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by | Read by Joe Barrett

Mystery & Suspense • 17 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1979

Trevanian's seventies-era storytelling loses nothing in this audio treatment. In a story reminiscent of Ian Fleming, we are treated to exotic locales and a spy-versus-spy plot. Reader Joe Barrett embodies the author's voice ably, whether he's enigmatic assassin Nicholai Hel, narcissistic agency head Mr. Diamond, or a laughable Basque sidekick. The story includes a mountain-climbing manhunt, but overall this is a different breed of spy story--one with a philosophical and political agenda--but no less entertaining a listen. The recording quality is crisp but would benefit from the addition of subtle sound effects to bolster the atmosphere. D.J.B. 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]



Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2005

CS ISBN $89.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN $108.00 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $31.47

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