The Well-Mannered Assassin

  • by Aline, Countess of Romanones
  • Narrated by Susam O'Malley
  • 15 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New Yorker raved that her bestselling memoir, The Spy Wore Red, "reads like a perfect thriller." Now the real-life model-turend-spy presents a thirlling novel of suspense -- based on the true intrigues of Carlos the Jackal. One of the most infamous names in the history of espionage, Carlos managed to elude his enemies for decades...until his recent arrest made headlines across the world. This exciting ficitonal account reveals the insidious methods -- and brilliant genius -- behind his international maneuvers. It is the story of a man whose smooth, cultured charm hides a secret identity and a shattering plot -- and the one woman who discovers he is actually the notorious Carlos the Jackal.
The inspiration for the Countess of Romanones' novel was her own actual meeting with Carlos the Jackal in 1977, when he delivered documents to her home in Madrid; and her experience as a consultant with a wide variety of world specialists on international terrorism.


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I cannot understand how this has an overall score of 3.7 stars! or why it is priced at $53.87. This is the worst audobook I have ever heard. The story is tedious and slow moving, the "countess" pretentious and the name dropping is ridiculous and the reader is annoying and monotonous. Skip this one folks.
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- Lulit

Absorbing but disappointing

This has all the makings of an excellent yarn, but the prose is flabby and trite. By removing all the superfluous detail as well as the unnecessary adjectives and adverbs, the countess would actually heighten the suspense and enjoyment. The choice of reader was also unfortunate - her voice verges on unpleasant and her range of expression, as someone once said (probably Dorothy Parker) "runs the gamut from A to B."
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- Enid McKitrick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.