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When Navy Commander Robert Bellamy is assigned to investigate the crash of a NATO weather balloon near an isolated village in Switzerland, he is told that its cargo includes new and highly classified equipment. All witnesses to the accident should therefore be found and questioned. However, as Bellamy conducts his search he begins to suspect that he too is being hunted by an unknown lethal force, and that what he was told about the balloon is only part of an almost unbelievable event. From Washington to London, Zurich, Rome, and Paris, the story unfolds to reveal Bellamy's past : why the woman he loves the most cannot return his love; why his friends become his deadly enemies; and why the world must never learn the incredible secret hidden in the Swiss Alps. Here is Sidney Sheldon at his best as the master of the unexpected.
©1991 Sheldon Literary Trust; (P)2005 Phoenix Audio

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  • Adams
  • Ogdensburg, NY, United States
  • 02-15-03

Modern day sci-fi thriller

This book was a departure for Sidney Sheldon, who is usually known for plots involving romanance and adult drama. This, however, is a story worthy of the "X files", and a very good one, too. A mixture of sci-fi and intrigue, the plot moves quickly along and is loaded with action. Fans of sci-fi and suspense will like this one.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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An amazing story but a horrible narration

If you could sum up The Doomsday Conspiracy in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, fast-paced, exciting

What didn’t you like about David Dukes’s performance?

This says it is narrated by "David Duke" but the narrator is a female and not David Duke. The narrator of this book (not Duke) was so monotone throughout the novel. She could have given such a great performance with the material but it just failed. Even when there were multiple voices within dialogue it was just so bland. It's a shame.

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

It's throughly entertaining but, I hate to say it on an audiobook site, but read the book instead of listening to this narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mariana
  • são paulo, Brazil
  • 08-19-11

Slow Down!

The reading of this book is done in such a speed that left me breathless! It is very hard to enjoy the flow of the story with such a hurry. The sentences are pasted together and there is no rhythm to the text, making if much more difficult that the story deserves, being such a nice novel. The story, on the other hand, is very enjoyable, a very fun Sidney Sheldon book that changes the normal leading lady from the other books to a male spy running around the world in a global conspiracy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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WORST OF ALL TIME

This is the worst thing I have ever listened to.The narrator was pathetic, I actually found myself shaking my head in disbelief at times. The book is predicable , the story line just dumb. DOnt get it sat away

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not David Dukes

Could not get beyond chapter 1. Female narrator spoke too fast in a monotone voice without any emotion at all. First audio book I could listen to!

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The worst narration ever!

This has got to be the worst narrated story on Audible. What a pity though as the story was quite interesting.

I cannot recommend this.

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Suspenseful and Surprising

Very fast moving and exciting. The story was excellent and kept listeners attention. The only negative was that it was poorly read with many words mispronounced which detracted from the story. Otherwise it was a great book.

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the aliens were right.

in the period folowing, the polar ice melted and formed what we now know as the Mississippi river.

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another great Sydney Sheldon book

as usual Sidney Sheldon has written a book full of suspense and intrigue the Spy aspect was very engaging and Incredibly accurate making for a more believable story if I had to give one negative criticism it was the introduction of aliens in this book to my knowledge Sheldon has never delved into that subject before so the end of the book kind of ended anti-climatic but isn't that how most good books are anyway I would still recommend this book to anyone who loves Sidney Sheldon and to all who like a book of intrigue suspense an unexpected plot twists

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  • Caroline
  • NorthRiding, South Africa
  • 09-01-06

Well read but not a good tale

When I purchased this I had forgotten that I had not enjoyed the tale. At that stage Sidney Sheldon had last his touch and the story was too superficial and flimsy. I found that the reader did a good job with a mediocre tale at best so for that reason alone I have given it 3 stars. the tale itself deserves only 1 star.

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