The reader is fabulous, and probably the reason I persevered with the story. The story is full of onerous details like what someone is wearing, expressions on faces, the weather, which slow everything down. The reader is hoping for a big finish to reward the slow going. But the end of this story is a bit of a fizzer.
Not really. There are plenty of better reads than this I can recommend.
Wish I hadn't bought more Jo Walton books
Absolutely I recommend this to anyone interested in a great story which has adventure, intrigue, politics, history, and plenty of well-researched spy-craft. But the book also has that rare quality of giving you more just when you think it is going to end. So the book is like 2 or 3 or 4 books in one, each one more compelling than the last because you are more emotionally involved in the characters as you know them better. I loved it from the late 1940's (where it begins) to the arrival of Putin (where it ends). The reader is, Scott Brick, is brilliant. Read/listen to it!
Scott Brick reads and enacts the book in a way that lifts it from being a great story to being an even better performance and listening experience.
Yes but I didnt want it to end.
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