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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,900 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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In this gripping best seller, Robert Ludlum spins a web of suspense and high-stakes intrigue as 2 men who are sworn mortal enemies must cooperate in order to foil a sinister plot to topple the world's governments. From opposite sides of the Iron Curtain, these 2 hard-bitten professionals are the best at what they do. And they do whatever is necessary. The Matarese Circle - a shadowy grouping of the most ruthless terrorists in history. They have been responsible for countless assassinations and massacres throughout the 20th century, but none as horrifying as their plan to throw the superpowers into chaos before making their boldest move... 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 Dennis Henn | 2/17/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muhammad Atif | 2/7/2014

    " Brilliant...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/6/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Crumpton | 2/4/2014

    " This novel pits CIA operative Brandon Scofield against Russian KGB opertative Vasili Talankiekov. What follows is a brilliant cat and mouse game with both agents being very wary of the other. But this is just the beginning. These two have to team up to take down an international circle of killers known as the Matarese. Very well down Mr. Ludlum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 2/4/2014

    " This was the first book of Ludlum's that I ever read and I was mesmerized by it, I simply could not put it down! The delicate weaving of characters, action past and present, and ever-present danger makes this book a big winner. I know that Robert Ludlum wrote many books before the "The Bourne Identity" but in my mind this was the best of them all. If you liked "The Bourne Identity", then you have to read this book...I actually believe you will like it better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Coes | 1/26/2014

    " The first thriller I ever read. Made me want to be a writer. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madam | 1/18/2014

    " Loved this book. If you enjoy a good conspiracy, spies, etc., this is the book for you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Bowen | 1/12/2014

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 1/11/2014

    " 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 Cdudhane | 12/26/2013

    " my introduction to the amazing complex world of ludlum.... a must read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Jackson | 12/24/2013

    " IMHO, the best of all his spy books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara Furar | 12/18/2013

    " This is the first Ludlum book I ever read. I was in my early teens I think and the book belonged to my father. I was hooked! Spy novels rank near the top of my favorite genres. This is a complex, detailed and heart-racing read. It sucks you in and won't let you go. In a good way. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 12/13/2013

    " 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. "

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

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert | 9/23/2013

    " Silly names, silly plots, pedestrian writing. I can be talked into many things, I suppose, and reading Ludlum is the strongest evidence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 8/13/2013

    " 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 David Berdon | 7/4/2013

    " awesome, another one of the books that made Ludlum the best spy / thriller author of his generation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/13/2013

    " Just as fun the second time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evil Cupcake | 6/1/2013

    " My all time favourite book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.L. Swinney | 4/26/2013

    " I was thoroughly impressed with this book. Great writing and plot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 9/30/2012

    " Reading this right now, its pretty interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishna Eluri | 7/25/2012

    " 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 Brian Thornton | 7/24/2012

    " The first Ludlum book I ever read, and at 13, the book that got me hooked on espionage thrillers. I devoured over one summer weekend at the family lake cabin. Still recall the protagonist, Brandon Allen Scofield and the watch-phrase of the Matarese Circle itself, "Per nostre circolo." Great stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/22/2012

    " 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 Ladyjexie | 2/26/2012

    " A cloak and dagger classic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/9/2012

    " i haven't read this in decades but i thought it was excellent way back when. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/26/2011

    " This book was horrible. Apparently, Ludlum categorizes all women into the categories of either innocent, infantilized rape survivors, "whores," or both! What an incredibly sexist novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akshay Ahuja | 11/21/2011

    " the novel is very engaging until the two protagonists are engaged in the fierce battle of wits and gunfights, after that it becomes like a regular action novel, but overall a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 10/29/2011

    " Gripping adventure! One of Ludlum's best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 6/15/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 3/30/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh-Ann | 3/7/2011

    " after reading this book three times, I finally understood the book. I am not much into polotics and war history. Each time this book was fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John E. | 1/28/2011

    " One of the very best Ludlum novels. Sworn enemies, a CIA agent and a KGB agent are our only hope against The Matarese Circle.

    Although his novels are longer than they really need to be, this was didn't seem as padded as most. An intense thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arun | 12/30/2010

    " ludlum is god..god is ludlum "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Henryv | 11/22/2010

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 11/15/2010

    " Read it when I was younger and thought it was great. This time around, I found it incredibly tedious and hard to follow. The pace was so excruciating slow that I finally put it down halfway through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 11/13/2010

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/8/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirt | 9/20/2010

    " I thought the book was entertaining, as I think all of Robert Ludlum's books are. There was a very short sexually graphic scene at the start that was totally unnecessary. At the start, just know that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is killed and skip it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 9/1/2010

    " The first thriller I ever read. Made me want to be a writer. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mika | 8/15/2010

    " One of the best books of this genre I have ever enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tad | 8/4/2010

    " First fiction in a while...and I got hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 7/24/2010

    " Ludlum is not exactly Shakespeare, but I've always had a fondness for this novel. I read it when I was young and liked it surprisingly well. It's too big and too long but it works as a thriller and has some vivid pulpy writing. I dig it. "

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