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Deep Undercover Audiobook

Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America

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Publisher's Summary

One decision can end everything...or lead to unlikely redemption.

Millions watched the CBS 60 Minutes special on Jack Barsky in 2015. Now, in this fascinating memoir, the Soviet KGB agent tells his story of gut-wrenching choices, appalling betrayals, his turbulent inner world, and the secret life he lived for years without getting caught.

On October 8, 1978, a Canadian national by the name of William Dyson stepped off a plane at O'Hare International Airport and proceeded toward customs and immigration.

Two days later, William Dyson ceased to exist.

The identity was a KGB forgery, used to get one of their own - a young, ambitious East German agent - into the United States.

The plan succeeded, and the spy's new identity was born: Jack Barsky. He would work undercover for the next decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years - until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed.

Deep Undercover reveals the secret life of this man without a country and tells the story no one ever expected him to tell.

©2017 Jack Barsky (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • KathrynVB
    Chicago, IL USA
    28/04/17
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    "Very interesting story, well read."

    Fascinating story of a life lived in parallel time to my own, but completely different. Raised in East Germany after the War, this brilliant young boy finds a pathway to success in a most unusual way: by agreeing to be a spy. Lots of twists and turns. And a surprising ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chad J Cargill
    30/03/17
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    "Amazing"

    Loved it. The ending is so good. Definitely listen at 1.5x or 2x speed. Reader is way too slow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • clay williams
    11/05/17
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    "Outstanding"

    Loved this true story. I couldn't stop listening. I definitely recommend you give this book a chance

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff
    22/04/17
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    "Loved it!"

    A very fascinating inspiring story and well done audio book. Couldn't stop listening. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Turbo1466
    09/02/18
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    "Great real life story!"

    Great spy book with an even bigger surprise at the end. Amazing and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaman
    25/01/18
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    "Interesting story of an unusual man."

    This book is worth checking out! Fair warning, it gets a little preachy towards the end, but this man led a very interesting life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    12/01/18
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    "not much of a spy story
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    probably a fair and accurate story about how a young man was led to becoming a spy for the KGB, but I continually found myself wanting the story to get interesting. there was never any real tension in the book nor did one learn much about spy craft other than the tedium involved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    04/01/18
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    "good book"

    The best book I ever read. a great read. well written. 'Left me wanting more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jean Le Lupi
    New York City
    29/12/17
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    "This is not an spy story"
    Would you try another book from Jack Barsky and Cindy Coloma and/or Stephen Bowlby?

    No, they are naive and non sensical


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jack Barsky and Cindy Coloma again?

    No


    Did Stephen Bowlby do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    no


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Narrator voice is smooth and puts you to sleep


    Any additional comments?

    This is a story of an East German man that came to US several times under several fake passports manufactured by KGB. However one of his biggest challenges here was to get a library card.?!?!?! You go through 70% of the book and not one US secret was stolen, not one american recruited. Bad fiction, very naive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Garret
    Temecula Ca.
    02/10/17
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    "Great book, great narrator"

    The book was a great listen. Progressed very well and was detailed but flowed very smoothly. The narrator was Excellent. Did a great job with dialogue throughout the book, excellent work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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