The Eiger Sanction

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Trevanian

Narrated By: Joe Barrett

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2009

Duration: 11 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

In a renovated Gothic church on Long Island lives Jonathan Hemlock, an art professor and a world-renowned mountain climber who finances his black-market art collection by working as a freelance assassin.

Now, Hemlock is being tricked into a hazardous assignment that involves an attempt to scale one of the most treacherous mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps: the Eiger. His target is one of his three fellow climbers. The problem is that the CII can't tell him which one.

This spine-tingling adventure, part thriller and part satire, introduces an intriguing cast of villains, traitors, and beautiful women into a highly charged atmosphere of danger and suspicion that builds to a death-defying climax.

"Superior suspense on almost every page...the hero is a masterpiece of conflicting qualities-something for everyone." -New York Times

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  • david d

    I found the story to not move particularly fast, and some of the language used to describe the characters and scenes was a bit long winded and may even a require a dictionary at times, but I still enjoyed listening to the exploits of Dr. Hemlock. On the very positive side, the narrator created rich characters giving each a style and unique voice which lead to a very enjoyable story.