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The Parsifal Mosaic Audiobook

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karas, double agent, was gunned down by his own agency. There's nothing left for him but to get out, quit the game. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railway platform in Rome, Havelock sees Jenna. She's alive - and suddenly Havelock is a marked man, on the run from both US and Russian assassins. Racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, Havelock is trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery created by a top-level mole with the world in his fist - Parsifal....

Read by Scott Brick. Actor and writer Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio. His stage appearances throughout the U.S. include Cyrano, Hamlet, and Macbeth. In the audio industry, Scott has won over thirty Earphone Awards, as well as the 2003 Audie Award in the Best Science Fiction category. Having recorded over 300 books to date, AudioFile Magazine named Scott "one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy" and proclaimed him one of their Golden Voices.

©1982 Robert Ludlum (P)2012 Random House Audio

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  • Mark
    Sydney, Australia
    1/04/13
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    "217 Hours too long"

    I thought it would NEVER end. So disappointing from one of my all time favourite writers. Why I kept on waiting for things to get better I just don't know. I learned an important lesson with this one. "If it's boring and confusing, it's OK to stop listening.
    The Parsifal Mosaic was ridiculously over complicated and at times almost impossible to comprehend. I've never used the re-wind button so much on an audio book. I was constantly trying to figure out what was going on and who that particular character was and was he a 'goody' or a 'baddie?'
    I felt it was coming from an author who was being held prisoner somewhere and being forced to write on regardless of any consideration for the poor listener.
    Unless you are struggling to get to sleep at night avoid this book like the plague.
    Dreadful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle McCabe
    Jhb, South Africa
    1/01/13
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    "Great!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Good complex story and keeps you reading!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the chase was great to listen through.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    The foreign ones (Foreign as in not American). He is absolutely wonderful with his accents!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the one where Haveloc had his knife to the man's eye on the forest floor. Scott did that part brilliantly!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr
    Bardsey, United Kingdom
    25/11/12
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    "Better than Bourne"

    This is one of the best books I've listened to. It is set during the heart of the Cold War and starts with the main character witnessing the assassination of his lover whom he believes has betrayed him and his country. He then quits the CIA and decides to tour Europe before taking up a teaching position. However his former profession won't let him go and before long he is thrust back into his former role not only to safe his life but also to safe his country.. This book is full of intrigue and so many twists and turns you'll be left guessing to the very end.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Meghana Muley
    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
    10/04/13
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    "keeps you on the edge all the time"

    I use the audiobook service to keep me entertained and alert during my commute to work.

    And this book certainly did the job perfectly. The plot is so ambitious and fast paced that you literally wait for the time to go fast that you know the next part of the story, yet the story is so good that you don't want the book to end. A must listen for all those thrill seekers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • maddy
    19/10/16
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    "narrator drove me mad!!!"
    What did you like best about The Parsifal Mosaic? What did you like least?

    Brilliant, if far far fetched story, although I suppose it might just happen, but in any case it kept me up all night listening to it. However, it was a bit hard to keep tabs on all the different characters, especially when they kept getting knocked off so frequently, and one can't refer back , as with the pages of a book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None really, they all stretched the imagination a bit, but they were still all ok.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Where do I startr? The terribly contrived foreign accent, which did indeed drone on and on, and was the same for anyone who wasn't American, and then, halfway through the book he began sounding like a priest giving a service, an absolute drone, which I came to dread as I became more interested in the plot, yet he interspersed this with odd incidences of over dramatics. Mr. Ludlum, get another narrator please!


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    I wouldn't go to a cinema, but I'd certainly watch on TV.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book I have had by Mr Ludlum, and I am immediately going to choose another, so that says it all really!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon Goodall
    1/06/16
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    "Awful narration"
    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    Scott Brick's delivery is perhaps the most terrible I've ever experienced in an audiobook. Maybe he got caught up in the moment, maybe he was "over-visualising"? Regardless, it was over-dramatised, pushed too far for any listener enjoyment and seemed a product of method acting school. Dear Scott, this is an audiobook not a Broadway performance.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story is Ludlum and there is little else to say. It was never going to set the world alight, break new ground or surprise anyone who's read a Ludlum novel in the past. But I like them and this was ruined by the awful performance. Such a shame.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    18/03/14
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    "Fantastic from start to finish"
    What did you like most about The Parsifal Mosaic?

    Ludlam at his best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Effortless listen. Twists & turns


    Any additional comments?

    If you like the Bourne books you'll love this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • V
    Taunton, United Kingdom
    5/04/13
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    "The Parsifal Mosaic"

    Much much too slow for me. I have tried to get into it and listened for hours at a time but I can't and have given up.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Falmouth, United Kingdom
    14/06/13
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    "The Parsifal Mosaic"

    It drones on and on in an awful north American accent. No more Robert Ludlum for me

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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