- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 57 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: May 13, 2008
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0019HXPDM
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Briefly (and without giving anything away), the plot centres around three secret agents--one from Israel's Mossad, one from Russia's KGB, and one from Egypt's Intelligence Agency. It involves the arms race between the Israelis and the Arabs and takes place in 1968. I really can say no more other than to mention that one of these groups has an idea for ensuring that it remains a competitor in that race, and the method the agent has for bringing that idea to fruition (and this is what the novel is all about) is complex and really quite ingenious.
Stripped to its most basic level, this could be said to be something of a cat and mouse story. However, there is so very much more to it than that, for Follett is a master storyteller who not only excels in deftly handling relationships between individuals (no mean feat in itself!) but is simply brilliant at creating characters that the reader cares about and hence in writing novels that one hates to reach the end of.
Though not a light read, this novel is certainly enlightening. I, for one, learned a fair bit about Middle Eastern politics and something about nuclear weaponry. Further, I felt Follett did a splendid job of conveying the political situation from the points of view of both the Israelis and the Palestinians in a manner that simultaneously evoked both sympathy for and censure of both sides.Read more ›
Triple centers on Nat Dickstein, who is working for the Israelis with the seemingly impossible task of stealing a sizable amount of uranium. Dickstein's exceedingly clever plan keeps you turning the pages, as do the counter-efforts of the Russians and Arab agents who want to derail his plan. The main characters are well-developed and multi-sided--and the "bad guys" are not just cookie-cutter heavies--they have their sympathetic side as well. Which, I think, is what kept me from putting the book down until I finished it. Great reading for a vacation, trip or just relaxation.
I enjoyed the novel profoundly. It was a very good weekend page-turner, and I would suggest it to anyone who admires Follett's work. The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because I've read more recent work of his including the Key to Rebecca, the Pillars of the Earth, and A Dangerous Fortune - All three much deserving of 5 stars. Although a great novel, I still must limit Triple to 4 stars because it's not quite on the level of entertainment as those aforementioned. The writing style of Follett is unique and he produces great stories with awesome skill. If you have not read those three novels I've mentioned, please take time to read them. You'll be incredibly entertained if you were to read any of them - with my personal favorite being The Pillars of the Earth.
Of course, the bad guys and the Americans are also around, to complicate the plot even more.
An extremely intelligent premise: a mission against all odds.
A digression: I rate this Follett's book second only to Pillars of The Earth or The Eye of the Needle, and side by side with The Man from St. Petersburg.
In addition to being (in my view) his best plots, each of these four books inaugurated a formula, later somehow repeated by Follett in other books. (For example, The Key to Rebecca or Lie Down with Lions follow the steps of The Eye of the Needle). In this sense, Triple, although a spy story like The Eye... it is also very original.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The real drama took too long to start but I persisted in reading through the buildup and ....... i wasn't disappointed.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderfully written. This has now become strangely relevant to explaining current events. Supposedly this is fiction... or is it? You decide.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
What a wonderful author Ken Follett is. Another outstanding achievement. Could not stop reading until I finished. Compelling story, realistic characters WITH a love story within. Read morePublished 29 days ago by ViviancMoore
If you've ever read any spy novel before you will be disappointed. If this is your first go at one please do not judge the entire genre by this waste of reading time and money.Published 1 month ago by Michael Krevitt
The book is a great read. With all Ken Follet books it is a good story based on the truth.Published 1 month ago by Kevin ruckel
Well told account of important historical event. The characters are all too human.Published 2 months ago by Greg Brackenridge