It begins in Geneva. There American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in 20 years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: "The generals ... they're back ... Aquitaine!"
Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world's most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the darkest corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood-rules he thought he'd long left behind. And only Converse, and the woman he once loved and lost, can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine....
Read by Rob Shapiro. Rob Shapiro is a voice actor, narrator, musician, and writer. In his spare time, he is working on his first book.
©1984 Robert Ludlum (P)2012 Random House Audio
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"Aquitaine Progression - brilliant"
I loved this book almost as much as I disliked Ludlum's The Bourne Identity. The Aquitane Progression is full of suspense and manages to be both descriptive and fast paced at the same time. The plot is on the edge of fantastic - just the thing to appeal to conspiracy theorists, but a jolly good romp for all that.
The only aspect which I felt could have been worked better was the dialogue between Converse and his ex wife towards the latter part of the book; it felt quite stilted and fake.
I thought Rob Shapiro was very believable as the narrator of this book.
"could not get in too it"
tried several times but found it long winded and in the end gave up with it.
More interesting characters
More interesting story
Endless progression of new characters being killed off quickly
Less hammy characterisations
"Ludlum at his best"
It is great to read a book with the classic tension that Ludlum creates. This is a masterpiece.
well written, loads of twists and depth of character. really well narrated he made each character sound different and alive. if you like Bourne you will love this book
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