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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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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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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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Outstanding

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

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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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Great story

fantastic tale! The twists and turns and insight into the Kgb was enthralling. I loved everything until the heavy religious views toward the end, but that's my personal view. definitely give a listen.

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surprise

super surprised by all the story of Barski I cry but I love it. will love to meet him in person one day

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Captivating Memoir

I loved this story. It was thrilling, motivating, and inspiring all the while capturing the struggles of someone misunderstand for so long. I'm incredibly happy it was put to paper for all of us to read and listen to. Definitely check it out.

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great

loved it
spies and espionage
Germany and Russia after WW2 and during the Cold war. fascinating

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  • MVF
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  • 07-24-18

interesting life story

The narrator was very good, and kept my attention throughout the book as he read.

The story itself, was intriguing. A man born in East Germany who became a KGB spy. He describes himself as self-sufficient, a fairly harsh and cold upbringing, and a casual way of looking at people throughout his lifetime.

The author, would like you to believe that he is now fully American. He even became a born-again Christian. Which is wonderful, if this is true. Like with all stories, especially Memoirs of this ilk I am more of a trust but verify type of person. I hope he is a Christian. I hope he has come to love America. But who knows truly but himself and even our government.

He tells of him coming over here in establishing his credentials. He went to school here even as he tried to keep a family and East Germany. The wall fell and he decided to stay here with his new family.

This is a good read, and I am sure there are many truth elements in there, but it makes me uneasy that if there is one there must be many more.

I do recommend this book.

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Interesting non-fiction on changes spying

This shows the changes in a Russian spy over the years of major years in the 50s - 60s

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  • Sachin Mysorekar
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Brilliant book

I loved how it showed the perspective of a innocent criminal who wanted a loving life

Highly recommend

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  • Agata
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Enjoyed it very much.

Well written, understandable language. Interesting story that sucks you in very quickly. I'd recommend even to people who aren't necessarily interested in this topic, because it was a pleasure to listen.