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Ben Hope, Book 20
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: Ben Hope, Book 20
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)

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Summary

Ben Hope returns in the new thriller from the number one best seller.

A deadly terror ploy. A race against the clock. Will evil prevail?

Following a chance encounter with a terrified young woman in the streets of Paris, former SAS soldier Ben Hope finds himself hurled into a violent new mission involving murder, international terrorism and stolen historic artefacts. A mission made even more perilous by the reappearance of an old enemy from Ben’s military past. A man he knew and fought years ago. A man he thought was dead. 

Teaming up with the enigmatic ex-Delta Force warrior Tyler Roth, Ben travels from the seedy underworld of Paris to the islands of the Caribbean in his quest to piece together the puzzle. 

As the death toll quickly mounts, he unmasks a vicious terror plot that could bring about the slaughter of millions of innocent people. Mass destruction seems just a hair’s breadth away...and only Ben Hope can prevent the unthinkable.

©2019 Scott Mariani (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Slick, serpentine and very, very entertaining... If you’ve got a pulse, you’ll love Scott Mariani; if you haven’t, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope." (Simon Toyne)

"Scott Mariani is an awesome writer." (Chris Kuzneski) 

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

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Not upto normal standard

Narration was fine no issues at all, but the story seemed to have so much more background in it than previous, compared to earlier hope books very little action.

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Never fails to thrill

Another thrilling episode, from our favourite hero Ben.
Looking forward to the next book, with bated breath.

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Another thrilling instalment

I love the Ben Hope series and this most recent adventure did not disappoint . Colin Mace as narrator only adds to my enjoyment of these books . As with all of these books , I couldn't stop listening, but didn't want it to end ! The story has, as always some historical facts interlaced within the intriguing storylines. Yes , the scrapes Ben gets himself into can be a bit "James Bondish" , but that just adds to my enjoyment.
I now can't wait for Scott Mariani's next one in the series, he can't write them quick enough for me .

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good but not quite as good as expectations

good book but not as good as the other ben hope books to date. shame but will keep on reading scott mariarni's van hope books.

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Stunning

Ben Hope another triumph, another excellently thought out written and read volume of the series. Colin Mace reading does come with annoying editing issues which can wind you up when you listen, but his voice is easy on the ear and the charecteer voices are comfortable and familiar so I can't complain.
Can't wait for the next book as always.

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Great new Ben Hope Book!

I have read all of the Ben Hope books over the years, but this is the first time I have listened to an audio version - I am so glad I did! The narator was perfect, he really bought the charachters to life with an excellent use of acents where needed. It was great to hear the voices of characters you are so familiar with. Good fast paced story typical of the Ben Hope series. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and would be over the moon if the whole Ben Hope series were available on Audible with the same narator - I would start at the beginning again and listen to them all.

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love it!

Always love the Ben Hope books. The worst part is the end because I'm sad to leave the characters behind! And I always learn something new about history, modern Warfare and being alert and aware of things around me! ( and I'm a 50 something Granny! - not sure that fits the demographic!)