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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: January 2007 ISBN: 9781597104586
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 Ruth | 3/1/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miriam | 10/1/2012

    " I liked the story line but hated the ending. It had some language and weird stuff. Not one I will be reading again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 6/22/2012

    " Listened on CD on my AZ/NM roadtrip. Entertaining, colorful locations (Paris and Istanbul) but not great writing or plot. Did not like the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 8/12/2011

    " Humorous spy novel located in Europe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marysue | 6/14/2011

    " The author wrote a non-fiction book about spies (Loose Lips). Then she writes a novel in which the main character is an author of a book about spies and who is approached by someone who believes she has spy connections. A very good read. "

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

    " Claire Berlinski, the author, is main character in her own novel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/22/2010

    " What a cool book - a spy novel, from a chick-lit POV. A quick read, a satisfying ending. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/10/2010

    " One of those rare books that made me laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia Douris | 10/24/2009

    " Very light read, nice book for the summer! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 7/3/2009

    " Some nicely done humor, but the constant doublespeak and high meta loses its charm quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 vida | 2/25/2009

    " Fun quick read- well written and really entertaining! "

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About the Author
Author Claire Berlinski

Claire Berlinski, born and raised in the United States, has lived and worked all over Europe as a journalist, academic, and consultant. She holds a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Review.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.