A wonderful story.
If you have read many of my reviews, you know that one of my primary complaints about a majority of non-fiction books is that they are long magazine articles that the author has padded into a "book" by saying the same thing over and over again. This book is a refreshing change. The author fills the book with much related information, backgrounds of players, analysis, and just well-written stories. He sticks to the point, too. A model of how a non-fiction book on a single episode should be done and a fun read.
A fascination story of courage, ingenuity, and luck, as well as a glimpse into an era of global upheaval.
This is the detailed history of an important allied espionage victory during World War II. Pieces of the story have appeared before in articles, books, and a movies; but this is the real thing. The author traces the lives of the characters involved from well before their involvement in the story and for most of them until death. In the early stages, this borders on tedious, but sticking with it pays off as the story develops. A cameo appearance by Ian Fleming is a plus. The narrator's volume dynamics from near-shout to whisper in the same phrase makes it hard to hear in an automobile. This problem improved after the first couple of CDs, so I'd encourage listeners to hang in there.