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Brigitte Sharp is a brilliant but haunted young MI6 hacker. When she decodes encrypted online messages, which she believes are connected to her best friend's murder, Bridge uncovers evidence of a mole inside a top secret Anglo-French military drone project. 

Forced back into the field by MI6, after three years desk-bound and in therapy, she discovers that the truth behind the Exphoria code is far worse than she could have imagined. Soon she's on the run, desperate and alone, as a nuclear terrorist plot unfolds around her.... 

©2017 Antony Johnston (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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  • Martin Woodward
  • 13-04-2020

Duplicate Chapter 12

Not sure what happened with my copy but chapter 12 was duplicated as Chapter 13 in the downloads (both show as 8:34 in length before downloading also)

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  • Chris Lofts
  • 19-04-2020

Dreadful

I endured 12 chapters of this book before being saved by a phone call. It is littered with acronyms, unnecessary adjectives and adverbs. It is full of cliches both in the narrative and the characters. Numerous characters are introduced by name followed by swathes of background and life story which grinds everything to a halt. That said, I'm not sure the story even got going. I couldn't care less about the main character. There is nothing to make me feel any kind of emotion toward her or to root for her. Given that the audiobook is almost 13 hours long, my assumption is that the word count must be around 120,000 - 130,000 words. It needs a very thorough edit - a 25% reduction would be a good start. E.g. the scene where Brig' meets with her obnoxious sister and her friend in a restaurant. The only thing we seem to learn is that Brig' doesn't get on with her sister. I read a lot of the other reviews for The Exphoria Code and began to wonder if they'd read/listened to the same book. Save your money or credits. It takes a lot for me to give up on a book. I probably would have thrown the paperback across the room after the first three chapters.

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  • Elmamaria
  • 15-04-2020

An excellent and different spy thriller

I was so hooked that I finally finished listening to it at 3am. Great protagonist and loved not figuring out who the terrorist was. Looking forward to the next escapades of Brigitte. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Mr S Bates
  • 21-04-2020

Not for me

Don’t often give up on a book, but this wasn’t for me I’m not a hacker and to much went over my head. You need to care about the characters and I’m afraid I didn’t

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  • David
  • 21-04-2020

Goodish

Good tale, well told, far too drawn out though. Could have been 50% shorter and still have said it all twice and again for luck!!

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  • Charlotte Hall
  • 18-08-2020

So many twists and turns

It’s really well performed and I enjoyed it. Sometimes it got confusing with the way the story jumped back and forth and all the acronyms.

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  • Jay
  • 16-07-2020

Quite a good story

Not a bad story at all. A little slow to got going as the author laid out the background, but not bad at all. Quite technical, quite interested and modern. The only thing that irked me ever so slightly was the whole premise for discovery of the code was technically wrong, as the author confused fixed length message signing, with variable length message encryption. That said, he got everything else right, so only a small thing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-2020

Best book of the year

This book was gripping from the start. Loved it. the narration brought the characters alive and along with the superb description from the author I felt like I was experiencing what the characters did. Plot was excellent and the protagonist a strong female made an uplifting change in this genre. Will look for other books by this author now.

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  • Cameron McLean
  • 06-06-2020

Good yarn

An excellent story, well read and with a likeable heroine. Very relevant subject matter in these times.

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  • Laney
  • 27-05-2020

Old Time Spying Much More Interesting

As someone who has loved Le Carre and Deighton over the years - and some of their more recent heirs - I was left cold by this reasonably written and reasonably exciting story. The protagonist, Brigitte, is also a good character, complete with the usual tinge of guilt in her past...but hackers and computer code doesn't tick many boxes for me. The violence and threat that were shoe-horned in seemed an attempt to raise the tension. But all in all, I won't be going back for any more.

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