I love anything from Robert ludlum. I got hooked listening to his books when i used to drive over the road. you'll like the characters and the exciting flow from continent to continent. this is the first in a series and i think there are 4 books so far . go ahead and get this book
Very good story and a true classic. the only down side is the audio contains many 10 to 15 second repeats. much more than any other audio book I have listened to. unfortunately they become quite annoying and get in the way of enjoying a great story.
This is a good book but one of the few books that had very poor editorial work. I counted seven areas where the sentences were repeated. I did not like the initial part of the book narration, like the narrator was trying to get me to understand what he was saying instead of letting me listen.
Yes, initial narration was slow and seven areas were repeated.
I am a die-hard Ludlum fan. I have been reading/listening to his books all my adult life. I usually find his intricate plots, twists and turns totally engaging. There were a few disappointing lapses in this book. For instance, the lead character drove a very distinctive sports car to the home of a computer guru friend without a thought that it was easily trackable. Hello?? Granted, this was a minor point, but it was quite unusual for Ludlum books and was disappointing. There were a few more like this that I won't mention and spoil anything. The audio had numerous sequences where phrases or even sentences were repeated. Didn't an editor listen to the final result? The narrator was pretty good but all his British accents sounded a lot like Cary Grant! Overall, this is a very enjoyable listen. It is the first of a the Covert One series and I really like to listen to series books in order and am glad I started this series. But it is not even in the same league as "The Parsifal Mosaic" or the Bourne series novels, all by Ludlum, which had much more developed characters and more intricate plots.
Fantastic story, kept me fully engaged even though I had previously read it (many years ago).
Narrator was also excellent.
What did let it down though was really lazy editing. I came across repeated sequences, sometimes only a sentence, sometimes longer, on at least a dozen occasions :(
Here's another one where it's trouble to put down. The excitement starts right at the beginning and not only goes to the end but right into the next book of the series The Cassandra Option. To make the story more believable there is a lot of accuracy in the locations in the book. I've been to some of them and almost can recognize what the characters are looking at. It's a book you won't regret reading.
I truly enjoy almost any book written by/with Robert Ludlum... many people criticize his styles. However I have always found his books rich with character, cleverly written and always exciting. And sometimes downright funny.
I enjoyed the medical information and theme of the story, it actually got me interested in fields i knew very little about and i ended up taking more classes in biology because of it.
His voice is mesmerizing, i grew up listening to his books and Michael Prichard has one of the finest voices of these times.
absolutely i would find myself procrastinating so i could listen more.
This series but especially this book is one of the best written by Ludlum and a true send off to a great writer. R.I.P.
What happened to the old version read by Paul Michael? It was a much better Recording.
Very interesting book, I very much enjoy the story and the plot. The book unfold nicely and it kept you "hooked" from the very beginning. Well written, excellent job from the narrator.
I had high hopes after downloading this book which led to not exactly disappointment but serious exasperation. We have EVIL people executing a plot which would lead to millions of deaths and the hero's major motivation seems to be that of revenge for his fiance's death.
Which also puzzled me greatly, why would the BIG BAD have even bothered with killing the woman as he was intending to reveal pretty much all she knew in a matter of days anyway...
Great premise with a poorly contrived plot and shallow, unlikable characters