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2.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5 2.50 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Pfarrer Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781400173365
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A rich, complex historical novel in the spirit of Graham Greene and John Le Carre, Killing Ché is a personal and political thriller that pits history’s most infamous insurgent against a conflicted and world-weary CIA officer.

The year is 1967; Vietnam is in flames and half a world away few realize that a firefight on a jungle road in Latin America is the beginning of a new and secret war. In the Ñancahuazú Valley of Bolivia, international revolutionary Ché Guevara leads a band of guerillas determined to liberate a continent. Paul Hoyle, a CIA paramilitary officer, joins a team of operatives sent to crush the Bolivian insurgency. When a recovered backpack reveals that Che Guevara is in command of the rebels, the stage is set for a duel between world ideologies.

This powerful, tragic story transports the reader into the heart of the Bolivian jungle and into a world of noble truth and glorious aspirations. Pfarrer writes of love and defeat, loyalty and betrayal, and the tragic death of an ideal.

At the center of the struggle are two complex women who may hold the keys to each man’s destiny: Tania, Che’s crucial undercover operative and occasional lover who, unbeknownst to him, is a “deep placement” of the KGB; and Maria Agular, mistress of the Bolivian Minister of Information, whom Hoyle dares to trust with both information and his emotions.

Pulsing with action, populated by rich characters, and filled with authoritative and inside details from the author, a counter insurgency expert, Killing Ché is a stunning recreation of a conflict that sealed the fate of one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic and controversial figures.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “William Dufris brings the diverse characters to life and makes listeners identify with all of them.”

    AudioFile

  • “Pfarrer…captures the sense of foreboding surrounding Che’s last days. Readers will almost be able to smell the pervading stench of corruption. An extremely well-written, well-researched, and well-crafted debut.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynn | 12/13/2012

    " Couldn't get past page 40 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 10/19/2011

    " guilty pleasure with a few historical facts...worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blue | 11/15/2010

    " Interesting story which is told decently, but the characters are flat and predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heathercan | 8/15/2010

    " This was a random find at the library. I tend to like historical fiction so I thought this might be interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blue | 3/1/2010

    " Interesting story which is told decently, but the characters are flat and predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heathercan | 6/1/2008

    " This was a random find at the library. I tend to like historical fiction so I thought this might be interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 1/24/2008

    " guilty pleasure with a few historical facts...worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/17/2008

    " Not a bad story, per se... but the author spent way to much time with the whole Hoyle/Maria thing. Without all the squishy Harlequin love story bull crap it might have been a semi-readable novel. As it is, it’s merely tolerable. "

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About the Author

Chuck Pfarrer is a counterterrorism consultant to both the US and foreign governments. The author of Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL, he is also a screenwriter whose credits include The Jackal, Darkman, Red Planet, Hard Target, Virus, and Navy SEALs.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.