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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas H. Cook Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Thomas Danforth has lived a fortunate life. The son of a wealthy importer, he traveled the world in his youth, and now, in his twenties, he lives in New York City and runs the family business. It is 1939, and the world is on the brink of war, but Danforth's life is untroubled, his future assured. Then, on a snowy evening walk along Gramercy Park, a friend poses a fateful question. As it turns out, this friend has a dangerous idea that can change the world. Danforth is to provide a place where a brilliant woman can receive training in firearms and explosives. This is to be the beginning of an international plot carried out by the mysterious Anna Kleina plot that will ensnare Danforth in more ways than one. When the plan goes wrong and Klein disappears, Danforth's quest begins: it is a journey of ever shifting alliances and betrayals that will lead him across a war torn world in search of answers. Now in his ninety first year, at the dawn of a troubled new era, he sits in luxury at the Century Club and tells his tale to the young man from Washington he has summoned, for reasons of his own, to hear it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sibyl | 2/9/2014

    " I stumbled upon this by accident on the best seller shelves at the library. It sat at the bottom of my to-read stack, a book and author of which I had no previous knowledge. It turns out to be one of my favorite summer reads so far. Set in two main time periods, 1939 and 2001, each year is important to the plot. Much research into historical events and locations is evident, occasionally daunting the reader to keep them straight. But the weaving of all the elements to end in surprising but very satisfactory ending left me thoughtfully contemplating the task Mr. cook had set for himself in the writing of this novel. I enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corny | 2/3/2014

    " An extremely convoluted tale that takes quite a while to develop. If you are used to action thrillers, this will not be your cup of tea. At times the narrative is maddeningly slow, reflecting the rambling nature of the ninety-one year old protagonist. However, the plot is well constructed, if not very believable, and the story gets more interesting in the final third of the book. Set mostly in 1939 in Europe and the US prior to the outbreak of WWII, the book does a fair job of reproducing the atmosphere of these troubled times, but is not in the same league in this respect as Alan Furst. Nevertheless, an enjoyable read and engaging characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rebecca Ryan | 1/31/2014

    " Wooden, one dimensional characters, and a plot that was somewhat confusing twoards the end. Though I would really like this book but was so disappointed by it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zhiqing | 1/28/2014

    " Love it! What a remarkable story teller Thomas Cook is! I like this as much as "The Chatham School Affair." Both books featrue the narrator in their old age looking back on the one chapter of their lives that forever changed their lives! This one keeps you guessing till the very end, and what an ending that was!!! "

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