• by Ken Follett
  • Narrated by J. Charles
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

EGYPT - where, hidden deep in the desert, a top-secret project to build a nuclear plant that will give the Arabs the bomb nears completion....ISRAEL - where the Mossad's top agent, Nat Dickstein, a master of disguise and deceit, is given an impossible mission: to beat the Arabs in the arms race by finding and stealing 200 tons of uranium without any other nation discovering the theft....RUSSIA - where top KGB officials have decided to tip the atomic balance in Egypt's favor....ENGLAND - where Dickstein makes what could be the fatal mistake of his career by falling under the seductive spell of Suzie Ashford, the dazzling, dark-haired beauty who may be his dearest ally or his deadliest enemy....THE HIGH SEAS - where the Mossad, KGB, Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists play out the final violent, bloody moves in a devastating game where the price of failure is nuclear holocaust.


What the Critics Say

"A superb thriller." (Newsweek)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Spy/Action Thriller

This book has everything a good espionage book needs. All the characters are believable and not over the top like most books these days. The book is narratted the plot is thick with intriguie esponionage and twists. All the action is gripping action. This is the type of listen you won't easily be able to stop when your commute is over

This is a follett classic and a must listen for anyone who enjoys books of this Gendre
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- Scott

Decent to Good Listen

Overall a good listen, not great.

Compared to Follett favorites, Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, Hornet Flight, Code to Zero, Whiteout, and Jackdaws, this one falls short.

Both of the recent Audible additions I have tried, Eye of the Needle, and this one, are good - just not riveting stories.

Previous reviewers were too rough on the reader. He was decent to good. Yes, he butchers a few of the accents, but most readers do. His shortcomings where not annoying to me - as some can be unbearable.

Like Eye of the Needle this one teeters between average and good; 3-4 stars.
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- Daniel "Hopelessly addicted to Audio Books! I started listening as a distraction to the aggravation of driving, now I listen all the time :)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio