In 1968, a couple of KGB agents in Germany wanted to defect. Too bad for them that the CIA and the US Army wanted no part of this action. A group of US soldiers decided to facilitate these defections without any official coordination. What could possibly go wrong? More things than you can probably imagine.
How much of this book is true? It appears as if it was lifted out of some classified espionage file, but Dead by Christmas is a fictional account based on real events that happened in Germany. The author's 33-year intelligence career allows him to write with authority on this topic. The names and places have been changed to protect the guilty, so one should not try to determine what is true and what is legend. If you think you know, don't tell. If you don't know, don't ask. Just enjoy the story.
©2012, 2013, 2014 Robert J. Dukelow (P)2015 Robert J. Dukelow
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I received a copy of this audiobook from Audiobook boom for an honest review.
When I saw “Dead by Christmas” I thought that this would be perfect for the holiday season and while interesting it wasn’t what I expected and just wasn’t for me. The plot is interesting and well thought out but it didn’t have a lot of twist. When I read the description “What could possibly go wrong? More things than you can probably imagine.” I thought it would funny or hard to follow but it felt more straight forward. The characters are interesting and fun but the writing style is more along the line of “just the facts”. There wasn’t much description or color so I never felt as if I was part of the story with a more descriptive book.
The author has a great deep voice (think NPR) and does wonderfully with the accents but his variation between characters is very small.
I love the multiple dimensions that books offer as a place to dwell for moments or the end of time.
This story sounded like someone's memoir... Very believable characters, behaviors, beliefs, and plot and well written. It was easy to get into the time period.
The narration style, with a soothing tone and clarity, may have added to my sense of listening to a memoir. A very different performance than I am used to and think I would like to hear this narrator reading a different genre.
"I was provided this audio book at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBoom dot com".
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