The Afghan

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.73 hours)
Product Number: Z1971
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449897109
Narrator/s: Robert Powell
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When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they are primed for action - but what can they do? They know nothing about the attack: the what, where or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless ... The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a 25-year veteran of war zones around the world, a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before - pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs - pass off Martin as the trusted Khan. It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there ...


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The Afghan
Product Number: BX00006412
Product Number:C3807
Product Number:Z1971

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Frederick Forsyth
Narrator(s): Robert Powell
Product Number C3807
Released: Aug 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428105591
Author(s): Frederick Forsyth
Product Number EB00393804
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9781101211168

Professional reviews

"Listening to THE AFGHAN is like watching a train wreck. You know it will be grotesque, that there will be bloodied bodies and hideous dismemberments, yet you can't help yourself. Frederick Forsyth has the ability to mesmerize with an insider's knowledge, and Robert Powell's reading is no less insistent. British and American intelligence learn that Al-Qaeda is planning something big. Will it be nuclear? Biological? No one is sure. Someone has to infiltrate, a nearly impossible task. Nearly. British intelligence officer Mike Martin (THE FIST OF GOD) is the man for the job. Powell's performance as an assortment of Brits, Americans, Arabs, Afghans, and Indians is flawless, and Forsyth's story of imminent disaster is irresistible. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"