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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Berlinski Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Of Claire Berlinski's marvelous debut novel, Loose Lips - a perfect blend of satire, romance, and suspense featuring a young female CIA operative - book critic Frank Bascombe observed: It's more than a little obvious that [protagonist] Selena Keller is Claire Berlinski. Despite her assertions to the contrary, Berlinski isn't above poking fun at that notion.

In Lion Eyes, a fictional Claire - the author of a novel about love among young CIA trainees - is unsuccessfully dodging a deadly Paris heat wave and her even deadlier ex-boyfriend. When she receives an e-mail from an Iranian admirer who wonders how to obtain a copy of Loose Lips in his native city of Esfahan, Claire wastes no time in replying. Her correspondence with the mysterious stranger, Arsalan - whose name means the Lion in Persian - quickly becomes personal, then intimate...then obsessive.

As Claire heads to Istanbul to find relief from the heat, her electronic flirtation with Arsalan begins, inevitably, to consume her. The boundary between reality and imagination blurs and then disappears. The Lion, meanwhile, is nurturing his own powerful fantasies about the author. To satisfy their growing passion, they agree to meet, back in Paris, but Claire soon learns that someone is secretly intercepting their communications.

Suddenly, Claire's romantic dreams start to dissolve. As events take an unimagined, even dangerous turn, and as life begins menacingly to imitate art, Claire discovers that the Lion is not who she thinks he is. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by m | 11/15/2013

    " hilarious, kookie, surprising, zany, madcap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate Carlisle | 10/25/2013

    " really easy reading, but makes me want to fall in love with an iranian man.. or atleast live in istanbul for a couple months. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 5/1/2013

    " Berlinski is doing interesting things with the novel, and it's a fun, funny read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ruth | 3/1/2013

    " Liked it but also not sure I understood the ending. I hate that. "

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