The Bell Ringers by Henry Porter audiobook

The Bell Ringers: A Novel

By Henry Porter
Read by John Lee

Tantor Audio 9780802119315

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200109753

  • ISBN: 9798200109746

  • ISBN: 9798200109760

Runtime: 13.62 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In The Bell Ringers, England in the near future appears largely unchanged. There are concerns over the threat of terrorism, the press is feisty, and the prime minister is soon to call a general election. But quietly—and largely unknown to the public or even most in government—things have become undeniably Orwellian: cameras with license plate recognition software record every car's movements, and a sophisticated, top-secret data-mining system known as Deep Truth combs through personal records, identifying violators of minor laws as well as those disposed to "antigovernment" beliefs. In the interest of security, the divide between private and public has crumbled. Freedom has given way to control. David Eyam was once the prime minister's head of intelligence. He was one of those who knew about Deep Truth, but he suffered a fall from grace and then died in a terrorist bombing. Now his former lover, Kate Lockhart, has been named as the benefactor of his estate. But Eyam has left her more than just his wealth; Kate is also the heir to his dangerous secrets and unfinished business. The full power of the out-of-control, security-obsessed state comes down on Kate, but with the help of the secret resistance known as the Bell Ringers, hope for freedom is not lost.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[An] outstanding near-future thriller.... Shaken U.S. [listeners] will wonder how much of the fiction might soon become fact on this side of the Atlantic. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Outstanding near-future thriller…Shaken US readers will wonder how much of the fiction might soon become fact on this side of the Atlantic.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Henry Porter

Author Bio: Henry Porter

Henry Porter is a novelist and political columnist for the Observer newspaper in London. Since 2005 he has been chronicling the attack on liberty and rights in Britain and has written some ninety columns on the subject. Porter has written six novels, including A Spy’s Life and Empire State. He is also the author of the children’s book The Master of the Fallen Chairs. In 2005 Porter won the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award for best thriller with Brandenburg, a story set against the backdrop of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He is also the UK editor of the American magazine Vanity Fair. He lives in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 13.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English