The Ghost Writer

  • by Robert Harris
  • Narrated by Roger Rees
  • 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Tense, gripping, and savvy, The Ghost Writer puts forth all the author’s long-term know-how about high stakes politics, journalism, and governmental deception. Set in America, on Martha’s Vineyard, The Ghost Writer is Harris’s finest foray into political fiction since Fatherland.

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Thriller Award, Best Novel, 2008


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What a HUGE Surprise!

I've been listening to audiobooks for several years and I have never been so surprised by a book before. This book is simply a wonderful listen. The story flows as do the funny and self-depricating inner thoughts of the narrator as he winds his way through the egos of the politically elite. Great story, great writing, great narrator and a great ending. This book is a MUST READ!
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- Jim

Too close to the truth?

I have read all of Robert Harris' novels and enjoyed them all. This one is different. And better.

Politics, power, the "war on terror," moles, murder, torture, deceit, creepy Americans, Brits, misdirection, paranoia, plausibility. It has all the elements of a great spy novel.

The events of the past seven years lend this story credibility. Can anyone seriously believe anymore that power, absolute power, does not corrupt absolutely? Or that the marriage of absolute power and unshakable conviction inevitably spawns evil?

Great read, great reader!



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- carl801 "Old Soldier"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2007
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio