Book Reviews of Lie Down With Lions

Lie Down With Lions
Lie Down With Lions
Author: Ken Follett
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451163509
ISBN-10: 0451163508
Publication Date: 12/1/1986
Pages: 365
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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My favorite Ken Follett...excellent...a must read.
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Solid Follett. Though fiction, it holds up well after reading historical accounts of the Russian/Afghan war.
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Follett's new thriller (after Eye of the Needle, The Key to Rebecca) involves cut-throat treachery and mixed-up romances. Jane and Ellis, Americans in Paris, are lovers, but she breaks with him when she learns he's a CIA agent, informing on terrorists. Ellis goes back to the U.S.; Jane marries Jean-Pierre Debout, a French physician, and goes with him to Afghanistan to care for rebel families holding out against the Russian army. Here is where the novel's real action, and its knife-edge tension, begin. After the birth of her baby, Jane discovers that Jean-Pierre is himself spying for the Russians and has caused a massacre of guerrilla fighters who were trapped at the foot of the mountains. Then Ellis reappears, bearing offers of American aid for Afghan leader Masud if the latter can unite his country's quarreling tribes. While Jean-Pierre is conspiring with the S oviet intruders to kill Masud, Ellis, Jane and even the infant girl, the story races to an explosive climax.
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I'm not a huge Ken Follet fan but this was a pretty good book. The description of Afghanistan and life there was very interesting in lite of current events.
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A fulfilling rendition of guerilla fighting in Afghanistan, appealing central characters.
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This book allows us to live in Afghanistan during the years prior to American involvement. A good story, a wonderful and disturbing sense of place.
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Good read. A little drawn out but stil held my interest
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Typical Ken Foliett suspense, action and drama involving the first Afghanistan conflict.
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Another Follett great! Exciting beginning to end.
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This copy is unabridged for a total of 10 hours of listening.
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A well written portrayal of the actions of the CIA in supporting the Afghan rebellion in the 90's and, more importantly, the mindset that gave rise to that support.
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excellent book,about a little known era in the history of a war in eurasia.
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Very good account of why we are in Afganistaan right now.
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Ken Follett is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. "Lie Down With Lions" was interesting and realistic. The love triangle completes an already intriguing plot filled with war and heartache. I appreciate the amount of research the writer must've had to do to accurately describe the terrain, seasons, and hardships of traversing Afghanistan. This is the third Ken Follett book I've read, and I'm going to keep on until I've read them all! Fantastic!