Just a curious guy who travels the world.
Just the kind of spy novel I was hoping for ... intrigue, trade-craft, and all modernized in a way and context that feels so authentic!
I enjoyed the narration, but the story, it's twists and turns, are the hero here. It was really interesting to get the little little insights into the more practical matters of spying. Thanks Mr. Matthews! When is your next novel coming out?
I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have 5 grown children, play ukuele exercise, and read.
This was an amazing spy story. Even at the last 10 minutes of the book, I did not know how it would end.
My only regret was that I don't have copies of the recipes. Each chapter ends with a recipe and some of them sounded amazing.
Dominica. Very complicated character!
Nate! Would love to know him also.
The end. Can't discuss or it would give it away.
I wish audible would put a pdf. on the site that included the recipes.
Yes. Red Sparrow was a Fantastic Listen.
Yes. Several versions of events from different prospective, in addition to anticipating the recipies at the end of each segment.
No comparison necessary, he is excellent.
Spies on Spies
Excellent storyline, characters and naration. I usually don't get real stoked up over a book but for me this one had it all. The narrator did a great job differentiating the characters and projected their personalities well. CIA vs Reincarnated KJB, The cold war seems only forgotten by the media because the intelligence communities on both sides are as busy as ever snooping, recuiting and sleeping with the enemy.
The only questionable moments are a couple where our sexpot female double agent is somehow able to singlehandedly neutralize 3 trained Spetznatz assassins without having any specialized combat training or experience. The plausibility of the story wasn't compromised so I was able to get over it.
Not giving anything away.
They were all good but Gable's sarcastic humor is well portrayed by the narrator.
So now I can repeat myself and say this is probably the best spy story I have ever read. Cannot wait until the sequel and...I want the recipes in written form!
Do try and see what you think?
They're entertaining, as is this novel. The twist is that the author apparently was a covert agent in 'real life,' lending the details a level of credibility that makes the novel more-than-average. (Do the Russians really use that spy dust to uncover clandestine meetings with the CIA? Who knew?)
The Russians are definitely the bad guys here, except for the ones that are working with 'us.' Dominika, the beautiful (of course) trained spy who is tired of being used by everyone and decides to take revenge. She is sent to trap but ends up working with the handsome (of course) trained CIA guy who is also the handler of the #1 Russian mole in history. From there, the story takes off, with a lot of fun twists and turns and coming to a great climax. Read particularly well by Jeremy Bobb.
If you're looking for an entertaining read, look no further.
What I Love : family and friends, moments, grace, honesty, passion, bravery, and change.
TO BEGIN: This is my 'go-to' book of reference when someone asks me, "What book is great to read?" RED SPARROW... I love the adventure, the characters, the depth of the plot lines, and the DETAIL. The author has so many details and depth... I listen to this book over and over. If you're looking for a great listen to dive deep, this would be my choice.
Great character development! Easy to both empathize and despise. Praying for a sequel!
Absolutely! I was so surprised at the end.
Great Voice added to the great text.
I could not stop listening.
I can't wait for the next book!