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Publisher's Summary

When Aline Griffith was born in Pearl River, New York, in 1923, one might have guessed from her exceptional beauty that a career as an actress or model might be in her future. Few would have imagined that twenty-one years later, she would find herself in Spain as a deep-cover OSS agent, infiltrating the highest levels of Spanish society, or that five years later still, she would marry a Spanish grandee and become one of the most watched, most admired, most fascinating women of international society. This is the story of Aline, Countess of Romanones, a story of courage, beauty and success that is far more exciting than any fictionalized thriller.
©1987 by Aline, Countess of Romanones (P)1995 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Her narrative reflects sensitively and accurately the clandestine intrigue and strategic maneuvers that marked the struggle between the secret services�" (William Casey, Former CIA Director)

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A must read!!

Where has this book been all my life!?
it ended much too soon!! What a great story!

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The Narration of this Book Was So Poor I Quit

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The narration was flat and uninspired, so poor, in fact, that I was unable to finish listening to the book.

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Intriguing story, excellent reader.

Aline's story is unique, very interesting and well written. The reader does a fantastic job! I've listened to this story several times and enjoy it every time. There's suspense, history, romance and danger. Incredible to consider this is a true story.

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Reallife WWII thriller.

Why shouldn't I want to fight for my country? Aline asked that question to her blind date one night. Turned out he was John Derby, a director of OSS and so Aline was offered a chance to become an OSS agent.

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Exciting

What did you love best about The Spy Wore Red?

A real life war time mystery adventure

What did you like best about this story?

It was never dull and kept you guessing.

Which character – as performed by Grace Conlin – was your favorite?

Aline the young spy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it came close

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Wonderful characters. The book is just excellently written

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Not going to finish.

I generally enjoy spy non fiction, history etc. This book was just unbelievable. Sort of a good beach listen, but nothing else.
Narrator excellent, too bad the story is beyond belief.

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Interesting story, wrong narrator.

I enjoyed the close-up look at one person’s involvement with the OSS, especially as It was hard to believe that a 20 year old girl could do what she did. The narrator might have been suitable for the prologue and epilogue, told by the main character as an older womanAline but the narrator’s refined and deliberate delivery was totally wrong for telling the story of a young woman in the situation she found herself in in 1944.

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Fantastic

Entertaining, insightful. It is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time

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Good book for travel

Loved it . Could not wait to turn it on again and find out what was going to happen.

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Excellent reading.

A very well written espionage story. I was amazed to discover that it's not fiction. Narration was very good too, and it is free! What a treat! There are so many espionage stories about WWII but this one is much better than many of them.