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The Matarese Circle are the Corsican Brotherhood. Terrifying killers, their power could plunge the world into chaos and destruction within two years. Only two rival spies - and one mysterious woman - can stop them. Brandon Scofield, CIA, and the West's most professional assassin, and Vasili Taleniekov, former KGB, now wanted by the Politburo. They share a genius for espionage - and a life of terror and explosive violence. Sworn enemies, Scofield and Taleniekov have vowed to terminate each other, but now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to destroy an international circle of killers: the Matarese....

Read by Michael Prichard. Michael Prichard has played several thousand characters during his career. While he has been seen performing over a hundred of them in theatre and film, SmartMoney Magazine named him one of the Top Ten Golden Voices.

©1979 Robert Ludlum (P)2012 Random House Audio

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  • David Morfill
  • 04-07-13

A favourite brought to life

One of my favourite of Ludlums books and it is great to have it brought to life as an audiobook. Well worth a listen

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  • Neil
  • 04-17-18

One of Ludlums best.

I've read most of Ludlums work. I thoroughly enjoy his craft and storytelling. Well worth a read.

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  • odysseus
  • 02-07-18

I loved it

Engrossed from first to last page
Excellent, early Ludlum books are best, we!! Written and hugely enjoyable, VERY WELL READ,

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  • M. E. Lillas
  • 07-20-17

an old favourite worth a listen read it years ago

the recording seems to change in tone and voice several times but still easy to listen too


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-14

Genius at work

What did you like most about The Matarese Circle?

The story drags you in from the very first page narrated. It is a story with a lot of detail but which runs so fluidly that you take it all in and just can't help wanting more.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cameron Price, Beowolfs replacement in the Agency, He's a fun character and yet bold and hard at the same time. I think a good candidate for a story or two of his own.

Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favourite?

Again, cameron price

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

where Sergei, brandons ex nemesis gives his life for him.

Any additional comments?

A truly excellent rendition by Michael Pritchard once more.