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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,963 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Covert-One Series Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9781593971366
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For 30 years, Robert Ludlum's novels have set the standard for the finest in international intrigue and suspense. With an unbroken string of bestsellers in almost every country in the world, Ludlum's books have been read by hundreds of millions of readers, and are acknowledged as classics in the field. Now, after the bestselling The Hades Factor and The Cassandra Compact comes the third thrilling novel in the Covert-One series - Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option. An explosion in the middle of the night reduces part of Paris' esteemed Pasteur Institute to rubble. Among the missing is the world's top computer scientist, Emile Chambord. Even though a terrorist group claims responsibility for the bombing, many in the intelligence community suspect the scientist was actually kidnapped and the bomb set to divert attention. Chambord may have been close to devising a working molecular computer which, in the wrong hands, could be the most deadly weapon in the world. If he were now in the hands of hostile forces, the consequences would be unspeakably dire. From Paris to London, Brussels, and Algiers, Covert-One agent Jon Smith searches for traces of the scientist and the ambitious forces behind the bombing and theft. With the help of MI5 agent Peter Howell, CIA agent Randi Russell, and cyber-wizard Marty Zellerbach, Smith uncovers a web of deception that threatens to reshape Europe and is one step away from destroying the United States. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelle | 2/13/2014

    " Good conspiracy book as always Robert Ludlum does a great job..This one was a little harder because it took place in Paris and I don't know French and can't figure out how to pronounce some of the names of cities. Good book though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe White | 1/28/2014

    " Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys run with Scooby Do. Fun read because you can skim so fast and not miss anything relevant. The plot has contemporary parallels to current event international instabilities. old tech. Indestructible super heroes save world single handed-ly. Written in 90's before everyone had a multicore processor able to do at least 2 things at once. DNA computer was the interesting item of interest that snagged me, but as presented here it was just a bright bobble candy shell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Beth Laychak | 1/26/2014

    " Jon Smith is now a full operating agent of the Covert Ones, a super secret intelligence organization. Like the other books in the series, this one has good mixture of spy thriller intrigue and cool science. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul McMeekin | 1/25/2014

    " I'm not reading anymore of these ghost written Ludlum books. They are a pale shadow of Robert Ludlum's original novels and they appear to be getting worse with each new publication. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 1/24/2014

    " It's been a long time since I read this book, but I remember it being pretty good. However, years later I can not remember any details of the plot. Thus, although I remember this being a good read, I must conclude that it was not memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/24/2014

    " Not a bad read, but disappointing compared to other Ludlum books -- most notably the Bourne books. The first two thirds were hard to get through -- too many sub-plots and narrative threads. Could have been condensed in to 20 pages with less trivia and more directness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chidi OKORO | 1/23/2014

    " A great piece of literature - yet again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/15/2014

    " I haven't read a lot of Ludlum, but I really liked this and imagine I'll be looking for the other Covert-One novels. Good action, good characters, a good fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/5/2014

    " I am a HUGE fan of Ludlum and have been since the original Bourne series. This book was good but not up to the same standards as his original Bourne series'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 12/26/2013

    " This is a typical covert spy chasing down bad guys to save the world type of novel. Not great literature but good mindless fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhupendra Doshi | 10/17/2013

    " ludlum is master of thriller! i have read practically 12 to 15 titles of the author. jason bourne and col.jon smith are never forgotten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moon Sarma | 10/1/2013

    " just bought. not sure how it ll turn out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie | 7/28/2013

    " Personally I love the Covert One series - great characters and fast moving plots - quick easy reads. However for anyone who only wants to read well-written believable stories then this series is not for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashwini Sharma | 1/19/2013

    " I liked the idea of a dna computer, rest is all pop though. Had read it back in school !! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin | 11/1/2012

    " Overall not a bad book, but wasn't great either. Same author as The Bourne Identity which I have not read, though I have heard that it is one movie that is better than the book. The Paris Option was neither hot nor cold, just ho hum. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynnelle Wilson | 5/24/2012

    " Terrible dialog. This was a dual authored book - Ludlum did not do much writing on this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 2/1/2011

    " I listened to this book on a road trip over the weekend and it was very enjoyable. I think this is the third in the Covert One Series that I have read and I have enjoyed them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/11/2010

    " Probably would have rated this book higher except my copy of it is randomly missing about 80 pages. Those pages were arbitrarily replaced with 80 pages from a completely different book that was probably not written by Robert Ludlum. This made the story a bit hard to follow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rochelle | 11/20/2010

    " From this book I learned to buy only real Robert Ludlum novels, not the crap written by other people after this death written supposedly with "his notes". NOT recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/10/2010

    " Great Ludlum book. Covers much about the search for an mis use of the elusive DNA computer - which I just read about for real today. Exciting, interesting read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Reinholt | 11/26/2009

    " It was a long read. Not one of Ludlums best efforts, I don't think. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 T. | 10/23/2009

    " I tried to like it. I failed. It's not the same if it's not Ludlum writing, is all I'm saying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 10/18/2009

    " This book was filled with intrigue. I enjoyed reading it & was almost disappointed when the story ended. Well-defined characters & scenes, which moved between various cities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 8/26/2009

    " Action packed with some twists. Fast paced and enjoyable. "

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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

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, winning more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.