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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Robert Powell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9780147520661
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From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever—his own.
For more than forty years, Frederick Forsyth has been writing extraordinary real-world novels of intrigue, from the groundbreaking The Day of the Jackal to the prescient The Kill List. Whether writing about the murky world of arms dealers, the shadowy Nazi underground movement, or the intricacies of worldwide drug cartels, every plot has been chillingly plausible because every detail has been minutely researched.

But what most people don’t know is that some of his greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life.

He was the RAF’s youngest pilot at the age of nineteen, barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, got strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau (and was accused of helping fund a 1973 coup in Equatorial Guinea). The Stasi arrested him, the Israelis feted him, the IRA threatened him, and a certain attractive Czech secret police agent—well, her actions were a bit more intimate. And that’s just for starters.
It is a memoir like no other—and a book of pure delight.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like le Carré, Frederick Forsyth had an early breakthrough success, went on to entertain millions of readers and carried out assignments for MI6, using novel research as a cover for ‘enhanced tourism.’…The Outsider gives us a generous sampling of them. This is a raconteur’s book…all told with such enthusiasm.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A very intriguing look at the personal story of the man behind numerous bestselling thrillers.”


  • “Forsyth relates the many fascinating episodes of his life with joie de vivre and a disarming sense of wonder that will ring true with readers of his novels. Also recommended for those unfamiliar with Forsyth’s fiction but intrigued by the rich observations and well-earned ruminations of a master of his craft.”

    Library Journal

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for October 2015
  • A 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee
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About the Author
Author Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth was born in England in 1938. He settled on a career in journalism, working as a reporter in Norwich and then as the Reuters News Agency’s correspondent in Berlin and Paris, which provided the background for his bestselling novel The Day of the Jackal. He worked for the BBC for several years and then as a freelance journalist.

About the Narrator

Robert Powell has, in addition to playing Richard Hannay on screen in The Thirty-Nine Steps, appeared on television in Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage, Dalziel and Pascoe, and Holby City.