©1988 Robert Ludlum and Bantam Audio Publishing; (P)1988 Bantam Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
"Riveting...Seems to justify our worst nightmares of what really goes on in the so-called intelligence community in Washington." (The New York Times Book Review)
I had read this book years ago and enjoyed it. In this version the reader seems to have numb lips, often swallowing his words and the background music is of bad scratchy irritating quality. Compared to other audiobooks, well I am sorry I bought it.
I discovered Ludlum about 30 years ago when I first read The Chancellor Manuscript, and eagerly devoured everything he wrote from that time until his death, and a few after that. I've been searching for an audio version to experience the thrill of it again, but couldn't find an unabridged version, and had to settle for this recording. It is unbelievably inferior to other audible.com offerings, with an almost constant musical soundtrack in the background that nearly drowns out the narrator, who sounds utterly bored. If he had been reading a phone book, it could not have been less exciting. The abridgement is abominable, having been chopped to the point of making it hard to make the huge jumps in the narrative. This is an old recording and the sound quality is dreadful. How about a new, unabridged version, audible?
"The Chancellor Manuscript"
This book is of such poor quality I am surprised it is sold. The hiss and sound quality is poor and gives the listener a headache.
The book may be ok but i could not listen for very long!
A shame given it is written by Ludlum
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