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The Martyr's Curse

Ben Hope, Book 11
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: Ben Hope, Book 11
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Could Ben Hope have found peace at last? 

That's the question he's asking himself after his wanderings through Europe have led him to a remote medieval monastery in the French Alps. A haven of serenity, a place he wants to remain. 

But wherever Ben goes, trouble is never too far behind. 

When a team of merciless killers invade his newfound sanctuary and slaughter the innocent monks, Ben's revenge quest quickly draws him into a bewildering mystery of stolen treasure, deception and murder. 

What is the truth behind the cache of gold bullion apparently hidden for centuries under the monastery? What is the significance of an ancient curse dating back to a cruel heretic burning in medieval times? What are the real ambitions of the enigmatic leader of an organisation of doomsday 'preppers' calling themselves Exercitus Paratorum: the Army of the Prepared? 

As he works to unravel the clues, Ben is confronted with a terrifying reality that threatens to devastate the world and reshape the whole of our future. The race is on to prevent the ultimate disaster, and there's only one man who can do it. 

©2015 Scott Mariani (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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)

“A romp of a read, each page like a tasty treat. Enjoy.” (Steve Berry)   

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suspense and drama

always a great read , Scott Mariani pulls each story together with suspense and intrigue. can't wait to read his next book

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  • Salter
  • 11-03-2019

Martyrs Curse...

After thinking he'd found somewhere to settle and leave his past behind him, Ben Hope soon ends up looking for revenge for the seemingly senseless killings of the monks that had given him refuge. It's soon clear that there was a dark motive for the killer's actions. the consequences of which could have global consequences. Soon Ben realises he's in a situation much bigger than he'd intended.. Another superb installment in the Ben Hope Series. Expertly narrated by Colin Mace.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-2020

Good story flow

I really like Scott Mariani’s themes, storyline and flows, especially when Colin Mace reads it!

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  • Fee
  • 15-05-2020

Good listen

I’ve mostly read these books which I had enjoyed but they were becoming very similar. After a long break, it was nice to hear from Ben again!

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  • mollyeyre
  • 12-11-2019

Another good one

I enjoyed this book, fast paced, and a good story. Well narrated, and I do like Ben! He's a bit violent at times, but it seems OK because he tries to avoid violence if possible, and doesn't do it unless essential! ( Am I a bit naive?)

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  • TW
  • 17-09-2019

Solid action

Another good story for our Hero ... This time Ben seems to have really found some peace ... but as always it is short luved ...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-2019

Gripping Storyline and highly recommended

Loved it. The narrator was perfect and hopefully reads the next. Gripping Storyline and struggled to not listen

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  • Paul
  • 09-04-2019

Munched improved on the last book

I have enjoyed this series of books, but felt a little let down by the last book which seemed to be written just for the sake of adding to the list. I do flit between different series and if it hadn’t been for reading a review of this book by someone who had felt the same, I think I might have drifted away and put the rest of the series on the back burner. The Martyr’s Curse steers the series back on course.

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  • nick
  • 29-03-2019

great read a always

loved the book Scott Mariani always a good read.plenty action and very knowlegable about subject matter.

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  • katie stokoe
  • 28-01-2017

Love Colin mace!

I love how Colin brings the story alive! He has the perfectly rugged voice to fit Ben hope.

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  • Clem
  • 16-10-2016

Ben Hope back to his best! *****

After the disappointment of the previous book, which was very bland, this is vintage Hope. Excellent!