The Afghan

  • by Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by Robert Powell
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A chilling story of modern terrorism from the grandmaster of international intrigue.The Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War, The Odessa File: the books of Frederick Forsyth have helped define the international thriller as we know it today. Combining meticulous research with crisp narratives and plots as current as the headlines, Forsyth shows us the world as it is in a way that few have ever been able to equal.And the world as it is today is a very scary place.When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they instantly galvanize, but to do what? They know nothing about it: the what, where, or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Or is it?The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a 25-year-old veteran of war zones around the world; a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before, pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs, and pass off Martin as the trusted Khan.It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world into which he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there.Filled with remarkable detail and compulsive drama, The Afghan is further proof that Forsyth is truly master of suspense.


What the Critics Say

"A cut above...other post-9/11 spy thrillers." (Publishers Weekly)
"When it comes to espionage, international intrigue, and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master." (The Washington Post)


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Customer Reviews

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Slow Part 1 - Great Part 2

Part 1 is slow. You can start at Part 2 and it will stand on it's own as a great story.
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- BobInWA

Reader's Voice Complements Tension

The reader (Robert Powell) is perfect. The tension builds and the plot is interesting. Very entertaining, I thought. In the last quarter, the plot wobbles but it works overall.
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- JohninMaine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2006
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio