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The Honest Spy Audiobook

The Honest Spy

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Publisher's Summary

During one of history's darkest chapters, one man is determined to make a difference.

In the tradition of Schindler's List comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a widowed civil servant in Adolf Hitler's foreign ministry. Recognizing that millions of lives are at stake, Kolbe uses his position to pass information to the Americans - risking himself and the people he holds most dear - and embarks on a dangerous double life as the Allies' most important spy.

Summoned from his South African post to return to Nazi Germany, Kolbe leaves behind his beloved fourteen-year-old daughter, a decision made for her safety that nonetheless torments him. And as he lives under the constant threat of arrest, he wrestles with the guilt of putting Marlene Wiese, a married nurse and the love of his life, in danger as they collaborate on Kolbe's clandestine work.

But no matter the personal cost, Kolbe will not be deterred. In scenes that pulse with suspense, he emerges as a towering figure who risked everything to save innocent lives - and Germany from itself.

©2015 Andreas Kollender (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Steve Anderson

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    Nike Devon 23/11/2017
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    "Very interesting story"

    Makes a change from the usual le Care. But intriguing construct of how an insider diplomat could have helped the war effort. Quite exciting throughout. Thanks.

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  • Michael Maxwell
    TENINO, WA, US
    08/11/17
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    "Wow, what a read.
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    My goodness. I have not been this captivated by a story in a very long time. More... More... Give me more .

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/11/17
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    "Great read"

    Liked story very much. A little slow to start but once you got into it and you hated to stop. I strongly recommend this book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lawrence M Hufty
    Montverde, FL
    24/11/17
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    "incredible story"

    what an incredible book and story, especially when you consider that it is true. well written and translated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Keith Zingler
    13/11/17
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    "Good historical fiction read"

    An interesting almost biographical book about a allied German Spiegel during WWII. Narration was great, the story was a little too condensed and could have been expanded.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill
    arlington, va, usa
    30/11/17
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    "Dull first book I did not listen until end"

    Maybe the translation is the problem but whatever it is you just don't care about his honest spy who leaves his daughter to return to Nazi Germany and work for the Reich. Eventually he steals confidential papers and provides to Allies but at that point the whole narrative was snooze fest. Returning this one

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