And so develops a thrilling and increasingly frightening adventure - Jason Monk, ex-CIA, who used to run agents into the Soviet Union, is recruited and slips back into Russia, into the desperate Moscow world of poverty, luxury, gangsters and prostitutes and underneath it all, the titanic power struggle to ensure the outcome of the forthcoming elections.
Regular price: £24.09
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £24.09
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By John on 27-09-11
Enjoyable read with great narration.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as usual several places and names and references to real world events are dropped throughout this book. The book takes place in several different time periods and requires some concentration to piece together the plot lines culminating in a sense of discovery near the end when all the jigsaw pieces finally fit into place as is common in F. Forsyth books. This was my first Forsyth purchase in audio format and I can honestly say it's a book I will most likely listen to again in the future now I know what the finished jigsaw looks like. The narration was good however sometimes the Russians sounded Russian and other times they sounded like London's east end thugs which spoiled the realism slightly still well narrated and an easy listen.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Gerry on 15-06-13
Excellent Audio Book
Forsyth has the wonderful ability to blend actual events with a strong story line and realistic characters.
Icon is set against the back drop of the tail end of the Cold War / end of the Soviet Union and the political aftermath as various powers and interests vie for political control.
The reprise of Sir Nigel Irvine's character ( from The Fourth Protocol) see the old Spymaster engineer a political destabilisation plan executed by a former CIA Agent , Jason Monk.
The thing about FF's books is that its often hard to work out how much is actually based on real life events and what is fiction but that's the skill that he has in writing excellent and thought provoking books.
Certainly one of the best he has written the narration is first class.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Jack on 10-05-15
A brilliant forecast of modern day Russia
Putin was elected so things could not be stopped unlike in this brilliant book icon by Frederick Forsyth stop fascism in Russia
By mariana on 12-06-13
Watch out for the reader! Before you buy, listen!
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
The reader ruined all my pleasure. Few “voices” and all story is “hacked” in small pieces hard to put together and follow. I don’t even know how to describe the feeling of “non connected phrases” not a story.I think I never felt like this. It totally ruined my book!The story might be OK (it usually is – I’ve listen to 4 other books by F. Forsyth) but I could not listen to it.
What did you like best about this story?
Could not listen to the end.
How could the performance have been better?
Someone else reading it maybe?
Any additional comments?
If you get it read by David Rintoul I'll give it one more chance.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful