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    • Rogue Heroes

    • The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    Britain's Special Air Service - or SAS - was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: Given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war matériel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Those Who Dared, Won!

    • By Matthew on 10-07-16
    • The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 10-04-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 529 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Spy Among Friends

    • Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

    Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War - while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Greatest Spy -- Ever Discovered

    • By Michael Eaton on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Agent Zigzag

    • A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571

    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intrigue and True

    • By Scott on 01-19-08
    • A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 863 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Double Cross

    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 453

    On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, deceived the Nazis into believing that the Allies would attack at Calais and Norway rather than Normandy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A secret history of WWII crossed with Monty Python

    • By None of your damn business on 08-15-12
    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 07-31-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 512 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Operation Mincemeat

    • The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    From the best-selling author of Agent Zigzag, the thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted. One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British solder floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More than Mincemeat

    • By Anniebligh on 11-19-11

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Operation Mincemeat

    • How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 966
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570

    As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the movie

    • By Jack M on 06-23-10
    • How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 966 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • SAS: Rogue Heroes

    • The Authorised Wartime History
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McIntyre narration and great narrator.

    • By Renee on 11-08-16

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Double Cross

    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    D-Day, 6 June 1944 was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence. But at its heart was the “Double Cross System”, a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Macintyre and Tudor Barnes - top combination!

    • By Robyn on 05-31-14

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Agent Zigzag

    • A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Is it a novel? Is it a newspaper article? No, its

    • By Steven on 03-27-11
    • A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 09-12-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting!

    • By Everard (Desert Islander) on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $23.55

    • Agent Zigzag

    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Eddie Chapman: rogue, criminal, confidence trickster, hero to both sides and betrayer of all. At the start of the Second World War, Chapman was recruited by the German Secret Service. He was a highly prized Nazi agent. He was also a secret spy for Britain, alias Agent Zigzag.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

    Regular price: $26.17