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The Noble Path

By: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
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Summary

The Evil Wrath

Cambodia, 1978. Amid the Khmer Rouge's crazed genocide, soldier of fortune Jack Elliott is given the impossible task of rescuing a family from the regime.

The Painful Truth

Eighteen-year-old orphan and budding journalist Lisa Robinson has received the impossible news that her father is, in fact, alive. His name - Jack Elliott.

The Noble Path

As Jack tracks the hostages and Lisa traces her heritage, each is intent on reuniting a family. Yet to succeed, so must run a dangerous gauntlet of bullets and betrayal.

©1992 Peter May (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

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JUST EXCELLENT

Another great story from the hand of Peter May. and of course, as we've come to expect, another fine performance by Peter Forbes...you will not be disappointed.

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terrific

thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. The narration was excellent and brought it to life.

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Compelling

I am old enough to remember this period of history but the book brings the horror to life through the eyes of the people concerned.
I could not stop listening. It is a roller-coaster ride of emotions. I thoroughly recommend it for plot and performance

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Top3

This is no easy task but is in my top3 PM books. I had concerns around the length of the book thinking it maybe drawn out but it starts on full throttle & your in....One book that could come with a money back sticker.
You won’t be disappointed.. Enjoy

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What’s new

A great and thought provoking read. Do we never learn?
Refugees in their thousands , exactly what is happening today.
Wealthy, ugly, malicious and corrupt people whose god is money.
Frightened women and men with sad, fearful children all who have to flee their country because of war. People looking for peace , acceptance and a new life. Such atrocities still happening today.
Do we never learn? As Jack thought love is better than hatred.

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Incredible

Really well written a totally believable amazing tale all its twists and turns not requiring any suspension of the readers credibility.

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An extraordinary series of challenges

I loved the author's Island Trilogy but gave up series of stories set in China so wasn't sure if I'd like this novel with the background of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1970s Cambodia. However, I did enjoy the book. It reminded me of the kind of story Frederick Forsyth writes with men involved in daring exploits and finding relief in the arms of beautiful women, but, where Forsyth fills his books with technical details about guns etc, Peter May, creates a great sense of the character's surroundings and the ambiance of the country in which the story is set. There are two strands to book: soldier of fortune, Jack Elliot, taking on an almost impossible task of getting a Cambodian family out of the country who are held in a camp guarded by Khmer Rouge soldiers and secondly the attempt by his daughter, Lisa, to find him when she discovers that he is not dead as her mother had claimed. The Jack Elliot strand is the more compelling I found Lisa's too unbelievable in all the terrible things that happened to her. I'm nit picking here but I felt the author used just too many similes to underlie a point when leaving the image to the readers imagination would have been better.
Peter Forbes's narration is excellent as usual.

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great read

I was sad it ended. characters seem real and I wanted to know what happened next.

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Great story

As expected with Peter May, great writing and story telling. I don’t know where he gets his ideas from but this book does remind you of the plight so many on this planet have gone through, and are still going through, just to survive with the very basics.
Equally expected is the top notch narration from Peter Forbes. This type of combination is what makes audiobooks so worthwhile.
Hopefully they’ll have another book out next week. If only.....
Don’t hesitate to buy this one.

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Gruelling listening

You need a strong stomach to listen to this book, especially at mealtimes. A harrowing tale with gratuitous detail at times. Nothing left to the imagination! Nonetheless it is an interesting insight into a part of history now tragically half forgotten.

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