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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,563 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Ludlum Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Road Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780449012444
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Robert Ludlum’s wayward hero, the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins, returns with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong—and wreak vengeance on the [redacted] who drummed him out of the military. Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the Hawk, a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head, hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant legal eagle, Sam Devereaux, before the Supreme Court. Their goal is to reclaim a choice piece of American real estate: the state of Nebraska, which just so happens to be the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command. Their outraged opposition will be no less than the CIA, the Pentagon, and the White House. And only one thing is certain: Ludlum will keep us in nonstop suspense—and side-splitting laughter—through the very last page.
 
Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Road to Omaha
 
“A very funny book . . . No character is minor: They’re all hilarious.”Houston Chronicle
 
“Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”Chicago Sun-Times


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Quotes & Awards

  • “A very funny book…no character is minor: they’re all hilarious.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Outlandishly on target…the political satire is unerring and brutal.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “[The Road to Omaha] is hard to put down. The plot is amusing, but what keeps one reading is a ravenous curiosity…[Hawkins and Devereaux are] two of the most outrageous, unintentional clowns in current fiction.”

    Tampa Tribune Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clutterfly | 12/27/2013

    " One of the best satires I've ever read. This certainly would appeal to liberals politically active in the late '60s - early '70s. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric Herr | 12/14/2013

    " 2.5 Stars...Funny and entertaining. Some very good parts but I also felt that the dialog was a bit contrived. Sort of a cross between Micky Spillane and Micky Mouse. I am sure this was an intentional affectation by Ludlum but it was not for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tommy | 12/6/2013

    " Not wild for the "road" novels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 11/22/2013

    " The General is back and funnier than ever "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 10/26/2013

    " Part of what made this book so funny to me were some of the same things that normally drive me crazy about Ludlum's writing style! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 10/22/2013

    " like!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barry | 10/7/2013

    " Not one of his better efforts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karyn | 9/20/2013

    " Not as good as the Road to Gandolfo... but still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S Glenn Krochmal | 8/31/2013

    " Fantastic Spoof. Gawd help the Vatican "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ladyjexie | 8/5/2013

    " Did not enjoy this as much as many other Ludlums. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kingston | 8/1/2013

    " Enjoyed the witty, often funny banter. Good, quick read. Great for a long airplane ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sidhartha Mohanrao | 7/2/2013

    " the second in a series of books that are amazingly believable and funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fred Leavitt | 6/23/2013

    " This book is stupid. I'm going to keep reading it to see if it improves but right now I feel like I'm wasting my time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Helena | 4/7/2013

    " this book has terrible writing. the characters are poorly introduced and the dialog is atrocious. I have never read a RObert ludlum book before and I probably will not again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TheIron Paw | 11/25/2012

    " This is a tongue-in-cheek thriller/farce. While the book provides interesting characterization (the protagonist, antagonist and their sidekicks) and parodies of political figures - the plot line is a little too weak and far-fetched to really grab me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Mitchell | 8/13/2012

    " This is one of the funniest books I've ever read. I really enjoyed it and have read it again since the first read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 7/17/2012

    " It was okay read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krishna | 6/25/2012

    " This book and Robert Ludlum's "Road to Gandalfo" are probably his only comedy novels and they are really hilarious ! Very funny novel and if you read it, then try and read the sequel too. Amazing plots with unbelievable twists :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 6/6/2012

    " General Mackenzie Hawkins and lawyer Sam Devereaux take on the military-industrial complex to aid an obscure Indian tribe. This Marx brothers, Keystone cop satrine can be confusing at times but don't expect clear pathways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecil | 5/30/2012

    " I read this on the airplane and the time went by very quickly. It is best to have read The road to Gandolfo first. It is a very amusing book. "

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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 eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.