- Narrated by: Steven Crossley
- Length: 19 hrs and 17 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-25-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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And so develops a thrilling and increasingly frightening adventure - Jason Monk, ex-CIA, who used to run agents into the Soviet Union, is recruited and slips back into Russia, into the desperate Moscow world of poverty, luxury, gangsters and prostitutes and underneath it all, the titanic power struggle to ensure the outcome of the forthcoming elections.
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By mariana on 06-12-13
Watch out for the reader! Before you buy, listen!
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
The reader ruined all my pleasure. Few “voices” and all story is “hacked” in small pieces hard to put together and follow. I don’t even know how to describe the feeling of “non connected phrases” not a story.I think I never felt like this. It totally ruined my book!The story might be OK (it usually is – I’ve listen to 4 other books by F. Forsyth) but I could not listen to it.
What did you like best about this story?
Could not listen to the end.
How could the performance have been better?
Someone else reading it maybe?
Any additional comments?
If you get it read by David Rintoul I'll give it one more chance.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By John on 09-27-11
Enjoyable read with great narration.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as usual several places and names and references to real world events are dropped throughout this book. The book takes place in several different time periods and requires some concentration to piece together the plot lines culminating in a sense of discovery near the end when all the jigsaw pieces finally fit into place as is common in F. Forsyth books. This was my first Forsyth purchase in audio format and I can honestly say it's a book I will most likely listen to again in the future now I know what the finished jigsaw looks like. The narration was good however sometimes the Russians sounded Russian and other times they sounded like London's east end thugs which spoiled the realism slightly still well narrated and an easy listen.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Robert on 08-13-12
Another superb Forsyth book
"Icon" is yet another superb book by the master, Frederick Forsyth.
As another reviewer has pointed out, the narrative weaves through several time periods, but it all gets linked together well at the end. As usual with Forsyth books, he adds in enough detail to give the story a sense of realism.
The narrator, Steven Crossley, does a fine job. The pace of the narration is excellent. However, I do not think he did as good a job giving the characters accents, and it is this which cost the book its fifth star.
Overall, well worth a listen.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful