ISRAEL - where the Mossad's top agent, Nat Dickstein, a master of disguise and deceit, is given an impossible mission: to beat the Arabs in the arms race by finding and stealing 200 tons of uranium without any other nation discovering the theft....
RUSSIA - where top KGB officials have decided to tip the atomic balance in Egypt's favor....
ENGLAND - where Dickstein makes what could be the fatal mistake of his career by falling under the seductive spell of Suzie Ashford, the dazzling, dark-haired beauty who may be his dearest ally or his deadliest enemy....
THE HIGH SEAS - where the Mossad, KGB, Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists play out the final violent, bloody moves in a devastating game where the price of failure is nuclear holocaust.
©1979 Ken Follett; (P)1999 Brilliance Audio
"A superb thriller." (Newsweek)
I'm a big fan of Follett, but man, this was a slow one. The characters weren't very identifiable (hard to keep all the B list of characters straight), and the story was just average. The speaker also went too fast, so thanks Audible for the option to slow them down. Not worth the purchase.
Ken Follet is one of the great storytellers of all time and this is one of his very best! The reader does the book justice, the plot is both believable and interesting, and you just can't stop listening! A must for your audio book collection!
It started out extremely slow, so much so that I almost stopped listening in the beginning. Eventually the story became more engaging and I finished yet. I plan to listen to more of Ken Follett's books.
My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!
I am a huge fan of Ken Follett but I am not really impressed with this book. It was just ok. I found it rather boring - slow moving.
I am a huge Ken Follet fan and find it not just disappointing but an enormous dis-service to Follet that J. Charles narrated this book.I could barely listen to it. The pace, the lack of vocal transparency and missed characterization were glaring. I'll never buy another book read by J.Charles. Brilliance can do better than that.
Having listened to hundreds of audiobooks I have concluded that generally, American readers do not do accents well. The "Cockney" of this book's hero is so bad as to make it unlistenable and only the story-line kept me from the trash bin. Why this reader was chosen to mangle Cockney, Russian, Jewish, and British accents is unacountable. It would have been far better to hear it all in "American".
Lover of good ideas
Ken Follett has written another successful novel with a good story line that hold you attention and builds until all of the piece converge at the end and you finally understand how the lives of all the characters affected one another. While not as good as many of his other novels this is certainly one you want to listen to and enjoy.
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