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Red Sparrow Audiobook

Red Sparrow: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The start of a major career! A gripping, highly commercial espionage thriller written with the delicious insider detail and up-to-the-minute insight only known to a veteran CIA spook.

In today's Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

Seeking revenge against her soulless masters, Dominika begins a fatal double life, recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington - hunt down a Russian illegal buried deep in the U.S. military and, against all odds, to return to Moscow as the new-generation penetration of Putin's intelligence service. Dominika and Nathaniel's impossible love affair and twisted spy game come to a deadly conclusion in the shocking climax of this electrifying, up-to-the minute spy thriller.

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©2013 Jason Matthews (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    mshyl 01-07-17
    mshyl 01-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A wonderful told storyline"

    Excellent well done and recorded an entertaining listen. Very realistic feels like you were there

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    Richard Burns 12-23-16
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    "Great!!"

    Great story that keeps you entertained throughout. Dynamic characters that complement each other very well.

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    Jack 12-14-16
    Jack 12-14-16 Member Since 2003
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    "Great story, good recipes. "

    Absolutely the most engaging spy novel I've read in a long time. As contemporary as today's headlines. Only spy novel I've ever read that made me hungry (you'll get this if you read the book). Outstanding performance makes this a must listen.

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    Elizabeth Talbott 12-03-16
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    "very compelling. i look forward to the next one."

    really interesting story and characters. great narration. held my interest, and I found myself thinking about the plot between listens.

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    Stephen 11-23-16
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    "Red Sparrow - NIce "Cold War" Yarn"

    A forum recommended to read this novel because of the spy craft. There is plenty of that in this novel. It reads very much like its Cold War counterparts. The characters are ok, some very startling. What was a bit a surprise was the sex. However, I guess in the age of sexual explicit novels it is somewhat tame. But, it caught me by surprise. The book has a good pace and it has predictable and some unpredictable events based on current assumptions.

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    Bloom Los Angeles 11-10-16
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wish it had been clearer that it was part of a trilogy. I expected an ending to the novel and was really disappointed.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The characters were the most interesting Dialogue was a little cliche at times.


    What didn’t you like about Jeremy Bobb’s performance?

    I thought it was flat. It would lull me to sleep.


    Was Red Sparrow worth the listening time?

    It's a good story. It's easy to get caught up in the plot. But you can't just read this book. The ending is totally unsatisfying so if you read it, you should plan on reading two more.


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't really my genre. You might like it, who knows?

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    Amazon Customer 11-05-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Suspense"

    Strong character development makes this suspense novel a great thriller.

    If you are suspicious, this is an exciting story.

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    Paul C Johnson 10-29-16

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    "Great spy thriller. Reminiscient of early Ludlum."

    Characters are well developed. Story flows well. Bonus being a couple of great recipes too!

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    PDN coach Decatur, Illinois USA 10-27-16
    PDN coach Decatur, Illinois USA 10-27-16 Member Since 2007

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    "Wonderful first novel"

    This was excellent. Detailed, authentic, and suspenseful espionage. I can't wait to read more from this author.

    The narration was rather drab, but I got used to it. The story more than makes up for a near-monotone narration.

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    ron mars, Pa 10-15-16
    ron mars, Pa 10-15-16 Member Since 2017

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    What did you love best about Red Sparrow?

    everything


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Sparrow?

    all of it


    Have you listened to any of Jeremy Bobb’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Any additional comments?

    great book must listen and get palace of treason also. they go together

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