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Author: Jason Matthews Narrator: Jeremy Bobb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Red Sparrow Trilogy Release Date: June 2013 ISBN: 9781442361676
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Now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton!

From the New York Times bestselling author and veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews comes the electrifying modern spy thriller Red Sparrow.

In contemporary Russia, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova has been drafted to become a “Sparrow”—a spy trained in the art of seduction to elicit information from their marks. She’s been assigned to Nathaniel Nash, a CIA officer who handles the organization’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception and, inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America’s valuable mole in Moscow.

For fans of John le Carré and Ian Fleming and featuring “high-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger, sex, double agents, and double crosses” (Nelson DeMille), Red Sparrow is a timely and electrifying thriller that is impossible to put down. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Jeremy Bobb gives a sparkling, no-nonsense performance…Bobb’s crisp narration speeds listeners through this complicated story, maintaining interest even though Nate and Dominika don’t meet until a third of the story has unfolded.”


  • “High-level espionage, pulse-pounding danger, sex, double agents, and double crosses. What more can any reader want?”

    Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Thrilling…[Matthews] is a masterful storyteller.”

    Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling

  • “I have not read a more exciting, gripping novel in a long time.”

    Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author

  • “All the trade-craft and cat-and-mouse tension of a classic spy thriller—a terrific read.”

    Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Matthews’ exceptional first novel will please fans of classic spy fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Readers of bloodthirsty spy and suspense will welcome this debut from a writer who supersizes his spies.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Matthews’ first novel, a globe-trotting spy thriller, features enough action to satisfy even the most demanding of adrenaline junkies.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Indie Next List selection
  • A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the 2014 Barry Award
  • A USA Today bestseller

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Flo | 10/22/2018

    " This is my first book from Jason Matthews. The book is very captivating and a great source of information on espionage and spy techniques. The author manages to create excellent suspense scenes that will make it hard to put the book down. I recommend this book to anyone interested in spy stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KMR | 4/21/2018

    " I really loved this book. The characters have such strong personalities. I finished the book then saw the movie. Don't waste your time on the just lacks all the intrigue and doesn't end well. This book is written in modern time and involves Putin! So every time I hear about him on the news, I think of this book....great fun read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel F | 3/16/2018

    " Many twists and turns...kept us riveted during our drive to Florida. Jeremy Bobb does a great job as reader. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kit Randall | 3/12/2018

    " I really enjoyed this book. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie. I got 3/4 thru then went to the movie. I really didn't like the movie because so much of the book was left out! The characters were so much more believable than the movie. Then I finished the book...not the same ending...even close!! The book is so very good. "

About the Author

Jason Matthews is a retired officer of the CIA’s Operations Directorate. Over a thirty-three-year career, he served in multiple overseas locations and engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelli­gence, specializing in denied-area operations. He conducted recruitment operations against Soviet–East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets. As chief in various CIA stations, he collaborated with foreign partners in counterproliferation and counterterrorism operations.

About the Narrator

Jeremy Bobb is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an accomplished actor whose film credits include The Knick, Godless, Mosaic, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He has performed in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Is He Dead? and Cactus Flower.