Excellent historical accuracy. The author really captures the sentiment of the time.
I liked the history professor, but I also found The Needle interesting. The German spy makes this novel because he is absolutely cold blooded and calculating. Of course he tells himself that he is killing for his Country, but he even goes so far as killing a fellow spy because that spy might give him away. His only weakness is not killing a beautiful woman who saves his life, which becomes his downfall.
I liked the scene where the woman defends herself in a cabin when the Needle is trying to get in. It's an all out war between them, even though the Needle doesn't want to hurt the woman. This scene is perhaps even a metaphor for the war between Germany and Great Britain.
I was a bit saddened when the man with no legs lost his fight with the Needle. I was hoping he would win and that would be the end of the Needle.
For 9:16:26 I was glued to my iPod. Although a mindless activity had been planned to do while reading this book it was quickly abandoned. I don't think I'd have read it straight through in print & I'll never be able to read it in print at all now. All the planet's must have been perfectly aligned to bring this book, this narrator, this director & production team together in the Brilliance Studio in 1985. I just (bleeping) loved it!
I was never bored. The whole book, the story and each character, enthralled and captivated me!
When I found myself feeling sympathetic to the "villain" as well as the "heroes." I can't mention the point at which that happened without spoiling part of the story!
I actually did read the book years ago but enjoyed the audio version more because of the wonderful accents!
Yes, I would listen again. I kept getting caught up in the action.
The most memorable part was the final portion of story on the island.
I really enjoyed Eric Lincoln's range of accents. He did a great job of making characters identifiable.
I was particularly moved by the pilot's wife and her ordeal.
The only drawback to the book was a few scenes that seemed out of range for the characters.
I like WWII-related stories and this is one of the best. Something that did not happen, but could have. Character development and dialogue was excellent. The storyline was well thought out and did not require suspension of one's logic to believe.
The plot was basically a series of stories heading toward a meshing at the end. All stories and people were interesting. Knowing the outcome of WWII was a huge "spoiler" about outcome though.
The book itself I'd recommend but not the audiobook version
Narration is horrible with all the different voices, it sometimes sounds like a radio play which in my opinion is very distractive. Also you clearly hear the recording breaks as the voices continue with a slightly different sound.
I guess by todays standards it's not accepted.
Tell us about yourself! Lifelong reader and passionate pursuer of knowledge. I love Audible because I never have to stop reading.
Ken Follett's first novel-just a very solid storyteller who is one of my favorite authors. Th Audible presentation is different in that there are different readers for different characters. I thought it done well, and the storyline speaks for itself. If you enjoy well written historical fiction, Mr. Follett is always a solid bet.
This is a unforgetable story basedon the Allies plans to win WW II and individual committments to victory of each side.
While the book describes the time committment involved with developing a spy network, the story moves quickly with heart beating excitement.
The accents transports the reader to England.
It was an exciting spy story.
The riveting end of the novel.
The different voice changes for each character.
The moment Lucy realizes she needs to kill Favor or be killed by him.
Exciting page turning listen.
I related to the woman who was under such incredible pressure
He is a consumate professional
It made me nervous! Excited and thrilled
Worth the money