John Russell
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  • 1
    Zoo Station | David Downing

    Zoo Station

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    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Anglo-American journalist John Russell lives in Berlin and is approached to do some work for the Soviets. He reluctantly agrees and soon becomes involved in other dangerous activities, like helping a Jewish family and an idealistic American reporter. When the British and the Nazis notice his involvement with the Soviets, Russell is dragged into the world of warring intelligence services.

    Review for the whole series

    Once you listen to one book of this series, you will have to listen to them all. One is missing from audible, so sadly you will need to skip it or buy..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 30 2012 by Cookie (Anacortes, WA, United States)
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    Zoo Station | David Downing

    Zoo Station

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    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    By 1939, Anglo-American journalist John Russell has spent 15 years in Berlin, where his German-born son lives. He writes human-interest pieces for British and American papers, avoiding the investigative journalism that could get him deported. But as war approaches, he faces the prospect of having to leave his son and his longtime girlfriend.

    Not much happening ....

    I am an avid reader of the Bernie Gunther saga ( by Philip Kerr) which takes mostly place in the pre-war Nazi Germany. Same atmosphere , same backgrou..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2014 by antonio (genthod, Switzerland)
  • 2
    Silesian Station | David Downing

    Silesian Station

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Summer, 1939. British journalist John Russell has just been granted American citizenship in exchange for agreeing to work for American intelligence when his girlfriend, Effi, is arrested by the Gestapo. Russell hoped his new nationality would let him safely stay in Berlin with Effi and his son, but now he's being blackmailed. To free Effi, he must agree to work for the Nazis.

    Spies and Nazis

    Just a good spy story set in Nazi Germany. If you are into this sort of story, it is as good as it gets. Doesn't require a whole lot of thinking...

    Reviewed on February 05 2010 by Lois (BOSTON, MA, United States)
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    Silesian Station | David Downing

    Silesian Station

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Summer, 1939. British journalist John Russell has just been granted American citizenship in exchange for agreeing to work for American intelligence when his girlfriend, Effi, is arrested by the Gestapo. Russell hoped his new nationality would let him safely stay in Berlin with Effi and his son, but now he's being blackmailed.

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  • 3
    Stettin Station | David Downing

    Stettin Station

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    In the fall of 1941, Anglo-American journalist John Russell is still living in Berlin, tied to the increasingly alien city by his love for two Berliners: his fourteen-year-old son Paul and his longtime girlfriend Effi. Forced to work for both German and American intelligence, he's searching for a way out of Germany. Can he escape and take Effi with him?

    Very Strong Addition to the Marvelous John Russe

    Stettin Station is the third book in David Downing’s very excellent John Russell series. With characters introduced and developed in the prior two bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 03 2011 by Buzz (Scottsdale, AZ, United States)
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    Stettin Station | David Downing

    Stettin Station

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    In the fall of 1941, Anglo-American journalist John Russell is still living in Berlin, tied to the increasingly alien city by his love for two Berliners: his 14-year-old son, Paul, and his longtime girlfriend, Effi. Forced to work for both German and American intelligence, he's searching for a way out of Germany. Can he escape and take Effi with him?

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  • 4
    Potsdam Station | David Downing

    Potsdam Station

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    In April 1945, Hitler's Reich is on the verge of extinction. Assaulted by Allied bombs and Soviet shells, ruled by Nazis with nothing to lose, Berlin has become the most dangerous place on earth. John Russell's son Paul is stationed on the Eastern Front with the German Army, awaiting the Soviets' final onslaught. In Berlin, Russell's girlfriend Effi has been living in disguise, helping fugitives to escape from Germany. With a Jewish orphan to care for, she's trying to outlast the Nazis.

    Best of the Station Series, I liked all of them...

    If you like Bernie Gunther series by Philip Kerr, and are into this Genre, this is for you. Noirish and rich in details. Not a Vince Flynn shoote..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2017 by Howie (Calgary, AB, Canada)
  • 5
    Lehrter Station: A John Russell WW II Novel, Book 5 | David Downing

    Lehrter Station: A John Russell WW II Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Paris, November 1945: John Russell is walking home along the banks of the Seine on a cold and misty evening when Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin tells Russell that the American intelligence will soon be asking him to undertake some low grade espionage on their behalf - assessing the strains between different sections of the German Communist Party - and that Shchepkin's own bosses in Moscow want him to accept the task and pass his findings on to them.

    Great view of Berlin after the end of WW2

    As this is Part 5 of a series, a few more gentle reminders of who some of the characters were and their 'backstory' could have been woven in to make t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2012 by Katherine (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada)
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    Masaryk Station: A John Russell Thriller, Book 6 | David Downing

    Masaryk Station: A John Russell Thriller, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
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    Berlin, early 1948: The city, still occupied by the four Allied powers, still largely in ruins, has become the cockpit of a new Cold War, and as spring unfolds its German inhabitants live in fear of the Soviets enforcing a Western withdrawal. Here, as elsewhere in Europe, the legacies of the War have become entangled in the new Soviet-American conflict, creating a world of bizarre and fleeting loyalties, a paradise for spies. John Russell works for both Stalin’s NKVD and the newly-created CIA. He does as little for either as he can safely get away with.

    What a disappointment...and it's all the narrator

    I love David Downing! this is the 6th audible book of his i purchased. The narrator is so miserable you can hardly follow the story. Simon Prebble ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2013 by Joyce (ESSEX FELLS, NJ, United States)