Funeral in Berlin: Penguin Modern Classics Livres audio Audible – Version intégrale
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1963 Berlin is dark and dangerous. The anonymous hero of The IPCRESS File has been sent to help arrange the defection - in an elaborate mock coffin - of a leading Soviet scientist. But, as he soon discovers, this deception hides an even deadlier truth. One of the first novels written after the construction of the Berlin Wall, Funeral in Berlin revels in the murky, chilling atmosphere of a divided city.
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|Durée||9 heures et 51 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||29 avril 2021|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
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Tense times in Europe and busy days for its guilds of spies. HP's travails take him to France, East & West Berlin and Czechoslovakia. He meets with people with an often active WW II past: old and new spies and double agents, a Treblinka survivor, a former German general, etc., some of whom will return in other HP adventures. The tone is set from page 1 with HP, working for the civilian spy agency WOOC(P), visiting the eccentric Home Office official Hallam in his cramped living quarters.
Some reviewers on Amazon argue whether the HP novels are Deighton's best or not. My view is that the later spy books are more even, slower, with more plausible plots and less fun. His early preoccupation with WW II, science and technology gave way to epic searches for traitors and moles (cf. the three Bernard Samson trilogies plus its historical intermezzo "Winter"). The charm of his early books is that they are fast-paced, iconoclastic, with plausible and wildly improbable parts and uneven re quality of dialogue.
Re this book, one cannot deny that some of the characters and atmosphere are brilliantly drawn. It was prophetic in letting a character long for a color TV with remote control, or HP's weird boss Dawlish pondering about how normalizing the legal status of gays would ease his job. [Such reforms followed from 1967 onward, too late for hapless, blackmailed Hallam]. It is, at times, very funny too: brands LD hates like Nescafé and Omo are trashed time and again. My best evidence for fun is for readers to list the song titles KGB Col. Stok mentions and the ones played in the Dispatch Section on Charlotte Street. Next, go to Google, then YouTube and enjoy! When finished laughing, google "The Len Deighton Dossier", a blog, for more background about the man and his books...
Meilleurs commentaires provenant d’autres pays
Whilst written a long time ago the writing has not dated and it is still a thoroughly good read
Highly recommended to lovers of this genre
Marion in Hailey UK