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The Road to Gandolfo Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,876 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Road Release Date:
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In this wickedly funny novel, Robert Ludlum combines the explosive pacing of The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy with a bitingly witty send-up of everything from government bureaucrats and pandering military men to the mob, the law, and organized religion.

War hero and infamous ladies’ man, General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living legend. His life story had even been sold to Hollywood. But now he stands accused of defacing a historic monument in China’s Forbidden City. Under house arrest in Peking, with a case against him pending in Washington, it looks like the end of Mac’s illustrious career.

But he has a plan of his own—and it includes kidnapping the pope. What’s the ransom? Just one American dollar—for every Catholic in the world. Add to the mix a slew of shady “investors,” Hawkins’ four persuasive, well-endowed ex-wives, and a young lawyer and fellow soldier who wants nothing more than to return to private life—and you’ve got one relentlessly irreverent page-turner.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Rhod | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting story centering on a wild, out of control hero type. Read the preface and you will understand the story takes on a comic flair in describing the situations "the general" gets involved in as he plots to kidnap the pope. A main character is dragged into the plot despite his obvious reluctance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Nancy | 2/7/2014

    " My favorite Ludlum. After a while his books start blending together, so I stopped reading them, but Gandolfo is a rather funny departure from his usual formula. Every few years though, I'll pick up something new to see if I want to stick with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Akshay Ahuja | 1/29/2014

    " Quite a surprise to read such a slapstick from Robert Ludlum. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by James | 1/28/2014

    " This book was pretty silly. "

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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

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than six hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has been honored with several Audie Awards and named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.