One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the O. A. S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.
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I am seldom inclined to say that the audio rendition of a book is better than the book itself ... however I find this (new) audio version very enjoyable.
Claude Lebel, the French detective - he came to have a good feel of who he was after, and, somehow, became able
Superintendent Bryn Thomas of Scotland Yard's Special Branch.
In my opinion, this new (Random House) audio version offers a better narration by David Rintoul compared to the first (Blackstone Audio) version read by Richard Brown.
A must read, listen, and even view (Fred Zinnemann's film adaptation) for all mystery, espionage, and political thriller fans !
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
David Rintoul is a genius. Frederick Forsyth is brilliant in his writing but David brings it to life with such style.
I liked the Welsh, British Secret Service guy. He is what you think these public servants are really like.
The Jackal of course. Why, well because he makes him so real, so cold, so good and so bad. Oh, if I could be so wicked.
No, just wish I was in this underworld with such skill and adventure.
Boys own adventure stuff. No nationalities were cliché or made to look stupid. All done in good taste without any cartoon characters rearing their ugly heads. Great stuff. Must read The Afghan now.
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