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Download Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code: A Covert-One Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,510 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2003 ISBN:
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On the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Shortly thereafter Covert-One director Fred Klein brings the word to the President that there's a Chinese cargo ship rumored to be carrying tons of chemicals to be used by a rogue nation to create new biological weapons. Klein is ordered to get the President solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying.

Covert-One agent Jon Smith is sent to Taiwan to meet with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But before Smith can get it, they are ambushed, the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith escapes with only his life and scant clues to mystery behind the cargo ship. As the Chinese cargo ship draws ever closer to its end port, Smith must race against the clock to uncover the truth about the ship and its cargo, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party, the faction in Washington working to undermine the elected government, and the international cabal who is thrusting the world to the very brink of war. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 2/16/2014

    " Gayle is pretty good with Ludlums franchise "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 2/10/2014

    " I loved this book and I couldn't put it down for a second. I read it in two days and that is only because I forced myself to go to bed. The twist and turns are awesome!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 2/1/2014

    " Another gread Covert One novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 1/31/2014

    " This was my first spy thriller other than Tom Clancy. I really liked it. Unlike Clancy's books that can seem to go on and on, this one kept things moving and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lostswordsman | 1/31/2014

    " read this a long time ago but I think I'd give it a 5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 1/26/2014

    " Enjoyable read, but it created a superman-type character out of someone who would realistically be more of an academic. The book was ok, but the continual miraculous resolution of a perilous situation became more numbing than exciting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rajesh Mehta | 1/20/2014

    " Don't know why I decided to read this one. Utter disappointment . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muriel McLemore | 1/19/2014

    " We listened to this while driving south to Florida. It is a good road trip book; lots of action, mystery, and characters to keep up with. Thanks, Barb, for passing it to us. I am trying to update this with my Blackberry, a real challenge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 1/16/2014

    " Very quick reading and a good spy novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Laduke | 1/16/2014

    " Good book. Another bargin bin find. Will add series to my to-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anshuman | 12/18/2013

    " Another great thriller in the covert one series. There are a few gaps in the storyline, but overall a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 12/4/2013

    " Covert-One Ops confront a combined subversive Chinese operation working in conjunction with an evil faction of our Military-Industrial Complex...the operation hopes to stop a growing Sino-American confrontation and reunite the President with his biological father...Just Okay!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie | 10/26/2013

    " Love the character of Colonel Jon Smith. If you suspend belief these are great thrillers and certainly very easy reads. If you want believable plots and great literature then this is not for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 9/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book after the slow start. Lots of twists and turns. I liked the characters - intelligently written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scubabarb | 9/25/2013

    " Surprisingly slow going. Couldn't get through it and gave up at around page 175. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 8/31/2013

    " Not bad - I enjoy an espionage story once and awhile "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Allen | 7/13/2013

    " I thought Ms. Lynds carried the torch very nicely for Mr. Ludlum in this true thriller. She engaged the reader early and kept the tension and pace at a nice clip. Enough twists and turns to keep any reader thoroughly entertained. It's a keeper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madra | 5/10/2013

    " Pretty good book, took awhile before it turned into a page turner though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 2/13/2013

    " The last Ludlum I'll read. But it was decent for what it was... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Scott | 1/16/2013

    " This was O.K., typical Ludlum. A little too predictable, and I never really felt invested in any single character. There was no hero, just an odd assortment of wanna-be's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 6/5/2012

    " Liked it even though the topic isnt a fav of mine. Chinese bluffs about chemical weapons is a typical scenario, not an intrigueing them. I really just like his story telling ability and characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/27/2012

    " This book was very exciting and intricate. I really enjoyed it, couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Henri Moreaux | 2/23/2012

    " Didn't enjoy this one as much as the earlier books. It was OK, but wouldn't probably bother keeping it to read again later. In the series thus far I think books 1 & 2 are the best, 3 was pretty good, but this one sort of fizzed out and dragged on before ramping up for the last 100 or so pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vrenzy | 10/19/2011

    " it had alot goin on..there is soo mch inone book..its amazin..this was the first robert ludlum book i read and truly awesum..m hooked! a must read..its amazin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 7/18/2011

    " For me this book got a little slow in the middle with the action and sort of predictable also. You know the good guy was going to get away but even the way it happened was just a little too predictable. I still enjoyed it and it was a good vacation read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anshuman | 5/4/2011

    " Another great thriller in the covert one series. There are a few gaps in the storyline, but overall a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scubabarb | 4/9/2011

    " Surprisingly slow going. Couldn't get through it and gave up at around page 175. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lostswordsman | 3/19/2011

    " read this a long time ago but I think I'd give it a 5 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 2/10/2010

    " I thought Ms. Lynds carried the torch very nicely for Mr. Ludlum in this true thriller. She engaged the reader early and kept the tension and pace at a nice clip. Enough twists and turns to keep any reader thoroughly entertained. It's a keeper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 2/9/2010

    " This was O.K., typical Ludlum. A little too predictable, and I never really felt invested in any single character. There was no hero, just an odd assortment of wanna-be's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 9/26/2009

    " I loved this book and I couldn't put it down for a second. I read it in two days and that is only because I forced myself to go to bed. The twist and turns are awesome!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 3/21/2009

    " Not bad - I enjoy an espionage story once and awhile "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 1/22/2009

    " Very quick reading and a good spy novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 12/14/2008

    " The last Ludlum I'll read. But it was decent for what it was... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 11/25/2008

    " Gayle is pretty good with Ludlums franchise "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 8/14/2008

    " This was my first spy thriller other than Tom Clancy. I really liked it. Unlike Clancy's books that can seem to go on and on, this one kept things moving and interesting. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum (1927–2001) was the author of twenty-five novels, each one a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. His works include The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and, perhaps most famously, the Jason Bourne series—The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum—among others. The Bourne novels were the basis for three blockbuster films. Born in New York City, Ludlum received a BA from Wesleyan University, and before becoming an author, he was a United States Marine, a theater actor, and a producer.

About the Narrator

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.