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The crew of an oceanic research vessel goes missing in the Pacific along with their mini submarine.

An evangelical media star holds a rally next door to a cinematic convention in LA. The cops know there's going to be trouble, but what they didn't foresee was the presence of a Glaswegian photographer with an indecipherable accent and a strong dislike of hypocrisy or of a terrorist who seems to have access to plutonium as well as Semtex.

©1998 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Very funny." ( Literary Review)
"A high octane sense of the absurd." ( The Times)

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  • Lindsay
  • 01-09-16

Excellent story, abysmal Scottish accent

Brookmyre's books are always irreverent, sharply wry and very funny, and this one is no exception. However, as a Scot, the accent put on by the American narrator was so awful as to be an insult - badly pronounced slang, little comprehension of how the slang should sound and no discernible area of Scotland represented - it certainly wasn't Lanarkshire!

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  • John Logan
  • 01-13-16

Sounds like he's doing a Shrek impression

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I love Christopher Brookmyre and have enjoyed many of his books on Audible, but the narrator and this text is a complete mis-match. It is really grating whenever he attempts a Scottish accent which as its a Brookmyre book is often. In the end I found it too annoying and didn't finish the book.

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  • Po Stoneman
  • 12-23-17

No!!!!

Absolutely gutted! As a Christopher Brookmyre fan I couldn't wait to listen to the audio version. The American accent to a clearly Scottish author is so frustrating. Especially the pathetic attempt at a Scottish accent. So dissatisfied

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  • Blackjack Belle
  • 01-16-17

OMG stop with the accent and awful intonation

I loved this book when i read it.
My dad was born in Motherwell my whole family is from Lanarkshire. I can't tell you how off putting it is to have someone butcher Brookmyres prose doing some random pseudo Scots accent which randomly end up almost Irish at times.
The reader killed so many hilarious sketches with his lack of any understanding of the language. Please please please release this again with someone else reading it. I can't cope with the lack of any real expression in William Hope's voice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-16

Relevant for all times and religions

insightful look at the rational of extremists who use religion as their calling card and who can't love a Motherwellian take on LA.

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  • M. P. Saunders
  • 11-06-15

A brilliant Brookmyer book

Having listened all Chris Brookmyer's recent offerings I was excited when more of his earlier books were released on audio this book certainly didn't disappoint. A great mix of suspense and dark humour, the story underlined by his distaste for the hipocracy of organised faith and those who abuse it's power for their own ends. Well written and well read. A fast paced and very enjoyable listen.

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  • Lyndel
  • 09-14-16

I want my money bsck

struggled and felt sickened listening to emotive religious zealot ranting. This author is usually wonderful. The narrator's voice was brilliant. my score in no way reflects his great work. Rather I wanted to give the lowest score possible.