This poem is NOT read by Neil Armstrong or Frank Borman. Their voices appear as brief NASA recordings made during their lunar missions. Obviously, had the the poem actually been read by the two astronauts, it would have been a wonderful recording.
The readers of the poem were not Armstrong and Borman. Plus, the music got to be a little tedious.
All of them.
Do not buy this recording. It is not what it is implied to be.
The interplay between the two antagonistic protagonists is a delight to read. Listening to their bickering and insulting is at least half the fun. The basic plot reminds me of other books, but it is well done and keeps you reading -- or listening. My only regret is that the book was much too short, and I was very annoyed that I had reached the end before I wanted to.
I must say at the outset that John Lee is the perfect narrator for this book. He is clear, properly British, and adds just enough inflection to what you would expect from a spy story.Ben Macintyre, in turn, has written a book which gives you great insight into the personalities of Philby and those around him. You come away both admiring Philby and deeply detesting him. MI5, during World War II, pulled off amazing stunts of extremely effective trickery against Germany, but then after the war Philby and friends managed to destroy one of the greatest intelligence services in the world. This is his story and one you will not soon forget.Let us hope there are not other, even more capable spies working against us in these current times.
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