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Bring Him Back

Written by: Scott Mariani
Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Carl Hunter has been snatched at gunpoint from his home on Jersey. He and his kidnapper have vanished without a trace. Enter Ben Hope, now working freelance to rescue kidnapped children. But as Ben begins his search for Carl, he soon discovers that nothing about this case is as it seems. Behind the mystery of the boy's disappearance lies a sinister secret that threatens to destroy anyone who comes into contact with it...

©2013 Scott Mariani (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Patricia Skelding
  • 24-02-20

Too short and feeble storyline.

it was too predictable and short. just a short story not a book. weak storyline.

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  • TW
  • 07-10-19

Good short story

Having already listened to all of the Ben Hope novels, I decided to try these short stories. This is a very decent prequel to the series.
I do prefer the other later narrators (Colin Mace & Will Ryctoft), and as with the other short story & more so in this one, the narrator (L Pugh), makes Ben Hope sound like a rasping unfeeling nutter ... which he isn’t... Only personal preference I guess.

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  • J Lyons
  • 28-08-19

Good storyline but spoilt by the narrator

I enjoyed the storyline: especially the twists & turns.
The narrator was disappointing & did not understand Ben Hope's character. Ben, through the narrator's performance, was shown as angry, dismissive; aloof & abrupt even in his interactions with Karl.
I would re-record using Will Rycoff or Colin Mace. Their depiction of Ben Hope captures the essence of the character.

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  • Jason b
  • 27-09-17

A pleasant evening book nothing more

A nice short story fairly predictable in places pretty average ideal for a first time listener

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  • Joanne Toby
  • 05-10-19

Very disappointing


Ben too dumb to believe if I heard this book before I heard the other books in the series I would never have been willing to listen to any other.