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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,519 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Dead of night. Salonika, Greece, December 1939. A clandestine order of monks embarks on a desperate mission: to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. Its sinister contents, concealed for centuries, could rip apart the Christian world. Now, as the Nazi threat marches inexorably closer, men of good and evil will be drawn into a violent and deadly hunt, sparking a relentless struggle that could forever change the world. Plus, hear a preview of Ludlum's riveting thriller The Bourne Ultimatum. 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 Heidi | 2/18/2014

    " I don't know, I really went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars with this one. I usually really like thrillers from the World War 2 era but for some reason, this book along with the characters didn't really click with me. He is a great writer though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 PenNPaper52 | 2/12/2014

    " I am a big fan of Robert Ludlum, but this book was like Urgh!!! What was he thinking??? The most boring book ever, it took me like months just to finish it, and yah I had to finish it, the perfectionist in me just wouldn't allow me to let go. Hmmm, no wait, perhaps I am being a bit harsh, there were some good moments in which I couldn't wait to know what will happen next, and it did expand like generations. Some of the story attached to Victor was good and some things associated with his twin children was readable. The last stage of the book was fast paced, but on the whole, if you aren't a Ludlum fan and do not have the patience like me, skip this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jb | 2/9/2014

    " This is my favorite of all Ludlums books. Cool setting and good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/23/2014

    " Oh yeah, this book is like riding a rollercoaster. No wonder Robert Ludlum is the king of thrillers. There are so many surprises in this book and the best one of all is the content of the hidden parchment that is stored from the larger world. The twins, Adrian and Andrew, are searching for this parchment at the end of the book. They are the Gemini contenders and take the theory of the good twin versus evil twin to a whole new diabolical level. Great book. Great ending. I liked thinking about how world powers are invested in what we know and what we think. Ludlum's writing style was interesting. Some descriptions are very broad and dense and some were very superficial and short. Still the descriptions came together well to make a cohesive story spanning three generations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Q | 1/17/2014

    " interesting religious tilt to the book. Pretty typical Ludlum. Intricate plot, but disjointed writing style. It doesn't flow well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/9/2014

    " Not sure that I liked the story in this book like I do most of the Ludlum books. The character development of the brothers was weak. I didn't think we got to know them well enough (they weren't introduced until half way through the book). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/7/2014

    " He's kind of a master of thickening plots, with a twist around every corner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald | 1/3/2014

    " One of my two favorite Ludlum novels (along with The Scarlatti Inheritance). I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsin Elsey | 1/3/2014

    " Very similar in style to many of his other books, The Gemini Contenders is, for me, another book based around a fascinating concept by Ludlum. Again, there is a race against time which pushes the book along at quite a pace, with twists and turns along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 12/3/2013

    " Awesome plot. Awesome storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ogunjinrin Olukemi | 11/24/2013

    " ready to sacrifice fro other "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 11/16/2013

    " The first part of the book was great. I couldn't put it down! Once I neared the last quarter though it started getting a bit stale. Overall a great suspense novel and well written. Read if you are looking for a quick page turner with twists and turns! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Kugler | 11/7/2013

    " A fast-paced read with a very interesting and compelling premise. Think DaVinci Code but with actual depth in the writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/19/2013

    " Great book. This was one of the first Ludlum books that I've read, and I will definitely read another one. I will say that I enjoyed the first half of the book a lot more than the second half - the second story seemed a bit more disjointed and slow in pace. But overall, it was a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalle | 8/17/2012

    " i learned so much about espionage, WWII intelligence tactics, Italian families.. it was just so complex. you have to kind of commit, but it's so fascinating that it was another one I could hardly put down. great pacing and suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 6/24/2012

    " One of his earlier books. A bit of action, but too disjointed - switches main characters and time periods without separating the story enough, and the book keeps feeling like it's ending. Also, the ending was terribly pedantic and simplistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 3/8/2012

    " Years ago.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abimbola | 12/1/2011

    " It's a great read,it is about the filoque denial,a parchment written by Simon of bethesda while he was about to die in prison and the Aramaic scroll. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 8/21/2011

    " secrecy, generational conflict, WWII aftermath, but author's development of characters is excellent at the beginning of the story and then becomes unbelieveable as the story progresses. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 5/30/2011

    " Picked this up to read on the beach. It was awful. Hard to follow and yet predictable at the same time. Sort of an early version of a Dan Brown novel. Includes a graphic gang rape and lots of sexist ideas in general. 2 thumbs down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 3/27/2011

    " book found in Wainui Community Centre "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 2/9/2011

    " A spy thriller involving a set of twins. Typical Ludlum with lots of action and suspension of disbelief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 12/31/2010

    " I have red all his books. They are great intriguing novels. Even the ones that have been penned in his name after his death have been excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Q | 9/18/2010

    " interesting religious tilt to the book. Pretty typical Ludlum. Intricate plot, but disjointed writing style. It doesn't flow well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 7/19/2010

    " I don't know, I really went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars with this one. I usually really like thrillers from the World War 2 era but for some reason, this book along with the characters didn't really click with me. He is a great writer though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Huma | 7/12/2010

    " This book was published somewhere around 1976, but felt I was reading Archer, Baldacci and Dan Brown, all in one novel. Its like a "Da Vinci" but only spread over 40 years and three generations!!
    Ludlum is on of the greatest thriller author I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abimbola | 3/4/2010

    " It's a great read,it is about the filoque denial,a parchment written by Simon of bethesda while he was about to die in prison and the Aramaic scroll. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 2/7/2010

    " book found in Wainui Community Centre "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/1/2010

    " The first part of the book was great. I couldn't put it down! Once I neared the last quarter though it started getting a bit stale. Overall a great suspense novel and well written. Read if you are looking for a quick page turner with twists and turns! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 12/26/2009

    " Great book, but not Ludlum's best. Found it at a used book store in Denver and couldn't resist. I want to read some more of his books in 2010. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalle | 11/18/2009

    " i learned so much about espionage, WWII intelligence tactics, Italian families.. it was just so complex. you have to kind of commit, but it's so fascinating that it was another one I could hardly put down. great pacing and suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 8/24/2009

    " secrecy, generational conflict, WWII aftermath, but author's development of characters is excellent at the beginning of the story and then becomes unbelieveable as the story progresses. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samuel | 12/28/2008

    " The first half of the book (world war) was good ,the second part wasn't so good ,the final part about finding the manuscripts and then leaving it in some laboratory vault is absurd or so i thought "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Junior | 11/12/2008

    " Really enjoyed this book. Kept me interested until the end¬ "

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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

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.