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3.00143266475645 out of 53.00143266475645 out of 53.00143266475645 out of 53.00143266475645 out of 53.00143266475645 out of 5 3.00 (1,396 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James H. Cobb, Robert Ludlum Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Covert-One Series Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781594837968
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A household name for more than thirty years, Robert Ludlum has sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide and set the standard by which thriller novels are measured. Hachette Audio is proud to publish the next installment in his beloved Covert-One series.

Lt. Col. Jon Smith, an army research doctor and secret agent attached to Covert-One, is tapped to lead a team to Wednesday Island, an icy patch of land between the northern coast of Canada and the Earth's magnetic Pole. There, the remains of a mysterious plane were discovered during a routine educational expedition. The plane seems to be a Russian spy plane, and the Russian government secretly revealed to the US President that a lot of very dangerous anthrax may be on board. But Jon and his team aren't the only ones making their way to the plane. And when the members of the educational expedition slowly start disappearing and a team of Russian pirates take over the island, Jon's team will be lucky to get out alive. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robert Ludlum’s The Arctic Event marks yet another posthumous novel for the legendary writer. This one is delivered by James H. Cobb and read by Jeff Woodman. Woodman elevates this serviceable spy novel with an outstanding narration. On its own, the story provides good reading as a mild diversion, but Woodman really animates the characters, handling the different accents and genders well.”

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  • “Fast paced, exciting, and boasting prose that’s easier on the eyes than much of Ludlum’s own appoint.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selma de Oliveira | 2/20/2014

    " Great book; it's worth the reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Macjest | 2/10/2014

    " Nothing like a good old fashioned suspense novel between the U.S. and Russia. A bomber from 50 years ago resurfaces along with its load of anthrax. The Covert One group is called in to handle the situation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/9/2014

    " It has the typical characteristics of a covert one novel, but not one of the best. It was vaguely enjoyable and decent to read, but the covert one franchise has done much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Umair | 2/7/2014

    " Robert Ludlum novels are all about plot with twists and turns ! I loved the way it's written and explained every detail of the scene as of one can imagine it happening.. Very gripping ! "

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

    " The first Ludlum (sort of) I've read in years. Picked it up on holiday because I ran out of books and didn't regret it. Will now go and read the rest of the Ludlum sub-brand "Covert One" titles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Roth | 1/31/2014

    " The goods guys win again. But not without a fight. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 1/27/2014

    " Book #6 or 7 of Covert One series, starring Jon Smith. Cobb is a good action writer. Plot revolves around Russians trying to hide plans to bomb US with anthrax as last ditch effort by Stalin for Russian supremacy, with competition from ruthless arms dealer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Fisher | 1/18/2014

    " A very good action packed book for pure escapism. The story is set in the northern canadian waters on a isolated island and is set around a 50 year old mysteriously crashed USSR bomber at the start of the cold war. What had been the 'mission' and why was it carrying a cargo of anthrax? The bomber was found by a survey team, resulting in a joint investigation team of 3 americans and a russian Air Force Major setting out to reach the island. Why is a 'crack' platoon of russian soldiers dropped by submarine and is hiding near the crash site? Plus, why does an independent arms smuggler try to stop the joint team reach the island. When the team arrive on the island, where are the members of the survey team and why is the radio unable to transmit? To find the answer to these questions read the book it will not insult your intelligence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lychee | 1/17/2014

    " Started out quite enjoyably, but then quickly veered into two gratuitous sexual assaults and I couldn't read any further. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lbd | 1/10/2014

    " I love covert one! This one had a lot of possibilities that could have happened. Cobb has done a good job at picking up the thread and style of Ludlum. I hope there will be more covert one novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/1/2014

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Pasco | 12/29/2013

    " Another good thriller from Ludlum. I enjoy reading these adventures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jmelmac | 12/20/2013

    " I finished this book last night--good book--a little slow at the start but builds to a great ending. "

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

    " I really enjoyed this book because of the action and how the author develops the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/17/2013

    " It was an easy read. I was looking to stray away from the classics for a bit and decompress with some shoot em up. Good description of weapons and action packed. Just what I wanted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Money1443 | 11/26/2013

    " Good adventure story. Nothing great, but a good solid book for those who enjoy the military, adventure thriller. It's part of a series. I'd read more of these. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy F | 11/23/2013

    " Summer read. Thriller, action-adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 10/20/2013

    " While a bit unnecessarily wordy, this is a good read and fairly exciting. 9 or 10 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 6/25/2013

    " good story and interesting main character. there are a couple suggestions around violent sexual scenes so not a book for kids "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 12/25/2012

    " I think this is the third one of these that I have read and I have enjoyed them all. Now I get to go to the library and find the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 11/1/2012

    " Very good, typical of Ludlum Covert 1 series even with yet another author for Ludlum's works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 10/9/2012

    " Another Great book. These books sure are fun for me. Love the spy and covert stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 7/24/2012

    " fair, just ok "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 5/8/2012

    " A bit better than the earlier ones in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Conrad Houser | 3/31/2012

    " Good light well-paced adventure to recover old Soviet bioweapons in the Arctic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barrett Brown | 3/20/2012

    " Why does Ludlum, who has some skill as an Espionage Author allow his name on crap like this? Pure Bublegum. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue T | 8/6/2011

    " This is one of the stronger entries in the series and answered some questions that had come to mind reading some of the earlier ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Phelps | 5/27/2011

    " Good action and suspense "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/7/2011

    " I think this is the third one of these that I have read and I have enjoyed them all. Now I get to go to the library and find the rest of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/2/2011

    " It has the typical characteristics of a covert one novel, but not one of the best. It was vaguely enjoyable and decent to read, but the covert one franchise has done much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Macario | 10/31/2010

    " Really enjoyed this book and it's vivid imagery. I think it would make a great movie. Doesn't hurt that I bought it for less than 30 cents too! WOO HOO! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 9/9/2010

    " This was the first of the Covert One novels I read. I enjoyed it so much that I'm going back to read the others. I've always enjoyed Ludlum's style, and this book is enjoyably fast paced and interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luanne | 8/10/2010

    " I wish there was a half star so I could rate it 3.5. As all Robert Ludlum books it was very good, but not his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 7/26/2010

    " Another thriller; John, Randi and Val protect the world from a hidden cache of anthrax. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue T | 6/6/2010

    " This is one of the stronger entries in the series and answered some questions that had come to mind reading some of the earlier ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie | 5/22/2010

    " I liked this one. I'll have to look up some more in the series. Especially I can find them recorded. It's the type of book I like to listen to rather than take reading time for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 5/3/2010

    " A Robert Ludlum political thriller, very readable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Conrad | 1/9/2010

    " Good light well-paced adventure to recover old Soviet bioweapons in the Arctic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selma | 1/4/2010

    " Great book; it's worth the reading. "

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About the Narrator

Jeff Woodman is an actor and narrator. He is a winner of the prestigious Audie Award and a six-time finalist. He has received twenty Earphones Awards and was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics, as well as one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine. As an actor, he originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S. F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby.