The interconnections of the stories as characters cross over.
In the beginning when his brother is killed
shooting down the Messerschmitt in Spain.
I switched to Amazon after they added Whispersync. I read and listen to most of the books I go through. I prefer to read but I spend 90 minutes a day in a car so I can get through a lot of audio.
Alan Furst kept coming up in my suggestions and finally decided to try one of his books. I would recommend this book to others and I will read additional Furst books.
The plot was set in Soviet controlled Europe. This was the first book I have read from the view of a character in Soviet service. I really enjoyed the plot and different historical ties in the book.
Not from Alan Furst but George Guidall is always good.
Too slow to develop with details far beyond reasonable interest - lumbering.
The escape from the burning house.
Yes, because they would omit the unnessary details.
Dry, convoluted, long-winded, inexorbly boring. Over rated at 1 star.
From word 1 you keep waiting for something to happen. Then it does, you either turn it off or fall asleep. The literary equivalent of watching paint dry. Same effect as over-medicating on prozac! That's part 1; never stuck around for parts 2 & 3
Although historical facts were accurate it seems to take for every to get to place to place. Sometimes not knowing who or where you are in the story. I have read or listened to other books of similar genre and found this to be a low point. This was my first book by this author and very well may be my last
I couldn't get past the first few hours. Too boring!
I found story very boring, almost put me asleep sev. times. Too many character to follow with difficult names. Felt I wasted my time and money on this one, waiting for something to happen.