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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Nightfall Berlin by Jack Grimwood, read by Daniel Weyman. 

In 1986, news that East-West nuclear-arms negotiations are taking place lead many to believe the Cold War may finally be thawing.

For British intelligence officer Major Tom Fox, however, it is business as usual.

Ordered to arrange the smooth repatriation of a defector, Fox is smuggled into East Berlin. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to this than an old man wishing to return home to die - a fact cruelly confirmed when Fox's mission is fatally compromised.

Trapped in East Berlin, hunted by an army of Stasi agents and wanted for murder by those on both sides of the Wall, Fox must somehow elude capture and get out alive.

But to do so he must discover who sabotaged his mission and why....

©2018 Jack Grimwood (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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love this book

It's a thriller - in places it requires a firm suspension of disbelief. Nevertheless it's detailed, compelling and with great characters.

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too complex

very difficult to follows the many sub plots. Also too much detail about incidental characters. The final scenes are totally unbelievable

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  • 07-03-19

Was this written for children?




Oh my goodness. I listened, squirming, to five chapters before giving up on the hope that things would improve. It is utter puerile bilge. Don't waste a credit.

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Still trying to unravel the story

First Jack Grimwood book for me and got it because Daniel Weyman is such a good narrator. He did his best with material that isn’t up to his usual standard. It may be one of those stories that is better on the page than read aloud. I found it hard to follow and slightly tedious, as well as simply unbelievable in places.

The story moves back and forth to different locations and time frames with virtually no explanation. I think the author is trying to do a spot of Le Carré’s enigmatic prose but it just doesn’t come off. Don’t think I’ll bother with any other of his books.

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Awesome second book. Daniel Weyman is 10/10

At the end of the Moskva (book 1), Major Fox's investigation opened up a story/crimes that both East and west would like to forget, so the PM at Major Fox's father in laws suggestion is sent to bring home a traitor. But no one and nothing is as it seems. Only his friends in Moscow have the power to help save him and his family. However they too have as much too loose and it maybe that the death of an English spy and his Son is a price they might not see as too high. Truly awesome follow up and Daniel Weyman if not the very best Narrator audible has ever had... Is definately up there with the greats, such as Scott Brick and Jeff Harding, don't loose him ever!

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V good book, exceptional narrator

I limit the number of 5 stars I give but this deserves it. The story line is good, the characters and writing style engaging and of the 100s I’ve listened to,the narrator one of the very best

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I hope there are more books by this author

I really enjoyed this book, I thought the idea was an original twist on the usual spy stories

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brilliant

great read from start to finish, lets hope Tom Fox returns for a third outing.

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one of the best books I've read...

...in a good long time. Great characters, espionage and fact based history with a fine plot. Ended a little swiftly but you can't have everything I guess...

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The filth of international politics

Featuring a thinly veiled portrayal of Lord Mountbatten and others, this isn’t an easy to read spy romp despite shoot outs and spy craft but it still rattled along. The ex-ballerina, ex-sniper modern elder of all talents is rapidly becoming my favourite character!