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

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    Mary Ellen H. Shown Bradenton, FL 05-19-17
    Mary Ellen H. Shown Bradenton, FL 05-19-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing story"

    I saw Jack Barsky interviewed on TV a couple of times. And I thought I really would love to learn more about his life, but what has he not already said on TV? Wow. This was an amazing book. The writing was excellent, and the reader was excellent. I loved listening to his accents and his pronunciation of foreign words. Just really great.

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

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    "Didn't expect it religious aspect"

    Performance was solid, great narration.

    The story was ok, although it becomes very preachy. I didn't want an advertisement for Christianity, but maybe I'm being too harsh on the story.

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

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    Captivating. Couldn't put it down. An exciting story with a supernatural ending - memoir becomes testimony.

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    "A story that proves the United States is "good"."

    It's always nice when you hear or read a positive story about the influence of out great country. We are So often, as Jack finds in his life, made out to be evil, when it's the exact opposite. Do we have bad people? Of course, freedom allows it but it also has allowed us to be the shining city on the hill that most foreigners aspire to get to one day. God, true free market capitalism, and our spirit of independence will keep us that way.

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    "Excellent Redemptive Story"

    Fascinating story of the Redemption of a former KGB spy. Hard to put down, well written. Wish it was a different narrator.

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    This story is amazing. What a wild path to citizenship for this brave American! You will not be disappointed.

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