I found this book excellent. The story and the narrative entralled me. I absolutely loved it. After the begining, I thought that the story would end o..Show More »n a depressing note, but it did not. In fact, it made me eager to hear the next book by this author. And I absolutely loved the narrator, something I've never before felt. His voice was mesmorizing.
This book, in many ways has formula written all over it. It parallels The Hades Factor to some extent. Jon Smith makes some but limited little use of..Show More » his band of associates from the past. Additional use of his cohorts from the past would be welcome
Very little is ever developed on the actual Casandra Compact which would have been an interesting adventure in itself.
Overall, it is a good read but clearly not Ludlum's best work.
I found this book to be a mesmerizing tale that kept my interest right up until the end. Even though this is fiction I believe that there are probably..Show More » people working on a machine such as this. There were many plot twists that kept you guessing who was the brain behind the plot. I would consider this recommended reading for anyone who likes mystery novels.
I too, have read all the Covert One novels. This one took quite a while to really get into the story. It would finally get moving, then bog down in de..Show More »tails again. This is my least favorite of the Covert One novels and I was disappointed that Peter Howell and Marty Zellerbach didn't make an appearance in this one. The ending was weak. I'm not sure I'd try another Covert One novel. Too bad, the series had such a good start!
I enjoyed this novel. The story is well told and has multiple plots that converge as it unfolds. There are multiple layers of friends and foes and som..Show More »e of those have even been "deceived" by their superior. Well put together.
Scott Brick narrates well as usual. I do have to say, however, that I miss Paul Michael's superior accent/personality narration abilities. (P. Michael narrates most of Ludlum's novels). With Scott Brick, the dutch have a german accent and the french sound russian. Sort of distracting.
I've listened to all the other Covert One Novels. I found the story fast paced and enjoyable. The new narrator took a while to get used to. Erik Be..Show More »rgmann did a good job on the character voices, although the voice of Klein was so different from the prior readings that I never got used to the new Klein. Quite a good story - for Covert One fans.
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 p..Show More »revious Covert One books. The reader does a fine job from beginning to end.
I was skepticle since I didn't really like the last book for Covert One written by James Cobb but Kyle Mills did an excellant job. He brought back Ma..Show More »rty, Peter and Randi. It was fast paced and a good read.
Jamie Freveletti does a great job continuing the Robert Ludlum Cover One Series & Jeff Woodman does the audio production proud!
As normal it ..Show More »is John Smith & his merry people with a few new faces against the world and this time against other US agencies.
I am very happy they keep finding new tasks for Marty. Not only does he provide some levity (my favorite scenes of him are in the next book, The Utopia Experiment) but also shows how someone with an impairment can still bloom, grow & make a significant impact.
My only disappointment was when the President told Fred Klein the plan of action, thought that was out of character for both of them.
I enjoyed the tongue & cheek references to the 007, James Bond series.
This is still one of my favorite series. Thanks to the Ludlum foundation for keeping this series going.
If you like the Covert-One series and its characters, you'll enjoy listening to The Patriot Attack. Kyle Mills did an excellent job of spinning up a f..Show More »ast-paced story centered around a wealthy Japanese military powerbroker's attempt to position Japan as the world superpower. This is a refreshing change of villains from the usual group of Islamic extremists.
Least anybody be offended by casting a Japanese as the villain, the Patriot Attack is more about one very powerful man's quest rather than that of a nation or religious interpretation.
Broadly speaking, the story centers on the possibility of Japan overcoming its old rival China while subordinating the United States. A reader or listener has to suspend believability from time to time - but the characters are fun and the story is action-packed.
Finally, I thought Jeff Woodman's performance added to the experience by artfully representing a broad range of characters of varying age, gender and nationality.
On a more serious side, the story also points out how fighting the last war and spending a vast amount of money on the improvement of traditional weaponry might not be enough to maintain our status quo as the world superpower.
This book isn't for everybody – but if you're a Covert-One fan, it's certainly for you.