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Deep Undercover Audiobook

Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America

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Publisher's Summary

One decision can end everything...or lead to unlikely redemption.

Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.

On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O'Hare International Airport and proceeded toward customs and immigration.

Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.

The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own - a young, ambitious East German agent - into the United States.

The plan succeeded, and the spy's new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years - until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed.

Deep Undercover reveals the secret life of this man without a country and tells the story no one ever expected him to tell.

©2017 Jack Barsky (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    KathrynVB Chicago, IL USA 04-28-17
    KathrynVB Chicago, IL USA 04-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Very interesting story, well read."

    Fascinating story of a life lived in parallel time to my own, but completely different. Raised in East Germany after the War, this brilliant young boy finds a pathway to success in a most unusual way: by agreeing to be a spy. Lots of twists and turns. And a surprising ending.

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    Chad J Cargill 03-30-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing"

    Loved it. The ending is so good. Definitely listen at 1.5x or 2x speed. Reader is way too slow.

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    clay williams 05-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    Loved this true story. I couldn't stop listening. I definitely recommend you give this book a chance

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    Middle aged male bookworm Sweden 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Two thirds of a good book"
    What did you like best about Deep Undercover? What did you like least?

    The book is very interesting as long as it focuses on the spy story. As soon as the writer gets religion the story becomes rather dull and uninteresting. The last third of the book can be skipped.


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    Jeff 04-22-17
    Jeff 04-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    A very fascinating inspiring story and well done audio book. Couldn't stop listening. Loved it!

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    Garret Temecula Ca. 10-02-17
    Garret Temecula Ca. 10-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, great narrator"

    The book was a great listen. Progressed very well and was detailed but flowed very smoothly. The narrator was Excellent. Did a great job with dialogue throughout the book, excellent work.

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    "I immensely enjoyed this book!"

    I felt as if Jack were my confidant and friend. Hearing his life story- his mistakes, fears, loneliness, and pursuit of significance was inspiring. No profanity or lewd sexual details! A great book even for young readers but inspiring and interesting for adults.

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    PM IA 07-16-17
    PM IA 07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great story"

    Great story,lots of twits and turns. Ultimately a story of redemtion, grace and love. (God's Love).

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    Barzins 07-02-17
    Barzins 07-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much unrelated information"

    It gives the spy story fine, but after the spy story, it goes on a Christianity rant and insists that a non-religious person can't be ethical.

    But, it was worth the time and money and the performance was great.

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    L. Melissa 06-27-17
    L. Melissa 06-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Deep Undercover to be better than the print version?

    Wonderful true story, I learned a lot and enjoyed every twist and turn taken.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the contrast between how the Soviet's treat their people and how the US treated this former spy. I'm even more proud to be an American!


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

    yes!


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