The Volunteer

The Incredible True Story of an Israeli Spy on the Trail of International Terrorists
Narrated by: Walter Dixon
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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In 1982, a 20-something named Michael Ross left home to backpack across Europe. Little did he know that his vacation would set in motion a chain of events that would hurl him into a career where the bosses are seasoned spies, and the work is tracking the world’s most dangerous terrorists. The Volunteer is a fast-paced memoir that provides insight into our world, both pre- and post-9/11, told by a man on the front lines in the war against terror.

©2007, 2011 Michael Ross (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[It’s] James Bond in a T-shirt and slippers...a page-turner, filled with well-observed, convincing detail." (George Jonas, bestselling author of Vengeance [the book that inspired the film Munich])

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Enjoyed this Espionage from another country!!

If you could sum up The Volunteer in three words, what would they be?

I enjoyed hearing the Espionage story of a Mossad Agent. Usually I only hear about Espionage story from U.S. CIA agents. This book brought me into this world and I enjoyed it!!

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Wonderful|!

The well-written, continually interesting story of an Anglican who, much to his surprise following a vacation after serving in the Canadian military, found himself with an Israeli wife and ultimate career as a Mossad agent. Ignore the nonsensical, slanted, propagandistic Publishers Weekly review associated with the book's listing.

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Terrific story and wonderful narrator

Joyed this so much more than I thought I would. But it on the Lord and could not stop listening. It was a wonderful and fascinating story ---very much worth a listen.

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Inside the Life of a Spy

If you could sum up The Volunteer in three words, what would they be?

Exciting real espionage

What other book might you compare The Volunteer to and why?

A novel by Alan Furst-- but this is a memoir.

What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

The narrator is intelligent-- he understands what he is reading, which is not always the case.

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Libro muy interesante y cautivante

El relato es súper entretenido, no deja de impresionar a medida que vas avanzando. Muy buenas historias.