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Red Sparrow: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jason Matthews

Narrated By: Jeremy Bobb

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2013

Duration: 17 hours 58 minutes


The start of a major career! A gripping, highly commercial espionage thriller written with the delicious insider detail and up-to-the-minute insight, only known to a veteran CIA spook.In today's Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow," a trained seductress in the service, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow. Seeking revenge against her soulless masters, Dominika begins a fatal double life, recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington; hunt down a Russian illegal buried deep in the U.S. military and, against all odds, to return to Moscow as the new-generation penetration of Putin's intelligence service. Dominika and Nathaniel's impossible love affair and twisted spy game come to a deadly conclusion in the shocking climax of this electrifying, up-to-the minute spy thriller.


  • michael c

    Great job Jason, loved the recipes between chapters. One of my favorites this year. Thank you. Mike Cook..

  • Asia D

    Clearly written by a man, with all the references to bosoms and curves, which became a little exhausting but otherwise quite thrilling and a great spy story!

  • Pavel N

    Can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out.

  • Darrick J

    It was another good listen.

  • Sarah

    I generally like to listen to anything set in Russia. This book is very good. I enjoyed learning about the recipes that followed each chapter. Maybe I will look for the hard copy someday. I wonder if the author is going for a second book following the main characters and more about food.

  • Ernie Eustis

    Exceptional read. Hard to put down. An intriguing look at probable Russian politics and international espionage.

  • Anne Gourlay

    Great modern spy novel. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to next one in series.

  • Dorie Rogers

    Fantastic Novel !!! I hope there will be more to come. A great read for Spy Craft fans!

  • patricia vitale

    Great read. Can only hope we visit agent Nash

  • Martha Geddie

    A good "listen" and an excellent first book. Let's hope there is more to the story.