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Publisher's Summary

A special edition of Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan’s 70th anniversary. 

It is 1944 and weeks before D-day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phony armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out...and then The Needle - Hitler’s prize undercover agent, a cold and professional killer - does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett's breakthrough international best seller, is a heart-racing, exciting tale about the fate of the war resting in the hands of a master spy, his opponent and a brave woman.

©2018 Ken Follett (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Wonderful experience!

Good thriller story, perfect voice! If you like thrillers, this will be a wonderful experience.

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Marvelous. Nail biting story

Very well narrated. Nail biting story. Takes time to pick up but worth it really

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A fascinating and gripping tale embedded with fine plot and related sub plots woven together neatly.

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Not enough 🌟

One of the best espionage stories I've read, er... listened. What a roller coaster ride, Ken's best. And now to Samuel West's performance, simply outstanding. Creates such a visual world through his enunciation and tonality. Highly recommended!!!

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Astounding

beautiful story. well told and characterization is perfect. a master piece in the world of spy thrillers. ken is a great story teller

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-19

My kind of book, I listen to this book in 1 day

I could not put this book down, I listen the whole book in one day

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  • D. A. Morse
  • 31-08-18

A real page turner.

This is an exciting , fast paced book. Beautifully written, and the narration by Sam West is brilliant. I think the characters are well drawn, and Sam Wests voices and accents are top notch. I'm keen to listen to more of Ken Follets books.

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  • Jamickle
  • 10-05-19

A Gentle Listen to a Thriller

I had seen the film many years ago and revisited via a tv showing. On seeing the book I felt compelled to purchase. It did not disappoint.The narrator was superb. Would thoroughly recommend.

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  • Jrcslc
  • 18-07-20

Excellent book

Ken Follett is clearly an excellent writer and the detail and narrative really immersed me in what it would have been like at that time of war. Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Caroline Lawrence
  • 01-05-20

Perfect listening for lockdown

A great thriller set during WWII that is as good as I remember it being when I first read it nearly forty years ago. The audio version is compulsive listening especially when read by the brilliant Samuel West.

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  • Mrs P M Knapton
  • 13-09-18

Ripping yarn

Excellent story raced along. Couldn't put it down . Narration very good. Will listen again in a few months.

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  • C H.
  • 13-05-20

Brilliant

I’ve been a regular user of audiobooks for a long time now and this is the best of its type so far. The story is full of intrigue throughout. One minute almost poetic, the next shocking. It really was difficult to pause!
The narrator is one of the best and the writer addictively brilliant. Here’s to the next Follett.

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  • j a gamblen
  • 11-11-18

Cracking

I’m loving Ken Follett books and this has been best so far. And the bloke telling the story is crackingly good too.

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  • Darrel
  • 07-07-20

Superb

A terrific story brilliantly read by Samuel West. The characters are well developed and the storyline builds to a great climax. Loved the epilogue!

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  • Steve Johns
  • 11-06-20

First ever spy novel !

Great listen. Had me riveted. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a spy novel set in WW2. Won’t be my last. Great stuff.

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  • Dasman
  • 13-10-18

A gripping story

I love Ken Follett’s books and this was no exception.
It took a while to get going, but once into it, I could not stop listening.
My only criticism is that some on the location descriptions were too long.
Recommended for anyone who likes a spy thriller.

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  • Dee-Dee L.
  • 23-10-20

Hang on to your seat!

This was brilliant - the plot, the characters, the narration, the pace - everything. It was so exciting and tense, and thrilling and engaging - I can't speak highly enough! And I'm not an easy customer as I'm forever exchanging books that either don't grab me at the beginning or start irritating me towards the end. This one is 10/10.

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  • Kym Angrave
  • 31-07-20

Another awesome book by Ken Follett

I have read this before and seen the movie but loved it even more on audible, so well written and narrated

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  • 17-09-19

Brilliant - favourite

Great book with top narration One of the best of the many I’ve listened to

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-22

Excellent.

Spy books and novel have never interested me, but I thought I would give this one a go..and I found it difficult to stop listening to. Am now looking for another one. Easy to follow, the reader did really well. Bravo Samuel West.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-21

What a cracking yarn!

Great story, agree with all other reviews. Samuel West’s narration was fantastic. I have another narrator to follow now!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-21

Normally not interested in crime, but!

This book was an amazing listen! the way it was written had me enthralled and fixated.

Now crime books are an interesting story.

Thankyou Mr Follett, indeed you are and artist in the way you conduct your stories.

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  • Noggin
  • 26-04-21

A compelling story beautifully narrated

My first of the classic Gillette: it won't be my last. Perfect choice of narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-21

Fantastic

Well worth a listen. Great story and well read. If you like Jackdaws you will love this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-21

Amazing!

Yes yes yes! So gripping, I couldn't stop listening. Everything I expected fromKen Follett. It's amazing how well he takes the reader back in time and youre in the setting, there with the characters in the story. Loved it from start to finish

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  • 15-11-20

Excellent

Much better than his historical series. Stayed up all night. Great narration and good plot.