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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Ignatius Narrator: Firdous Bamji Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781461803744
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A prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, David Ignatius penned this riveting suspense tale ripped from today's headlines. Deep within Pakistan's borders, a secret CIA team is being systematically dismantled by a cunning enemy. Soon, Sophie Marx, a young, ambitious agent, is on the ground searching for answers. But as she gets closer to the truth, she suffers a devastating betrayal and must risk more than her life to save the world from a terrifying fate. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/9/2014

    " I thought it would be just your average rn-of-the-mill spy novel but it had a few twists that I actually haven't seen before. While the terrorist does get what he deserves at the end, Ignatius gives this guy a little more depth than what I've seen before in the usual villain (ie: his thoughts & feelings as he sees Sophie comfort the wife of the bodyguard; his feelings about when war should really end if he has shed enough bloodshed in the name of vengeance). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn | 1/26/2014

    " This was a good, exciting read. I was compelled throughout the novel. However, I felt like everything didn't fit together well and didn't have much depth. Besides that, I enjoyed this look into the intelligence world and gave me some perspective on the challenges our country faces today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mario | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting enough, especially in relation to current events, but I could have used a little more action. At times was a bit slow. Read "The Increment" instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 1/15/2014

    " It's always sad for me when I end up not liking a book. This book was just okay. It had a complex plot that was written for anyone to understand. But it read dry and the character's voice was bland. There was no distinction from one character or another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Dee | 1/11/2014

    " I have now read the entire series. Good writing, interesting characters and ripped from the headlines stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/10/2014

    " Good thriller, workman-like writing, seems as though it could be true, given current events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samra | 1/3/2014

    " V good book. Enjoyed it thoroughly. A glimpse into the world of espionage, global politics and the sinister ops of secret service agencies. V well written! I highly recommend a read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/31/2013

    " Well-told gripping thriller, like others I've read by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenda | 12/18/2013

    " Great book. This man knows what he's writing about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 12/6/2013

    " A very fun read, but not as great as the Increment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 12/5/2013

    " A good read. Interesting plot. The author knows his subject matter and the idea of the CIA using insider information to make trades that fund covert activites is smart (and maybe even true). Mr. Ignatius is not a great writer but I was more interested in enterainment than art so it worked for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben Rand | 11/28/2013

    " I really like David Ignatius. Good author, complex plots. I waffled on whether or not to give this 4 stars, but in the end I wasn't quite satisfied with the heroine, or the ending. Still, a decent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cek994 | 11/25/2013

    " decent pageturner with an unsatisfying ending "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joejam | 9/11/2013

    " Didn't really like it, did I? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 7/26/2013

    " Well written espionage novel with a world balance approach. 8 of 10 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 11/22/2012

    " An easy summer read. A more or less plausible thriller with vivid scenes in London and Pakistan. I think I would have liked it better if it had a political point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 9/20/2012

    " Good timely espionage novel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 9/1/2012

    " Not quite as compelling as Agents of Innocence, and a bit more romantic, this takes us into the financial chicanery of international espionage. A good read, not great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 7/15/2012

    " well written but not to my taste--much too much espionage, shoot em up action, double crossing and so on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bo Trapnell | 6/29/2012

    " Liked the espionage and plot employing Pakistan but the finale was mess and end was unsatisfying "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 9/27/2011

    " I am not usually an espionage reader but I liked this one. There were times when I wondered if fact was sneaking in and I would like the author to write what he knows to be true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 9/26/2011

    " This book was ok. It was about a rogue CIA operation and took place in London and Pakistan primarily. A few of the characters were likeable but several of the characters were rather unpleasant. In short, it was a fun easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Powerock | 6/26/2011

    " I was ready for a fast paced espionage escape. So, these CIA operatives took me to Pakistan where the author could weave in some current issues. The convoluted story did strain my brain -- esp. at the end. Not too sure I comprehended all the nuances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 6/25/2011

    " Put this one down. Disappointing after good buzz. Flat characters, formulaic and unsurprising plot lines (although to be fair, maybe the surprises kick in past the point I stopped reading this book). Lots of good thrillers out there--Before I Go To Sleep--I would pass on this one.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 6/20/2011

    " It's always sad for me when I end up not liking a book. This book was just okay. It had a complex plot that was written for anyone to understand. But it read dry and the character's voice was bland. There was no distinction from one character or another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mickey Hoffman | 6/13/2011

    " If you're intrigued by the interplay between the CIA and Pakistani intelligence
    you'll love this book. You'll wonder exactly how much Ignatius has invented
    and how much he's put in from real life knowledge from years of covering
    the region as a journalist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 6/13/2011

    " This is an espionage novel with a pretty good story even
    though no one seems to tell the truth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 6/11/2011

    " Interesting spy novel involving CIA action in Pakistan. Doesn't seem very realistic, but what do I know about the CIA? It makes for a good beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chet | 6/7/2011

    " This is a great, can't put it down, thriller. Ignatius brings his considerable knowledge of Pakistan and the CIA to tell a story that makes Le Carre look like a starry-eyed optimist. Reading this book made me realize how badly f$&@ed we are in our war in that part of the world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raimo | 6/3/2011

    " This page-turner benefits from being timely as well, given that Pakistan is much in the news lately. This novel isn't as good, in my view, as it's predecessor (The Increment) but Ingnatius certainly has a gift for taking world events and weaving thrillers around them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/2/2011

    " Adds greatly to understanding tribal culture in Pakistan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allen | 5/30/2011

    " Deft, global, funny, up tempo, and brand spanking new. So new! Also, not so funny. "

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About the Author
Author David Ignatius

David Ignatius, bestselling author of Body of Lies and The Increment and prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

Firdous Bamji has appeared in numerous plays in New York and across the country and played the title role in William Shakespeare’s Othello. He has played leading parts in world and American premiere productions of plays by noted playwrights, including Tom Stoppard, Tony Kushner, Eric Bogosian, and Rebecca Gilman. He has also had guest starring parts on Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU, and he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor for his work in the film The War Within.