Alchemist

Narrated by: Katherine Press
Length: 23 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger....

Monty Bannerman's father is a leading genetic scientist and Nobel Prize winner whose company has just been taken over by what will soon be the world's biggest pharmaceutical giant. He had some misgivings about their company ethics - but ultimately, he needs their money, and they need his mind.    

Then a journalist comes to Monty's door, with a far-fetched story about the pharmaceutical company. She doesn't believe what she's being told for a moment - but within a few short weeks, events are making the apparently fantastic claims look horrifyingly like the truth.  

Behind the respectable facade of the multi-national company which calls itself the 'World's Most Caring Company' lies an outrage against the whole human race....       

©2019 Peter James (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Peter James is getting better with every book." (Times)

"Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business." (Karin Slaughter)

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Great Book

Really enjoyed this and it would make a fantastic film, heading to buy some more of his stuff!

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Versatile Peter James

I LOVED this book. Gripping from the outset and so very well read by Katherine Press, The Alchemist is one of Peter James’s finest tales. We all love to hate big pharma, but James takes this to a whole new level.
Outstanding and highly recommended.

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great story

this is a well written story that makes you think. Content is actually enough for a series of books rather than one long one. Peter James is a great author and it always good to have subject matter that is new and not predictable.

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Wondered if it would loose pace but I was wrong

Being a long listen l wondered if I’d stuck with it .. suffice to say I did .. 5 stars from me all round .

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Peter James' finest quality work to date.

This book is jaw droppingly BRILLIANT. It ticks all the right boxes. The story is interesting, exciting, unusual and thrilling. The plot works well, the characters are believeable and you build a great connection with them. The narration is well performed.

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best one yet

loved it thrilling from begining to end kept you on the edge cant wait for the next one

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Enjoyable listen

Wasn't sure about Emilia fox narration to start with but she grew on me. Interesting story and a enjoyable listen.

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WOW

Peter James has done it again, wow what a great read, could not put it down. need another now..

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Great story - very long - struggled a bit

I liked the storyline - a bit gory at times - could be frustrating that it jumped through the years - easy to loose track and had to take it back a chapter a couple of times, just to understand what was going on.
It did keep me gripped though

Great narration - accents were spot on and totally believable.
I would recommend this - having not read the author before - I will try another to see how I get on .

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Great listen

Thoroughly recommend this book, it’s brilliantly read, an unpredictable story and very absorbing .... & very long! Enjoy

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  • Brigitte
  • 19-07-20

Brilliant read

what a well written book, telling a magnificently gripping story. throughly enjoyable and entertaining read

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-06-20

Thrilling <br />

Marvelous storytelling. A must read/listen. James's best effort and I've read most of his work.

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  • 06-02-20

good story, make you wonder

Would have given it 5 stars the ending is not complete and I kept having to turn the volume up or down to listen to the story.