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Eye of the Needle

Narrated by: Samuel West
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)
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Summary

A special edition of Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan’s 70th anniversary. 

It is 1944 and weeks before D-day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phony armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out...and then The Needle - Hitler’s prize undercover agent, a cold and professional killer - does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett's breakthrough international best seller, is a heart-racing, exciting tale about the fate of the war resting in the hands of a master spy, his opponent and a brave woman.

©2018 Ken Follett (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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A real page turner.

This is an exciting , fast paced book. Beautifully written, and the narration by Sam West is brilliant. I think the characters are well drawn, and Sam Wests voices and accents are top notch. I'm keen to listen to more of Ken Follets books.

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Ripping yarn

Excellent story raced along. Couldn't put it down . Narration very good. Will listen again in a few months.

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Cracking

I’m loving Ken Follett books and this has been best so far. And the bloke telling the story is crackingly good too.

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A gripping story

I love Ken Follett’s books and this was no exception.
It took a while to get going, but once into it, I could not stop listening.
My only criticism is that some on the location descriptions were too long.
Recommended for anyone who likes a spy thriller.

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Better than the film

Enjoyed the film but liked the audiobook better
Simon west’s narration was superb
My kind of war story

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They don’t make them like this anymore

This is an excellent and engaging thriller. The quality of the description is first class without being over-indulgent or unnecessary. The story rattled along. Samuel West is an excellent narrator.

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Great delivery of a poor story

The performance is excellent and Ken Follett writes beautifully as always. Sadly, at multiple points in the book the plot is just ridiculous. Time and again the spy catchers allow their quarry to slip through their fingers in the most incompetent way. It is a shame, because better plot planning could have avoided the recurrent shattering of the illusion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-19

My kind of book, I listen to this book in 1 day

I could not put this book down, I listen the whole book in one day