I found this story very compelling, and took any opportunity to listen! About my grade 4 , I really loved the story, maybe because it ended like no one expected. I do plan to check out the first book. Colin Mace made his narration somewhat staccato by always pausing after saying someone's name, but otherwise it was competent and characters were given distinctive and appropriate voices. A novel that postulates on the death of Mozart? It brings us back to the belief of the days of Freemasons - and it was believed that perhaps Mozart was poisoned for giving away some of the secrets of the Freemasons. Why was Mozart and his letter suddenly an object to die and kill for? There's so much action here -- and such an extraordinarily high body-count -- that the narrative seems to keep tumbling over itself as Mariani tries to cram everything in. Very well narrated by Colin Mace. Lots of love and best wishes for all, Syeda.
Oliver was in Austria conducting research on Mozart. But when Ben was recruited to locate an old manuscript which could help in saving the life of dying child, he suddenly changes and embarks on a deadliest quest for his life. Though the official report states that Oliver died in a tragic accident, the facts don't add up. As will be readily evident, the Mozart Letter is nothing but a McGuffin -- if the cabal simply ignored its existence no one would be any the wiser about their modern crimes. There are bodies everywhere, most the result of some very creative and gory misbehavior. Kinski begins to work with Hope and Leigh, helping to protect the opera star and his own daughter while the Order remains active. One of them being that Mozart was poisoned by a rival composer.
Very much in the style of the John Milton series. You're sitting here telling me details of shooting a shotgun with a bent barrel, effects of being essentially roofied, being in a car with a cop when the enemy's car crashes into yours, ripping it apart. He's persuaded by his first love, Leigh -- now, fifteen years later, a famous opera diva -- to investigate the supposedly accidental death of her brother Oliver, who was also Ben's best friend in the army. His research reveals that Mozart, a notable Freemason, may have been killed by a shadowy splinter group of the cult. Because, of course he was. It seemed to me, though, that the real comparison would be to a Dwayne Johnson action movie: lots of biffing, no boffing, very little by way of introspection, yet somehow completely engaging.
Se If Dan Brown and Andy McNab ever wrote a book together I think it would this. When Leigh and Ben receive video evidence of a ritual sacrifice being performed by hooded men, they realise the sect is still in existence today…and will stop at nothing to remain a secret. Robert Landon is Benedict Hope, Li is Victoria Vetra, or Sophie Parker, but that's not the point. It brings us back to the belief of the days of Freemasons - an I really enjoyed this book! I thought the ending was alright. But it's also a tremendous page-turner that I had difficulty setting aside whenever other duties called -- like work and sleep. So, of course I was intrigued. Leigh asked Ben to help her find the manuscript, even though it meant revisiting a relationship which Ben had suddenly terminated when Leigh was nineteen, and together they fought the Order of Ra and found the manuscript.
This allows him to play with fact and fiction, while also keeping the reader wondering. Its not necessarily a 'who done it' - - because we know that from the very start, but its more about the fact of 'who is going to be smart enough to catch them'. Enlisted by Leigh Llewellyn - the beautiful, world-famous opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate her brother, Oliver's mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a puzzle dating back to the 1700s. Let's face it, this novel is absolute garbage. It's all very ~James Bond~ but I hate James Bond, so it's not what I'm here for.
This seems to work and does tie in nicely, without leaving the reader feeling cheated or too out to sea with the earlier narrative mentions. I'll get some more books from Scott Mariani about Benjamin Hope. When Leigh and Ben receive video evidence of a ritual sacrifice being performed by hooded men, they realise that the sect is still in existence today. Why does she need to let go of her opera star status to save her life? During the reading I was thinking that The Mozart Conspiracy is made with the same contexts like the Da Vinci code. The end was heartbreaking, I couldn't stop my tears. Join the ever-growing legion of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins.
Merely a catalyst for the trials and errors of ex-military, current muscle-for-hire, rescuer-of-the-innocent Ben Hope. Who is trying to kill Ben and Leigh? I understand the negative comments, but this is fiction, not factual - it is based on a factual person, but the events and subsequent violence stemming from such are not real just do what I do and skip the graphic parts. Very pleased to have come across this series, and can't wait to get stuck in to the remaining books! Ben Hope makes for a great male protagonist. In the middle of the mystery, there is an ancient letter that was rediscovered after very many years which might or might not have been authored by Amadeus himself. A must read for any crime thriller fans. The story, the plot, the characters. Krill is shot by his mistress Eve who loathes him and is owned by him and later by Ben.
He was hardly even a part of the story. I liked the action-packed nature of the storyline and despite the plot seem Audio Book - 11 hours 22 minutes - a solid 4. In his final letter, lost for centuries but rediscovered by Leigh's father. Almost all of his novels have topped the best seller charts in his native home Britain. The discovery of a letter he wrote to a friend shortly before his death, in which he expressed his fears that they would kill him for revealing details of their craft in The Magic Flute, has ignited action by Ra who want the letter destroyed. Merely a catalyst for the trials and errors of ex-military, current muscle-for-h When I first heard about this book, I was really excited. Tensions rise and Hope disappears before old wounds can be reopened.