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The Spy's Daughter

Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: Philip Mangan, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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"Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal." (Charles Cumming)

Summary

The stunning third novel from multiaward-nominated author Adam Brookes is paranoid, tense and spy fiction at its very finest.

In many ways Pearl Tao was a typical American child. She spent summer days at the pool, played softball and lingered at suburban barbecues in her home city of Washington, DC. Yet she is also an academic prodigy, with a university place sponsored by a secretive advanced technology corporation.

Only now, aged 19, has she begun to understand the terrifying truth of what her role is to be. What her parents intend her to become. Pearl's only hope of escape lies with two British spies: one, Trish Patterson, sidelined in disgrace; the other, former journalist Philip Mangan, gone rogue and following a trail of corruption. Helping Pearl might be the most important and dangerous thing either will ever do.

©2017 Adam Brookes (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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Superb Brookes

It's always fantastic to be reunited with Mangan, troubled as he is. He is handled with care by Brookes again on this adventure as he travels the globe with Patterson over seeing him and handling him carefully.

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Strange voices

It's difficult to understand why a male narrator was used for a book which has many more female characters than male. Strange Chinese accents & 'soft' voices were somewhat off putting. Some good action & espionage twists.

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Read, don't listen

The Spy's Daughter is the last of a trilogy (stand alone books but best read in order - Night Herron then Spy Games).
The narration of the Spy's Daughter if a farce.
See my Review of Night Herron for an oversight of all three.

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Best book of the three so far.

Really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next. Now that I know the characters well from the previous two books I found that I could concentrate more on the story. Each time I finished a chapter I immediately wanted to listen to the next. The story was gripping throughout and I didn't want it to end.

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  • Laney
  • Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
  • 06-02-18

Le Carre's True Heir?

There've been many claimants to be the true heir to John le Carre...and Adam Brookes is up there with any of them. His protagonist isn't James Bond but a flawed, rounded character being manipulated by higher authorities, with dubious values and moral compasses. Right doesn't always win out. Colin Mace's narration brings life to a range of characters, male and female, of different nationalities and ages. All in all, worthy of five stars.

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  • K R D
  • 07-12-17

An excellent third installment ....

This was an excellent third book in a truly gripping series of spy novels. I found it hard to stop listening whenever I started. Cannot wait for the next one...

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