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The Nemesis Program

Ben Hope, Book 9
Narrated by: Will Rycroft
Series: Ben Hope, Book 9
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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Summary

The explosive, thrilling new Ben Hope adventure from the top-10 best-selling author. 

A brutal murder... 

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? 

A scientist on the run... 

Maverick American biologist Dr Roberta Ryder receives a mysterious letter from her friend Claudine and travels to Paris to see her, only to learn of her shocking death. Before she knows it, Roberta becomes the target of ruthless men with a deadly agenda that only the letter can unmask. She's alone and vulnerable. But she knows someone - the only someone - who can help her. 

A plot to kill millions... 

Ben Hope, ex-SAS soldier and Roberta's old flame, now trying to retire to a life of peace with his fiancée, Brooke, suddenly finds his life turned upside down by Roberta's sudden arrival in England. She needs his help; he can't turn her down. In a frantic race to Paris and halfway around the world, Ben and Roberta battle to uncover the mystery of Claudine's research, with the killers just half a step behind. In the process they uncover a global conspiracy that will claim the lives of millions of people...unless Ben can stop it.

©2014 Scott Mariani (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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great book

great book well worth a read story is gripping and scott mariani writing keep you glued to it from start till the end.

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Excellent!

Full -'on page turner! every paragraph, a new twist. I've discovered a new favourite author.

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A good tale but a bit 'same-y'

I do enjoy this series, but it is getting a bit of 'similar scrapes', ' last minute escapes' and same sort of panics.

Having said that, I like the characters, and on the whole find the stories and scrapes entertaining. Definitely worth a read!

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Great story, performance took me out of it a bit.

As with all the Scott Mariani books I've read so far, great story and difficult to stop listening.

The one thing I will point out is the reader's American accent. Overall, not too bad, but PLEASE stop putting an 'r' at the end of words which end in an 'a'. It really brings the performance down. Had I not been previously aware of what some of these names & abbreviations were, I would have though that you were genuinely referring to things like:
Darper (DARPA)
Nikola Tesler (Tesla)
"And my name's Roberter. Roberter Ryder" (Roberta)
Idear (idea)

All these things said in an American accent sound rather silly.

Other than that, a great book and I look forward to the next!

P.S. thank you to Will Ryecroft for portraying Brooke as English again, after Jack Hawkins, for reasons unknown, decided that, even after portraying her as English for Book 7, he would portray her as American in book 8...

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Excellent adventure

A really good action adventure which kept me shouting as if I could redirect Ben’s decisions! Must start the next book immediately.

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Good read, make an entertaining movie too.

Good read, make an entertaining movie too. Good plot, narrated very well too. Off to download the next episode

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Great !

Great yarn and very well told. Who would have guessed.....Tesla!! hope it remains a yarn ! Real pleasure to listen to.

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Blow it to F***

Best one yet. Its just a pity he hadn't got married first. Cat amongst pigeons.

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Best story he's wrote so far

Gripping from start to finish easily the most exciting of marianis that iv read so far

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Great story with plenty of action

I always enjoy a Ben Hope story. This was no exception. I did however find it a little weaker than usual in some aspects especially towards the end. I'd have expected the hero to encounter more resistance in New York. I don't want to write spoilers here but there were a couple of things that did not add up.