I loved this book. I mostly listen to audiobooks while driving and found that I was glad to sit at red lights and run errands across town for more lis..Show More »tening time with this story.
"Spy tales focused on international deception in the post 9/11 world" according to Steinhauer's web site. That's a good description. I am really looking forward to the next book in the Milo Weaver saga.
The narrator does a great job. His "female voices" were sometimes a bit much, but overall listening to this narrator was a pleasure.
I recently started listening to Mr. Steinhauer's latest book, An American Spy, and realized that I would need to re-read The Nearest Exit in order to ..Show More »follow the intricacies of the plot. What a pleasure to listen to this book again. It was so fresh, with a plot elegantly woven and characters that intrigued. Please don't hesitate to listen to this book - it is definitely worth reading once - and yet again.
There are many, many characters in this book and the story is quite complicated. It helped to have re-read The Nearest Exit just before embarking on ..Show More »the "listen"; however, I still found the book quite difficult to follow as a listener. I expect that the book would be a very satisfying "read" because, when confused, I could have gone back to review previous chapters. This being said, I enjoy a good puzzle and An American Spy is one of these. Mr. Pittu is an excellent narrator, making this audiobook one of the best performances I have heard this year.