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    Uncommon Danger | Eric Ambler

    Uncommon Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Eric Ambler
    • Narrated By Simon Poland
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Kenton's career as a journalist depends on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics and his quick judgement. Where his judgement sometimes fails him, however, is in his personal life. When he travels to Nuremberg to investigate a story about a top-level meeting of Nazi officials, he inadvertently finds himself on a train bound for Austria after a bad night of gambling. Stranded with no money, Kenton jumps at the chance to earn a fee helping a refugee smuggle securities across the border.

    Great story, not so great reading

    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 »

    Reviewed on 30 July 2010 by Joanna Sheldon ()
  • 2
    Cause for Alarm | Eric Ambler

    Cause for Alarm

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Eric Ambler
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Nicky Marlow needs a job. He's engaged to be married and the employment market in Britain in 1937 is pretty slim. So when his fiancée points out the position with an English armaments manufacturer in Italy, he jumps at the chance. Soon after he arrives, however, he learns the sinister truth about his predecessor's departure and finds himself courted by two agents with dangerously different agendas.

    A dated thriller

    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 »

    Reviewed on 29 March 2011 by Laurence (PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom)