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Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life - and possibly the world - forever.

I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence - and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from best-selling author Peter James.

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence....

This audio edition includes a bonus feature with the author, Peter James, who reveals the inspiration behind the story and characters.

©2018 Peter James (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Simon
  • 10-07-18

The Proof of the Pudding is in the Reading!

Peter James describes this as the book he has been most excited about and as it has been 30 years in the making it's obviously been a real labour of love. I've followed this author very happily through the mains of the DI Grace series and with various side dishes like his ghost stories with more mixed results. This big pudding of a book is though my favourite of all those outside the Grace books and is on a par with them.

It's a grandiose theme and the reason that this book works so well for me is that the subject of the "proof" feels very logical and compelling. It almost feels as if James is entering Dan Brown territory but this is much less laden with heavy symbology. It's a more direct story and compelling as a result.

Although it is based on mediums and religious events it is quite fascinatingly rooted in a real life set of events that James experienced as he explains at the end of the book. These have been built on and investigative journalist Ross Hunter is catapulted into an adventure of the imagination that moves at good pace to what I thought was a satisfying conclusion albeit one that didn't quite tidy up some of the more grandiose aspects of the story.

The narration by Hugh Bonneville is extremely good and rounds off the whole experience as an extremely entertaining listen.

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  • Vanessa
  • 10-09-18

Exceptional!

One of the best audiobooks I’ve heard in a long time. I have listened to many of Peter James’s novels & so far this is my favourite.
This is the first time I have experienced Hugh Bonneville as a narrator - he is absolutely brilliant!

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  • Stuart C
  • 10-12-18

Absolute Class...

I'm not much for reviews but this book by Peter James is the best book that I have listened to for some considerable time.
Read by Hugh Bonneville, it's hard to find any negatives.
Brilliant story wonderfully read
'nuff said!!

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  • Brig
  • 10-14-18

Better than Grace

I have read or listened to all the Roy Grace books and enjoy them without being totally absorbed. This one, other than Hugh Bonneville's difficulty in separating the voices in conversation, pulled me in completely. With no hardened idea of faith or lack of it, perhaps I'm less critical than,say, a practicing Catholic, but I found I enjoyed the idea that someone with my beliefs or lack of would be the one to break the story. Ended very suddenly but maybe because of a follow up.....?

Also, found myself popping to Google every so often to check things that intrigued me. Usually a good sign

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  • golfer
  • 10-17-18

Absolute proof

Excellent plot and first rate narration, thoroughly enjoyable as expected from Peter james. Looking forwards to his next book.

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  • William L Belfield
  • 10-17-18

I sense a follow up is coming, NO SPOILERS

Intriguing start, Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown middle, open/cliffhanger end.

Well worth a read/listen, I was hoping for either The False Prophet or The Wrath of God to unleash hell upon the Earth, but i guess that is coming in Part 2.

Quite a few unanswered threads, like does Ross pick up where Mickey left off ?, what about the DNA from the broken shot glass, plus what happens to the contents of the bag thrown from the train ? (Cue special agent Dick Barton theme music)

Also the rainbow thing is a bit whacko.

The last line is as corny as a Nebraska Cornhuskers cheesy bits.

Still , a good old rollicking adventure story.

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  • Linda
  • 10-16-18

Excellent

As you would expect from Peter James a thoroughly good story well read by Hugh Bonneville. Absolute proof of God and the second coming? Peter James makes it all sound quite feasible. Well worth a listen.