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The Odessa File | [Frederick Forsyth]

The Odessa File

The life-and-death hunt for a notorious Nazi criminal unfolds against a background of international arms deals. As the story leads to its final dramatic confrontation on a bleak winter's hill-top, the question every reader asked at the end of The Day of the Jackal will inevitably be asked again: Can this be fiction?
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The life-and-death hunt for a notorious Nazi criminal unfolds against a background of international arms deals. As the story leads to its final dramatic confrontation on a bleak winter's hill-top, the question every reader asked at the end of The Day of the Jackal will inevitably be asked again: Can this be fiction?

©2011 Frederick Forsyth (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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    andrew Singapore, Singapore 10-21-13
    andrew Singapore, Singapore 10-21-13 Member Since 2008
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    "a bit bloated"
    If you could sum up The Odessa File in three words, what would they be?

    surprising; overly detailed


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Odessa File?

    the ending


    What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the pronunciation of the non-english names


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, the diary entry and the war detail were too long


    Any additional comments?

    i enjoyed the story but it seemed( not true but seemed ) as if the Nazi war stories took up half the story. In my opinion, it was too much, too long.
    Without it, the story would be nice but perhaps some people would feel it was too short.
    Not all the extra layers were necessary, i think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Sydney, Australia 05-09-12
    Michael Sydney, Australia 05-09-12 Member Since 2007

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "Great yarn"
    Where does The Odessa File rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Frederick Forsyth, Jack Higgens, Bernard Cornwell to name a few are 'Big Boys Own Adventure' stuff. Not too much detail to bog you down, but just enough to keep the pace flowing. A pleasant experience this audiobook.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Werewolf is so good. Got to love it when a baddy is written up so well.


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    Excellent performance; with accents, style of speech and his consistency.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    When the past catches up with you it won't knock on the door, it may well be kicked in.


    Any additional comments?

    It is great to see how a major character does not necessary cause all effects but is important to events that he has no idea he is effecting. Lovely writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Robert
    Leominster, United Kingdom
    7/26/12
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    "Forsyth at his best"

    "The Odessa File" is Frederick Forsyth at his best. It tells the tale of a journalist who - for personal reasons that are revealed at the end of the book - hunts down a former concentration camp commandant.
    The book is filled with the incredible detail and planning that are the hallmark of Forsyth's books, and he creates believable and interesting characters. The audiobook version of the story adds to this through David Rintoul's truly flawless narration. He perfectly matches the mood of the text, and does a good job giving each character a 'voice.' His narration of Roschmann's rant at the end of the book is brilliant.
    This book thoroughly deserves five stars, and is highly recommended. Once you've finished this one, you should try "The Day of the Jackal," another superb Forsyth book which is also narrated by Rintoul.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Stockbridge, United Kingdom
    9/26/11
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    "Classic, brilliantly narrated."

    Although I'm a fan of the author (can you add more please Mr Audible), I do not give my stars easilily. However all five are well deserved. David Rintoul also does a brilliant performance and his pronoucation is good for both English and German. I recommend you buy it!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    7/7/14
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    "Timless Classic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Odessa File to be better than the print version?

    Listening made easy. I prefer to listen rather than to read. Why? The combinations are endless tune in during that long car journey, a trip on the train, the long haul flight. Just relax and get lost in the story without the eye strain.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peter Miller is the main protagonist. Great character with all his human flaws who does not always do what he is supposed to - like keeping his highly recognisable car. A great combination of historical fact intermingled with fiction. I particularly loved the twist in the tail that went some way in explaining why Peter was so determined and driven.


    Have you listened to any of David Rintoul’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Haven't had the pleasure of any of his other narrations.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. A bit too long for that.


    Any additional comments?

    Why not revisit the old classics that you have previously read. The plot comes flooding back and is just as enjoyable second time around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brodie
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    3/1/14
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    "Thrilling story, thrillingly told"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Odessa File to be better than the print version?

    I have read the book, the audio vision was superb. The reader was excellent, just the right amount of tension in the voice to match the mood of the story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miller of course was my favourite, the main character in the story. Frederick Forsythe always gives his protagonists strong but good characters.


    Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favourite?

    Actually all of the voices used were so good for the characters being portrayed.


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

    This book had me wanting to be constantly in my kitchen working, this is where I listen to my audio books, so I got a lot of cooking for the freezer done.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, this is an audio book I will re listen to, there is just so much in the story, that a second or third listening I am sure I will hear things I missed first time round.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Neville
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    2/3/13
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    "Classic Book"

    This has been on my top ten films since I was a young lad, I had never read the book. This audio book didnt dissapoint, it was an exciting read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scottish Dave
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    12/1/12
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    "A classic!"

    Classic tale of an underground organisation of former SS officers in Germany and other parts of the world protecting each others identities in 1960s Germany. From their now respectable positions of power they continue to hate and plot against Jews until their secrets are stumbled across by a German reporter. I've seen the film in the past and was apprehensive about reading the book in case it was identical. However, the book is different from the film in many ways. A great, gripping story that is well written and narrated. It perhaps loses a bit of pace in the last hour but it's still highly recommended by those interested in this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    United Kingdom
    10/2/12
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    "Good entertainment"

    Took me a while to get past the narrator, who I initially found a bit annoying, but got into it in the end. Cracking yarn

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
    Maidstone, United Kingdom
    10/28/13
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    "The Odessa File Review"
    What made the experience of listening to The Odessa File the most enjoyable?

    Being a fan of the book and having read it more times than I can remember, I wasn't sure what to expect from this, but found the story to be as captivating as an Audiobook as the Novel is, A pleasure to listen to in the car, and responsable for me taking the long way to Appointments on more than one occasion to listen to a bit more.
    I would deffinatly recommend this to other lovers of a great story


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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