I don't know what I expected. We were given an assignment to read Ken Follett's "The Man from St. Petersburg". When I couldn't get it on audio I read Eye of the Needle. Very interesting and entertaining. I love that Follett's, made the hero a female.
Eric Lincoln was awesome as the narrator.
The only bad thing I found is I can't get "The Man from St Petersburg" on Audible!
Great portrayal of the characters and the storyline.
The three-dimensional characters. Superb!
I think this was my first narration by him. Great job.
I actually rooted -- against historical fact -- for "the needle" to to be successful.
There were such intense moments that I had to pause the book and let some time pass before I was able to listen on.
this audiobook is a multicast performance , and a technically bad one at that,
I stopped listening after the first hour or so. while the main narrator is good enough , all character voices are done by different actors and spliced in in a very jarring manner.
I found my self dreading the next time a character talks rather then listen to the story.
the fact that this is a multicast performance is not mentioned in the book description and is a very disheartening surprise.
A real pageturner!
I like the storytelling style of the book and it compares favourably with The Pillars of the Earth. It's well told, and the narration is excellent.
The episode on Storm Island after the German spy landed was definitely my favourite. It was full of suspense.
World War II Action Adventure.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The beginning was captivating and it worked up to a wonderful crescendo with a delightful epilogue.
i had never read a Ken Follett book but this was on sale for $5 so i got it. it was a fun listen and the voice actor was great. but at least I now know this type of genre is not for me! this is what i understand to be a paperback novel? if you know what i mean
I have 3 times now. I enjoy the story. I liked the way the story built in intensity for the female heroine.
The courage of Lucy at the end and how her life changed going forward.
I like to 'hear' the characters say their own words, not just read them.
When you get toward the end you don't want to stop. Thank goodness for portable players.
The only voice I didn't really like was the little boy's. Felt that one could have been done better, but this is somewhat of a minor point.
After listening to Pillars and World a couple of years ago and absolutely enjoying them, I finally tried another Follett book. It really isn't much better than a cheap novel. You could stay with the listen and it was entertaining but not memorable. The book starts very awkwardly. The audio is 1985 and the different characters playing the first person roles as if you were watching a play didn't work for me. The brogue's were entertaining.
- skip the preface-
"Eye of the Needle" is a study of one German Spy, who is deeply embedded in enemy territory. The secrets he has access to are important enough that both sides are willing to do almost anything to protect them. And while these events take place, the world moves on around them, occassionaly drawing-in people who happen to get in the way.
The author immerses us in a world of Bakelite, checkered skirts, and the impending war machine. However, for all of the descriptive backdrop, and rich details, he creates believable characters, exciting action sequences, and intriguing plot twists.
In short, it is everything you could want in an espionage novel.