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The Road to Omaha Audiobook

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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: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Road Release Date:
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In The Road To Gandolfo, Robert Ludlum introduced us to the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins and his legal wizard, Sam Devereaux, whose plot to kidnap the pope spun wildly out of control into sheer hilarity.

Now Ludlum’s two wayward heroes return with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong—and wreak vengeance on the (expletive deleted) who drummed the hawk out of the military. Their outraged opposition is no less than the White House. Byzantine Treachery.

Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the hawk—aka Chief Thunder Head—hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant lawyer Sam before the Supreme Court. Their goal: to reclaim a choice piece of American real estate—the state of Nebraska, which just happened to the headquarters of the US Strategic Air Command! Will they succeed against the powers that be? Will the Wopotami tribe ever have their day in the Supreme Court? From the Oval Office to the Pentagon, all of the president’s men are outfitted, until it rests with CIA Director Vincent “Vinnie the Bam-Bam” Mangecavallo to cut Sam and Hawk off at the pass.

Only one thing is certain: Robert Ludlum will keep us in nonstop suspense and side-splitting laughter through the very last page.

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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 Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by David | 11/22/2013

    " The General is back and funnier than ever "

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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.