This book should be required reading for all history students and anyone interested in today's politics. This book gives background to the Cold War like never before. The performance only gets 4 stars because the reader needs to learn how to pronounce words correctly. Otherwise well done.
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The best book club book in over two years! There's nothing better than gaining an amazing education while being thoroughly entertained! I have such a better understanding of the Cold War after reading this book. Highly recommend it!
I have the utmost respect for the people in this true story, and their lives are very interesting. I could not shake the feeling, however, that the story is being told in a rather slow fashion, and it was a bit difficult to keep listening at times. I found myself wanting to know what happens to the people, but the story needed a bit more speed or action to keep my interest.
What did you love best about Spies in the Family?
I loved this well written, well researched, non-fiction story that seemed to flow easily and kept my interest at every turn, while being told from an intelligent point of view of the person that also happens to be the daughter of one of the main characters/covert spies in the story.
What did you like best about this story?
It opened up my eyes to the life of a spy and the world of espionage while illustrating the dangers of those that have sacrificed so much, including their life, for freedom and the good of our nation by their acts of bravery.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I had pure disappointment for those that betrayed our government/country by the selling of intelligence information and also those that put so many undercover agents in danger or blew their cover.
Any additional comments?
Buy the book, you wont regret it! It is the best book I have read in a very long time.