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Bombproof | [Michael Robotham]

Bombproof

Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up. Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most wanted terrorist in the country.
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Publisher's Summary

A kinetic standalone from "first-class storyteller" Michael Robotham (San Francisco Chronicle).

Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives.

Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up.

Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most wanted terrorist in the country. Fast, funny, hip and violent, Bombproof is a nonstop adventure full of unforgettable characters and a heartwarming hero - Sami Macbeth - a man with the uncanny ability to turn a desperate situation into a hopeless one.

©2008 Michael Robotham (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 02-27-14
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2005

    A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...

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    "Abobsolutely Stunning! I Was Up All Night!"

    I took a chance, reading a few Amazon reviews. This is absolutely one of the best suspense novels I've ever read. Read the summary for the story.

    What it doesn't tell you is how engrossing te story is, how wonderful the characters are developed. It was like watching a blockbuster movie for the first time.

    This will be a huge best seller on Audible for good reason.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Brock DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain 03-13-14
    Brock DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain 03-13-14 Member Since 2012

    So much to learn, and so little time to sit down and read. Thanks Audible.

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    "Very good, with lots of action"

    After reading Charles' review I immediately bought this book, and I wasn't disappointed. It hooked me from the beginning and held my attention for the duration. I liked the fact the main character wasn't a macho guy no one could kill (my beef with so many action thrillers). It still had it's moments where I thought, there's no way that could happen, but very entertaining nonetheless.

    I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun story to entertain them for many hours.

    Sean Barrett did his job perfectly; he made the story come alive, and didn't get in the way of it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pat La Mesa, CA, United States 03-14-14
    Pat La Mesa, CA, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Saving an Unlucky Guy"

    I wasn't crazy about the start, with a guy who appears to be getting away from a bombing for which he is responsible. But then Michael Robotham makes the guy likeable, smart, and simply unlucky. And enter the beloved retired detective. Can he make things right? I love the characters, the plot, and, of course, the narrator. Great story that keeps you guessing up until the end.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Wolfeboro Falls, NH, United States 04-05-14
    Jane Wolfeboro Falls, NH, United States 04-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Pretty Good"

    Took awhile to get into but it gets going. Worth it. Main character excellent but supporting characters stereotypical.

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    Janie O'brien US 08-19-14
    Janie O'brien US 08-19-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Compelling & entertaining"
    Would you listen to Bombproof again? Why?

    Absolutely, because Michael Robotham is such a good writer and fully understands how to bring a character to life. Sean Barrett's performance is fantastic and always a pleasure to listen to. Robotham's books are always multilayered and more and more is gained with each listening/reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Sami, of course. He's a born loser, or is he? We have to listen to the very end to find this out. Sami's trevails seem unending and insurmountable, but Michael Rothbotham draws this character so finely that we believe Sami and his life and barrack for him all the way to win over adversity.


    What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

    Everything; what a polished performance. I epsecially loved his rastafarian voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it; get it. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    audreyanderson Maysville 05-26-14
    audreyanderson Maysville 05-26-14 Member Since 2006

    I listen to Audible books while commuting, doing housework, exercising and gardening.

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    Would you try another book from Michael Robotham and/or Sean Barrett?

    No


    What three words best describe Sean Barrett’s performance?

    Good


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    It was filled with way too much graphic violence. They need a rating system like in the movies, nothing in the reviews I read prepared me for the gore. I quit listening after a few chapters. Could not stomach it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    M.A. NYS 03-28-14
    M.A. NYS 03-28-14 Member Since 2003
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    What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well & subtly narrated.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You only think you know!


    Any additional comments?

    Once you get engaged you'll be hooked until the very last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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