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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Littell Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a world of professionals, Charlie Heller is the Amateur, and he's at the center of a chillingly engrossing tale of espionage and intrigue, written by master-of-the-genre Robert Littell.

In this first-rate thriller (Chicago Tribune), Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancee in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue those responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Driven by an obsessive need for revenge, targeted for elimination by the CIA itself, Heller is an amateur with a one-in-a-million chance of success.

With last year's publication of his New York Times best seller The Company, Robert Littell reestablished his position as one of our top writers of intelligent, ironic, and always entertaining espionage thrillers. After many years The Amateur, a cult classic among aficionados, is finally available in audio.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 2/14/2014

    " I enjoyed this very much. A true spy novel, but considerably shorter than "The Company". This is the second Littell book I've read, and I'm impressed. I'd like to be able to say that the story was a bit far fetched or hard to believe in a few places, but that's what made it fun. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cathy | 1/8/2014

    " I thought this was a very amateurish attempt at a spy novel. Struggled to finish it. As one other reviewer said "shot with more holes than swiss cheese". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gloria | 12/21/2013

    " This is a good story that is marred a bit by the changes in technology since it was written in 1981. Fans of Robert Ludlum will like this. Lots of twists and turns, especially since you do not always know who the good guys are. Moves fast and suspensefully though the characters are rather dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe | 12/7/2013

    " Nice spy thriller with a revenge twist. Reminded me of Three Days of the Condor. A CIA analyst goes out into the field to do a little wet work of his own. A fun read. "

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