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5.0 out of 5 stars A surprising 5 star read, March 28, 2014
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This review is from: A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (Kindle Edition)
Why surprising? Well it is not the sort of book I would expect to be "unputdownable" but it is.
Kim Philby lives through this book as an enigmatic yet charismatic double agent whose exploits over many years astound.
If you like spy thrillers give this book a try. Ben Macintyre writes great accounts of things that happened but in a way that engages and persuades you to draw in closer. Try his other books too.

My only moan (directed at Amazon not the author) is that if you like to read the notes on each Chapter (as I do) in Kindle this totally messes up the process of tracking your last page read. Something they could no doubt correct but choose not to.
Great book - good read!
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Initial post: Aug 3, 2014 9:32:38 AM PDT
rck12 says:
Could not have said the first paragraph any better...in total agreement. What makes this spy narrative so fantastic, is that it is based on fact.

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 4:46:34 AM PDT
I am having that problem on other kindle books. It is driving me nuts!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2014 10:59:50 PM PDT
Don Reed says:
Gentleman and ladies: Buy the real book! Stop getting hosed with Kindle!
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