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    • Istanbul Passage

    • A Novel
    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 331

    A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul has spent the war as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even American businessman Leon Bauer has been drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs for the Allied war effort. Now, as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of postwar life, he is given one more assignment, a routine job that goes fatally wrong, plunging him into a tangle of intrigue and moral confusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific story!

    • By Edwin Williamson on 06-21-12

    Regular price: $23.58

    • Defectors

    • A Novel
    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    In 1949 Frank Weeks, fair-haired boy of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, 12 years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB-approved project almost certain to be an international best seller, and has asked his brother, Simon, a publisher, to come to Moscow to edit the manuscript. It's a reunion Simon both dreads and longs for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb thriller!

    • By Rosemary on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Leaving Berlin

    • A Novel
    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Corey Brill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 328

    Berlin, 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good spy novel

    • By Stevon on 07-19-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Los Alamos

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Spring 1945. As work on the first atomic bomb nears completion on a remote mesa in New Mexico, Karl Bruner, a Manhattan Project security officer, is found murdered in nearby Santa Fe. Is Bruner the victim of a violent sexual encounter, as the local police believe, or is his death a crime that threatens to jeopardize the secret of the Project itself?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible sound quality

    • By JOSEPH on 12-14-12

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Stardust

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from war-torn Europe to find his brother has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful movie career, and a heroic past choose to kill himself?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Joseph Kanon owns this little corner of history.

    • By Richard Delman on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $28.30

    • Alibi

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It is 1946, and a stunned Europe is beginning its slow recovery from the ravages of World War II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. Nothing has changed in Venice, not the beautiful palazzi, not the violins at Florian's, not the shifting water that makes the city, untouched by bombs, still seem a dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, excellent narrator

    • By C. Kuschel-Toerber on 11-06-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Good German

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    At once a murder mystery, a moving love story, and a riveting portrait of a unique time and place - Berlin, July 1945 - The Good German is a historical thriller of the first rank. The New York Times calls it "thoroughly captivating, a novel that brings to life the ambiguities at the heart of our country's moral legacy."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Real Crime!!

    • By Steven on 10-27-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Leaving Berlin

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Corey Brill, Will Patton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: He will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start, things go fatally wrong.

    Regular price: $15.34

    • The Prodigal Spy

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man's search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a crime story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very Bourne Identity ish

    • By Julia Aryeh on 03-11-05

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Defectors

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Moscow, the Cold War, 1961. Stalin has been dead for eight years. With the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union's international prestige is at an all-time high. Former CIA agent Francis "Frank" Weeks, the most notorious of the defectors to the Soviet Union, is about to publish his memoirs, and what he reveals is reportedly going to send shock waves through the West. Weeks' defection in the early 1950s shook Washington to its core.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Stardust

    • A Novel
    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from wartorn Europe to find that his brother, Daniel, has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful career in the movies, and a heroic past choose to kill himself? Determined to uncover the truth, Ben enters the maze of the studio system and the uneasy world beneath the glossy shine of the movie business.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Stardust

    • By Michael on 10-22-10

    Regular price: $23.93