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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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    Jesse Luke McBride 02-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrible dated reading"

    Replete with funny voices and bad sound effects. Do yourself a favor and read it.

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    Kevin & Randall Winter Garden, FL 02-17-16
    Kevin & Randall Winter Garden, FL 02-17-16

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    "Performance gave me a headache"

    Others have told me what a great book this is. I will have to read it versus listen. The switching of character voices, odd pacing and disjointed narrative gave me a headache. I stopped midway through chapter 2.

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    Richard Hallum Tn USA 01-11-16
    Richard Hallum Tn USA 01-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Where is John Lee?!!!"

    The narration of this book is horrible .I have never gave a narrator anything below four stars but this was terrible. I have become spoiled by the brilliance of John Lee reading Follet's masterpieces maybe. The German accents were not only understandable but sounded like actors in a jr high school play. If I wasn't so irritated by complete conversations it would have been goofy. It sounded like Polly Stone doing the main heroine and she was excellent. (Stone or not) The main narrator and the main men's characters were good as well. But sometimes the conversations were hard to understand or seem hurried. I'm glad this is not my first Follet' book. It is probably a better book for one to actually read. It's worth the listen but of the eight books of his I have read so far this would rank 8th. By a long shot.

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    Peggy Ross 11-25-15
    Peggy Ross 11-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    The storyline,characters and the narration was great. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love Ken Follet's books and this was the first book of his which I listened to.

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    Melanie 10-04-15
    Melanie 10-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Storytelling was choppy, a bit wooden in places."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you like WW 2 books, this might interest you.


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

    Always willing to give a second chance, sometimes a poor reading is due to the book material.


    Was Eye of the Needle worth the listening time?

    Again, certain parts of the book was interesting but in others, it seemed to drag.Overall, it was an "okay" listen.


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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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