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The Spy Wore Red

By: Aline,Countess of Romanones
Narrated by: Grace Conlin
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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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Great book

I was recommended this book by a friend, I couldn't put it down! Very interesting story!

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Bravery and risk taking at its finest

A young woman with determination to help the American cause succeeds in espionage during WWII.

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If it's true... great story, 5 star.

if its not true... total waste of my time. some.elmnts seem unreal. but truth is often stranger than fiction, right?

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Really good book

I really enjoyed reading this true story! Loved hearing how spies were trained and all they went through. I highly recommend it.

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Entertaining and enlightening.

For readers that already have an interest, and some prior knowledge of the clandestine operations by the Allies during WW2 this account fills in some of the gaps discovered in other stories. For a reader exploring the subject for the first time it gives an excellent insight into one woman’s actions in this field. It opens a window into the work of an operative during wartime but in an ostensibly neutral country. The American narration was quite good, so the story traveled seamlessly for the most part.