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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Bruce Boxleitner, Patrick Macnee Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Forsyth, The Master Storyteller, Presents Five Brilliantly Ingenious Tales of Murder, Justice, Intrigue and Revenge

A miracle in war-torn Siena that begins with the persecution of a young nun in the turbulent days of the 16th century and culminates in the bitter German retreat from Italy; a drug-smuggling heist on an international flight where the knock are only one step ahead of the smugglers; a ruthless urban murder, where a brilliant QC decides to defend the killers, resulting in a startling act of justice; an incandescent art scam at a famous London auction house, and a brilliantly plotted revenge that shatters the elegant world of Old Masters - each story is a remarkable tour de force.

And above all here is a brilliant novella, Whispering Wind, which begins with the single survivor of Custer's Last Stand at the battle of Little Big Horn. It follows the defense from rape and murder of a Cheyenne girl and a flight across the mountains and forests of the West, ending in a savage present-day manhunt in the wild lands of Montana. Whether his theme is international espionage, miraculous events in war-torn Italy, or a Customs drug bust, these stories all share Forsyth's trademark for compulsive storytelling, his clinical eye for authentic detail and an unnerving sense of suspense. Not since his New York Times best-selling story collection No Comebacks has he crafted such remarkable work. Five breathtaking tales from the greatest storyteller of them all.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent various short stories with a twist well-told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 2/7/2014

    " Great storyline and Frederick portrayal of vetran is great... you got to wait till the last page..:-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeri | 2/2/2014

    " I genereally do not like short stories but this is the exception. 5 separate short stories; all very different plots with all surprise endings. Great reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/29/2014

    " I listened to this collection of five long stories by Frederick Forsyth on an audiobook in the car. I was on my road trip when I started it, but when I got home it was early in the book. I don't drive much, so it has taken a long time to finish, and now that I've finished the fifth story I don't really remember the first, except that I think I liked it. This book certainly made me enjoy my times in the car more, both because they are engaging stories and because they are read by three first-rate narrators: Patrick McNee, Bruce Boxleitner and Christopher Kazenov. I especially enjoyed McNee's unusual speaking voice, but all three were good. The final story, about the supposed survivor of Custer's Last Stand, becomes a fantasy about halfway through. This is a departure from other things by Forsyth that I've read, and it's pretty silly, really. But I certainly got caught up in it. These stories often had me on the edge of my seat, which I suppose is OK when one is driving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/26/2014

    " Great four short stories. I liked Veteran - about the middle-aged man, who was mugged by two thugs and than dies in hospital. Ugandan shopkeeper sees everything and is main witness in case of a murder of a veteran - and The Art of the Matter, where the sacked employee pays off his ex-boss by making him sell fake paintings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missmath144 | 1/12/2014

    " 5 stories -- Most of the storied started out and even continued pretty slowly and not overly interesting, but the endings were great surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Pendray | 1/9/2014

    " I didn't think this was FF's best book, but is was reasonably entertaining. The plots were just slightly too far-fetched to be satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack Barraclough | 1/2/2014

    " A collection of 5 short stories. The stories were definitely different to other Forsyth books that I have read - this was more a collection of moral tales. I wasn't sure about the final story and this was of the five and this was almost half the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 12/30/2013

    " Reading as an Audio book, currently on story 4 I think. All good stories although not gripping me as much as the other reviews had me thinking I would! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Foster | 12/27/2013

    " Four novellas, the best I've read in years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Antonio | 11/25/2013

    " Pffffff... prescindible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanvir Muntasim | 11/21/2013

    " A great collection of stories. Especially the last one, a novella, brings freshness to the done to death themes of love between the cowboy and Indian!!! Forsyth proves why he is great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenalyn C | 11/19/2013

    " Very good mystery stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garth | 11/12/2013

    " Five short stories, each ending with a delicious twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay Holls | 10/27/2013

    " Not the best of Freddie.Me think shuld stick to novels n forget about short stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nic | 10/24/2013

    " These short stories are great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenny | 9/28/2013

    " The short stories were quite engaging, slightly reminiscent of Jeffrey Archers plot-twisters. However, the long-ish story, "Whispering Wind" was a disappointment, as it felt like a badly told love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 9/10/2013

    " Fast paced and easy to read, loaded with twists and turns. Good choice for waiting room boredom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 6/25/2013

    " Forseyth is tops - gets an A+ for this genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne | 5/29/2013

    " Five short short stories. They all seemed to have a twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Issi | 4/30/2013

    " Short stories are not what I like to read, but these were quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 4/10/2013

    " What a brilliant collection of shorts by a brilliant writer. If your new to Forsyth and want a bite-sized taster, then look no further. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 4/8/2013

    " fantastic piece of short fiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti Pasini-holt | 3/16/2013

    " Whispering Wind....one if the best short stories I've ever read "

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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.