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Publisher's Summary

They were orphans, Chris and Saul - raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot.

He visited them and brought them candy.

He treated them like sons.

He trained them to be assassins.

Now he is trying desperately to have them killed.

Spanning the globe, here is an astonishing novel of fierce loyalty and violent betrayal, of murders planned and coolly executed, of revenge bitterly, urgently desired.

©2005 David Morrell; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Riveting...Crackling...It really moves." (Washington Post Book World)

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Great book, choppy reading

I'm a big fan or Morrell and I loved this book, but the production on this audio version is pretty sub-par. The narrator's voice goes really fast, as if the speed on the tape was increased. This makes it difficult to understand some of the words and the listener can end up confused on some character and plot points simply because it goes too fast to process.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Strong story, a tad long

Worth a credit. Warning: the book is more than 20 years old and feels a bit dated.

I prefer single readers to casts, but the story itself is strong and held my attention most of the way. I did feel, however, that it began to grow a bit predictable and I was ready for the story to wind up about 45 minutes before it actually did.

I did not find the reading too clipped or fast. I'll read more Morrell after this one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The story is great unfortunately the narration was horrible, it was read WAY TOO FAST! sometimes difficult to understand. David Morrell can write but should leave the reading to a professional.

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The narration is distracting

The different "characters" voices are so distracting that the story is impossible to follow, and I've read the book.

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Excellent narrator

Great at different voices for each character in the book. I could identify each character from voice alone. I will probably listen to this again some day.

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An good spy story from the man who wrote Rambo.

The book Rambo, was not one of his best but much better than the movie. The Brotherhood of the Rose is a good old fashion spy drama.

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Story vg narration subpar

This is my 2nd time with this story. I read it and now listened to it. The idea around the book is quite inventive in terms of how characters were recruited and some of the safe havens involved. I'd say more about those but don't want to spoil things.
Unfortunately, the reading of the audiobook is very bad. One of the worst I've ever heard. Buy the book.
I've heard there are some other books including the characters and I may have to look into those.

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Good story, mediocre narration

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I have been a fan of David Morrell's books for years and was excited to see this one come to Audible. It is one of my original favorites. The downside is the narration, it is too fast and at times choppy and unclear. It can be hard to follow and I find that despite knowing the story, I occasionally get lost. It is still a good book and a good choice, you just have to get past the less than desirable narration.

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  • Golfaholic
  • 07-03-16

Trust your Brother

Two brothers apart reunit. Courtesy of their father through betrail and the love of the rose.
It all starts prior to WW2.

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  • Mr. Rl Moriarty
  • 11-28-15

Impossible to listen to

Would you try another book written by David Morrell or narrated by David Morrell?

Yes the books are great

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Totally possible to listen to

Any additional comments?

The sound quality of this recording is totally unacceptable there is so much echo you can't make out what is being said