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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (21 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: July 2012 ISBN: 9780449012505
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The Fourth Reich is waiting to be born. And the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate.

In 1945, the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world—to be concealed until the 1970s, when they would come of age. Then elaborate plans and $780 million in a Swiss bank would be waiting. There would even be an unsuspecting outsider to set the plan into action. That outsider is Noel Holcroft, the American son of a high-ranking Nazi. He’s just been shown an amazing document—the Holcroft Covenant. If he signs, it will be his own death warrant and a devastating threat to the security of the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pleases and seduces…Mr. Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined…I sprained my wrist turning his pages and didn’t notice until an hour later.”

    New York Times

  • “A compelling, frightening, hair-raising cliff-hanger.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “A riveting, suspense-filled read.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The pounding tension never falters.”

    Cosmopolitan

  • “It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Ludlum gets the reader hooked for the whole careening ride.”

    Pittsburgh Press

  • “Excitement and suspense on every page.”

    Milwaukee Journal

  • “A spellbinding tale of violence and evil.”

    Cleveland Press

  • “A hypnotic style that lures us on, page after page after page.”

    Washington Star

  • “Surpasses Ludlum’s earlier triumphs…A book you can’t put down, by a master plotter.”

    King Features

  • “A roller-coaster of conflict and conspiracy…evoking the specter of a militaristic Germany reborn.”

    John Barkham Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayashree | 1/26/2014

    " This one my 1st Robert Ludlum's creation.A rolloercoaster journey. The writer's picturization of every scene is so amazing that you feel to be witnessing every second of it. Initially its bit difficult to understand but gradually all pieces fall into place. You get so gripped as the story progresses that you won't be able to put down the book. Looking forward to read Robert's other books as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 E | 1/25/2014

    " I liked the stories of his that I read, but his later books started having way to much bad language and I quit reading him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Flanagan | 1/20/2014

    " An interesting, if far-fetched story that engrosses you. I was a little disappointed in the ending. Things seemed to move too fast as the climax approached. I also did not like what happened in the epilogue. I felt as thought it were left open for a sequel, but it does not appear that one was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V.paskov | 1/12/2014

    " I would say it was quite interesting. If you haven't read any other books on the topic this one I think would be the one to read. The way of writing is quite entertaining and compelling. You want to read one more page than one more to see what happens next. Really liked the book. Highly recommend it as an action book for somebody looking to feel as if watching an action movie... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 1/7/2014

    " One of Ludlum's earliest, and still my favorite of his novels, it is based on the premise that J. Edgar Hoover, longtime Director of the FBI, was murdered, rather than having died of natural causes. Neal Holcroft, a graduate student, wants to write a paper on the theory, which he has stumbled upon. His academic advisor, however, tells him the theory, as well as his evidence, is weak and flawed, and will never be accepted by college officials as a serious work. He recommends that Holcroft turn his thesis into a work of fiction, instead, which will still get his ideas out to the public, but will not be bound by the constraints of an academic work. Holcroft accepts the advice and begins work on his novel. Nearly as soon as he has begun, however, incidents in his life begin to mirror events he has written into the novel. It soon becomes obvious that someone has gained access to the early chapters of his manuscript, now in the possession of his publisher, and has read it. It also becomes obvious that this unknown "someone" wants to silence him, and is quite willing to kill him in order to prevent him from finishing his novel. The story ends leaving the reader wondering, "Could it have really happened that way?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Thong | 1/7/2014

    " story quite complicated but entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 I, Curmudgeon (Hugh) | 12/29/2013

    " My favorite Ludlum Book. Same old Ludlum formula, but I don't care. It was a fun read. Way better than the movie (Micheal Caine) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 12/12/2013

    " I found this book very confusing, especially in the first half, but things seemed to straighten out, at least in my mind, as I went on. It is a good book and worth the read but I enjoy books that are easier to follow than this one. "

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

    " A very good story. Ludlum is an excellent writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 10/3/2013

    " Great after 1st chapter, did not like the ending. Surprised by it, but felt let down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine Kupec | 7/2/2013

    " I listened to this book on tape and was addicted "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/19/2013

    " Enjoyed this long ago. Scion of Nazis trying to be a do- gooder. Lots of writing mirrors. Good guys are bad. Bad guys are good? This guy is an designer or builder (architect). Smart enough to survive. Not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BoekenTrol | 5/1/2013

    " Read it too long ago to make a proper review. Will reread and add review later. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paridhi | 5/1/2013

    " It totally does not live up to Ludlum's level. The book is extremely amateurish, conclusions too far drawn and the protagonist too naive for a thriller novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 4/23/2013

    " I think this was the first Ludlum book I read. It started me on a long relationship with his work. I have always enjoyed and nearly devoured each book. This title is no exception. Great story line, qood suspense and plot twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lizotte | 4/11/2013

    " I remember I liked this book alot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frank Richardson | 2/3/2013

    " Ditto Ludlum. Read them all. Pure entertainment. No socially-redeeming value. Can't remember dates. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reader | 1/29/2013

    " i am not finished this book but still now it is suspense "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Martin | 1/7/2013

    " The first - and best - Ludlum novel I read. Got to the end and had to start reading it again straight away! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas William H. Mc Kinty | 12/24/2012

    " Ludlum never makes a mistake... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Takizawa-Soper | 7/15/2012

    " My favorite Ludlum novel - keeps you on your toes throughout, and you won't be disappointed at the end! As always, exciting prose. "

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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.