Robert Ludlums The Hades Factor (Abridged): A Covert-One Novel Audiobook, by Robert Ludlum Play Audiobook Sample

Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor (Abridged): A Covert-One Novel Audiobook

Robert Ludlums The Hades Factor (Abridged): A Covert-One Novel Audiobook, by Robert Ludlum Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Michael Prichard, Joseph Campanella Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Covert-One Series Release Date: March 2003 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781593970628

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Longest Chapter Length:

06:24 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:21 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

03:26 minutes

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Publisher Description

Robert Ludlum has been acclaimed as the master of .suspense and international intrigue for over twenty-five years. His many books have thrilled millions of readers, reaching the top of bestsellers lists the world over and setting a standard that has never been surpassed. Now, from the imagination of one of America's greatest storytellers comes Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor. A homeless man in Boston, an Army major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully—each a victim of a hitherto unknown, fast-acting viral agent. Col. Jonathon Smith, a combat doctor attached to the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease assigned to investigate the virus, is first warned off by a shadowy FBI contact, then barely survives an attempt on his life. Not knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a private team to aid his search for the truth behind the deadly virus—a quest that leads them to the darkest corners of the world. Written by Robert Ludlum with acclaimed suspense writer Gayle Lynds, Robert Ludlum's The Hades Factor will thrill and delight his legions of fans.

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“Joseph Campanella excels assuming diverse characters, accents, ages, and genders, giving the impression of multiple narrators. His narration of Lieutenant Colonel Smith’s fiancée’s death is graphic, filled with sound and description some may find disturbing. His portrayal of electronic savant Marty, characterized by accent and tone, is terrific…Campanella delivers intrigue and suspense with style.”

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  • “ exceptional pick with Joseph Campanella providing a masterful reading of this story of brutal deaths and a viral agent's implications for the world.

    — Reviewer's Bookwatch
  • Ludlum is light years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive...[He] dominates the field in strong, tightly plotted, adventure-drenched thrillers.

    — Chicago Tribune
  • Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.

    — The New York Times
  • Welcome to Robert Ludlum's pacing, tight plotting, international intrigue.

    — The Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • The pace is fast, the action plentiful...a must read.

    — Booklist
  • The robust writing and a breakneck pace that made Ludlum famous are evident...and they manage to satisfy.

    — Boston Herald
  • The new team... has a pop hit on their hands that should bounce right up the bestseller lists.

    — Kirkus Review
  • As fast paced, suspenseful, and exciting as a James Bond film, The Hades Factor is a top-notch thriller!

    — Romantic Times
  • The Hades Factor pairs the fertile mind of Robert Ludlum and the seasoned success of Gayle Lynds in a summer page turner that catches you in the first dozen pages and pulls you straight through....this Ludlum/Lynds alloy...takes you through some lively and surprising turns to a satisfying conclusion.

    — Santa Barbara News-Press

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About the Authors

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five bestselling novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Ninja and The Testament. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. He has also written several novels in Robert Ludlum’s highly successful Bourne series, including The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, and others. Before turning to writing full-time, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education. 

Gayle Lynds is the bestselling, award-winning author of several international espionage thrillers, including Masquerade, The Last Spymaster, and The Book of Spies. A member of the Association for Intelligence Officers, she is cofounder (with David Morrell) of the International Thriller Writers. She lives in Westbrook, Maine.

About the Narrators

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.

Joseph Campella (1924–2018) was an American actor who appeared in numerous television and film roles from the early 1950s to 2009. He was best remembered for his role as Joe Turino in Guiding Light and as Harper Deveraux on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He was also a narrator and voice artist who voiced the character of Dr. Curt Connor/The Lizard on the 1994 to 1997 animated series of Spider-Man. He narrated the Disney Channel’s Discover Science series from 1992 to 1994.