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A Colder War Audiobook
A Colder War
Written by: 
Charles Cumming
Narrated by: 
Jot Davies
A Colder War Audiobook

A Colder War

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Publisher's Summary

A top-ranking Iranian military official is blown up while trying to defect to the West. An investigative journalist is arrested and imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran. These three incidents, seemingly unrelated, have one crucial link. Each of the three had been recently recruited by Western intelligence, before being removed or killed.

Then Paul Wallinger, MI6’s most senior agent in Turkey, dies in a puzzling plane crash. Fearing the worst, MI6 bypasses the usual protocol and brings disgraced agent Tom Kell in from the cold to investigate. Kell soon discovers what Wallinger had already begun to suspect - that there’s a mole somewhere in the Western intelligence, a traitor who has been systematically sabotaging scores of joint intelligence operations in the Middle East.

©2014 Charles Cumming (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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    athmawyerl Bronx, New York USA 03-14-15
    athmawyerl Bronx, New York USA 03-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    Overall great story and excellent performance. A thoughtful spy and a thoughtful novel, what more could you ask for. The reader was very good and conveyed the inner workings of the lead character via his use of his voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Seattleite Seattle 01-14-15
    Seattleite Seattle 01-14-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Cummins has got it right -"

    Cummins skill as a writer improves with each book. Excellent twisting and turning plot with an terrific sense of pace and for detail.

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 12-27-14
    Kathryn 12-27-14
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    "Details overwhelm any story"
    Would you try another book from Charles Cumming and/or Jot Davies?

    Have listened to other novels by Cumming, but this one was so slow to start that I could not stay with it.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator was fine.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linnsey 10-22-14
    Linnsey 10-22-14
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    "Loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to A Colder War the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the writing in the book and the suspense. It was hard to turn it off.


    Have you listened to any of Jot Davies’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any of his other performances, but I really enjoyed this one.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and cried, which, to me, makes for a good read.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the writing, story telling, and suspense so much that I am currently in search of yet another Charles Cumming book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 08-24-14
    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 08-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Pretty good"

    As I love the spy genre, I'm always happy to find authors who explore it. I can't say I love the 2 Charles Cumming books I've read, but I am happy they were there and I'll read more. Thinking about A Colder War, there's something missing and I'm not sure what it is, but overall, I wanted to keep listening and some sections were exciting. The characters seem somewhat believable and the less-than-heroic lead character is no more annoying than many others.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BallaghMan North Carolina, US 09-26-14
    BallaghMan North Carolina, US 09-26-14 Member Since 2016

    Nothing like a good read.....(or listen!).

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    "Plot good narration not great."
    Where does A Colder War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the road.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Very good plot from about one third of the way in.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different reader with a bit more punch. Think the narrator of a cuckoos calling etc.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No too long.


    Any additional comments?

    Very true to real life spy life. Leaves the jack reachers of this world in the shade.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Demoyung Boston, MA USA 07-01-15
    Demoyung Boston, MA USA 07-01-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Cutting needed"

    More style than substance, like eating fast food. He seems to fall in love with mood.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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