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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kati Marton Narrator: Amanda Carlin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781508222378
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This astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carré, is relevant today as a tale of fanaticism and the lengths it takes us to.

True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, an American who betrayed his country and crushed his family. Field, once a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin during the 1930s and ‘40s. Then, a pawn in Stalin’s sinister master strategy, Field was kidnapped and tortured by the KGB and forced to testify against his own Communist comrades.

How does an Ivy League-educated, US State Department employee, deeply rooted in American culture and history, become a hardcore Stalinist? The 1930s, when Noel Field joined the secret underground of the International Communist Movement, were a time of national collapse: ten million Americans unemployed, rampant racism, retreat from the world just as fascism was gaining ground, and Washington—pre FDR—parched of fresh ideas. Communism promised the righting of social and political wrongs and many in Field’s generation were seduced by its siren song. Few, however, went as far as Noel Field in betraying their own country.

With a reporter’s eye for detail, and a historian’s grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Kati Marton captures Field’s riveting quest for a life of meaning that went horribly wrong. True Believer is supported by unprecedented access to Field family correspondence, Soviet Secret Police records, and reporting on key players from Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and World War II spy master, “Wild Bill” Donovan—to the most sinister of all: Josef Stalin. A story of another time, this is a tale relevant for all times.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bur | 5/18/2017

    " What drew people to Stalin? His cult of personality drew and turned away so many. This is a great look at a man who followed his beliefs, ideology and personality, to the brink. Yet, he never turned. His triumphs and trials are explained well and examined closely. A great read and a great narration. "

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About the Author

Kati Marton is the author of several books, including Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and the subject of an upcoming motion picture; The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World; and the New York Times bestseller Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History among others. She is an award-winning former correspondent for NPR and ABC News. She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Amanda Carlin is an actress and audiobook narrator. She has appeared in such television shows as Law & Order, Lost, Bones, and The West Wing. Her narrations include Karen Kingsbury’s Bailey Flanigan series, among others.