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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Portalupi Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Capstone Publishers, Inc Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Discuss the history of spying from biblical times to the present, types of spying, tools spies use, and the personal qualifications and training of spies. Includes profiles of famous spies and a visit to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. 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 Mariana | 2/13/2014

    " A good, fast read and it is true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 2/11/2014

    " Entertaining and eye-opening account of an unseen aspect of WWII,neatly told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 1/28/2014

    " In Double Cross, Ben Macintyre tells the story of the double agents who were in no small measure responsible for the success of the Allied landing at Normandy during WWII. They were an unlikely collection of people who could easily have flowed from the pen of Elmore Leonard (if they had been only slightly more zany I would have said Tim Dorsey). Under the control of an equally interesting group of agents from Britain's MI5, this group of misfits adeptly took advantage of the inherent weaknesses of the Abwher (German military intelligence, no that is not an oxymoron) to convince the German high command that the real allied invasion of France would take place at Pas de Calais. This effectively tied up more than 50 German divisions which may well have caused an Allied defeat if they had moved swiftly to Normandy. This is a well told story which supports the adage that, "truth is stranger than fiction". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 1/19/2014

    " I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into it. I got about halfway and the story didn't take off. I was waiting for the plot to develop, and it didn't. Too many characters and he kept referring to them by multiple names. Very confusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Books | 1/18/2014

    " Cool story I was very much looking forward to after visiting Normandy last summer with a friend who recommended this book so highly. However, the writing is awful, which makes the characters and action in this nonfiction work confusing. Many true stories like this read like suspenseful fiction. This could have, but doesn't. At least it could have read like clear journalism. Not even that, unfortunately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/18/2014

    " I look forward to a new Ben Maciintyre book as I find his style easy to read despite the complex subject matter. An extraordinary story well told - a cracking read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/18/2013

    " During WWII, MI5 came to the remarkable realization that every German spy in England was, in fact, a British spy. With that knowledge, they began systematically feeding the Nazis the most phenomenal pack of lies, culminating in an imaginary army keeping German forces occupied at the wrong end of France on D-Day. The spies were a wacky bunch, including a chicken farmer, a playboy, and a dog fanatic who nearly blew the whole thing over her terrier. Macintyre keeps the complex plot interesting by including a wealth of human detail about the huge cast of characters. Thus, knowing the larger outcome does not detract from the smaller dramas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 12/2/2013

    " Thus ends my slate of WWII readings for now. Unbroken was the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katreeeena | 10/18/2013

    " I don't even remember putting this book on my kindle but I read it and actually really enjoyed it. The only thing really is that I think it could have cut a whole heap of pages by not recapping who people were and what was going all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy B | 10/2/2013

    " Good book. What a way to win a war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/24/2013

    " SO GOOD. So confusing. Everyone is a double agent. Some are triple agents. One might have even been a quadruple agent. It gets difficult to follow, but I learned so much, and I can't ask much more from a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/13/2013

    " Riveting account of double cross spies in WWII. Struck right balance of story telling with history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 12/17/2012

    " Not as good as Operation Mincemeat, but still a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Phillips | 12/9/2012

    " Interesting, but very hard to get through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 9/30/2012

    " Look at who is all grown up and reading non-fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 6/19/2012

    " loved it, so much information about world war 2 spies, and the invasion "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ang | 3/12/2012

    " Really compelling, and super easy to read, for non-fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 9/24/2011

    " Very interesting. A little difficult to listen to as it's rather convoluted and has many characters to keep straight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wai-kit | 4/27/2011

    " I like this book! If what is written is true, D-day owes its success, at least part of it, to these 5 double agents. Amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 7/1/2010

    " The most successful spies are probably not people that you would want to be in a business deal with. But they are who you want on your side in a war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Burridge | 9/16/2009

    " A fascinating read - well researched and told at a good pace "

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