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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Hmm - I wouldn't discourage them from reading it but I wouldn't particularly recommend it.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The real characters - Fleming, Churchill, Pamela Churchill et al - in the plot were partly why I bought the book in the first place. The were all such intriguing and larger-than-life people that they do a lot of the work for the writer. The actual plot was pretty transparent from the start.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
The narrator was mostly ok but from the beginning he mispronounced words - e.g.'vac' should rhyme with back, not bake. When someone keeps doing that, I spend the next few minutes wondering why no-one on the production team corrected the narrator. Very distracting.
If this book were a film would you go see it?
My favourite genre, so I have a bias, but entertaining, realistic historical fiction. I finished this in short order wishing there was more.
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This is a good thriller, particularly for those with WWII history as an interest. I liked how Ian Fleming is the chief protagonist and sort of comes up with the 007 character as he navigates through the treacherous climate of the Tehran Conference. Superb voice work. The drawback of the book was the fairly predictable antagonist, which made it a little less suspenseful.
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