In 1968, a couple of KGB agents in Germany wanted to defect. Too bad for them that the CIA and the US Army wanted no part of this action. A group of US soldiers decided to facilitate these defections without any official coordination. What could possibly go wrong? More things than you can probably imagine.
How much of this book is true? It appears as if it was lifted out of some classified espionage file, but Dead by Christmas is a fictional account based on real events that happened in Germany. The author's 33-year intelligence career allows him to write with authority on this topic. The names and places have been changed to protect the guilty, so one should not try to determine what is true and what is legend. If you think you know, don't tell. If you don't know, don't ask. Just enjoy the story.
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Back to the Cold War
Just didn't keep my attention
This is hard to review. While the story is interesting and entertaining overall, it took me forever to listen to this book. The story started off very slowly and the narration was just too calming. I could only listen for a little at a time. Each would be good separately, but for me this combination just didn't work.
A tale of Cold War espionage. When two KGB agents want to defect they can't get any help from the U. S. government. When you can't get help from the government what do you do? Figure out a way to do it yourself.
The characters just didn't have any real- well character. They were just there.
Narration - good & bad.
Bob Johnson does a good job with the narration overall. He has a pleasant voice. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Some of his character voices and accents are really good. The non character parts of this story are just spoken too softly, calmly and soothing in this book. In an espionage/thriller you need a little more excitement in the narration. His voice would be great for reading poetry or bedtime stories.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher