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From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever - his own.
For more than 40 years, Frederick Forsyth has been writing extraordinary real-world novels of intrigue, from the groundbreaking The Day of the Jackal to the prescient The Kill List. Whether writing about the murky world of arms dealers, the shadowy Nazi underground movement, or the intricacies of worldwide drug cartels, every plot has been chillingly plausible because every detail has been minutely researched.
But what most people don't know is that some of his greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life.
He was the RAF's youngest pilot at the age of 19, barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, got strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, and landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau (and was accused of helping fund a 1973 coup in Equatorial Guinea). The Stasi arrested him, the Israelis feted him, the IRA threatened him, and a certain attractive Czech secret police agent - well, her actions were a bit more intimate. And that's just for starters.
It is a memoir like no other - and a book of pure delight.
©2015 Frederick Forsyth (P)2015 Penguin Audio
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By Terry on 05-16-16

"Have you been there?" Indeed he has.

As an avid reader of many of Frederick Forsyth's book, listening to (he +upside helps one understand that his renowned research ability is explained by his having "been there". The Outsider is brilliant because although it is a bit of an autobiography it explains his books and is brilliantly read.

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By kevin on 10-13-17

Fantastic read

Amazing story telling. FF has had an incredible life and you can understand why his novels are so 'real'....also, perfect narration.

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