The life-and-death hunt for a notorious Nazi criminal unfolds against a background of international arms deals. As the story leads to its final dramatic confrontation on a bleak winter's hill-top, the question every reader asked at the end of The Day of the Jackal will inevitably be asked again: Can this be fiction?
©2011 Frederick Forsyth (P)2011 Random House Audio Go
"Forsyth at his best"
"The Odessa File" is Frederick Forsyth at his best. It tells the tale of a journalist who - for personal reasons that are revealed at the end of the book - hunts down a former concentration camp commandant.
The book is filled with the incredible detail and planning that are the hallmark of Forsyth's books, and he creates believable and interesting characters. The audiobook version of the story adds to this through David Rintoul's truly flawless narration. He perfectly matches the mood of the text, and does a good job giving each character a 'voice.' His narration of Roschmann's rant at the end of the book is brilliant.
This book thoroughly deserves five stars, and is highly recommended. Once you've finished this one, you should try "The Day of the Jackal," another superb Forsyth book which is also narrated by Rintoul.
"Classic, brilliantly narrated."
Although I'm a fan of the author (can you add more please Mr Audible), I do not give my stars easilily. However all five are well deserved. David Rintoul also does a brilliant performance and his pronoucation is good for both English and German. I recommend you buy it!
This has been on my top ten films since I was a young lad, I had never read the book. This audio book didnt dissapoint, it was an exciting read.
Classic tale of an underground organisation of former SS officers in Germany and other parts of the world protecting each others identities in 1960s Germany. From their now respectable positions of power they continue to hate and plot against Jews until their secrets are stumbled across by a German reporter. I've seen the film in the past and was apprehensive about reading the book in case it was identical. However, the book is different from the film in many ways. A great, gripping story that is well written and narrated. It perhaps loses a bit of pace in the last hour but it's still highly recommended by those interested in this genre.
Took me a while to get past the narrator, who I initially found a bit annoying, but got into it in the end. Cracking yarn
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