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Robert Ludlum's(TM) The Ares Decision (Covert-One series, 8) Hardcover – Large Print, October 4, 2011
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.9 pounds
- Hardcover : 624 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0446541265
- ISBN-13 : 978-0446541268
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.69 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; Large type / Large print edition (October 4, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,914,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I am a huge fan of the Covert-One series. I have all the audiobooks and have listened to each of them, other than "The Ares Decision", more than once. That being said, I found The Ares Decision to be the least enjoyable of the series.
Overall, I thought Jeff Woodman did an excellent job of reading. It is easy to imagine that are multiple actors performing. I am on the lookout for more books that he has read. One thing that bothered me was the voice that he used for Sarie van Keure. It sounded a lot like--OK, exactly alike--the voice he used for Valentina Metrace in "The Arctic Event". I found that to be a little distracting.
I was disappointed with the writing. The characters seemed to be different, especially Peter Howell, and less well developed, more one-dimensional than in previous Covert-One novels. I also feel there are gaps in the story that should have been explained. I wondered more than once if I had the unabridged version. (I do.) The Covert-One series has always required a degree of `suspension of disbelief'. For `The Ares Decision' you will have to work at it.
While I have listened to the previous Covert-One novels more than once, "the Ares Decision' may be one and done. Maybe they can get James Cobb to write the next one.
It's about a parasitic infection or disease that turns people into zombies like the ones in 28 days later or Quarantine.
In this tale there are certain individuals who are attempting to use this as a sort of bioweapon and certain individuals
who of course want to stop that.
For those who liked the previously mentioned movies this story would be highly recommended.
At the same time it does have the same elements of espionage and conspiracy that is expected in a Robert Ludlum
Which makes this zombie story unique.
It is an action packed fast paced story with a lot of intrigue going on behind the scenes.
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I have bought the Janson Directive and really looking forward to getting back to a true Ludlum book.