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The Fourth Protocol Audiobook

The Fourth Protocol

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Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation. MI5 investigator John Preston, working against the most urgent of deadlines, leads an operation to prevent the act of murderous destruction aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution...

©1984 Frederick Forsyth (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Molly 06-14-14
    Molly 06-14-14

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    "Russians plans plant an A Bomb in the UK~ 4 STARS"

    PLOT: Elaborate Russian Plan to set off an A Bomb in Britain.

    Russians are slowing shipping parts for an A Bomb into Britain. Their plan is detonate the device next to an American Air Base and let them cause a "Split' in Nato as part of the fall out of the detonation.
    John Preston is part of MI5 and they come across a part of an A Bomb. They piece together a plot to "build" an A Bomb. This is a very good book is moves along and we like the Hero John Preston who is both methodical and intelligent. Added to the drama is the Philby Connection who is a British Traitor living in Russia. Very Good audio and the reader is excellent.

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    Anonymous 03-16-14
    Anonymous 03-16-14

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    "Masterfully written and narrated!"

    I've been a fan of Forsyth for many years. The attention to detail that a few reviewers complained about is one of the things I love about Forsyth's books. Characters are well developed, the reader comes to understand the background, intentions, procedures, risks, possible outcomes, and so on. While reading Forsyth you won't think, "That's out of character" or "How could they possibly do that?" No plot holes. Yes, to enjoy Forsyth one must think and pay attention, bit it's always so worth it. I can't imagine a better narration than David Rintoul's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie HEATH, OH, United States 09-25-12
    Valerie HEATH, OH, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Rivetting"

    Beautifully written, as always by Frederick Forsyth, as well as nail-bitingly exciting. What more can a reader ask?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lloyd mollymook, Australia 06-30-11
    lloyd mollymook, Australia 06-30-11
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    "Forsyth at his best"

    Well done Frederick Forsyth. What we have come to expect a great plot, well drawn and believable characters , a long book but enrtertaining in it's entirety. Superb naration that compliments the book in every way

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    ray 01-20-14
    ray 01-20-14 Member Since 2014

    Ray is my husbands name. I am a middle aged woman from Michigan

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    "Never Finished it."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Slow slow slow. I dont know who would enjoy this. I rarely dont finish a book and I just couldnt see devoting any more time to this one


    Would you ever listen to anything by Frederick Forsyth again?

    I doubt it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by David Rintoul?

    It wasnt the narrator that was the issue with this book


    What character would you cut from The Fourth Protocol?

    Just burn the book. This guy took an entire chapter to talk about the connnections and influence in teh British parliament. Soooo boring and could have set up the connections in about 10 pages - instead he devoted an entire chapter - talk about page filling. This is the kind of crap I would do in high school papers.


    Any additional comments?

    Dont waste your time.

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    Mark A. Baker Memphis, TN 01-19-15
    Mark A. Baker Memphis, TN 01-19-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent. Exciting."

    Too thick on British procedural details near the middle, but brilliant otherwise. Pacing picked up considerably in the second half.

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  • Maggs
    Port Talbot
    9/13/16
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    "The Fourth Protocol - Very enjoyable"

    The Fourth Protocol - Very enjoyable
    This is my first Frederick Forsyth novel and apart from a very length explanation by philby to Russian leader regarding the Labour Party in uk this was an edge of the seat spy yarn.
    Excellent narration by David Rintoul

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  • JOANNE ROBINSON
    9/10/16
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    "Too complicated"

    I could not finish this book! Just could not keep up with the political jargon, you need to concentrate or you completely lose the plot! I might give it another go maybe on a holiday but not for me unfortunately.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • john gadd
    6/25/16
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    "Poor"

    A poor performance from start to finish. The the actor was wooden and it felt like he was reading from a menu

    0 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. E. Arman
    Aldingbourne., UK
    6/13/16
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    "Fantastic book"

    I have loved listening to this book .even the TVs has gone by the way side,mind you that is no loss.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • BelfastReader
    5/14/16
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    "Best thriller I've listened to"

    Amazing novel - although 3yrs old it was an excellent listen. If you want a thriller to listen - Freddie Forsyth is simply the master.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pleased customer
    2/8/16
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    "Great Story, well narrated."

    Great Story, well narrated, different from the film but not in a bad way. Well worth a download

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • TheOriginalAikiboy
    In my own little world
    12/1/15
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    "Watched the film as a child"
    What did you like most about The Fourth Protocol?

    I watched the film back in the 1980's as I grew up in the area of MK where the 'domestic' scenes were filmed. Geographically I lived possibly under the run way of the air force base. Now an adult and can appreciate a good espionage film I decided to buy this and give it a go.
    What did I like? The well researched background and the similarities with that man Corben and the socialist manifesto ...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I am torn between Petrovsy and Preston. Both doing their job for their own cause be that the security of the UK or the spread of the soviet socialist ideal. I think Preston just nudges past the post on this one due to the human element of an absentee father.


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As I was mostly listening at work, not really :)


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Reginald pelle
    Winchester, UK
    1/31/15
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    "Compelling!"

    Full of conspiracies, political intrigue and tactics, that could make or break a situation. Enjoyed it, immensely!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mr
    Westbury, United Kingdom
    9/24/14
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    "Usual imaginative Freddy Forsyth plot"
    Where does The Fourth Protocol rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good effort, well presented by David Rintoul. Typical pacy Forsyth plot, always well researched. Now a bit dated, especially Freddy's undisguised loathing for Lefties of the Deep Red Persuasion, which occasionally has hilarious nonsensical plot consequences (the Russians are doing it even though its terrible for everybody)


    What other book might you compare The Fourth Protocol to, and why?

    there is a later Gerald Seymour with very similar plot but cannot recall title.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    how the "baddy" integrated himself in England


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It could be happening now!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    Lisburn, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Excellent espionage story, well presented"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a well written spy thriller, with a good protagonist, and an excellent story. As some other reviewers have mentioned, some of the extended political historical exposition grinds a little, but for the main, there is much to enjoy. It is more realistic than bond - there is no pantomime villain, for example, and has a certain immediacy, being centred in the UK. It is perhaps more accessible than le Carre, without that author's tendency somewhat to keep you guessing. UK readers won't regret it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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