Stettin Station : John Russell

  • by David Downing
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • Series: John Russell
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the fall of 1941, Anglo-American journalist John Russell is still living in Berlin, tied to the increasingly alien city by his love for two Berliners: his 14-year-old son, Paul, and his longtime girlfriend, Effi. Forced to work for both German and American intelligence, he's searching for a way out of Germany. Can he escape and take Effi with him?

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What the Critics Say

“With strong, vivid prose, the author maintains a high level of suspense throughout, and makes the reader care about his leads.” (Publishers Weekly)
“This is a tense spy thriller that is particularly good at evoking the stark terror of living under the Nazis, and reminding us there was a German opposition to Hitler.” (Euro Crime)

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A great series

Each of the three books in this series is a gripping thriller in its own right but they are even better if read in sequence. This is the third and the premise of the main protagonist being a British/American journalist living in Berlin works well to give us a cynical insight into how it must have been to live under the Nazi regime and with a reminder that there were Germans opposed to the state. Evocative of a desperate time and place, the tension, excitement and suspense build as the situation for John Russell deteriorates. This third book lives up to the high standards of the first two.
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- chris

A fine set of stories

When looking for a new audio book, I sometimes look at other books read by my favourite narrators and so it was I came up with the David Downing "Station" set read by Simon Prebble. All three books in the series have been thoroughly enjoyable, the only thing that lets down Stettin Station being the numerous edits that have taken place and have been recorded with completely different audio settings, absolutely no bass whatsoever. So when one of these occurs, albeit short in length, Simon sounds like he's got his head in a toilet. There are so many of them too and it really spoils what would have been and excellent final book in the series. Shame.
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- Nick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios