• The Cry of the Halidon

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Robert Foxworth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (28 ratings)

Regular price: $17.47

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $17.47

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Scientist Alex McAuliff has been hired by Dunstone, Ltd. for $2 million to survey the geology of Jamaica's dark interior. But his reception to the island is far from warm. Someone wants him dead - but who?
When British Intelligence learns of Alex's mission they let him in on a little secret - the last survey team never made it home. And Alex is left with only one clue to survival, a single mysterious word: Halidon.
©1996 Robert Ludlum (P)1996 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
1 out of 5 stars
By Richard R on 10-25-07

A Mess

A nearly incomprehensible story of a research project in Jamaica where British intelligence, innocent academics, commercial interests, and a poorly-characterized primitive tribal cult intersect. Hijinks follow. Ludlum was clearly in his formative years with this one, but since it is only available in this abridged edition, it is hard to tell how much the abridging process disfigured the original story. One fatal flaw that is certainly Ludlum's is his insistence on referring to Jamaicans by their race. "The black man got into the car", "the two blacks followed Alex", etc. Thank goodness times have changed and we no longer teel compelled to use skin color as a handy label.

Read More Hide me

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Townsend on 04-29-18

Abridged, and badly at that

Love Ludlum, but hate abridged - didn’t realize that was what I was getting. Even getting it on sale, it was a ripoff.

The story is dated, which I don’t mind. (In the 1970s, “black” was beautiful, not a racial slur..) American protagonist, nebulous bad guys, British intelligence, and Jamaican politics. Danger, mystery, and intrigue. Should be fun but it’s impossible to follow and undeveloped characters make it hard to care.

I have no problems with the narrator. None of this is his fault.

GET THE UNABRIDGED!!!

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc