Sunday, January 24, 2010

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

Publisher Comments: One enemy spy knows the secret if the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin--code name: "The Needle"--who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.
Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and dangerous machinations of the human heart.


Quote:
He had the flashlight in his left hand, the stiletto loose in his sleeve and his right. right hand free. He switched on the flashlight and grabbed the sleeping man's throat in a strangling grip.

Why this book you might ask:I read this book some 25 years ago and found it recently on iTunes. I wanted to reread it and needed a book for the Flashback Challenge. Perfect.

My Thoughts: I found this to be just as good to me as it was years ago. This tale of a German spy who found out the D-Day plans and and the hunt go find him before he is able to get back to Germany to warn the High Command was very suspenseful. The way Follett wrote the spy's part was interesting in that I couldn't find it in me to totally hate him. What a great anti-hero. There were no big twists or turns, just a straight forward story. Besides the strong spy story there was a little sizzle and some romance to round it off nicely. At the end I was really emotional for Lucy Rose. She was a strong character who had to go through a lot. A great read.

Links:
Excerpt
Wikipedia


MP3 CD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD; MP3 Una edition (June 10, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593352786
ISBN-13: 978-1593352783

Challenges:
100+ Reading Challenge
Totally British Challenge
Flashback Challenge
5x4 Challenge
Decades Challenge
Audio Book challenge
Monthly Mixer Mele
NaJuReMoNoMo

Audio Hours 2010:
This book - 9hrs. 17mts.
Total - 40hrs 42mts

3 comments:

Teddyree said...

Nice review, I read this so long ago I remember next to nothing about it. LOL
I really want to re-read The Third Twin, I loved it. Have you read it?

stacybuckeye said...

An A+? I bette make a note of this one. I've only read one Follett novel, Pillars of the Earth, but would definitely read another.

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