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Yorktown, VA, United States
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  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,054

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

Reminds me of Homeland but offers so much more!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-13

What made the experience of listening to Red Sparrow the most enjoyable?

Constant mind games keep the listener thinking of the next possible move. This book almost puts you in the shoes of the young intelligence agents. Very gripping and very well written. Two thumbs way up.

What other book might you compare Red Sparrow to and why?

I'd compare it to the TV show Homeland

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

both

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Tender Bar

  • A Memoir
  • By: J.R. Moehringer
  • Narrated by: J.R. Moehringer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Torn between the stirring example of his mother and the lurid romance of the bar, J.R. tried to forge a self somewhere in the center. But when it was time for J.R. to leave home, the bar became an increasingly seductive sanctuary, a place to return and regroup during his picaresque journeys. Time and again, the bar offered shelter from failure, rejection, heartbreak, and eventually from reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Deal and a Good Deal More

  • By Jim E on 09-15-05

Beautifully written

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Tender Bar to be better than the print version?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

It's not an extra ordinary story and yet the author gets you curious about how things are going to end up for little JR.

What about J.R. Moehringer’s performance did you like?

Excellent performance.

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

Oh yes.