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3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Rob Shapiro Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9780449012420
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It begins in Geneva. There American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals. They’re back. Aquitaine!”

Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world’s most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the dark corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he’d long left behind. One by one, he traces each thread of a deadly progression to the head of every major government—a network of coordinated global violence that no one believes possible. No one but Converse and the woman he once loved and lost—the only two people on earth who can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine.

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  • “You won't be able to put it down.” 

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/13/2014

    " I liked the movie The Bourne Identity so I figured I'd like this book as well. I knew the other movie was very detailed and well thought out but I had no idea this book would be so lengthy! It took me over three weeks to read; I normally get through a book in a week or two. Most of the book was worth the read but some parts were too drawn out and detail-ridden. I suppose that's what makes the book, though, and it would probably make an excellent movie as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shankar Nagarajan | 2/10/2014

    " I read Ludlum's books over and over again!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy Maise | 1/8/2014

    " This was the first Ludlum book I read after the Bourne series. The very beginning was hard to understand, but once I got into the story things started to pick up. It's your basic spy adventure: a guy discovers a big evil conspiracy and then the conspirators try to kill him. But the plot was well-handled where it could have easily been clunky. It had a lot of talking and scheming and not that much action. I didn't mind that too much, though. Not every protagonist in a Ludlum book can be as deadly as Bourne. This protagonist was simply a diplomat on the run. He did have a gun, but he wasn't exactly proficient with it. Overall, great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey Brewer | 1/6/2014

    " Your basic Robert Ludlam book. A fun read. "

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

    " The book has the charm of having been written before the internet age. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 12/29/2013

    " Could not get in to this book so did not finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/6/2013

    " Good, decent Ludlum material. Not quite Bourne Identity, but similar vein of troubled Vietnam vet under extraordinary circumstances with the world out to kill him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nw | 12/6/2013

    " Good read considering its size very captivating I would recommend to any Ludlum fans. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clive Warner | 11/1/2013

    " Totally forgettable. An airport bookstore type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 10/30/2013

    " A pretty good thriller from Ludlum, comparable in plot to his glorious "Matarese Circle." However, unlike that one, there is not enough of an edge to the conspiracy to make this a great work. It is still very good and definitely worth reading if you're a fan of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaurav | 9/2/2013

    " One of the best work from Ludlum. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 7/26/2013

    " A fun espionage thriller about the threat of world domination by neo-Nazis. I'm a sucker for fiction with German or Nazi elements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Philbin | 6/25/2013

    " another great read from Ludlum. If this guy is THE MOST READ WRITER IN THE WORLD, why aren't more people awake to the tyranny of the criminal ofshore Conglomerate Business World? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra | 6/6/2013

    " I was really suprised by the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 5/24/2013

    " ROBERT LIDLUM IS SIMPLY A GENIUS,you will want to read it atleast several times!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paddy Menon | 4/3/2013

    " The best of Ludlum. Didn't even bother taking toilet breaks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeramey | 3/21/2013

    " I'm a big Ludlum fan, but this isn't his best work. Without spoiling anything, things were a bit too predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 FRANCIS J | 1/22/2013

    " Not one of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ulbricht Kamasho | 10/9/2012

    " wow, what a read! will never tire of it, a masterpiece "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared Strode | 8/30/2012

    " this book took me forever to finish!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Velvetink | 8/15/2012

    " Interesting, fast paced, slightly on the paranoia side where x WW2 Generals try to takeover the world and a smart NY lawyer called Converse & some M15 agents save the day. Not totally unbelievable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 8/14/2012

    " Action pack and as always I enjoyed ludlums writing style "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 7/28/2012

    " This book is classic Ludlum with a complex plot based upon history dating back to WWII and brought forward to the 1990s....if you enjoy reading Ludlum, you should pick up this book... "

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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

Rob Shapiro can be heard narrating audiobooks such as the bestseller The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood; Frank: The Voice; and the fantasy noir Low Town. He performed several seasons of radio comedy on Minneapolis Public Radio and voiced the titular lion in Leo the Lion. Shapiro is a musician and composer with his critically acclaimed band Populuxe. He is also a business consultant and software system designer.