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  • Double Cross

  • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

D-Day, 6 June 1944 was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence. But at its heart was the “Double Cross System”, a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, narration is little off for me.

  • By outlandish on 10-10-15

great

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-16

great book. a little confusing with all the individual story's but other wise great. a good listener

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  • A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Retold with Gripping Narrative

  • By Pippa Lamb on 14-10-14

great

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-16

not the normal Ben macintyer but still worth a listen. the story jumps back and forth following people through history. the detail as always is incredible