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)
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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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