I love Eric Ambler's narrative style and his savvy lefty politics. The narrator didn't quite spoil it - I'm not sorry I downloaded the book - but he t..Show More »ried. S.P. can't do voices and his accents are dreadful; he has no German, French or Italian, all of which he's called upon to read scraps of (often without translations following) so that even though I understand those languages I don't know what was said. He thinks 'volte face' is Italian, for heaven's sake, and pronounces it 'voltay fachay' - I mean.
Enjoyable romp through Fascist Italy with a American who might well be a Russian agent and our hero, a slightly dim Arthur Dent like character. The pl..Show More »ot does stretch the imagination but the action is fast and furious.
The narration was a joy and for that reason I have upgraded the rating to four stars whilst the story only merited three.