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The Aquitaine Progression

A Novel
Lu par : Rob Shapiro
Durée : 29 h et 17 min
2 out of 5 stars (1 notation)

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Description

It begins in Geneva. There American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: "THE GENERALS... THEY'RE BACK... AQUITAINE!" Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world's most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the dark corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he'd long left behind. One by one, he traces each thread of a deadly progression to the hear of every major government - a network of coordinated global violence that no one believes possible. No one but Converse and the woman he once loved and lost. The only two people on earth who can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine.

©2012 Robert Ludlum (P)2012 Random House Audio

Critiques

"You won't be able to put it down. (Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.)" ( Chicago Sun-Times)

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Flat naration

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Clear but flat presentation with no inflection for each character hence difficult to follow conversations. Not easy listening particularly in an action novel. Returned.

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  • Lawrence
  • 01/05/2013

It won't let you down.

Like most of Ludlams books, this is hard to put down. Most of the writers that tried to copy his ideas just can't hold water.

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  • chris
  • 04/10/2017

a bit long

way too long ... at times it dragged ... but great story line ... that ended abruptly

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  • Bob
  • 02/07/2012

Dry Dogfood

I have always liked Ludlum books but this was too much. I knew it was a long read but didn't expect a book that was mostly filler, just like a cheap dry dogfood. I don't read abridged books but this one really needs to edit out about 40%. They can do that and not lose any of the story,, storyline, or verbal images. Rob Shapario did a decent job with what he had to work with. He must have been really exhausted by the time he finished trying to make this an exciting story. The core story was good but it was very difficult to stay with it all the way to the end.

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  • Nellsie
  • 16/07/2019

FANTASTIC<br />

Narration was excellent! THIS book should be read by every US CITIZEN. This could be happening right now - TO US.
READ - ENJOY - but pay attention. Ludlum has nailed it.

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  • Dkgoodman
  • 06/10/2019

Boring, boring, boring.

I really tried to finish this. I got to the last 3 hrs and simply could NOT listen to another word.

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  • jsnggltt
  • 11/02/2019

Narrator ruins the story


I think the narrator was hired because he can do accents decently (which the books calls for) but unfortunately he has only one voice.


The first 20-30min of this story sounds like one guy (the narrator) having a conversation with himself (and additionally throwing some third person details in exactly the same voice)

When the protagonist (Converse) is talking to someone from another country you can at least tell which character is speaking (even if it does only sound like the main character w/ an affectation) but it’s a stretch to call listening to it enjoyable.

The story itself might merit more than 3 stars if it were not being presented in such a mono-dimensional fashion but I’m so turned off at the moment I doubt I will bother to find out.

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  • Maryland artist
  • 26/02/2017

Amazingly relevant for today!

This principle ideas provide a fascinating analogy for today's 2017 political climate. Really enjoyed Ludlum's book!

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  • Anonymous
  • 24/11/2016

great story and narrator!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Bourne series. the narrator did a fantastic job

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  • Jerry
  • 13/12/2015

One of the best Ludlunm novels

I've read and heard almost all the Ludlum novels and this is about the best one so far. (my opinion anyway)

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  • SANDRA
  • 18/01/2016

Shot off the dogs head.

What disappointed you about The Aquitaine Progression?

Too much reference to animal suffering, then in the 2nd part of the book the dogs head was shot off.

What could Robert Ludlum have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Stop with the animal killing.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too many of the characters sounded the same. It was difficult to follow.

Any additional comments?

Does anyone out there write a descent crime novel WITHOUT animal suffering and killing? I keep returning these books and I've requested that Audible rate their books so that people like me don't repeatedly purchase and return this garbage. I absolutely hate it. Is anyone listening? It is NOT necessary to include animal killing and suffering when it has nothing to do with the story. Why can't there be a rating system to prevent this? How many times do I have to say, I HATE THIS!

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  • G.
  • 09/10/2013

Good story, excellent speaker but the German:-(

The story feels almost like a history thriller. It has a good pace, the locations are well researched...the only drawback is the mismatched German pronunciation and the ludicrous intonation of German...In this particular story a real problem as the story pivots on German locations, speakers and "mentality"
This little problem could have been fixed with a native speaker as consultant for the otherwise excellent audio book speaker.
Good to very good reading anyway!

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