• Robert Ludlum's The Arctic Event

  • Covert-One Series
  • By: James H. Cobb
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (654 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, researchers discover the wreckage of a mysterious World War II-era aircraft, a discovery that forces the Russian Federation into a shocking admission. The unmarked plane is a Soviet strategic bomber that disappeared with its crew more than 50 years ago while carrying two metric tons of weaponized anthrax. 

Desperate to prevent a political and diplomatic firestorm, the U.S. president dispatches a Covert-One team led by Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith to the crash site. But others have reached the frigid, windswept island first, including an international arms dealer and his crew of vicious mercenaries. As for the Russians, they are lying: a second, even deadlier secret rests within the hulk of the lost bomber, a secret the Russians are willing to kill to protect. 

Trapped in a polar wilderness, Smith and his team find themselves fighting a savage war on two fronts - against an enemy they can see and another hiding within their own ranks. 

©2007 Myn Pyn, LLC (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    5 out of 5 stars

Exciting!

The Arctic Event is top notch. I hope the writer will pick up the torch and continue the series. The characters become more alive than in any of the previous Covert One books. The reader does a fine job from beginning to end.

9 people found this helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

Good Story - Sound Effects Ruin Listening

This is actually a pretty good story, not nearly as random and unbelievable as most of Ludlem's stuff. The listen experience is very nearly ruined by the ridiculous sound effects added to the recording (gunshots, helicopter rotors, explosions, etc.) These effects make this is a hard book to listen to

6 people found this helpful

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I want more Covert One

I'm glad that Covert One is still in action (since Robert Ludlum's passing). Keep Jon Smith coming!

4 people found this helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Good book, but...

I did enjoy this book. I listened to the frist two and enjoyed them two. I just wish the bad language would be shown ( like on movies or games ) before a person bought a book. I won't listen to anymore of these books by this auther. ( i am sorry for my bad spelling)

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Thoroughly enjoyable adventure!

Great performance and an enthralling adventure. Hard to put it down. Have listened all the way through twice!

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    3 out of 5 stars

I liked Alistair MacLean

This is a variation ,a well written variation, of that novel, where a transport version, separated by years, of a great store where a variant of the B-29, a C-97, has engine troubles, and Land on a laake, the ice breaks, and freezes over. The aircrew was lost as was it's cargo of virulent airborne virsrus. I am sorry for the aside, but the B-29 had many variants. The Tu-4 of this story, including exact copies of patches of damage taken in conbaat, the B-50, the C-97, the KC-97 which served SAC for years. When the B-47 came along, Being designed the KC-135 a jet powered sswept wing aircraft, which became the 707 civilian airliner. One of very few aircraft, and the first jet aircraft to to develop into a civilian airline. The piston engine Locked Constellation was another aircraft to go from military to civilian use.
This plot introduces many twists and turns inherent to aa mystery set in a climate where man is almost an alien intruder. Weaponized anthrax was never used in any US aircraft. But we see weaponized defoliant used in many films from the Vietnam War. With these components inserted into a thriller of the first rate, it makes the plot just that more engaging.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

We have a Winner!

This is the author we have been looking for the continuation of this series. This is the best story i have listened to in this series since Ludlum passed away. I too, definately hoped that this author continues to write for the series as this story was excellent and a fantastic read.

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  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable Action

An enjoyable adventure with an interesting reader adding to the action. Have read all "real" Ludlum novels and this writer does the series justice. Sit back, put on your hat and gloves and go ARTIC!

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    3 out of 5 stars

Need a better narrator

The story is good, but the narrator is not. I could also do without the additional sound effects. Paul Michael or Scott Brick should be narrating this book.

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    4 out of 5 stars

It's Covert One... What dya expect?

Ok, so you get this because you want to zoom off and hold an AK-47 and sneak around with an international group of killers with some morals or outstanding patriotic quality. Here's another example. Shakespeare it aint. Harlequin it aint. Ludlum it is, and if that's what you're looking for, check this one out.

1 person found this helpful