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Author: Jonathan Freedland, Sam Bourne Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9780743565288
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A series of brutal murders around the globe … an ancient prophecy of the end of the world … an international bestseller in the blockbuster tradition of The Last Templar

New York Times reporter Will Monroe’s investigation of a rash of seemingly random killings takes a dark and dangerous turn when his wife is kidnapped by shadowy enemies who want him to stop. Desperate to save his wife, Will follows the clues into the heart of New York’s Hassidic community, and learns that the stakes of his quest are higher then he could ever imagine. As the death toll rises, he enlists an eccentric Kabbalah expert to decode his wife’s captors’ cryptic messages. The trail they pursue leads inexorably to a set of ancient texts and a prophecy that will save the world … or destroy all of life as we know it.

What will happen when the one secret that has kept the world safe for thousands of years is revealed to all? In The Righteous Men, a blistering, high-concept thriller filled with mystery, romance and suspense, Sam Bourne takes listeners deep into the hidden worlds of fundamentalist religion, mysticism and biblical prophecies, in a visionary tale as frightening as it is entertaining.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sweaty-palm roller-coaster ride through the dark side…compelling.” 

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The best thriller I’ve read in years.” 

    Piers Morgan

  • “Compulsive reading…successfully blends ancient teachings with the highly charged ways of the twenty-first century…bears all the hallmarks of a blockbuster.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • “Our pop-cultural obsession with The Da Vinci Code continues to breed more religious-historical thrillers. Bourne’s novel, which draws its inspiration from the Jewish rather than the Christian tradition, is one of the better ones…Always twisting and turning, Bourne’s novel takes readers on a dramatic, full-throttle adventure.” 

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  • “A kitchen sink of arcane elements—twisted biblical prophecy, Oedipal complex, computer-hacker sabotage—together with such thriller staples as kidnapping and serial-killer psychodynamics makes this…a riveting mess…Murder mystery meets conspiracy theory meets theological commentary.” 

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renata | 2/13/2014

    " This is my first book I read by Bourne. I would say that it was a good, easy read. The story line flow nicely, but there's not much surprise in this book. It was OK, that's all I can say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsty | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, the writing was good - on a par with The Da Vince Code, if not better - and the plot itself was interesting. The only problem is that there are some very slow parts in the middle, which made me want to throw the book at the wall in frustration. For this reason it was easy to put this book down. Overall though it was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed this book quite a lot, right up until the ending. Then it became predictable twaddle. I'd recommend it if you don't mind being disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 2/5/2014

    " Draws you in so you keep going. Thoroughly enjoyable read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 disrianiLatifah | 1/24/2014

    " ... awalnya bagus tp akhirnya mengecewakan:p "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alen | 1/21/2014

    " The Righteous Men is the first novel of New York best selling author Sam Bourne. The British daily news paper daily mirror said that Sam Bourne is the biggest challenger to the Dan Brown's crown but after reading the righteous men i don't feel that its completely correct,The Righteous Men is absolutely good read but not a great read. The characters in The Righteous Men are more believable and the narration is not bad. As compared to Brown's Davinci Code the cryptic messages are too easy to decrypt and climax is so easy to predict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fiona | 1/19/2014

    " It was an ok read. Good in parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devon | 1/3/2014

    " Good light reading. A Jewish Da Vinci code. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ajin | 12/28/2013

    " Loved the novel.....Wonderfully written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 12/13/2013

    " Great book. Totally different then anything I've read in the while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/11/2013

    " (review to come soon) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 9/5/2013

    " I haven't read Dan Brown so cannot compare but the subject matter I think was entirely different A real page turner it had me gripped and I did not work it out till the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yanty | 5/3/2013

    " there exists legends about the righteous men,whose existences are completely essential for the continuity of the world and someone kills them and plans for the End Day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gillian | 11/29/2012

    " Great book in the style of Dan Brown but with slightly less violence. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 10/16/2012

    " It's one of those books where I keep on reading as I want to know the end rather than enjoying the journey to the end. Easy reading but a bit drawn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 9/6/2012

    " I'd have given this 4.5 stars if I'd had the option! A page-turner, with depth, interest, riddles, and unexpected twists. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 11/7/2011

    " Enjoyable easy reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 8/14/2011

    " This book took me forever to get into, but the ending was a surprise! Kinda like The Da Vinci Cose sort of "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deana | 6/8/2011

    " On the same order of The Da Vinci Code, but really enjoyed when I would get the chance to pick it up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 5/18/2011

    " Cheesy, unconvincing. One of the dozen or so books that jumped to Dan Brown bandwagon after Da Vinci Code proved that religiously themed thrillers can sell well.
    Decent enough to finish, but this would be one of those books that sounds absolutely horrible if you recount what happens in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 4/16/2011

    " well it took a while to read but it was worth it if you can get passed the first 5 chapters then its good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sian | 4/6/2011

    " The Righteous Men by Sam Bourne

    I'd been thinking about buying this book and then, to my surprise I won it in a raffle at a Panto. It's a good book, perfect for taking your mind away and the twists, turns and clues revealed keep the pages turning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letitia | 3/12/2011

    " Not my usual choice of reading, given to me by a friend at work. Got right into it though and thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elena | 3/9/2011

    " Just a small word of advice for the next book: edit, edit ,edit. Save the trees ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 2/27/2011

    " Very interesting. I don't know much about other religions and it was interesting to hear some of the beliefs of others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/8/2011

    " Foi com este livro que fiquei apaixonada pela escrita do autor; inteligente, imaginativa, cativante! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/16/2010

    " A conspiracy thriller with a fascinating insight into Jewish mysticism and mythology "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shamsh | 12/5/2010

    " Entertaining at times, but it is obviously a "Dan Brown" wanna-be, which was quite annoying. Liked the research on Jewish traditions, but thought the story was sort of predictable. "

About the Author

Jonathan Freedland is a weekly columnist for the Guardian, where he edits the paper’s op-ed pages and chairs its editorial board. He was previously the Guardian‘s Washington correspondent. In 2014 he won the George Orwell Prize for Journalism. Writing as Sam Bourne, his novels—starting with his blockbuster The Righteous Men—have all been international bestsellers.

About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris is a two-time OBIE award winner. He has received five Audie Awards and seven Golden Earphone Awards for his work in over 100 audiobooks and was voted one of the Best Voices of the Year by AudioFile magazine. He has appeared in numerous Broadway, television, and film roles. He played Mozart on Broadway in Amadeus and has appeared on television shows including Shameless, The Good Wife, House M.D., Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Law & Order.