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.
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"A huge disappointment"
I was so excited to see a new Michael Robotham book read by Sean Barrett since this has always been a perfect combination of plot and performance. 'Bombproof' did not provide this pleasure. Certainly, Sean Barrett can squeeze some drama out of the telephone directory but here he was pressed to do much with a badly plotted book with an unbelievable central character. Obviously Rowbotham has a host of fans (myself included) who he needs to supply with books but i would rather wait than read a book obviously written in haste without much care.
I normally love Michael Rowbothams books and have them allHe made remarks about northern people which got my back up.Sean Barrett is as always excellent.I so looked forward to this book and had it n pre--orderIt did not measure up to his othersI miss Joe
yes I have his full collecton
He makes it more exciting and accents are really good well done Sean
This is just my opinion, and others may like it but not for me, and thats the first time I felt like thatMichael a lot of people who read your books are northern and man united fansso maybe in future you lay off the insults, and yes I know this is fiction.
I've listened to this twice in three days already
Can't name one but anything pacey with flashes of black humour.
Very well read. Different voices excellent,to the point where the narrator became part of the story.
Made me grin a good few times,and catch my breath.
Just a fantastic listen.Fast,occasionally funny,and however unlikely the scenario,believable.
"Love the author and narrator"
Loved it. Michael has given me hours of enjoyment & Sean has become such an important part for me.
This author just gets better and better. And the narrator is simply brilliant. Can't wait to start the next one!
once again a brilliant story, characters and narration. Vincent Ruiz is the main character but equally as interesting as Robotham's Joe Mcloughlin. l have now listened to them all, can't wait for the next.
"Gripping from start to finish"
I have just discovered Michael Robotham and what a joy that I have. This book was a top class read, read beautifully. Thanks Mr Robertham & Mr Barrett.
"Another excellent offering from Mr Robotham"
Nicely read by Sean Barrett this book is really worth a listen.
The main character is a well meaning but gullible young man but he does get swept into a lot of awful situations. However, he is very likeable and one does care whether or not he manages to survive in the end. The characters are all believable - either likeable or obnoxious to the core - but either way I really cared!
I am finding that Michael Robotham is one of my favourite authors of late.
"Everyone has an off day!"
I wouldn't as this is by no means one of his best
It was all unbelievable. The unlucky main character seemed to have skills that he would just not have had
None were especially enjoyable. I had to force myself to finish the book.
No. Then plot was too implausible.
I love Mr. Robotham's books but this one seems like a very poor relation. There are so many unlikely scenarios for example a maid letting a dubious character into a hotel room in a top London hotel because he said he had lost his key.I hope for better things in the next book.
A great listen, likeable characters, fast paced story. Excellent narration as always by Sean Barrett. Made me want to look up Michael Robotham's other novels.
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