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The Hades Factor Audiobook

The Hades Factor: A Covert-One Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In the first installment of an exciting new series from Robert Ludlum, a teenage girl in Atlanta, an Army major in California, and a homeless man in Boston all die a horrible and painful sudden death from the devastating effects of an unknown virus. Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, a combat doctor attached to the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, is assigned to solve the mystery of the virus' abrupt appearance. But as the death count rapidly mounts by the dozens, hundreds, thousands - in America, and around the world - Smith finds himself trapped in a maelstrom of mystery and danger.

Hardly knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a ragtag private team to aid him in his search for the truth behind the deadly virus - a quest that will lead them to the highest levels and darkest corners of the globe.

©2000 by Myn Pyn LLC; (P)2000 by Audio Renaissance, an Imprint of Renaissance Media, Inc.

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    Harry Watauga, TT, USA 03-18-08
    Harry Watauga, TT, USA 03-18-08
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    "Super!"

    I listened to this on a friends recommendation, after reading the Ambler Alert.....this "book" is hard to put down once you get started! I've stayed up many a night trying to find a good stopping point so I can resume next day- that was difficult! Looking forward to listening to the rest in the series. Great "read"!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alton A. Ivory 06-10-04 Member Since 2013

    I have been an avid audible listener foot quite some time.it has helped me stay sharp and entertained as well.

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    "great book!"

    I love anything from Robert ludlum. I got hooked listening to his books when i used to drive over the road. you'll like the characters and the exciting flow from continent to continent. this is the first in a series and i think there are 4 books so far . go ahead and get this book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kim the Music Lover USA 04-21-17 Member Since 2015

    Kim

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    "Good book / Performance ok"

    The story catches you right away and only has short times before taking you to the rollercoaster hills. The only thing I didn't like was where , at certain points, the performer repeated the same line twice. This happened numerous times throughout the book. It was a bit distracting but it was worth taking a listen to this good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NGoodwin 02-08-17
    NGoodwin 02-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great idea but just too corny"
    What disappointed you about The Hades Factor?

    The story idea is really good but the way the author develops the characters and plays the story out is just to corny. All the bad guys are super top level shooters who are also completely incompetent. The bad guys are everywhere, two steps ahead, and ridiculous all at once. All the good guys are james bond level operatives who are also a doctor, a scientist, etc and they never use lethal force. Its just unrealistic and towards the end of the book it becomes a frustrating distraction.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dark Harbor


    What about Michael Prichard’s performance did you like?

    He's great.


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

    Frustrating.


    Any additional comments?

    I was expecting Jason Borne type story telling where the stakes are high and mistakes have big consequences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott 01-15-17
    Scott 01-15-17
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    "Never again."
    Where does The Hades Factor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ok


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ok


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Terrible


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed with this book, only because of the narrator. He used a single voice for all characters, so you cannot relate to the individuals. He didn't know how to pronounce names, nor could he pronounce many, many words. It lost everything that a audiobook should be. Will never buy another book that Michael Pritchard reads. That's a Big problem that audible has. If it's a series, stop changing the narrator. It ruins the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Fox 10-02-16
    D. Fox 10-02-16

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    "Narrator makes this book BAD"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Read book two in the series first and went back to this book to get some back story. Story line is OK, predictable, but interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Michael Prichard’s performance?

    No characterization in the narration. Vocal tone horrible for narration.


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    dnafyf36 85207 06-22-16
    dnafyf36 85207 06-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Story"

    Loved it so much im purchasing another in the series! Narration was an easy listen as well.

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    Amazon Customer 08-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is great for SIGMA fans!"

    I was so sad when I finished Baldacci's SIGMA series, but with extreme luck I stumbled onto this series. A little different but I promise it won't disappoint!

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    Michael Z. 03-18-15
    Michael Z. 03-18-15
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    "Good story but only okay audio"

    Very good story and a true classic. the only down side is the audio contains many 10 to 15 second repeats. much more than any other audio book I have listened to. unfortunately they become quite annoying and get in the way of enjoying a great story.

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    Samuel 05-28-13
    Samuel 05-28-13
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    "Good Book, Marginal Editorial Work"
    Where does The Hades Factor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a good book but one of the few books that had very poor editorial work. I counted seven areas where the sentences were repeated. I did not like the initial part of the book narration, like the narrator was trying to get me to understand what he was saying instead of letting me listen.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes, initial narration was slow and seven areas were repeated.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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