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Extended Audio Sample The Hades Factor: A Covert-One Novel, by Robert Ludlum
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Joseph Campanella Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2000 ISBN:
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In the first installment of an exciting new series from Robert Ludlum, a teenage girl in Atlanta, an Army major in California, and a homeless man in Boston all die a horrible and painful sudden death from the devastating effects of an unknown virus. Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, a combat doctor attached to the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, is assigned to solve the mystery of the virus' abrupt appearance. But as the death count rapidly mounts by the dozens, hundreds, thousands - in America, and around the world - Smith finds himself trapped in a maelstrom of mystery and danger.

Hardly knowing where to turn or whom to trust, Smith assembles a ragtag private team to aid him in his search for the truth behind the deadly virus - a quest that will lead them to the highest levels and darkest corners of the globe. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinne | 1/28/2014

    " "So far this is an average virus pandemic conspiracy story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 1/23/2014

    " This was written in conjunction with Gayle Lynd and is the first in a series call Cover-One. It was about the truth behind a deadly virus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 12/30/2013

    " First in the Covert-One series follows Ludlum's protagonist Jonathan Smith, an army medical researcher who can handle a 9mm Baretta with either hand, as he battles a powerful, evil drug magnate. Not one of Ludlum's best, but entertaining nevertheless. "

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

    " This is the first book that my husband and I both enjoyed together. We are very different sorts of readers and we both really liked this book. I've gone on to read more of Ludlum's work and this one remains my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nigel | 11/21/2013

    " Slightly disappointed by this book. Have really enjoyed the Bourne series of movies by the same author and this could work as a movie due to the varied locations, but the lead character's super hero status, wears a little thin after a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navajojim | 11/4/2013

    " an awesome book, very good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 10/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's the first one I've listened to in a while and now I'm hooked on audiobooks again... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 10/11/2013

    " Loved the medical angle, but a bit too military for me to give it more then three stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krissi | 10/10/2013

    " This book hits home as a "this could really happen" type of story. It has really great clinical microbiligy in it that is even acurate. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calvin | 9/30/2013

    " My 2nd Ludlum book. I enjoyed it for sure. By the end of the of book I was sad to see the ragtag team of do-gooders go away. Oh, well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaurav | 9/17/2013

    " First of the Covert One series. Liked Jon Smith and Randy Russel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrianna | 6/19/2013

    " This is a fast-paced read that makes it hard to read or put down as you want to see what happens in the next couple of pages. Ended up staying up one night just to see what was next. The story line was straight forward for a medical crime novel with the usual twist and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Popebrak | 4/20/2013

    " Have you ever read a Robert Ludlum book? Then you have read this book. Nothing really new, except for an interesting depiction of 1999 Baghdad under the Hussein regime. It's a fun summer romp, but not particularly memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Davis | 12/17/2012

    " The first book in the Ludlum CovertOne series. Good book sets of the rest of the series as Lt. Col USAMARID Jon Smith, saves the world from an outbreak from a man seeking to make lots of money after producing the cure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hamp | 11/29/2012

    " Pretty straight forward suspense novel. Nothing jumped out as amazing but it kept me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 7/15/2012

    " No one would accuse the Covert One series of being particularly intellectually stimulating, but they are page turners. And the characters are interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rjslonewolfranch | 6/13/2012

    " This book is not very good. I don't think Ludlum wrote a word of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 5/12/2012

    " Thrilling and complex, good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 3/4/2012

    " Another one of these books written with someone??? Still a good read though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lostswordsman | 1/26/2012

    " read this a long time ago, think it's a 5 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 10/18/2011

    " I expected a lot more of this book since I saw the movie first. Also, it was sort of grueling on my brain to have to read all the terminology and jargon for the military and medical fields. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikkel Høgh | 7/23/2011

    " Great storytelling, although somewhat predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 6/9/2011

    " Gayle does alright with the franchise "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 3/21/2011

    " Yes a worthy hero to follow on other stories! Ludlum kept me interested in the story and all his characters...cant wait for the next one! I will read the Covert One series happily! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lostswordsman | 3/19/2011

    " read this a long time ago, think it's a 5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 2/4/2011

    " "The Hades Factor" is a thriller that I found fascinating. Ludlum portrays the evil character in such a believable fashion. Pandemics, pandemonium, blackmail on a massive scale - what more could a reader ask for? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Driton | 12/20/2010

    " Read it through the "swine flu" period of this decade. Not that much thought provoking, but the plot is a masterpiece on its own. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kris | 12/9/2010

    " Mostly crap, but mildly entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noahva | 12/8/2010

    " An amazing mystery/action thriller. VERY compelling characters and plot CAN NOT PUT IT DOWN!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xicanodan | 11/23/2010

    " This was a page turner. A thriller in which you know what's going on, but the fun is in reading on to see if the hero can uncover the truth. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmeet | 11/6/2010

    " Amazing read. One of the most gripping stories ever told. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/18/2010

    " This is a medical thriller, on the order of Robin Cook's books. A plague, murder, mayhem, and the race for the cure and along the way, a strange discovery.

    A really good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chuck | 5/27/2010

    " An Army infectious disease doctor and his financee discover a new,
    killer virus.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 1/8/2010

    " Page-turning medical/military thriller. I've been wandering around the house listening to it while doing chores - and haven't been able to stop listening. "

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