Agent 6 : Leo Demidov

  • by Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
  • Series: Leo Demidov
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Former Soviet Secret Service agent Leo Demidov has built himself a new life as a civilian with his wife Raisa, and their two teenage daughters, Elena and Zoya.
The Soviet Union is a country trying to reassert itself after the murderous excesses of Stalin and the chaos of the following years, and as the Cold War continues powers inside Russia seek to topple their great enemy, the United States of America. Communist allies within the United States will prove vital players in this game of intrigue and revolution. Raisa and their two daughters travel to the United States on a diplomatic mission, but a horrifying tragedy destroys everything Leo and Raisa have built. Leo must get to the States somehow and find out what happened. Exiled from the Soviet Union and separated from his family, Leo's quest takes him through the stark wilderness of Afghanistan, reawakening all his old instincts and forcing him to confront his demons. But whatever it costs, wherever he must go, he will find Agent 6.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Better than The Secret Speech

I disagree with a lot of the reviews, I didn't think that it started off particularly slowly. Although there wasn't a lot of action at the start, the building up if the story was very enjoyable. The story is depressing, but I found it more believable and interesting than The Secret Speech and the narrator is fantastic. I'm glad that I decided not to listen to the reviews and go for this because I think it's important to have the end of the story. Neither sequel stands up to Child 44, which was definitely the best of the trilogy, but this was very good all the same.
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- cazzface

Good story, great reader

What made the experience of listening to Agent 6 the most enjoyable?

The reader was brilliant, the story very interesting even though a little bit slow to start.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Leo, very nice background

Which character – as performed by Gareth Armstrong – was your favourite?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end

Any additional comments?

Would be good to have the other book from the same serie read by the same performer.

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- jacquemet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK