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    • The Company

    • A Novel of the CIA
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,852
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,818
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,820

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says ( Publishers Weekly).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hang on to your Hat

    • By Cynthia on 01-17-03

    Regular price: $69.97

    • Legends

    • A Novel of Dissimulation
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    It's a deadly dilemma for Martin Odum: both remembering and forgetting his past are dangerous options. A discharged CIA agent turned private detective, Odum is struggling through a labyrinth of memories from past identities, "legends", in CIA parlance. Is he really Martin Odum? Or is he Dante Pippen, IRA explosives specialist? Or Lincoln Dittmann, Civil War expert? Or another, hidden legend?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Reading

    • By Johnnie Walker on 08-20-05

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Amateur

    • A Novel of Revenge
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancee in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue those responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Heller is an amateur with a one-in-a-million chance of success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Robert Littell is no amateur

    • By Pamela on 02-22-04

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Sisters

    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    Robert Littell has created the CIA "legends" Francis and Carroll - dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. But few know what these enigmatic and extremely dangerous operatives do. They plot - and they're plotting the perfect crime. They've located the perfect pawn, the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school - and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, an assassin living secretly in the US, will launch a mission of death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Littell Light

    • By John R. Brown on 11-09-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Young Philby

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Best-selling novelist Robert Littell employs all his considerable skills in telling the story of Kim Philby through the eyes of more than 20 true-life characters. When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most infamous double agent in history. A member of Britain's intelligence service since World War II, he had risen to become their chief officer in Washington, D.C. after the war. The exposure of other members of the group of double agents known as the Cambridge Five led to the revelation that he had been working for Russia for even longer than he had been part of MI6.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe get this one in print

    • By connie on 11-14-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Once and Future Spy

    • A Novel of Obsession
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94

    An elite plan is afoot, a plan so secret and dangerous that its existence is known only to a tiny group of specialists within the innermost core of the CIA. There is virtually no paper trail - but somehow the plan has sprung a leak and the plotters must urgently plug it - or face deadly consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Challenge and it's worth it!

    • By Kay M on 07-22-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Company

    • A Novel of the CIA
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Robert Littell creates a multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic saga of the ClA - "The Company" to insiders. The fictional and historical characters of Robert Littell's novel reveal much of the nearly 50 years of this complex and powerful organization. At the heart is a mole hunt involving the CIA, M16, KGB, and Mossad, a stunningly conceived trip down the rabbit hole to the labyrinthine Alice-in-Wonderland world of espionage, a "world where things have no names".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration good, story complex held my interest

    • By Caryl on 06-23-09

    Regular price: $45.47

    • The Defection of A.J. Lewinter

    • A Novel of Duplicity
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Before The Company, Robert Littell made a name for himself with The Defection of A.J. Lewinter. Hailed as "a perfect little gem" and a "concise, smart, and funny [novel that] turns Cold War spy cliches on their head," A.J. Lewinter tells the story of an insignificant American scientist whose defection to the Soviet Union becomes a terrifying political chess match of deceit and treachery. Not to be missed!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Defection of A.J. Lewinter

    • By Michael Koscielski on 01-17-03

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Vicious Circle

    • A Novel of Complicity
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    An Israeli government minister is assassinated in the home of his mistress. Days later, a Mossad officer leads his final raid, killing a Hamas leader in his bed and barely escaping with his life. The action moves into the near future, when world leaders, united under the leadership of a visionary female president of the United States, broker a major compromise between Israel and the Palestinian authority. Their hope is to snuff out the violent flashpoint that fuels global terrorism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful

    • By Derek on 04-08-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Men We Became

    • My Friendship with John F. Kennedy, Jr.
    • By: Robert T. Littell
    • Narrated by: Robert T. Littell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    From youth to adulthood, Rob Littell spent 20 years alongside John F. Kennedy Jr.—through laughter and sorrow, joy and heartbreak. In this moving and poignant memoir of their touching friendship, Rob Littell himself shares his story with listeners.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A useful piece of history

    • By Allan R Hoffman on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Stalin Epigram

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    The Stalin Epigram is a masterful rendering of the life of Osip Mandelstam, one of Russia's greatest poets of the 20th century. His heroic protest against the Stalin regime---particularly his outspoken criticism of the collectivization that drove millions of Russian peasants to starvation---finally reached its apex in 1934. When he composed a searing indictment of Stalin in a 16-line poem, secretly passed from person to person through recitation, the poet was arrested.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Espionage Artist Smuggling Art into his Oeuvre

    • By Darwin8u on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Una sporca faccenda

    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Riccardo Forte
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    L'ex agente della CIA Lemuel Gunn, dopo aver lasciato l'Afghanistan, sceglie di vivere nel New Mexico, a bordo della sua casa mobile, e di lavorare come investigatore privato. È come se volesse alleggerire il mondo della sua presenza. Finché un giorno piomba nella sua vita una giovane donna, elegante e a piedi nudi, come la contessa scalza: il suo nome è Ornella Neppi, e deve trovare al più presto un certo Emilio Gava, rilasciato dal carcere su cauzione e sparito nel nulla.

    Regular price: $8.41

    • The New Yorker (June 13 & 20, 2005)

    • By: Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Watergate Days" by Seymour Hersh, "Turbulence" by David Sedaris, "In Case of Emergency" by James Surowiecki, "My Women" by Edmund White, "The Great Game Gone" by John Updike, "The Gift and the Curse" by Sasha Frere-Jones, and "Aiming Low" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95