Agents of Innocence

A Novel
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
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Agents of Innocence is the book that established David Ignatius's reputation as a master of the novel of contemporary espionage. Into the treacherous world of shifting alliances and arcane subterfuge comes idealistic CIA man Tom Rogers. Posted in Beirut to penetrate the PLO and recruit a high-level operative, he soon learns the heavy price of innocence in a time and place that has no use for it.

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The tender sensibilities of spies slide down a slippery slope leaving perdition in the wake of empires based on looting and pillage? Not to worry; colonialism is over, the white man’s burden is falling of its own weight. Ignatius does not need to apologize for the 1% today. Brzensky imagined the game would hold up. The 99% is cruising the information highway, watching the center as it folds. The book is well written, the reading of it wonderful. Excellent history described, maybe there’s a happier era fast coming on but other challenges will keep humanity busy.

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breathy over-actor tarnishes an OK story

certainly well short of le Carre's stature in this genre, but the story plot and characters would have been fine without the ham-handed and gratuitous sex and irrelevant romantic intrigues. It was the breathy narrator's overly emotional dialogue rendering that had me shutting it off out of frustration too many times.

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