12-22-10

21hrs 44min

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12-22-10

21hrs 44min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“Dazzling…a tour de force, a brilliant blend of John le Carré spy fiction with the otherworldly.” Dean Koontz

Winner of the 2000 International Horror Guild Award
Winner of the 2001 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 2001 Locus Award Nominee
Nominated for the 2002 Mythopoeic Award
Finalist for the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award
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In his eleventh novel, Tim Powers takes his unique brand of speculative fiction into uncharted territory, instilling the old-fashioned espionage novel with a healthy dose of the supernatural.

As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, a coded message draws Professor Andrew Hale back into Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Elements from his past are gathering in Beirut, including ex-British counterespionage chief and Soviet mole Kim Philby, and a beautiful former Spanish Civil War soldier-turned-intelligence operative, Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga. Soon Hale will be forced to again confront the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named “Declare.” From the corridors of Whitehall to the Arabian Desert, from post-war Berlin to the streets of Cold War Moscow, Hale’s desperate quest draws him into international politics and gritty espionage tradecraft—and inexorably drives Hale, Ceniza-Bendiga, and Philby to a deadly confrontation on the high glaciers of Mount Ararat, in the very shadow of the fabulous and perilous biblical Ark.

Praise

“Dazzling…a tour de force, a brilliant blend of John le Carré spy fiction with the otherworldly.” Dean Koontz

“Tim Powers is a brilliant writer. Declare’s occult subtext for the deeper Cold War is wonderfully original and brilliantly imagined.” William Gibson, New York Times bestselling author

“Highly ingenious…No one else writes like Powers, and Declare finds him at the top of his game.” San Francisco Chronicle

“[Powers] orchestrates reality and fantasy so artfully that the reader is not allowed a moment’s doubt throughout this tall tale.” New Yorker

“There’s never been a novel quite like Declare…one of the protean Powers’ most absorbing and rewarding creations.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Declare is classic Tim Powers, his best novel since Last Call, and possibly his best to date.” Locus

“Powers…an expert fantasy writer, has created a mind-bending mix of genres here, placing his gifts for extreme speculative fiction in service of a fantastical spy story. Daringly imaginative.” Publishers Weekly

“This fine spy novel covering WWII and beyond has great action, great characters (including well known real-life personages such as British turncoat Kim Philby), and a captivating dash of science fiction/fantasy. What lies on Mount Ararat, where Noah’s Ark went to ground as the flood receded? Whatever it is has been fatal to visitors. Simon Prebble provides various British accents and uses his vast skill to enliven fascinating characters from many locales, particularly the Middle East. In particular, he knows how to inject tension and urgency into the plot.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Dec 21, 2010
Release Date December 22, 2010
Release Date Machine 1292976000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Bestselling Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense
Author Bio
Tim Powers

Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels, including Last Call, Declare, Three Days to Never, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz. He has received the Locus, World Fantasy, and Philip K. Dick awards. He lives in San Bernardino, California.

Narrator Bio
Simon Prebble

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.

Overview

Winner of the 2000 International Horror Guild Award
Winner of the 2001 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 2001 Locus Award Nominee
Nominated for the 2002 Mythopoeic Award
Finalist for the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award
See All +

In his eleventh novel, Tim Powers takes his unique brand of speculative fiction into uncharted territory, instilling the old-fashioned espionage novel with a healthy dose of the supernatural.

As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, a coded message draws Professor Andrew Hale back into Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Elements from his past are gathering in Beirut, including ex-British counterespionage chief and Soviet mole Kim Philby, and a beautiful former Spanish Civil War soldier-turned-intelligence operative, Elena Teresa Ceniza-Bendiga. Soon Hale will be forced to again confront the nightmare that has haunted his adult life: a lethal unfinished operation code-named “Declare.” From the corridors of Whitehall to the Arabian Desert, from post-war Berlin to the streets of Cold War Moscow, Hale’s desperate quest draws him into international politics and gritty espionage tradecraft—and inexorably drives Hale, Ceniza-Bendiga, and Philby to a deadly confrontation on the high glaciers of Mount Ararat, in the very shadow of the fabulous and perilous biblical Ark.

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