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Publisher's Summary

'The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away. I can see that now. I should have said, "Rick, I'm sorry, this isn't for me, I don't like the sound of it," finished my drink and left. But he was such a good storyteller, Rick - I often thought he should have been the writer and I the agent - that once he'd started talking there was never any question I wouldn't listen, and by the time he had finished, I was done for.'

Adam Lang has been Britain's longest serving - and most controversial - prime minister of the last half century. And now that he's left office, he's accepted one of history's largest cash advances to compose a tell-all (or at least, tell-some) memoir of his life and years of power. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this magnum opus, he hires a professional ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal, secrets with the power to alter world politics, secrets with the power to kill.

Set in America, on Martha's Vineyard, The Ghost is Harris's finest foray into political fiction since Archangel and brings the listener face to face with some of the biggest issues of our time. The result is gripping and genuinely thrilling.

©2007 Robert Harris (P)2007 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Harris nicely leavens his cynical tale with gallows humor, and even readers who anticipate the plot's final twist will admire the author's artistry in creating an intelligent page-turner that tackles serious issues." ( Publishers Weekly)

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As usual another great subect written& read 100 %

Could not put this book down until the end, great to have current memories of world shattering events written about so succinctly, any more like this cominh?

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  • J-me
  • 05-10-2018

Mr Harris and Mr Glenister are a winning team

Excellent story perfectly narrated by Robert Glenister. Mr Glenister has a gift for character voices and appears to glide into each, male or female, US or UK, seamlessly.

Robert Harris is a master story teller.

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  • Moody38
  • 06-03-2016

great reading. wonderful thriller

I just couldn't wait to continue listening to this wonderful performance of a most professional player.

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  • Alexander
  • 08-07-2015

Another Robert Harris great.

Interesting and well read story. Felt a little rushed at the end. The switch to the main character directly talking to the reader is strange at the end but kind of works for dramatic effect.

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  • 16-02-2021

Argh! Too short! Where is the rest?

I chose this because I like Robert Glenister as a narrator. The book had good reviews and I was swept away with it from the off. But after a dramatic build up and a plot full of promise, it wound itself up to an untimely and underwhelming finish.
I wanted it to be double the length. I appreciate that the subject matter could have dragged it into the realms of silliness but I felt like he was trying to meet a tight deadline so he just cut a lot of the meat out.
Disappointing but ultimately, a good listen.

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  • 01-02-2021

Absolutely brilliant

I was gripped from beginning to end. Harris is a master storyteller. Very well narrated by Robert Glenister.



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  • 12-11-2020

Good story, well told.

And brilliantly narrated by Robert Glenister.

The plot is believable and I couldn't help comparing Lang with a well known ex PM.

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  • 08-01-2015

A Great Story

Easy listening but perhaps a bit predictable. Great narration and wonderful characterization. A gripping tale.

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  • 22-06-2010

brilliant

drags you into the story . nice pace and well read !

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  • Graham
  • 26-10-2009

A really good listen

Nicely paced, rewarding. A good plot and well read.

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