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Publisher's 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.

©2008 BookRite Proprietary (P)2014 Hachette Audio UK

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Fantastic

I would put this up there as one of the best books Robotham has written.
Great story and narration

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What a cracking read!!!!

I was trawling through books narrated by Sean Barrett - because he is just superb - and came across this gem by Michael Robotham. Fast paced, slick and brimming with likeable characters (courtesy of Mr Barrett’s golden tonsils), Bombproof had me from the opening paragraph to the satisfying conclusion.
And did I mention Sean Barrett?!?! Gosh this fellow should be knighted for services to the spoken word.
This book is a great adventure, set amongst London’s dirtiest operators but holding high the unlikely hero in all of us.
I’m off to buy the next Robothom...

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A great read

Great story with really well developed characters. It keeps you guessing as to how it could possibly end.

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Another great

Another great from Michael Robotham - right from the start it’s off and racing - with the added pleasure of his wit - love the main character-found myself worried for him but then giggling out loud at his thoughts - Sean Barrett especially great with the delivery - highly recommended

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Great story line and unbelievable how the main character Sam, gets himself into a never ending run of bad luck! Enjoyed the odd bits of subtle humour especially the dialogue between Sam & the hostage negotiator.

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Thrilling

Well narrated well executed plot and so much better hero ( if u can call him that) than joe.

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Loved it

the narration was easy to listen to and spoken well.
another great book from Michael.

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Picked me up on page 1 and kept me enthralled.

A great story well told and well narrated. Tell it so vividly it's likke watching a film

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excellent story

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sean Barrett again reading Michael Robotham's story Bombproof. A great combo

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Michael Robotham just brilliant

Anything this man writes I love.

Another great story that grabs you from the start. Absolutely love Vincent and love that he is not always the hero or his plans or timing is not always right. The story was good and as I have read everything else I just wanted to finish it all off.

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  • pieta
  • 21-05-2021

Exceptional!

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

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  • greengranny
  • 24-03-2014

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-03-2014

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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  • Ms
  • 26-02-2014

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

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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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  • Mrs. C. Brazil
  • 04-05-2015

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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  • Claire E.
  • 14-03-2021

Brilliant as ever

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

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  • mobara massive
  • 18-02-2021

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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  • NIKOND300S
  • 13-10-2020

captivating

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

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  • Martin
  • 30-08-2020

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-11-2019

The best of your books

I loved the character of Sammi and the numerous situations that he kept getting into. The writing was really good as was the narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-07-2019

Bombproof

Brilliant I devoured it in 3 days The ending was unbelievable but I love fairy tale endings Sean Barrett makes these books come alive he.s superb

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