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The Odessa File

Narrated by: David Rintoul
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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The life-and-death hunt for a notorious Nazi criminal unfolds against a background of international arms deals. As the story leads to its final dramatic confrontation on a bleak winter's hill-top, the question every reader asked at the end of The Day of the Jackal will inevitably be asked again: Can this be fiction?

©2011 Frederick Forsyth (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • Robert
  • 26-07-2012

Forsyth at his best

"The Odessa File" is Frederick Forsyth at his best. It tells the tale of a journalist who - for personal reasons that are revealed at the end of the book - hunts down a former concentration camp commandant.
The book is filled with the incredible detail and planning that are the hallmark of Forsyth's books, and he creates believable and interesting characters. The audiobook version of the story adds to this through David Rintoul's truly flawless narration. He perfectly matches the mood of the text, and does a good job giving each character a 'voice.' His narration of Roschmann's rant at the end of the book is brilliant.
This book thoroughly deserves five stars, and is highly recommended. Once you've finished this one, you should try "The Day of the Jackal," another superb Forsyth book which is also narrated by Rintoul.

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  • Philip
  • 26-09-2011

Classic, brilliantly narrated.

Although I'm a fan of the author (can you add more please Mr Audible), I do not give my stars easilily. However all five are well deserved. David Rintoul also does a brilliant performance and his pronoucation is good for both English and German. I recommend you buy it!

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  • Kirstine
  • 18-12-2014

Fascinating and clever thriller

This is one of the few Frederick Forsyth novels that I haven’t listened to before and so was gripped by the twists and turns in the intricate plot as I had no idea what would happen next. I don’t know if the story is based on actual events: the postscript to the book suggests that it is, but others have contested the details. There certainly were secret organisations devoted to protecting ex-Nazis and facilitating their escape to South America and this is the thrust of the book into which is woven a clever story of a journalist trying to track down the ‘Butcher of Riga’. Other reviewers have criticised the amount of detail incorporated into the story. I like this about the author’s books as it adds authenticity to the narrative and most of the factual stuff is interesting. I have complained in reviews of other authors of too much detail but this has been endless descriptions of what people are wearing, the decor or inconsequential facts unrelated to the story.

David Rintoul has just the right voice for this author’s books.

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  • B. Gilbert
  • 27-12-2017

Odessa File

Excellent story from start to finish that was very well read. Thoroughly enjoyed this book

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  • Neville
  • 03-02-2013

Classic Book

This has been on my top ten films since I was a young lad, I had never read the book. This audio book didnt dissapoint, it was an exciting read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-11-2018

A Must to Read or Listen too.

Brilliant book by a Brilliant Author who definitely knows his onions read by a Brilliant Narrator.. Bravo..!!!

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  • Daniel Johnson
  • 01-10-2018

A great story

Another classic, a great listen and David Rintoul is awesome. I've only just found Fredrick Forsyth but thoroughly enjoying working my way through the back catalogue!

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  • Mr. R. Taylor
  • 20-08-2018

The OdessaFFile

A good story well written and good on facts. It is better if you have not seen the film

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  • Paul c
  • 07-06-2018

Brilliant!

My first Fredrick Forsyth book. I was gripped from the start. Great story and well performed.

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  • "geordiemoozy"
  • 24-03-2018

Magic!

One of my favourite stories, I've read, seen the film and now heard the Odessa File and each version is great. The plot is strong as Miller tries to infiltrate the secret organisation on a mission to track down the Commandant of a Nazi Death camp. Great twist at the end although in the book and audio book versions it is not so well hidden as in the film version. Still well worth a listen. Good narration and at around 11 hours, not too long to drag, but not over in a flash either.