Six Days of the Condor

  • by James Grady
  • Narrated by Nick Sullivan
  • 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When CIA operative Malcolm, code-named Condor, discovers his colleagues butchered in a blood-spattered office, he realizes that only an oversight by the assassins has saved his life. He contacts CIA headquarters for help, but when an attempted rendezvous goes wrong, it quickly becomes clear that no one can be trusted.Malcolm disappears into the streets of Washington, hoping to evade the killers long enough to unravel the conspiracy - but will that be enough to save his life?BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author James Grady.

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Terrible Book!!

I gave this book one star because a lower rating is not an option. If you are considering this book because you liked the film, don't!! Typically, films are (bad) summaries of the movies with condensed characters and simplified plots. That is NOT the case here. Any association between the superb movie "The Three Days of the Condor" and this book is casual at best. How the film is an "adaptation" of this laugahbly bad b-rated story defies explanation. The movie has a much more complicated plot, better developed characters, darker social commentary, and immensely superior dialogue.
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The book reads (or hears in this case) as the teenage fantasy of a reluctant James Bond character (Ronald Malcom in the book, Joe Turner in the movie) who spends 6 days eluding the CIA, the police, the FBI etc. while seducing women (who unlike the character of F. Dunaway in the film) believes him immediately, agrees to help him, and sleeps with him, almost immediately after meeting him. The "bad guys" have ludicrous motivations for their deeds, and Malcom's revenge in the end is laughable. In the film the Joubert evades justice and is re-hired by the CIA and has probably one of the most memorable exchanges in spy films with J. Turner. Joubert in the book is laughably inconsistent. I could go on and on listing the numerous inconsistencies, outrageous coincidences, and idiotic plot twists from the book but it is hardly worth it. My recommendation to you, watch the film again, if you want to listen to something, listen to the film.
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- jose

Oldy but a Goody

I was not sure about this book when I started but by the end it was very enjoyable albeit fairly short. It is a fast and action packed book. I have never seen the movie I may now. Excellent novel if you like the Thiller / Spy genere of books.
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- jonathan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios