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Eye of the Needle Audiobook

Eye of the Needle

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Publisher's Summary

One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.

This is Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and dangerous machinations of the human heart.

©1978 Ken Follett; (P)1985 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Sheer suspense." (Washington Post)
"Fans of old-time radio drama will particularly enjoy this full-cast version. Narrator Eric Lincoln proceeds smoothly, until the action starts cooking, and his urgency turns up the heat. The small ensemble creates a wide range of lead and supporting characters." (AudioFile)

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    Summer 09-04-15
    Summer 09-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Distracting"

    This book was incredibly distracting for me. There were too many voices outside of that if the narrator.

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    Stevem H Russell Orinda, CA, US 07-15-15
    Stevem H Russell Orinda, CA, US 07-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    I listened to it in the car, as usual, but could not " put it down" so I listened in the garaged car and in the house!

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    DaveP 05-29-15
    DaveP 05-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great audio book."

    Very well read. I truly enjoyed this book in audio format. The characters are well portrayed with enough change in their voices to be distinctively recognizable. I didn't want to stop listening.

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    K. V. Coppin 05-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Appalling accents!"

    The shockingly bad regional accents really ruined this one for me. If you are more tolerant of such things or not British it might be okay but it's not something I'd want to listen to again.

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    Jan LAGRANGE, KY, United States 05-09-15
    Jan LAGRANGE, KY, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2005

    I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.

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    "Dated but compelling plot ruined by performance"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is one book I would recommend in another form. If this had been an audiobook with a single reader I would have enjoyed it.


    What other book might you compare Eye of the Needle to and why?

    The plot is somewhat dated as is the language but it is similar to many of the seventies thrillers such as The Eiger Sanction.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eric Lincoln’s performances?

    No! The performances absolutely ruined this book. The old-fashioned radio play approach along with really bad accents just made it unbearable.


    Did Eye of the Needle inspire you to do anything?

    No


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    NP 05-04-15
    NP 05-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Story is as fresh as it was forty years ago"

    It's great when the author can pull you in so that you are actually sympathetic to both the villain and the heroine at different points during the story. Narration with all the accents done well, and ramped up to keep the listener excited to the end, gets a "well done". Highly recommend!

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    jim 04-28-15
    jim 04-28-15
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    "Pretty darn good!"

    i listed to it over 3days and now i want more Ken Follet. His books are always great, it will be a sad day when i finish all of his books.

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    Kayla 01-28-15
    Kayla 01-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    I don't know what I expected. We were given an assignment to read Ken Follett's "The Man from St. Petersburg". When I couldn't get it on audio I read Eye of the Needle. Very interesting and entertaining. I love that Follett's, made the hero a female.
    Eric Lincoln was awesome as the narrator.
    The only bad thing I found is I can't get "The Man from St Petersburg" on Audible!

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    P. Germroth 01-04-15
    P. Germroth 01-04-15
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    "Great thriller with an intriguing plot"
    What made the experience of listening to Eye of the Needle the most enjoyable?

    Great portrayal of the characters and the storyline.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The three-dimensional characters. Superb!


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

    I think this was my first narration by him. Great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I actually rooted -- against historical fact -- for "the needle" to to be successful.


    Any additional comments?

    There were such intense moments that I had to pause the book and let some time pass before I was able to listen on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-15-14 Listener Since 2008
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    "warning! multicast performance"

    this audiobook is a multicast performance , and a technically bad one at that,
    I stopped listening after the first hour or so. while the main narrator is good enough , all character voices are done by different actors and spliced in in a very jarring manner.
    I found my self dreading the next time a character talks rather then listen to the story.
    the fact that this is a multicast performance is not mentioned in the book description and is a very disheartening surprise.

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