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Here Comes Charlie M

Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
Series: Charlie Muffin, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Disavowed spy Charlie Muffin wages war against his former employers.

Charlie Muffin has come back to England. The ex-spy, a veteran of 25 years’ service to the Crown, was last seen in Berlin, where an attempt on his life by his own organization led to international embarrassment. They had expected Charlie—a disheveled, middle-aged survivor of every double cross in the book—to die easily. Instead, he disappeared.

But after months on the run, dulling his instincts with alcohol and laziness, the strain of life in the shadows finally gets to Charlie. By now the heat back home must have died down, and he shouldn’t have any trouble sneaking across the Channel. Now, he expects, he can finally be safe in England.

Charlie Muffin is dead wrong.

©1978 Innslodge Publications Ltd (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Second Try - shouldn’t have bothered

Thought i’d Give Charlie a second try - sorry to say worse than the first. Totally transparent and predictable. The endless dialogue about his wife’s angst and paranoia is so dragged out that one can only believe that it is there to pad out a very weak storyline. The reviewer who gave him the distinction of a second John Le Carre should be prosecuted under the trade description act - couldn’t even hold a candle. At best could only be described as very run of the mill.
One redeeming fact is that as his wife was shot in this novel readers will be spared the diatribes in later novels.

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More predictable

...than the first book was. Nonetheless it has its moments and is worth listening to.

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  • Stevon
  • 10-12-15

good second book in the series

This is the second book in the Charlie Muffin spy novel series, a fairly short book like the first one. In the initial story in the series, Charlie, who works for British Intelligence, is put in charge of a Russian defection where Charlie's bosses plan on him being the fall guy and being killed in the process. But Charlie is the old pro that no one suspects how good he reall is. He foils the plan and goes on the lam. His crooked, evil now ex-bosses in this book, work to lure Charlie back to England so they can finish the job. Charlie knows what they are trying to do and works extra hard to stay one step ahead with his own ideas on how to turn the tables in his favor.

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  • Michelle
  • 26-06-19

Here Comes Charlie M

The only reason I listened to this boring and lame story, was the brilliant narration of Napoleon Ryan. He is very talented and can make a bland story worth listening to.