Coerced by the FBI into examining the archives, Nat finds intriguing references both to Wolfe's activities in an Allied intelligence office during the war and to a mysterious student resistance group in Berlin known as the White Rose.
Following Wolfe's cryptic clues to Europe, Nat uncovers a wartime story of love and betrayal that is reaching out from the past to destroy the present. Now Nat is in a desperate race to unlock the truth.
©2009 Dan Fesperman; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
I found this slooooow and ponderous.
I adore and will ready almost anything narrated by Jeff Harding, he is what makes ANY BOOK a delight - but , sorry Jeff, even I couldn't wade through this one.
None - admittedly I only gave it half an hour
"An arm chair read"
This was my first Dan Fesperman book but I sincerely hope not my last. I picked it up with a little hesitation because the nazi era has been done and done again ad nauseum, but this guy 'sucks' you in within the first two minutes and does not let you go till the end of the story. A tale of several different characters each with a different axe to grind, it jumps very clearly from the past to the present as the author fills out the individual stories and links them to the main thread. Be warned, this is not a book to be enjoyed over many sittings, there is too much going on and things happen too quickly for that. Save it for when you have time for a really good read and enjoy it then
"The Arms Maker of Berlin"
A fast-paced thriller with complex plots spanning two periods in time - Nazi Germany and modern day - and eventually the period in between. The characters and plots were plausible and kept me gripped throughout, with plenty of plot twists and turns. Jeff Harding's narration is truly excellent.
Dan Fesperman is an excellent author and the arms maker has a good pace to it. The story take you across both the world physically and a diffrent time periods.
Jeff Harding does a great job narrating the story and his accents are superb.
"From WWII to present day - great story of intrigue"
I liked how the book explored and unravelled the tale of double cross and murder
Jeff is one of the best narrators around, he lends soul and reality to the characters
I would have been happy listening to this in one sitting, sat in the car a few times to finish the end of a chapter.
"Great present time chase based on WWII story"
This Fesperman story really works for me. I like the American historian setting off on a chase and I like the fact that the historical WWII story in Germany is told parallel to the contemporary chase so that one moment we see it through the characters in the past and then it switches back to the present. That way the historical story comes to life and is more than just a point of reference integrated in the narration (as it is in Double Game).
Jeff Harding's narration, too, is excellent and even though it's possible to guess the ending of this book it's still delivered well.
"A good story well told and well read"
I have listened to this multiple times now, the first time to get the whole story and thereafter to fill in any gaps. Even knowing the outcome of the story it is still well worth listening to.
Compares well with Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels (the first few of which are also read by Jeff Harding) many of which deal with the same period in history.
There is a lot in the book, touching on some of the more murderous aspects of the Nazis which is very saddening and the way this is perceived today.
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