The Ghost

Author(s): Robert Harris
Original Publish Date: Oct 23, 2007
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100134632
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743569637
Narrator/s: Roger Rees
Please log in to view pricing


Don't miss the major motion picture staring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. An eerily timely thriller of power, politics, corruption, and murder from bestselling author Robert Harris. "The moment I heard how McAra died, I should have walked away. I can see that now. . . ." The role of a ghostwriter is to make his client look good, not to uncover the truth. But what happens when the client is a major political figure, and the truth could change the course of history? Adam Lang, the controversial former prime minister of Britain, is writing his memoirs. But his first ghostwriter dies under shocking circumstances, and his replacement—whose experience lies in portraying aging rock stars and film idols—knows little about Lang's inner circle. Flown to join Lang in a secure house on the remote shores of Martha's Vineyard in the depths of winter, cut off from everyone and everything he knows, he comes to realize he should never have taken the job. It's not just his predecessor's mysterious death that haunts him, but Adam Lang himself. Deep in Lang's past are buried shocking secrets . . . secrets with the power to alter world politics . . . secrets with the power to kill. Named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers

All formats/editions

Author(s): Robert Harris
Product Number EB00570364
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781416571476

Professional reviews

"Adam Lang, one of Britain's longest-serving prime ministers, is embroiled in issues. To add to his problems, his biographer has mysteriously disappeared after writing a badly hacked piece. For a hefty fee, our hero, a ghostwriter, is ready and willing to take over. Soon thefts, murders, and duplicity surround the seemingly meaningless project, and he's haunted by the knowledge that the key to all these is hidden in the beginning of the biography. Roger Rees briskly narrates the political and personal intrigues, imbuing the story with a sense of mystery and preparing us for the final twist. Rees's portrayal of the main character embraces the confusion and horror of all that this spectral writer discovers. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

Sign up for our email newsletter