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The Fourth Protocol Audiobook

The Fourth Protocol

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Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation. MI5 investigator John Preston, working against the most urgent of deadlines, leads an operation to prevent the act of murderous destruction aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution...

©1984 Frederick Forsyth (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    C Liverpool, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    C Liverpool, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "Espionage in the Cold War era"

    Although written over 25 years ago, Forsyth captures the atmpsphere of mistrust that pervaded the security services following the expulsion of Philby and Co. John Preston's dogged attention to detail is at its best when he uncovers the truth about the spy who has operated undiscovered in the South African foreign service for many tears.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kirstine 20/11/2011
    Kirstine 20/11/2011
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    "Meticulous details enhance an engrossing story"

    This is Frederick Forsyth at the peak of his story-telling abilities. A complex story of intrigue in the Cold War period. Multi-stranded story-lines intricately woven together into a thriller made all the more believable by the author's painstaking attention to detail which he somehow makes interesting. David Rintoul narrates the book superbly well and manages all the Russian names trip off his tongue like a native. A great listen.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Eddie 19/01/2014
    Eddie 19/01/2014
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    "Captivating"
    What did you like most about The Fourth Protocol?

    Frederick Forsyth is fast becoming my favourite author and it is great to have David Rintoul narrating. It all makes for a great novel that I could not stop listening to until it was finished.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Pleased customer 08/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story, well narrated."

    Great Story, well narrated, different from the film but not in a bad way. Well worth a download

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bundoodragon 10/10/2016
    Bundoodragon 10/10/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant!"

    A fascinating story, great writing and expertly narrated. I could not stop listening, highly recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Cumbernauld, United Kingdom 02/12/2010
    Colin Cumbernauld, United Kingdom 02/12/2010
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    "Classic Forsyth"

    This is Forsyth at his best.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    European Reader 14/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Best thriller I've listened to"

    Amazing novel - although 3yrs old it was an excellent listen. If you want a thriller to listen - Freddie Forsyth is simply the master.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 12/01/2011
    Paul 12/01/2011 Member Since 2005
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    "Fabulous"

    Having only ever seen the film with Pierce Brosnan and being new to Forsythe's books, I wasn't sure what to expect. But I was delighted. It is part Bond and part Le Carre. I am a huge fan of Tom Clancy and I have to wonder if this book wasn't his inspiration for Sum Of All Fears.
    Thoroughly enjoyable, well narrated, a great listen.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Scopesie 20/01/2017
    Scopesie 20/01/2017
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    "Just Brilliant"
    Any additional comments?

    I've seen films of Forsyth's work in the past, and many years ago read a couple of his books. So I'm really not sure why I'd not tried a Forsyth audiobook until now... Anyway, now I've tried one there's no going back! This is simply outstanding. A gripping story with plenty of detail and complexity, and absolutely masterful narration. David Rintoul gets it just right with the pace, clarity and accents required to allow the listener to be transfixed from the very beginning. I've had a number of Audible downloads now - this is the best!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookaholic 29/10/2016
    Bookaholic 29/10/2016
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    "David Rintoul I could listen to him reading the phone book!"

    I loved Freddy Forsyth's memoir 'The Outsider' which is what inspired me to read his book. Spy books would not normally be my choice. But it was good - made all the more interesting by David Rintoul

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Thomas Burch
    27/02/11
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    "As usual, Forsyth is Fantastic"

    Forsyth builds his story piece by piece gradually getting more and more interesting as the reader continues to become enthralled with the characters and the plot. The reader gradually discover what the diabolical plan is and then after you figure it out, you have no idea how they are going to stop it. Then, when you think you have it all sorted out, he throws you a little twist at the very end, which compliments his characters and leaves you with a clever smile on your face. I loved it, but I love almost all he does. Good stuff.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    Auckland, New Zealand
    28/09/16
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    "Realism!"

    Super impressed by the real world style of Forsyth! No lone ranger heroics in this book... Its like it might really have happened.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Sydney, Australia
    25/07/12
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    "This is good reading"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fourth Protocol the most enjoyable?

    The devil is in the detail and Forsyth delivers with just the right amount of knowledge and fiction. A fun read, or listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the heads of departments either Russian or British are done so well.


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

    It's many hours, but if I was on a long haul flight and could not sleep, this is the book to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to the ODESSA File and this one is even better. Can't wait to listen to The Day of The Jackal. David Rintoul is excellent in his performance and did the Scottish accents well.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Woodhaven, NY, USA
    21/06/15
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    "Forsyth is the best!!!"

    Started off slow but you are rewarded bountifully. The plot is masterfully crafted like none other can weave it. Looking forward to more books from Forsyth

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J.
    Moorhead, MN, United States
    30/06/14
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    "Cold War Thriller"

    Rogue elements in the Politburo seek to destabilize Great Britain and let the Americans take the blame. Forsyth is in top form here making the far-fetched come off as perfectly plausible. A great read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph Gaffney
    Matawan, New Jersey United States
    05/03/13
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    "Won't put you yo sleep."
    What made the experience of listening to The Fourth Protocol the most enjoyable?

    This is an intelligent story about intelligence. A classic.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot moved along nicely with no fluff to fill the pages.


    Have you listened to any of David Rintoul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    David Rintoui has a great voice and uses it well. This is the first book I heard him read but it won't be the last.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Calum
    Dundee, United Kingdom
    07/02/11
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    "Good story, too much detail in some areas"

    Good story, but with a very slow start which goes into far too much detail about the political system in the UK, the flow of the story was lost as a result. There were a couple of times I nearly stopped listening. That said I'm glad I did not and listed to the end, it was enjoyable.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Miles
    Fort Collins, CO, United States
    02/03/17
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    "Stay with the build up!!"

    This one takes a long time to get started and has some long foundation, once it gets going. Hold on!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    San Francisco, CA, United States
    27/09/12
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    "Overall Very Good"

    I like Forsyth very much and found this to be very good. I preferred the Jackal and Odessa File more, but I was not disappointed

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • D. Babbitt
    MI
    28/03/17
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    "Athens"

    Forsyth is a masterful story teller, and this was as always superb. The narration was perfect as well. If you enjoy intrigue, this will hold your interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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