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Eye of the Needle Audiobook

Eye of the Needle

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.
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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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    "Surely this has won awards?"

    Ken Follett wrote an outstanding novel about a German spy who discovers Britain's great secret leading up to D-Day, and the Britons who attempt to keep him from passing the news to his government. The dis-information campaign is here, but there's also the heroism of a few people who think of themselves as ordinary. Follett brought the story to life on the pages, and Eric Lincoln brilliantly brings it to life reading it for us.

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    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 12-16-11
    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 12-16-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Classic Follett"

    It might not live up to his classic epics like Pillars of the Earth, Dangerous Fortune or Fall of Giants, but is very good nonetheless and certainly worth a credit. To date I have not read a book from Ken Follett that I would not recommend. This guy can flat out write.....

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    Joel 12-03-11
    Joel 12-03-11

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    "Wonderful, Suspense and History"

    This is one of Follett's best. History told memorably through fictional characters whose
    lives entertwine unexpectedly. Great writing.

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    Howard Bowland 09-09-11 Listener Since 2002
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    "Narration"

    I enjoyed the story and this is one of the best read books I've listened to

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    JOHN Arlington, TX, United States 05-25-11
    JOHN Arlington, TX, United States 05-25-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Too much character development"

    Listened for an hour and lost patience while Follett developed the characters to the nth degree before getting the main plot, i.e., the interesting part. Have read other Folletts and should have known. Replaced it with a DeMille book.

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    Wendy Gold Coast, Australia 04-07-11
    Wendy Gold Coast, Australia 04-07-11
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    "Top read"

    One of the best books ever. A brilliant spy story.
    Just could not stop listening and I wish there were more like it.

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    Robert Xenia, OH, United States 02-26-11
    Robert Xenia, OH, United States 02-26-11

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    "Die Nadle is the best"

    This is a superb reading. I loved it. I listened to it for 8 hours driving and could not stop listening. I've listened to it a couple more times after. If you've read the book as I have and seen the movie, or not, you will love this. I keep searching for a WWII movie that comes close to it and have been unsuccessful. This is just a classic.

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    Philip Århus C, Denmark 12-31-10
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    "good book, terrible presentation"

    There is nothing wrong with the book but the presentation with several actors, some of them really poor, is horrible.

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    Rob Brentwood, CA United States 12-16-10
    Rob Brentwood, CA United States 12-16-10 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Story, Poor Production"

    Loved the story. It is edge of your seat suspense with some history, action and romance thrown in as well. It is worh a listen if you can get past the production. One critic wrote " Fans of old-time radio drama will particularly enjoy this full cast version." Well, if you like listening to people talk like they are using tin cans on a string in accents that would make even a grade school drama teacher cringe then you will be a fan of this listen. I have always wondered why audiobooks don't use a full cast to add drama to a production and I have hope that someone will do it well someday. This one made a great story almost unbearable.

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    Marian North Bonneville, WA, United States 10-13-10
    Marian North Bonneville, WA, United States 10-13-10
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    "TYPICAL FOLLETT"

    I got "Eye of the Needle" as a special Audible offering. It is somewhat entertaining. When it comes to serious novels, I prefer fuller characterizations and more interesting plots. This is "standard fare."

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