Can there be any better pasttime than reading? Audiobook, regular book, e-book - I have 1 of each going at all times.
I've read 95% of Ludlum's books. I am usually enthralled by his stories, but this is not one of his best. I agree with the reviewer who said the main character is not the brightest bulb - I found myself saying, "Well, duhhh" after it took Metcalf forever to figure something out. The plot is predictable. I found myself looking forward to it being over.
Much smarter plotting; this book telegraphs its twists well in advance. The history in it is also really sloppy.
Only if it was written by the great man *before* his death in 2001.
The Nazi assassin with the killer nose. He was like a fringe character from X-Men.
Say something about yourself!
This was a page-turner about life in the Soviet Union after the second war. It was a good tale, classic Ludlum, with many twists and turns, ups and downs, the worst and best of the Russian people. I enjoyed it but was a bit surprised by the ending. I recommend if you have any interest in Cold War and/or Russia v Germany topics. The narrator did a solid job.
I truly enjoyed the story, it would make a great TV mini series... again that my taste.
The plot is very engaging and keeps you hooked on the story. Another well done book by Ludlum.
International Business focussed head of HR with science as a passion.
great details, including all the scenes and sights are accurate to those who have been there, the novel keeps you in suspense untill the lasted pages listened to.
This is classic Robert ludlum. the story has nice momentum and the charcters interesting . The story could be a bit outrageous at times but still exciting . If you like espionage you won't be disappointed from this book. get it.
I've read and listened to several of Ludlum's books in the past to my enjoyment----this was not one of them. The story started out interesting but soon followed a predictable and shallow plot. If one must listen to the book I would recommend the abridged version.
I have to agree with other listeners that this is not one of Ludlum's best (that would be, for me, "the Prometheus Deception"). Having said that, though, it's an enjoyable "read". I have been listening to this while re-decorating a bathroom, and it's kept me company and kept me engaged in the plot.
BTW, the protagonist *is* dumber than a bag of rocks!
This story is frequently implausible. Seems like the author is being paid by the word count. He often waxes long about the philosophy of spying. It?s a fair read (listen) but I have read much better Ludlum in the past.