A thrilling spy novel that has stood the test of time since it was written in the late 1970s. Fun to listen to in spite of the low production value. The British accents are off-putting and the voices of Lucy and her son Joe border on laughable. Still enjoyed it.
Not as good as Follets more recent books but it's worth your time. I was not a fan of the narration. It wasn't horrible I just didn't like the style. I will continue to read/listen to Follet, this just wasn't his best work in my opinion. He has a high bar to meet :-)
Others have told me what a great book this is. I will have to read it versus listen. The switching of character voices, odd pacing and disjointed narrative gave me a headache. I stopped midway through chapter 2.
The narration of this book is horrible .I have never gave a narrator anything below four stars but this was terrible. I have become spoiled by the brilliance of John Lee reading Follet's masterpieces maybe. The German accents were not only understandable but sounded like actors in a jr high school play. If I wasn't so irritated by complete conversations it would have been goofy. It sounded like Polly Stone doing the main heroine and she was excellent. (Stone or not) The main narrator and the main men's characters were good as well. But sometimes the conversations were hard to understand or seem hurried. I'm glad this is not my first Follet' book. It is probably a better book for one to actually read. It's worth the listen but of the eight books of his I have read so far this would rank 8th. By a long shot.