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Summary

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.

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Bombproof

Would you try another book written by Michael Robotham or narrated by Sean Barrett?

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

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Robotham? Why or why not?

yes I have his full collecton

What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He makes it more exciting and accents are really good well done Sean

If this book were a film would you go see it?

no

Any additional comments?

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.

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Brilliant

Would you listen to Bombproof again? Why?

I've listened to this twice in three days already

What other book might you compare Bombproof to, and why?

Can't name one but anything pacey with flashes of black humour.

What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Very well read. Different voices excellent,to the point where the narrator became part of the story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me grin a good few times,and catch my breath.

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Just a fantastic listen.Fast,occasionally funny,and however unlikely the scenario,believable.

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Love the author and narrator

Loved it. Michael has given me hours of enjoyment & Sean has become such an important part for me.

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Not the best

I’ve loved Michael Robotham’s O’Loughlin books and Sean Barrett’s performances but this title is missing something. Storyline is too far fetched and the characters lack depth. I’m not sure using Ruiz as a spin-off line is going to work. Not sure how much research was done either given the protagonist (who is supposed to be a guitarist in a rock band) claims to have had his “Gibson Fender” stolen.

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fabulous

loved it. awesome narration I will look for more written by Michael Robot ham and Sean Barret

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Brilliant as ever

Great narration, great story, loved the many twists and turns. Enjoyed it on my lockdown walks.

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Brilliant

Great all round, great combination of author and narrator, wish I hadn't listened so I could hear it again for the first time.

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captivating

What a brilliant story, engaging, gripping, funny and what a narrator Shaun Barrett is, loved it.

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More twists than Chubby Checker playing Twister

A thoroughly implausible plot with excessive violence and cruelty saved only by Sean Barrett's impeccable narration.

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Exceptional!

I loved this book as a stand alone story from Michael Rowbotham. Couldn't stop listening.

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