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House of War

Ben Hope, Book 20
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: Ben Hope, Book 20
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ben Hope returns in the new thriller from the number one best seller.

A deadly terror ploy. A race against the clock. Will evil prevail?

Following a chance encounter with a terrified young woman in the streets of Paris, former SAS soldier Ben Hope finds himself hurled into a violent new mission involving murder, international terrorism and stolen historic artefacts. A mission made even more perilous by the reappearance of an old enemy from Ben’s military past. A man he knew and fought years ago. A man he thought was dead. 

Teaming up with the enigmatic ex-Delta Force warrior Tyler Roth, Ben travels from the seedy underworld of Paris to the islands of the Caribbean in his quest to piece together the puzzle. 

As the death toll quickly mounts, he unmasks a vicious terror plot that could bring about the slaughter of millions of innocent people. Mass destruction seems just a hair’s breadth away...and only Ben Hope can prevent the unthinkable.

©2019 Scott Mariani (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Slick, serpentine and very, very entertaining... If you’ve got a pulse, you’ll love Scott Mariani; if you haven’t, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope." (Simon Toyne)

"Scott Mariani is an awesome writer." (Chris Kuzneski) 

"Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart...Scott Mariani packs a real punch." (Andy McDermott)

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BRILLIANT as usual I love reading these books and the narrator truly brings it all to life

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  • Colin Baker
  • 07-09-2020

This dude never falters

Detail and accuracy Rich as always, incessant pace, quality, appropriately exaggerated characters, a storyline that would keep you from your day job to get to the next chapter. Narration by Mace was as always- stellar.

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  • LEA HUDSON
  • 10-06-2020

another masterpiece

scott Mariani has done it again another ben hope classic very hard to put down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-04-2020

What a slog!!

Only finished the book as previous books had got better towards the end, this didn't!

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  • brett thorp
  • 16-04-2020

not up to usual standards.

I loved all of the Ben hope stories. I found this one was ok but seemed to lack imagination and by far are the weakest of all of the books. I really hope that the next and the series will be a big improvement and a step forward again.

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  • Paul
  • 10-04-2020

Excellent, back in form.

I would say this was one of his best. Good storey line, since twists, well narrated as always by Colin Mace. Keep up the good work Scott.

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  • toad46
  • 09-03-2020

Not upto normal standard

Narration was fine no issues at all, but the story seemed to have so much more background in it than previous, compared to earlier hope books very little action.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-2020

Triple A+

A+ A+ A+ Definitely an A+ book gets you from start to finish great read

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  • Leela319
  • 05-01-2020

Never fails to thrill

Another thrilling episode, from our favourite hero Ben. Looking forward to the next book, with bated breath.

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  • Bookworm
  • 16-12-2019

Another thrilling instalment

I love the Ben Hope series and this most recent adventure did not disappoint . Colin Mace as narrator only adds to my enjoyment of these books . As with all of these books , I couldn't stop listening, but didn't want it to end ! The story has, as always some historical facts interlaced within the intriguing storylines. Yes , the scrapes Ben gets himself into can be a bit "James Bondish" , but that just adds to my enjoyment. I now can't wait for Scott Mariani's next one in the series, he can't write them quick enough for me .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-2019

good but not quite as good as expectations

good book but not as good as the other ben hope books to date. shame but will keep on reading scott mariarni's van hope books.