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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gérard de Villiers Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Malko Linge Series Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9780804190497
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This is the second English translation in the Malko Linge series, featuring an Austrian aristocrat who is regularly hired by the CIA to carry out the most dangerous and delicate assignments. The long-running spy series, written by Gérard de Villiers, has been hailed as France’s answer to James Bond.

In Chaos in Kabul, Malko is summoned to Washington by the White House National Security advisor and asked to carry out the assassination of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. President Obama is desperate to get all American troops out of Afghanistan by December 2014, but that country’s always unpredictable president has proven to be a major obstacle. After accepting the mission and traveling to Kabul, Malko is kidnapped and nearly killed on the order of Karzai’s entourage. It soon becomes clear that a renegade CIA officer has informed Karzai of the plot against him. After managing to escape, Malko finds himself alone and running for his life in a hostile city.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Ripped from the headlines. . . . His books tell unvarnished truths that many prefer to ignore. The Wall Street Journal
  • De Villiers's books are ahead of the news and sometimes even ahead of events themselves. The New York Times Magazine 
  • “Impoverished Austrian nobleman and secret agent [is] once again taking an extremely delicate contract job with the CIA…Malko reluctantly takes the job, and heads to Kabul, where his mission quickly begins to fall apart.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “How hard could it be to assassinate an inconvenient Afghan head of state?..Complications naturally arise, and soon Malko is himself on the run from his many enemies and from a few people he considered allies.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Ripped from the headlines…His books tell unvarnished truths that many prefer to ignore.”

    Wall Street Journal, praise for the author

  • “De Villiers’s books are ahead of the news and sometimes even ahead of events themselves.”

    New York Times Magazine, praise for the author

  • “Narrator Nicholas Guy Smith’s accent and enunciation make listening a pleasure. Often compared to the James Bond series, de Villiers’s thrillers are known for their extensive displays of spy craft and geopolitics that reflect current political and military events. Smith’s pacing and rhythm match the action, whether shoot-outs or explicit sex scenes. Using slight changes in intonation and timbre to differentiate gender and nationality, Smith shifts distinctly between diverse characters as Linge, an Austrian aristocrat under contract with the CIA, attempts to survive in Kabul as American forces withdraw from Afghanistan.”


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About the Author
Gérard de Villiers spent his five-decade career cultivating connnections in the world of international intelligence, which allowed him to masterfully blend fiction with an insider’s knowledge of international affairs—and to anticipate geo-political events before they occurred. His bestselling SAS series of some 200 spy novels, starring Malko Linge, was originally published from 1965 until his death in 2013.
About the Narrator

Nicholas Guy Smith, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a highly rated and diverse voice-over actor who has been heard in feature films, television commercials, and video games. He has voiced characters for Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, and the Cartoon Network.