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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,828 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780449013205
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When Dunstone, Ltd., offers Alex McAuliff, a geologist, two million dollars to survey Jamaica’s dark interior, there’s a catch: no one can know Dunstone’s involved. But British Intelligence finds out and warns Alex that the last survey team Dunstone dispatched vanished without a trace.

Now Alex knows too much, and he’s a marked man from the moment he lands in Jamaica. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? British Intelligence? In this island paradise, a beautiful woman might be a spy and Alex’s only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vera VB | 2/1/2014

    " Disappointing, the use of Jamacan slang makes it difficult to read. Ludlum can do much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BoekenTrol | 1/29/2014

    " I read this book too long ago to write a proper review. Will re-read and add my review later. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joel | 1/28/2014

    " This is written by the same person who came up with Jason Bourne? Enough said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 1/25/2014

    " Compared with most of Ludlum's trash, this one's worth reading on a plane. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorena Haro | 1/18/2014

    " Such a ride...I love Robert Ludlum and this book makes me want to read again the Bourne trilogy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 1/16/2014

    " The plot had potential but the ending felt rushed. Not as good as other Ludlum books I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith Bell | 1/9/2014

    " Not one of Ludlum's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 1/7/2014

    " This book was completely entertaining for the first 200 pages, and then completely fell apart. The plot was very thin, major focus on action. I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 12/27/2013

    " I couldn't get into this book and never finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lgray8753 | 12/1/2013

    " starts out confusing...unusual for Ludlum.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/29/2013

    " I read this because I loved the Bourne films and don't think I have ever read one of Ludlum's books. I will be reading more of his as this one was excellent. I was surprised to see it was written in 1975 as it hasn't aged at all, it felt really contemporary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darenn | 9/1/2013

    " Nice and an obvious R. Ludlum's work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 5/21/2013

    " A decent spy novel that brushes with absurd, savage grandeur in the jungles of Jamaica. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rohan Jolly | 4/28/2013

    " not that good. give it a miss "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry Ryan | 4/8/2013

    " I've read this book years ago,just have to do again.Great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vaibhavdhote | 4/2/2013

    " also published under the pseudonym of Jonathan Ryder "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 3/22/2013

    " British spy network interests collide with private industry over the rights of Jamaica, with the oversight of a secret Jamaican community. (1974) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 3/11/2013

    " Set in Jamaica British intelligence uncover a plot to take over the island and build a new Corporate city. A powerful, secret and unknown group of Natives assist British intelligence on their own terms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty | 2/13/2013

    " Robert Ludlum is one of my favorite authors. This story is exciting, unpredictable, and fascinating. If you like this author and/or his mysteries you will enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul McMeekin | 1/26/2013

    " This was the first Robert Ludlum book I read and probably the first "proper" espionage novel I read too. I can't actually remember too much about it I'm afraid, which makes this review more or less pointless I suppose! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hubjeanne | 12/8/2012

    " I've always wanted to go to Jamaica; that is why I chose this book since it is about that island. I learned very little and did not enjoy reading the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asoka | 11/21/2012

    " This is a kind of adventure story. I liked it when I read it about five years ago. It describes the life in a faraway land unknown to many. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/18/2012

    " Checked out this book for our vacation. He writes a good action book. Maybe I'll read the Borne series at some point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 9/15/2012

    " I still think about this story often. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri faulk | 7/30/2012

    " Probably the worst of his books that I've read. Just okay. "

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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

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.