Here is a great story and all credit to Gayle Lynds as author and Kate Reading as narrator. This fast paced adventure has plenty of goodies and baddies and surprises once the identity of each became apparent. I liked the frequent inclusion of first person dialogue and that tedious passages of over detailed description were kept to a minimum. I will certainly be looking for more from this author.
The book gave an interesting insight into the thinking and motivation of the British Secret Service during war time.The author continually deviated from the story line by providing the most intricate decsriptions of the characters and of the locations where the action was happening.
Difficult to pick one out.
By introducing more first person narrative.
I think that Operation Mincemeat would probably make a good movie. It has an unusual plot with the potential for some quite animated drama. A certain amount of producer's licence would be required and the title would have to be ditched.
I liked this yarn, it had all the elements of a good spy story complete with double and even triple agents all being suckered by the crafty MI5. The only downside was the padding. This book could have been half as long if only half the characteres were given the full life story treatment and the others blended in as befitted the minor part they played.
Not worth it
Depends on the subject matter
I thought the narrator did an adequate job.
If they introduced some behind the scenes skulduggery then it might make a good movie
The subject was interesting enough and the descriptions of the eccentric requirements of Stalin and Churchill was amusing. These characters were certainly larger than life itself and considering that they held the fate of the world in their hands the portrayal in the book came over as bland. If you want a good war story you have to get onto the front line.
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