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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,890 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Matarese Series Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9780449012406
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An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage and a life of explosive terror and violence. But though these sworn enemies once vowed to terminate each other, they must now become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to their mission: destroy the Matarese.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matarese Circle
 
“A blockbuster . . . Ludlum’s best.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“A spellbinder.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”The New York Times
 
“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”Chicago Sun-Times Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 2/19/2014

    " Better than average Ludlum nonsense. A good summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 2/19/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books! it is intense but a great read - I wish they would make this one into a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika Gordon | 2/16/2014

    " Robert Ludlum wrote books of nonstop adventures. This is no exception. In this thriller The CIA and the KBG have to collaborate to destroy an international circle of killers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arun Kamath | 2/13/2014

    " ludlum is god..god is ludlum "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 2/13/2014

    " Suspenseful and entertaining, typical Ludlum book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Slot Right | 2/8/2014

    " Can we give this 10 stars? Amazing book. His best in our opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sushrut Borgaonkar | 2/6/2014

    " Taleniekov and Brandon Alan Scofield just take the book by the scruff of its neck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/25/2014

    " At the time in my life when I read every last one of Robert Ludlum's books, I loved them all. I like the way Ludlum writes, precise, to the point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff R. | 12/13/2013

    " I think might like this better than the Bourne Identity...Great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Henn | 12/10/2013

    " By the author of the Bourne Identity, The Matarese Circle is a spy thriller with international intrigue, the requisite end of the world potential, and a love interest. Ludlum is good at his craft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Bowen | 11/12/2013

    " One of the better Robert Ludlum books. Although it took me a while to read, it has a good plot that keeps you interested all the way through. I think it will make a good film, which is due to come out in 2013 starring Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gm Rusike | 11/6/2013

    " superbly matured "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Henryv | 11/2/2013

    " I picked up this book for free and I'm very happy I didn't waste my money on it. The plot is over the top, the dialogue is terrible, the situations in this book are unbelievable and those are the good points. I'm not sure Ludlum even wrote this book. Save your time and money and skip this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/25/2013

    " This is probably my favorite novel by Ludlum. Yup, it ranks higher than the Bourne novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 7/29/2013

    " One of the very first "thrillers" I ever read. It started my love of the genre which then led to reading about spies and espionage. Ludlum is genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 5/4/2013

    " A great Ludlum book. Fast paced with great character development and a great ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/13/2013

    " This book was overly violent for me. Some of the violence seemed unnecessary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/3/2013

    " great suspense and espionage, full of conspiracy and nasty killings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/19/2013

    " When it comes to plot and action, Robert Ludlum doesn't disappoint. I've noticed that he has a certain formula and his characters are pretty static and cliche', but the man can write an action sequence. Though this wasn't his best book, we enjoyed it, though we had to edit the language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 12/26/2012

    " Maybe Ludlum's best and that says something. Picked it up and couldn't put it down for 3 days. Already got a copy of The Matarese Countdown and looking forward to reading it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 12/25/2012

    " My first Ludlum book and it hooked me on the author :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishna Eluri | 12/20/2012

    " The best book I have ever read! Haven't seen any other book that could beat it in terms of depth of story, the suspense and the way the story is told. Robert Ludlum at his masterful best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 12/18/2012

    " long time ago but great read at the time.....cold war shenanigans and all "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 7/12/2012

    " Awful plodding thing, sub-Quiller Memorandum. Only read it because I couldn't get anything else here in my expatriate condition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/25/2012

    " A great thriller about a mob - like family/society that tries to take over the world. I like the two protagonists - well developed characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Trainor | 3/22/2012

    " Ludlum's novels are pretty formulaic, but they make good brain candy nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Rueger | 3/15/2012

    " This was one of the first "thriller" book I ever read. I think this is one of Ludlum's best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 2/2/2012

    " It was a good story but it took a long while to get to the good part. The storyline is interesting enough that it would be a good movie. "

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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

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.