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Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event: Covert-One Series | [James H. Cobb]

Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event: Covert-One Series

Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an army research doctor and secret agent attached to Covert-One, is tapped to lead a team to Wednesday Island, an icy patch of land between the northern coast of Canada and the Earth's magnetic Pole. There, the remains of a mysterious plane were discovered during a routine educational expedition. The plane seems to be a Russian spy plane, and the Russian government secretly revealed to the U.S. president that a lot of very dangerous anthrax may be on board.
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Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an army research doctor and secret agent attached to Covert-One, is tapped to lead a team to Wednesday Island, an icy patch of land between the northern coast of Canada and the Earth's magnetic Pole. There, the remains of a mysterious plane were discovered during a routine educational expedition. The plane seems to be a Russian spy plane, and the Russian government secretly revealed to the U.S. president that a lot of very dangerous anthrax may be on board. But Jon and his team aren't the only ones making their way to the plane. And when the members of the educational expedition slowly start disappearing and a team of Russian pirates take over the island, Jon's team will be lucky to get out alive.

©2007 Myn Pyn, LLC; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    Bob Wagner Orange, CA USA 10-18-07
    Bob Wagner Orange, CA USA 10-18-07 Member Since 2001
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    "Exciting!"

    The Arctic Event is top notch. I hope the writer will pick up the torch and continue the series. The characters become more alive than in any of the previous Covert One books. The reader does a fine job from beginning to end.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    12-17-07
    12-17-07 Member Since 2001
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    "I want more Covert One"

    I'm glad that Covert One is still in action (since Robert Ludlum's passing). Keep Jon Smith coming!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    E. Danner Virginia 11-11-07
    E. Danner Virginia 11-11-07 Member Since 2002
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    "Good Story - Sound Effects Ruin Listening"

    This is actually a pretty good story, not nearly as random and unbelievable as most of Ludlem's stuff. The listen experience is very nearly ruined by the ridiculous sound effects added to the recording (gunshots, helicopter rotors, explosions, etc.) These effects make this is a hard book to listen to

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Alton Park Forest, IL, USA 12-24-07
    Alton Park Forest, IL, USA 12-24-07 Member Since 2003
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    "We have a Winner!"

    This is the author we have been looking for the continuation of this series. This is the best story i have listened to in this series since Ludlum passed away. I too, definately hoped that this author continues to write for the series as this story was excellent and a fantastic read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel Cranford, NJ, USA 11-28-07
    Samuel Cranford, NJ, USA 11-28-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyable Action"

    An enjoyable adventure with an interesting reader adding to the action. Have read all "real" Ludlum novels and this writer does the series justice. Sit back, put on your hat and gloves and go ARTIC!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 01-26-13
    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 01-26-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Typical Adventure Triller"

    When you listen to this type of book, you know the drill. I especially like adventure stories that take place in foreign locations such as the Arctic or the Amazon. This was very interesting and the Ludlum/Cobb style. If you like this genre, this will not disappoint you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Hebron, KY, United States 12-30-12
    Ashley Hebron, KY, United States 12-30-12
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    "still good"

    I want thrillers to go fast, and I read slowly. I read Hades Factor (quickly) and the next couple of books in the series too. But I'd rather let a good narrator read me the rest. This book was good. I like going through the whole series and following the main characters as they appear and reappear.

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    Kelly Lewisville, TX, USA 08-28-12
    Kelly Lewisville, TX, USA 08-28-12 Member Since 2005
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    "I wish I could give it a 6!"
    What made the experience of listening to Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event the most enjoyable?

    This was gripping from the beginning. Good character development, plausible plot (given the characters), and satisfying ending.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Lebanon, IN, United States 12-18-11
    Terry Lebanon, IN, United States 12-18-11 Member Since 2010

    I'm a truck driver. So i listen to a lot of books. I mainly like sifi, but also like drama, spy, and of course vampire books.

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    "You will not be disapointed."
    Would you listen to Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event again? Why?

    Yes. I am currently collecting all of his books. The books are never dull. Action from start to finish.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Smith. He's the guy everyone wants to be. Manly, good looking, smart, and always gets the girl.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I'm not sure. But Jeff did a great job with the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This could have happened!


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    Brian ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 08-07-11
    Brian ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 08-07-11 Member Since 2005

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good Story With Historic B-29 (Soviet TU-4) Info"

    Great story for aviation history fans. Being a commercial pilot I personally enjoyed the focus on the Soviet copy of the U.S. WWII B-29 Super Fortress. NATO code named the "bull" the Russian TU-4 was a perfect copy of the B-29. The Tupolev Tu-4 (NATO reporting name: Bull) was a piston-engined Soviet strategic bomber that served the Soviet Air Force from the late 1940s to mid 1960s. It was a reverse-engineered copy of the U.S.-made Boeing B-29 Super Fortress. Eight hundred and forty-seven Tu-4s had been built when production ended in the Soviet Union in 1952, some going to China during the later 1950s. Many experimental variants were built and the valuable experience launched the Soviet strategic bomber program. Tu-4s were withdrawn in the 1960s, being replaced by more advanced aircraft: the Tupolev Tu-16 (starting in 1954) and the Tupolev Tu-95 (starting in 1956). By the beginning of the 1960s, the only Tu-4s still operated by the Soviets were used for transport or airborne laboratory purposes.

    Towards the end of World War II, the Soviet Union saw the need for a strategic bombing capability similar to that of the USAAF. The U.S. regularly conducted bombing raids on Japan, virtually in the Soviet Union's backyard, from distant Pacific forward bases using B-29 Superfortresses. Stalin ordered the development of a comparable bomber.
    The U.S. declined to supply the Soviet Union with B-29 heavy bombers under Lend Lease.[1] However, on three occasions during 1944, individual B-29s made emergency landings in Soviet territory after bombing raids on Manchukuo and Japan. In accordance with the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact, the Soviets were neutral in the Pacific War and the bombers were therefore interned and kept by the Soviets, despite American demands for their return.[2] Stalin tasked Tupolev with cloning the Superfortress and Soviet industry was to produce 20 copies of the aircraft in just two years. The three B-29s were flown to Moscow and delivered into Tupolev OKB.

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