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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780449013267
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Did J. Edgar die a natural death…or was he murdered?

Inver Brass: a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals who see a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover’s unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files. They decide to do away with him—quietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety—until bestselling thriller writer Peter Chancellor stumbles onto information that makes his precious books look like harmless fairy tales.

Now Chancellor and Inver Brass are on a deadly collision course, spiraling across the globe in an ever-widening arc of violence and terror, hurtling toward a showdown that will rip Washington’s intelligence community apart—leaving only one damning document to survive…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exerts a riveting appeal, as it seems to justify our worst nightmares of what really goes on in the so-called intelligence community in Washington.”

    New York Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Sauter | 2/16/2014

    " Intrigueing spy novel with twisting plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 2/11/2014

    " A well conceived plot with lot of twists.. Though the end was somewhat disappointing!! "

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

    " This was ok but a little slow for ludlum. Plenty of twists and turns and still a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/7/2014

    " I'm a big fan of Robert Ludlum. This was a typical Ludlum thriller. He twists fantasy and reality and has the reader guessing what is fact and what is fiction the whole way. The Chancellor Manuscript was very good. The only thing that kept it from 5 stars was that I didn't connect all that well with the lead character, Peter Chancellor. Otherwise all the Ludlum strengths were on display. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Popebrak | 2/6/2014

    " I didn't realize when I started reading this that this week marks the 40th anniversary of the death of J. Edgar Hoover. Which is kinda funny. . . cause the book starts off with a bunch of guys assassinating Hoover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 1/13/2014

    " Very exciting book loved it could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashish Poudel | 1/2/2014

    " nearly to the end. It's a good book. But don't expect as Bourne series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elissa | 12/18/2013

    " This was the first and last Ludlum book I read. I found it tedious. Too many details and not enough suspense for what is supposed to be a suspense/action novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/11/2013

    " Political intrigue writer writes a novel to close to the real life events that may him a target. So very Ludlum. Power in knowledge and knowledge of power. I recall this a semi interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/9/2013

    " This is my favorite Ludlum book of all time. I devoured it. It has a bit of historical fiction in it but stays the espionage course as well. I would rate it "R" if it were a movie due to language and some scene description but it's a great read if you like spy novels. Ludlum is a master storyteller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Roark | 12/4/2013

    " for just a fun read, ludlum is a fall-back favorite. 'the chancellor manuscript' may be his best. a book inside a book (inside a book?). great fun and a terrific book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tucki Bailey | 11/11/2013

    " My first of many R. Ludlum books. He was very good at espionage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverly | 11/1/2013

    " This was the first Robert Ludlum (Bourne Identity) that I read. His early books are great suspense novels. I enjoyed the first couple of Bourne Identity books but the later ones have a lot of violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Velimir Randic | 10/30/2013

    " Excellent historical thriller of what might have been behind the death of J. Edgar Hoover. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jud | 10/19/2013

    " I struggled with this overlong and confusing book. I persevered only because I had nothing else to read (apart from the cumbersome 'Breath of snow and ashes'). The ending, when it finally came, was a bit of an anticlimax - not that I actually cared what happened. I was relieved it was finally over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Patterson | 8/1/2013

    " This book goes on my "Will read over and over again" shelf! It's one of the few fiction books I've read that left me wondering if it could very well be non-fiction! Excellent writing! Superb plot! A must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 7/19/2013

    " Maybe I'm just getting used to these global conspiracies. This book was thrilling in parts and I did read it rather quickly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Frear jr | 6/16/2013

    " my favorite of all his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 6/14/2013

    " I have loved every Robert Ludlum book that I've read. Excellent characters and plots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/22/2013

    " The first 90% of this book is crazy addicting, but the ending, while unexpected, wasn't great. Could have been 100 pages shorter. Best Ludlum I've read, tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Laird | 5/22/2013

    " this book was published in 1977. i thought the political paralells to this election year were particularly remarkable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Tallmadge | 2/25/2013

    " As usual Mr Ludlum gives us great story,with twists and turns throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robbie | 1/25/2013

    " Robbie hasn't read this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madhur Mirani | 1/17/2013

    " One word for this book .... "AMAZING" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 12/4/2012

    " Personally for me, I didn't find this all that compelling compared to the other Ludlum I have read. I think it might especially be lost on anyone too young to remember J.Edgar Hoover, whose death plays a prominent role in setting up the entire story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 10/29/2012

    " I felt like I should have loved it and really, I didn't and well, it was disappointing. It should have not been so predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 10/27/2012

    " This book had a little sex in it. Not graphic. It took me awhile to get into the book and then I didn't want to stop until I was done. The author weaves a good web of suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Moss | 10/18/2012

    " I love Ludlum, and this is the one that started my love affair with his writing. "

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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

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.