The Charm School by Nelson DeMille audiobook

The Charm School

By Nelson DeMille
Read by Scott Brick

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9780446513050
24.93 Hours Unabridged
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On a dark road deep inside Russia, a young American tourist picks up a most unusual passenger a US POW on the run with an incredible secret to reveal to an unsuspecting world. The secret concerns a place called Mrs. Ivanova’s Charm School, a vast and astounding KGB conspiracy that stands poised against the very heartland of America. Arrayed against this renegade power of the Soviet state are three Americans: an Air Force officer, who will fly one last covert mission into the center of a mad experiment; an embassy liaison, who will have her hopes for a saner superpower balance brutally tested; and the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station, who will find his intricate dance of destiny and death reaching its devastating conclusion. 

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Summary

Summary

On a dark road deep inside Russia, a young American tourist picks up a most unusual passenger a US POW on the run with an incredible secret to reveal to an unsuspecting world. The secret concerns a place called Mrs. Ivanova’s Charm School, a vast and astounding KGB conspiracy that stands poised against the very heartland of America. Arrayed against this renegade power of the Soviet state are three Americans: an Air Force officer, who will fly one last covert mission into the center of a mad experiment; an embassy liaison, who will have her hopes for a saner superpower balance brutally tested; and the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station, who will find his intricate dance of destiny and death reaching its devastating conclusion. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A harrowing journey to the heart of totalitarian darkness…A chilling, compelling, disquieting, and ultimately devastating tale of police state savagery and superpower treachery.” Washington Post
“An exciting, well-written story with a lot more action than spy-novel fans are accustomed to…This story gets high marks in suspense, action, and overall readability.” San Diego Union-Tribune
“Highest marks go to The Charm School, which just might be the thriller of the year. It is relentlessly suspenseful, generating excitement on every page and presenting an honest, unflinching portrait of the Soviet Union and its people. The Charm School makes the grade.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A first-class thriller.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“The plot is so good and gripping that putting the book down is almost a physical impossibility.” Boston Herald
“[A] highly charged espionage thriller…Riveting reading.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] chilling vision of modern Russia…Hair-raising.” Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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This Book is Amazing

This audio book is amazing , I had read the book years ago and loved the story of a spy school in Russia using Americans from years and years ago . I would say more however I don't want to give too much away. Needless to say it's quite an adventure and education as well , Nelson DeMille at his best and that's high praise considering all the best sellers he has written over the years. So I decided to hear this audio production of the book to see if adding voices to the story would improve on a all ready magical book. Well the answer is yes it sure did , the narrator Scott Brick is just fantastic ! I felt while listening like I was right there in Russia at the Charm School and even through I had previously read the book it was like reading or hearing it for the first time. I highly recommend you pick this book download it to your phone or tablet as I did . Especially if you have read it before , you'll be staying up nights amazed at the way the audio version brings the book to life !!

Author

Author Bio: Nelson DeMille

Author Bio: Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 24.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English