After three years deep under cover, US agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortress-like mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organisation born after the fall of the Third Reich. Then, on the eve of his most spectacular success, Harry disappears.
Drew Latham is frantic to discover his older brother's fate. But when he receives word that Harry has surfaced, serious doubts arise. Has Harry's cover been blown? And if so, why has the Brotherhood of the Watch let him live? The search for the truth about Harry plunges Drew into a labyrinth of deceit and death...
Read by Michael Prichard. Michael Prichard has played several thousand characters during his career. While he has been seen performing over a hundred of them in theatre and film, SmartMoney Magazine named him one of the Top Ten Golden Voices.
©1995 Robert Ludlum (P)2012 Random House Audio
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"Not the easiest book to follow"
Not sure why it was over 26 hours, was sometimes hard to follow and some of the characters seemed insignificant. Not happy with ending
too much build up and the big climax seemed wasted
wasn't keen on his narration
"Oh Dear, this has not aged well!"
The narrator really should have been coached in to moderating his tone and use of language, for me the story seemed to be delivered in a complete monotone.
I remember reading Ludnum at school, remember The Bourne Identity? A brilliant story, turned into a great movie with a good follow-up but this? Yet another "Secret Nazi organisation tries to take over the world" tale. The language is so, so dated and the plot lines are predictable, telegraphed and totally sterotypical of a very old spy-novel writer.
Rewrite the book using modern language and pump 40,000 volts through the narrator!
It's one redeeming quality was that it got so bad that I never actually got to the end, I think I had about 11 hours left to suffer!
yes, good book.the technology my have moved on but the plot & story is as relevant today as it was when it was written
I like his narration.Michael Pritchard & Scott Brick my favourites for this type of thriller
"Ludlum through and through"
As always, I'm never disappointed with a Ludlum story even though he sometimes lets a bit of fact get away from him. My only issue with this particular reading is the flat delivery with a lack of passion which results in a robotic style. Get past this though and you have a cracking yarn that will keep you on your toes.
Loved this book, it really was quite gripping with a very well thought out story that even has relevance today. Also, great reading by Michael Prichard even do he do the polish quite badly lol.
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