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
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The plot is somewhat dated as is the language but it is similar to many of the seventies thrillers such as The Eiger Sanction.
No! The performances absolutely ruined this book. The old-fashioned radio play approach along with really bad accents just made it unbearable.
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!
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!
Great portrayal of the characters and the storyline.
The three-dimensional characters. Superb!
I think this was my first narration by him. Great job.
I actually rooted -- against historical fact -- for "the needle" to to be successful.
There were such intense moments that I had to pause the book and let some time pass before I was able to listen on.
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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