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Mattteo

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold audiobook cover art

One of the best spy novels ever written!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-12

What did you love best about The Spy Who Came in from the Cold?

This was a great "cold war" period piece. There were a variety of great characters who were all interesting and complex. The plot was full of twists and turns and never predictable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Fiedler who was the intellectual East German counter intelligence man who was the counterpart of the English agent Leamas.

Which scene was your favorite?

The book was very much dialog. I loved the hunting lodge conversations.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This book was made into a very good movie starring Richard Burton in 1965.

Any additional comments?

The book was written in 1963 but is just as relavant today as then. The reader will long for the era when communications took days instead of seconds.

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Mission to Paris audiobook cover art

Mission to Paris starts out strong and then fizzle

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

Reviewed: 11-30-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Mission to Paris takes place in pre-WWII Europe. The reader is treated to wonderful descriptions of Paris and Berlin as Europe is on the brink of war. The historical events of the day are accurate and in context.

The story itself starts strong but then seems rushed to conclude.

Would you be willing to try another book from Alan Furst? Why or why not?

Yes! It was a fun read throughout although the ending was silly.

What does Daniel Gerroll bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes!

Could you see Mission to Paris being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes!