Nightfall Berlin

Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Nightfall Berlin by Jack Grimwood, read by Daniel Weyman. 

In 1986, news that East-West nuclear-arms negotiations are taking place lead many to believe the Cold War may finally be thawing.

For British intelligence officer Major Tom Fox, however, it is business as usual.

Ordered to arrange the smooth repatriation of a defector, Fox is smuggled into East Berlin. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to this than an old man wishing to return home to die - a fact cruelly confirmed when Fox's mission is fatally compromised.

Trapped in East Berlin, hunted by an army of Stasi agents and wanted for murder by those on both sides of the Wall, Fox must somehow elude capture and get out alive.

But to do so he must discover who sabotaged his mission and why....

©2018 Jack Grimwood (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-19-18

blinking marvellous spy caper

Great characters, atmosphere, plot (a bit far-fetched inevitably but that's rather the nature of the beast). Way different from the author's SF and historical fantasy stuff but with the same richness. I don't much care about spy thrillers on the whole but this one hit the spot. Like Bond for grown-ups.

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  • exy
  • 08-28-18

too complex

very difficult to follows the many sub plots. Also too much detail about incidental characters. The final scenes are totally unbelievable

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  • fi
  • 03-07-19

Was this written for children?




Oh my goodness. I listened, squirming, to five chapters before giving up on the hope that things would improve. It is utter puerile bilge. Don't waste a credit.

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  • Trixie
  • 03-05-19

Still trying to unravel the story

First Jack Grimwood book for me and got it because Daniel Weyman is such a good narrator. He did his best with material that isn’t up to his usual standard. It may be one of those stories that is better on the page than read aloud. I found it hard to follow and slightly tedious, as well as simply unbelievable in places.

The story moves back and forth to different locations and time frames with virtually no explanation. I think the author is trying to do a spot of Le Carré’s enigmatic prose but it just doesn’t come off. Don’t think I’ll bother with any other of his books.

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  • Che
  • 01-08-19

Awesome second book. Daniel Weyman is 10/10

At the end of the Moskva (book 1), Major Fox's investigation opened up a story/crimes that both East and west would like to forget, so the PM at Major Fox's father in laws suggestion is sent to bring home a traitor. But no one and nothing is as it seems. Only his friends in Moscow have the power to help save him and his family. However they too have as much too loose and it maybe that the death of an English spy and his Son is a price they might not see as too high. Truly awesome follow up and Daniel Weyman if not the very best Narrator audible has ever had... Is definately up there with the greats, such as Scott Brick and Jeff Harding, don't loose him ever!

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  • S. Murdoch
  • 01-03-19

V good book, exceptional narrator

I limit the number of 5 stars I give but this deserves it. The story line is good, the characters and writing style engaging and of the 100s I’ve listened to,the narrator one of the very best

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  • National Hunter
  • 01-06-20

one of the best books I've read...

...in a good long time. Great characters, espionage and fact based history with a fine plot. Ended a little swiftly but you can't have everything I guess...

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  • The Curator
  • 01-01-20

The filth of international politics

Featuring a thinly veiled portrayal of Lord Mountbatten and others, this isn’t an easy to read spy romp despite shoot outs and spy craft but it still rattled along. The ex-ballerina, ex-sniper modern elder of all talents is rapidly becoming my favourite character!

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  • Michelle
  • 08-23-19

A good listen

Covers the usual ground in this genre so if it's your bag you'll like it. Touches on some lesser known issues following the end of WWII and the realities for the many orphaned children.

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  • Wendy Graham
  • 01-11-19

Fantastic listening

Intense suspenseful and intriguing, all around a great audible experience!! We listened to this on a car journey, wow it made for an exciting trip.

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  • Peter Hungerford
  • 02-18-19

doesn't know when the story is over really

Like so many authors just beginning, they think the essence of excellence lies in a convoluted plot; it doesn't; it lies in the quality of the characters. if you don't warm to a character, you don't care what happens to them, and therefore you won't like a book. I warmed to none of these characters. Antiheroes a very alienating, I think more authors need to come to grips with that reality. it seemed to take Michael Connelly about 15 years to come to realise that the secret is in the story, that is a simple story well told. Using a characters that you don't necessarily warm to; but who are redeemable in your eyes. This author, though close, needs to learn that simple rule.