The Pawns Count


Read by Tom Weiss

(4.4 stars; 58 reviews)

"I am for England and England only," John Lutchester, the Englishman, asserted.
"I am for Japan and Japan only," Nikasti, the Jap, insisted.
"I am for Germany first and America afterwards," Oscar Fischer, the German-American pronounced.
"I am for America first, America only, America always," Pamela Van Tale, the American girl, declared.

They were all right except the German-American.

It is during World War I. A chemist, Sandy Graham, has discovered a new powerful explosive, but he let's it slip in a London restaurant that he has made the discovery. Graham is ready to join some friends for luncheon at the restaurant but chooses to clean up before joining them. He never comes out of the restroom. Several spies from different governments set out to find him and the formula. What was particularly interesting to me about this espionage novel is that it was written in 1918, but it could just as easily have been from today. (Summary by Tom Weiss)

(7 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1 & 2 28:32 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 3 & 4 26:09 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 5 & 6 23:51 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 7 & 8 20:18 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 9 & 10 18:46 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 11 & 12 20:19 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 13 & 14 26:46 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 15 & 16 25:17 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 17 & 18 19:50 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 19 & 20 24:35 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 21 & 22 23:51 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 23 & 24 26:02 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 25 & 26 19:12 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 27 & 28 23:40 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 29 & 30 25:57 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 31 & 32 18:43 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 33 & 34 26:10 Read by Tom Weiss
Chapters 35, 36 & 37 28:09 Read by Tom Weiss

Reviews

Worth Listening

(4 stars)

The names and the Nations and the politicians have changed today but the story is timeless. Very positive pro-american theme which countries willing to do violence on American soil under cover financed by unseen millionaires. I really enjoy the reader this is the third book that I've listened to he does very good at pronunciation and changing his voice with characters.

OPPENHEIM'S BEST PLOT

(5 stars)

A most enjoyable spy chase. 007 could not have done it better. Another excellent job by TW.

one of my favorite readers

(4 stars)

it's interesting to see how manipulation could be used against doing the right thing.

really good plot

(5 stars)

another great story beautifully read by Tom. many thanks for the time taken to record this.

WWI but could be today

(3.5 stars)

Up-to-date tale of duplicity, war and murder. Well read by Tom Weiss Recommended.

go ahead and just listen

(4.5 stars)

Tedious beginning but gathers strength as story evolves. couldn't leave book eventually.

voice of narrative grated my ears

(1 stars)

Could not listen to past chapter 5

The Pawns Count

(4.5 stars)

Very entertaining story, 4 stars. Excellent reading, 5 stars.