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Summary

When Aline Griffith was born in Pearl River, New York, in 1923, one might have guessed from her exceptional beauty that a career as an actress or model might be in her future. Few would have imagined that twenty-one years later, she would find herself in Spain as a deep-cover OSS agent, infiltrating the highest levels of Spanish society, or that five years later still, she would marry a Spanish grandee and become one of the most watched, most admired, most fascinating women of international society. This is the story of Aline, Countess of Romanones, a story of courage, beauty and success that is far more exciting than any fictionalized thriller.
©1987 by Aline, Countess of Romanones (P)1995 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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" Her narrative reflects sensitively and accurately the clandestine intrigue and strategic maneuvers that marked the struggle between the secret services..." (William Casey, Former CIA Director)

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  • KJW
  • 14-01-17

entertaining

a lot of characters to keep track of, but intriguing life she led. I would recommend.

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  • Karolynne Y.
  • 29-12-14

A must read!!

Where has this book been all my life!?
it ended much too soon!! What a great story!

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  • A User
  • 27-12-14

Reallife WWII thriller.

Why shouldn't I want to fight for my country? Aline asked that question to her blind date one night. Turned out he was John Derby, a director of OSS and so Aline was offered a chance to become an OSS agent.

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  • Phyllis Staff
  • 26-08-13

The Narration of this Book Was So Poor I Quit

What would have made The Spy Wore Red better?

The narration was flat and uninspired, so poor, in fact, that I was unable to finish listening to the book.

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  • Beryl
  • 21-03-13

Exciting

What did you love best about The Spy Wore Red?

A real life war time mystery adventure

What did you like best about this story?

It was never dull and kept you guessing.

Which character – as performed by Grace Conlin – was your favorite?

Aline the young spy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it came close

Any additional comments?

Wonderful characters. The book is just excellently written

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  • Staci L Leach
  • 27-07-15

Great book

I was recommended this book by a friend, I couldn't put it down! Very interesting story!

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