©1997 Robert Ludlum; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House Inc.
"It's a blockbuster!" (The Wall Street Journal)
When Ludlum actually wrote the books he was my favorite for spy stories, so I bought this remembering how I loved the book. But this book is abridged and if I had not already read the real book I would never have understood anything about the plot, much less enjoyed the book. I will not puchase another abridged Ludlum novel, it's the detail that makes the book interesting, this book was just painful to hear after reading the real book.
This was one of the great books I have read in my teens so I thought I will re-live that feeling when I bought this book. I did not realize it was abridged, that was stupid of me, and worst, so much was missing I don't remember anything. On top of that, it won't play in my shuffle so I patiently listened to it in my computer, double frustrating. Production was bad, please refrain from background music. Narrator was okay. However, I am still a Robert Ludlum fan and nothing will change that.
Better without the background music.
This is quite possibly the best book I have ever read. Been through it 3 times now. The only downside to this presentation is that it is abridged.
This is one of the best books I have read. That being said this version is terrible. The abridged version cuts out so much of the story I felt like it was not the same book. If you want to read a good story buy the paperback.
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