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- Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
- Length: 48 hrs and 40 mins
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With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society - and his own past - takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the "momentous catastrophe" of the Kennedy assassination. All the while, Hubbard is haunted by women who were loved by both his godfather and President Kennedy. Featuring a tapestry of unforgettable characters both real and imagined, Harlot's Ghost is a panoramic achievement in the tradition of Tolstoy, Melville, and Balzac, a triumph of Mailer's literary prowess.
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- Amazon Customer
Fascinating, immersive, very, very long
Fascinating tale of the CIA in late 50s, early 60s. Horrifying in many ways. how much is true, probably more than is possible to believe. Narration and performance was great. But it is really long and at times can be difficult to fully follow, in part I think this is intentional giving a sense of the deception, half and fabricated truths and superstitions of the characters. Ultimately, it lacked the closure I desired, in part because the sequel was never written. Probably the best novel to get a sense of the neuroses that governed the CIA and American foreign policy during the period.
- Hot lips
Excellent piece of work.
Great writing.I suspect more fact than fiction. Highly recommended. Norman Mailer at his very best