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After a WHO conference is attacked by terrorists and samples of virulent bacteria and viruses are stolen, Army microbiologist Lt. Jon Smith must identify and stop the culprits before they can unleash biological warfare on the world.

©2012 Jamie Freveletti (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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  • Terri
  • Colorado
  • 07-20-13

Smith, John Smith.... shaken, not stirred

Jamie Freveletti does a great job continuing the Robert Ludlum Cover One Series & Jeff Woodman does the audio production proud!

As normal it 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.

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  • kay
  • Dayton, OH, United States
  • 06-11-13

Great Read

If you could sum up Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, realistic and great characters

What did you like best about this story?

The plot line was good and the characters interesting yet consistent with prior characters. You really care about John Smith and I wish Peter Howard would have had a bigger role. Will we see Noland again--I hope so

What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

The reader was excellent--and the expressions good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

From the headlines of today

Any additional comments?

I hope Jamie writes more. He is the best Covert One author since Gayle Lunds

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  • Deborah
  • Palm City, FL, United States
  • 03-17-13

Can't wait for the next one!!

Would you listen to Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal again? Why?

Yes I already have read it again..more than once.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I listen to these as I work. It kept me very focused on the story. Did not want to pause it even when necessary.

What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

The performance is half of the story. I have already turned down a book because of the performance of the narrator. The narrator was very good and I would listen again to his performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh at times. I know this series (have it all) and really enjoy it.

Any additional comments?

Like I said earlier...can't wait for the next one, and many more!

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  • Ila
  • LAUDERHILL, FL, United States
  • 12-11-12

Not actually Ludlum but fun just the same!

Would you listen to Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal again? Why?

Yes. I love the Covert One characters

What other book might you compare Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal to and why?

The Haddes Factor

What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

He kept true to the characters but has added his own flare. These don't read like an attempt to copy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

At times

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  • CE
  • 01-08-15

Great book

This book is a great continuation of the covert one series. Can't wait to start the next one. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a thrilling story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Mr. Ludlum would be proud of this one.

Would you listen to Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to it again. The plot is complicated, and some of the names are confusing to me, so I probably missed parts of the story that I would catch the second time. It is also a great story, and well worth a second listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janus Reprisal?

The last half hour is the most satisfying but I would give the ending away if I described it. There are a number of exciting scenes throughout the story. It is never slow or dull.

What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

He is great with voices and accents. You forget it is all the same person.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The story is too involved for a tag line, and a movie would have to cut the book to shreds to fit the time requirements. That's the best part of a book - you don't have to give up the details.

Any additional comments?

I have now listened to every one of the Covert One books. They are all outstanding, with just one exception, but this may be the best of all of them. I will be looking for other books by this author.

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NEVER DISSSAPOINTS

ANOTHER WORK OF ART. AWESOME IS MY DESCRIPTION . ENJOYED IT THE SECOND TIME AROUND TOO IN 24 HRS

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High Octane Action!

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Whew! You get a crash course in action listening to this sweet little gem of kick a**, biohazard action! <br/><br/>I love that each member of the team are friends who respect one another and no lines are blurred on that point. I loved that John actually acts like a grown man rather than a horny teenager with his attraction to (crap, I can't remember her name). I loved that Russell is just as hard, strong, and professional as her male team mates. And I love that this is true action entertainment.<br/><br/>Great narration to a great biohazard action packed tale!<br/><br/>Yea, this story earned my money!

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Too many missed opportunities

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is my least favorite of the Covert One books. My biggest complaint is that the book just seems to keep going for no apparent reason. There are numerous points where it seems like the battles should end, but the bad guys just get away. Then at the end, it just ends. Like the author was trying to achieve a certain number of pages and then realized they had reached the number so they just ended the book in the next paragraph. Despite having serious diseases or injuries, the heros just miraculously heal and the book ends. I like the rest of the series, but I think I'll skip this one when I listen to them again in the future.

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  • Lawrence
  • PHOENIX, AZ, United States
  • 02-02-13

I hope Covert One doesn't end here.

As go the rest of the series this was excitement from beginning to end. Jamie carried on with the topic very well and made this a typical Covert One novel. I hope she'll keep it going.

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