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Summary

After a devastating political assassination, two reporters stand between the truth and a conspiracy that will shock the world.

Tom Novak and Stella Mitchell are covering the aftermath of a chilling terror attack on the British prime minister and a US cabinet member. But the further the American and English pair investigate, the more holes they find in the official version of events.

With help from a maverick CIA officer and a brilliant intelligence analyst, Novak and Mitchell uncover evidence of an extraordinary conspiracy involving the White House, the British government, and a shadowy deep-state organization.

As conspirators close in from all sides, Novak and Mitchell must risk everything to track down the one source who can break their story and expose the truth. On the run for their lives, they will find out just how far those in power are willing to go to preserve their secrets...

An Amazon UK number one political thriller and best seller, Official Secrets is explosive and packed with globe-trotting action and rollercoaster twists.

If you like David Baldacci, J. B. Turner, Stieg Larsson, and Brad Thor, this addictive series will leave you resisting the pause button.

©2020 Andrew Raymond (P)2020 Andrew Raymond

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Absolutely Excellent. one of the Best plots ever.

superb characters, scene descriptions, and one of the best political thriller I've ever read/heard. the story powers along at a fantastic pace. bodies blasted everywhere, not sure who can be trusted, it's a super who did what, where and why.

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Great story

Thoroughly entertaining read, well plotted and gripping. The narration was average, mostly fine but seemed a bit too dramatic in routine narrative, along with several glaring mispronunciations when British characters spoke in American vernacular. Overall, very enjoyable though.

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Shame the narration wasn't checked

shame that the American narrator didn't do some basic research such as how to pronounce the river Thames.

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Great story

Needed a better narrator, poor pronuciation but the story was excellent, worth listening to.

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Good story but..........

enjoying the storyline so far, but cannot get frustrating narration out of my head.
I understand narrator is trying to add drama but sounds as if he's running out of breath at end of each sentence or trying out a poor audition for Batman!!!!
Will stick with it as enjoying the plot.

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Twists and turns

Numerous characters but did not distract from story. Story itself kept one hooked. Off to find authors' next book.

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A good story but dreadful narration

The story was engaging and I think the author shows real promise. However this audiobook was very hard going because of the appalling narration.

I don’t understand why a novel set mostly in the UK with mostly British protagonists needed an American narrator. I assume there was a good reason, but the breathless (or breathy) narration was tedious and the appallingly ignorant mispronunciation of common place names was very distracting. Seriously London is not on the thhhaaames it’s the temms; how can we forgive that lack of diligence?

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Great story but horribly ignorant narrator

The story is great. Exciting and absorbing.
The narrator has an American soap opera, dramatic, voice and style of reading which is a bit annoying. Unfortunately that isn’t the only fault. A lot of the characters are English or Scottish and the setting is largely in England so this all American soap opera guy is the absolute worst choice for narrating in English accents. Think dick van dyke in Mary poppins. It’s seriously embarrassing.

I hate to say it but that’s not the worst of it. This American soap opera guy couldn’t be arsed to do 20 seconds research regarding pronunciation of place names in London and he has never heard of the river Thames. He is pronounced it with a soft th rather than silent h and he made it rhyme with aims. The river “tems” became thhhhhaimes. He said this several times.

Streatham (stettrum) becomes streeeeethhh-ham.

Lots of other butchered pronunciation of really well known London places too. Really off putting that the lazy reader was too dumb to research it.

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Great story - bear with it.

Firstly, the narrator’s breathy style took some getting used to and the mispronunciation of some really basic words and names is poor for a professional actor. However, this is an excellent, excellent story that I really enjoyed. I’m glad I persevered with it. I’d listen to another of Andrew Raymond’s books in future.

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very good

American reader pronounced Thames incorrectly a little irritating book was very good really enjoyed it

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Exceptional performance by Adam Gold

I listen to many audible books. The story is thoughtful, deliciously complicated and smart. The reader was exceptional as he brought the book to life.