An edge-of-your-seat original prequel based on Showtime's hit series Homeland
Beirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison barely escapes an ambush while attempting a clandestine meeting with a new contact, code-name Nightingale. Suspicious that security has been compromised, she challenges the station chief in a heated confrontation that gets her booted back to Langley.
Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns - a skill enhanced by her bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career - Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. She risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her.
Filled with the suspense and plot twists that have made Homeland a must-watch series, this riveting tale reveals the compelling untold back stories of the series' main characters and takes fans deeper into the life and mind of one brilliant female spy.
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A different narrator would have enhanced the listening experience greatly.
The narrator ruined this book.
I have never written a review before and rely on other's reviews for the books I choose so I thought it only fair to offer up my opinion finally. This is perhaps the worst read audio book I have ever listened to - and I listen to perhaps 1 per week and have been doing so for a number of years. The narrator can make or break a book. I guess the story is pretty good, as far as that goes - and I'm a huge fan of "Homeland" so thought it would be interesting to get some of the back story before the next season starts. However, the narrator, weirdly had a Boston accent, mispronounced so many words, I lost track, voices for male characters were a joke, she virtually destroyed any enjoyment I could possibly have gotten from this book. I stuck with it until the end, but it was a brutal listen. I will never again buy an audio book that has not been reviewed nor will I buy one without listening to the sample read. I caution others to do the same.
Great Book, Terrible Audio Performance
The narrator simply failed on most all the male voices. It deeply brought me out of the book too often. Unfortunately, I decided to skip the audiobook and read it myself after 3 unbearable chapters.
- S. Parikh