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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,543 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Frayn Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live, the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackouts at night and a single random bomb-site. But the two boys suspect that the ordinary houses in the Close and their inhabitants are not what they seem. As Keith, the leader, informs the trusting Stephen, the whole district is riddled with secret passages, hideaways for any number of murderers, unsung war heroes, and secret agents. Then one day Keith announces that the Germans have infiltrated his own family. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan Paul | 2/18/2014

    " It's so strange to me that almost all the way through this book I knew what was happening, knew what characters were being alluded to, and even, to some extent, what would eventually become of them. And yet still I finished this book with a sense of confusion and somehow unsatisfied by it all. Not that there's anything wrong with that of course, not really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carson Andreas | 1/30/2014

    " What a beautiful piece of writing. The title is only slightly, wryly ironic as I found this to be a Rite Of Passage story, and a beautifully evoked one at that. To say that the bulk of the story is told in flashback would be to put it too crudely but technically speaking I suppose it it. It's as much about the excruciating nuances of the English class system, the general awkwardness of youth and the fallibility of memory itself as it is about the events themselves (a particular summer of WW2 era suburban England) , as observed once through the prism of the young Stephen and then again through the older, more bittersweet prism of the older Stephen. But this is no Waugh-esque cloying nostalgia, but something much more honest and real. A fantastic read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/28/2014

    " One of my all time favorites. Crisp, elegant, and stunning. Stays with you.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Joe Hanna | 1/14/2014

    " Spies for me was an utter disappointment. The best bit about Spies is reading the one star reviews on Amazon which were hilarious. Unlike Spies, I will be brief. I didn't care about or empathise with the characters for a second. The book is unequivocally dry and tasteless. The plot could be written out in ten pages without reference to every bloody sense the old codger feels standing on a street. No I'm not in the mood to trudge through the long winded and over the top descriptions of a random London street to actually find a storyline. An epic ending of a plethora of exciting conclusions haphazardly falls out of the book to shock you awake which is nice. My advice, unless you are forced to for A level, avoid it at all costs. "

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