The Tristan Betrayal

The Tristan Betrayal

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The Tristan Betrayal 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very start, this book was badly written. Plot was lame and read like a script for a b-rate movie. Too much going on with too little substance and very predictable. Couldn't believe i was reading a Ludlum until i read on the front cover that the estate had chosen a writer to prepare and edit this book and i thot 'No wonder!!' Nothing like any other ludlum i've read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This extremely poor attempt to write from notes made by Ludlum left me disgusted and wondering why the publishers and editors allowed it to go to print. This reflects poorly on a great writer's reputation. There is nothing about this that reflects Ludlum's style of rhetoric. Obviously, the editors were hoping to cash-in on the Ludlum reputation, using a second-rate writer. My high school students could do as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read all of Ludlum's novels, one comes to expect depth of character, unusual and non-linear story lines, exotic locales and an edgy, breathless pace right up to the conclusion, none of which is present in this drab, boring and thoroughly predictable novel from whomever was commissioned to piece this together. Obviously someone with barely a passing aquaintance with Ludlum's trademark literary characteristics. The setting, the world war two era, is one in which previous Ludlum novels have engaged us with relentless excitement. This one is so pedantic and so badly written that one finds it hard to care at all about any of the characters, none of whom have the depth of development in previous novels. The king is dead. Leave him alone. This book is reminiscent of the poor attempts to ressurect James Bond by the post Ian Fleming wannabes.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This makes 7 Bobby L books, well wait 6.5 Rob L books I've read because I only got through half of this mess. I recommend all of his other books, the ones he wrote himself that is. Tristan Betrayal does not represent the genius of Robert Ludlum.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining book. If you like Ludlum, you'll most likely enjoy this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was great. It was suspenseful and interesting. Also it has a beautiful but sad ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bone-chilling, over-the-edge, an on the edge thriller with suspense filled episodes sure to keep you awake until you finish. You feel the weather, hear the sounds and jump when a garrote goes around your neck....a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even dead he writes better thrillers than most!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of all of Ludlum's wonderful stories. He was a master in thrillers with twists apon twists. The action was always fast paced with great characters. Whoever has written this story got close to the masters work, but the flip flop between different times was very weak almost pathic. Paul Michael presentation and his characters do keep your attention and give some entertainment. Pher haps the Ludlum family shall find a new writter who can stay more in the Ludlum fashion
Guest More than 1 year ago
Book is wonderful, and although it has a slow pick up and some dips in the 'plot mountains', it is overall really good, and will keep you guessing till the end. Excellent, and an 'unable to put down' read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
They say this is only first of the many Ludlum manuscripts he left when he passed away to be polished by other authors and then published under Ludlum's name. This writer whoever he is, somewhat differ from Ludlum's style of writing as manifested already in The Janson Directive. Although he still retain some of Ludlum's trademarks: one-sentence paragraph, italics, exclamation points, etc. He can write stand alone novels of his own. Lets's admit it, Ludlum was not a gifted wordsmith, but when it comes to convuluted, shifting plots upon plot twist and grabbing one's attention for hours or gluing you to your seat, Ludlum remains top, he's superb. In The Tristan Betrayal, Ludlum takes us back to the time and storyline in which he was famous for: World War II. Remember The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Rhinemann Exchange, The Gemini Contenders and even The Holcroft Covenant. This book has good storyline/plot but few surprises. Sad to say Ludlum's not around to polished this mammoth thriller and to give it more surprises and twists and an ending only he can deliver.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Applauded for the topnotch vocal performances he always delivers, Paul Michael again demonstrates just what a pro he is with a superb delivery of a rather overwrought, weighty tome. Although Robert Ludlum, noted author of The Bourne Identity, died in 2001 books continue to appear under his name. This is one more thriller with more twists than a back country road. Set in 1991, our story opens in Moscow with the arrival of American Ambassador Robert Metcalfe. Communists are fighting for control of the government, and the man who will call the shots is named the conductor. It's Metcalfe's task to enlist him on the side of truth and right. Of course, there's a psychopathic assassin on Metcalfe's heels - a nasty type who strangles his victims with a violin string. And, also of course, there's romance with a beautiful woman (surprise?). Listeners are treated to chases across Europe as well as the possibility of history-changing events. Narrator Paul Michael gets an A+. As for plot: while many Ludlum fans may be happy, methinks the plot line merits only a C.