Bloodmoney

  • by David Ignatius
  • Narrated by Firdous Bamji
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, David Ignatius penned this riveting suspense tale ripped from today’s headlines. Deep within Pakistan’s borders, a secret CIA team is being systematically dismantled by a cunning enemy. Soon, Sophie Marx, a young, ambitious agent, is on the ground searching for answers. But as she gets closer to the truth, she suffers a devastating betrayal and must risk more than her life to save the world from a terrifying fate.

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Excellent Thriller

I don't write reviews often, all I can say is this is perhaps the best thriller I've listened to in quite some time. It blends the far east, espionage, the recent financial tumult without any of the sound effects or dual performers I've recent been exposed to in other productions. Buy it and enjoy!
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- john

A Walk Into The Shadows

It's a shame that the cover and title of Bloodmoney suggest a run of the mill potboiler when Bloodmoney's pleasures are so much headier: Ignatius gives us a dizzyingly fun but convincing tour of some of the most mysterious subjects in the modern world in modern Pakistan, the CIA and the world of high finance. While it is fictional, Ignatius paints a conspiracy with a startling ring of truth by portraying a dark intersection between these worlds. It helps that he fills Bloodmoney with engaging, believable characters - from the colorful CIA chief to the brusque boss of a CIA shadow organization to the pious Pakistani militant to the slyly witty ISI chief, each character is fully realized enough to evoke a separate world. The ultimate effect is a story that shows the human consequences of labyrinthine, secretive organizations with the heady joy of The Wire.

Firdous Bamji's reading is masterful - he covers plot exposition with a cool/unaffected tone in keeping with the story, and he acts the dialogue to perfection, giving real life to each character. "His" CIA and ISI chiefs are some of the most well acted performances in my recent listens.
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- Eric

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books