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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Berlinski Narrator: Cynthia Holloway Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597104685
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Loose Lips follows the story of Selena Keller who has just completed a doctorate in Oriental Studies. Living in Manhattan, unemployed, and dismayed by her dull job prospects, on a whim she sends her resume to the CIA. Within weeks she is contacted by a recruiter, who asks her how she would feel about convincing another human being to commit treason. Despite her checkered life history, she passes the background investigation, the polygraph, and a battery of bizarre CIA aptitude tests and begins duty as a Clandestine Service Trainee. Living undercover as a "government budget analyst", she is suddenly isolated from her family and her past. The loneliness and isolation of life undercover lead Selena into a romantic relationship with her classmate Stan, who cannot put a spy's habits aside, even in the bedroom. She learns that spies who fall in love with one another enter a wilderness of mirrors, where deception and betrayal are nothing less than professional obligations. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dee | 7/28/2013

    " Cute. One level above chick lit -- or at least a new twist. Lots of info. about becoming a CIA agent. Plot not really tied up at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jsharp | 7/15/2013

    " Book falls flat at the end, but it is fun to read about CIA training! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 vida | 6/21/2013

    " Not as good as Lion Eyes and you don't need to read it first...pretty interesting details about the CIA "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meganspear | 6/6/2013

    " It annoyed me so I stopped reading it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Watkins | 5/27/2013

    " I fell in love with this book and read it often. Wonderful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/26/2013

    " Very good, entertaining! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joni | 12/8/2012

    " Easy and fun book about the life and times of a girl who shouldn't have been working for the CIA. Cute no-brainer book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magda Gregorski | 10/20/2012

    " Ok so I found this book in my building, someone threw it away and since the author has Polish last name, I figured I read it. I do not know about this one but I cont. to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 7/19/2012

    " Hilarious, interesting, and one of my all time favorite books of all time. I even wrote the author to tell her how much I liked it, (something I've never done before or after), and she wrote me back the kindest, coolest email. This has to be one of my top 10 books of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. J. Arias | 7/15/2012

    " Not quite what I was expecting, but a light, funny and enjoyable read nonetheless. This is not a serious spy novel. However, it does give some insight into what training for the CIA is like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 6/11/2012

    " First novel I've read by a woman working for the CIA that actually made me think it was possible to work for the CIA. A funny and sad story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/31/2012

    " This book was mainly interested as an insight to what its like to go through training at the CIA. But it lacked a good plot, so if you're really that interested in the life of a case officer, don't wait your time on this particular work of fiction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carelyn | 3/21/2012

    " Kind of interesting because of the CIA plot but it was really hard to finish it cause it was plain and boring..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/6/2011

    " Interesting and entertaining view of being recruited for the CIA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/9/2010

    " Well-written and smart, and pleasingly ambiguous about spycraft, the subsequent paranoia, and the heroine's future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LouAnne Johnson | 2/2/2010

    " At first, I thought it was going to be light chick-lit, but it turned out to be well-written and engaging. Interesting story, interesting author. I predicted the ending because of heavy foreshadowing, but it was still a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neha S | 12/3/2009

    " Meh - not at all impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 10/27/2009

    " I have read dozens of spy novels by the usual suspects, mostly predictable rediculous nonsense with assassins and nazis and nazi assassins with the odd commie thrown in, but this is the most believable. Thanks Mischa! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/14/2009

    " Amusing and witty novel about becoming a spy for the CIA. "

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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

Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, has performed on stage, in film and television, as well as doing voice-over work. She has given her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks.