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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (324 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Fesperman Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, spook-turned-novelist Edwin Lemaster revealed to up-and-coming journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. For Cage, a Foreign Service brat who grew up in the very cities where Lemaster's books were set, the news story created a brief but embarrassing sensation and heralded the beginning of the end of his career in journalism.

More than two decades later, Cage, now a lonely, disillusioned PR man, receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper into Lemaster's pronouncement. Spiked with cryptic references to some of Cage's favorite spy novels, the note is the first of many literary bread crumbs that lead him back to Vienna, Prague, and Budapest, each instruction drawing him closer to the complex truth, each giving rise to more questions: Why is beautiful Litzi Strauss back in his life after 30 years? How much of his father's job involved the CIA? As the events of Lemaster's past eerily - and dangerously - begin intersecting with those of Cage's own, a long stalemate of secrecy may finally be coming to an end.

A story about spies and their secrets, fathers and sons, lovers and fate, duplicity and loyalty, The Double Game ingeniously taps the espionage classics of the Cold War to build a spellbinding maze of intrigue. It is Dan Fesperman's most audacious, suspenseful, and satisfying novel yet.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren Hosken | 2/18/2014

    " A spy novel in the style of John Le Carre with reference to a lot of spy/thriller books in the story, engaging at times but overall slightly disappointing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andi | 2/13/2014

    " If you enjoy spy novels, you will like this book. The author pulls story lines from many different spy novels and weaves them throughout. Very fun to read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/4/2014

    " Loved the spy book references/homage but not as compelling as those books were. Fun to read but confusing, without great purpose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke Bloomberg | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed "The Double Game" by Dan Fesperman. I received this book from Knopf Publishers through a first reads giveaway. I was hooked in the first chapter. I have not read a lot of cold war spy novels but really enjoyed the use of the genre as a framework for this thriller. I felt the book was strong throughout and enjoyed that the plot twists were not predictable. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Fesperman. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bobby | 1/17/2014

    " This was a bad book. It could be the gold standard by which band books are measured. The author attempts to rekindle the Cold War but fails miserably. In the end i found myself hoping the Cold War relics would off the main characters. The premise. Of the book is good whereby the protagonist is lead on his quest by excerpts from some of the greatest spy-genre authors of all time. Unfortunately for Fesperman, these excepts--the parts he did not write-- were the best parts of the book. The second best part was the ending. Not that the ending was good. I mean this literally that the book ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/16/2014

    " I made it though about half this book before I finally admitted I just wasn't enjoying it. Perhaps if I were a fan of Cold War era mystery/spy novels, I would have felt more connected to this book. Instead, it was just a big yawn for me, not enough mystery or puzzle to keep me going. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meregoddess Vitti Avila | 1/8/2014

    " Perhaps I should read this when I'm in a different mood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Autumn | 1/5/2014

    " Was okay, but didn't hold my interest. I'll pick it up at a later time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Juliette Page | 12/28/2013

    " hated all the characters and could not finish the audiobook. some great ideas and lovely use of a bookshop, but that could not sustain my interest. the reader of the audiobook was a bit droning as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lidia Tomulet | 12/23/2013

    " Great book for spy novel lovers! I look forward to reading the classic novels mentioned throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pearl Mattenson | 11/30/2013

    " It is rare that I dip into this spy genre but this was fun even if there were parts of the or that seemed too simplistic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 11/4/2013

    " Very enjoyable read -- espionage, spy games, and a double (double double?) agent. I'm not normally a fan of spy genres, but this definitely kept my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jemera Rone | 11/2/2013

    " He's written better. Too convoluted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick Perdomo | 10/17/2013

    " This was a pretty good spy novel, not overly predictable but not overly complex either, with a couple of good twists. If you like spy novels, this is a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 10/8/2013

    " If you like spy novels - this was excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 3/27/2013

    " A strange combination of great writing, an unfollowable plot, and middling character development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/4/2013

    " Lots of character names to remember. Took awhile to get through, but glad I finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 8/28/2012

    " Danger, intrigue and spies lurking around every corner. A good read with a nice appendix list of many other espionage novels/authors. "

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About the Author
Author Dan Fesperman

Dan Fesperman’s travels as a writer have taken him to thirty countries and three war zones. Lie in the Dark won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.