The Eiger Sanction : Johnathan Hemlock

  • by Trevanian
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • Series: Johnathan Hemlock
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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What the Critics Say

"Superior suspense on almost every page...the hero is a masterpiece of conflicting qualities - something for everyone." (New York Times)
"Trevanian can write hoops around Ian Fleming." (Boston Globe)

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Great story, great narration

No novel by Trevanian is a straightforward matter. Part thriller, part satire, EIGER SANCTION is an extremely well written treatise on mountain climbing, a dig at celebrity culture, an examination of the mind of a killer and in the final analysis; a great story. While a little slow to get going, the novel quietly builds up a head of steam, and while there is lots of diversion along the way,once the tension starts rising the pace never lets up.
The narrator is really good.
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- Andrew

Good satire and thriller

I just loved this book. The story is build up very well towards climbing the Eiger. The climbing itself is an awful good chapter with a surprising final. The narrator Joe Barret is really excellent. And folks; I am a girl and did not mind the fancy bits at all.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.