Behind the Mic: On The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer, Read by David Pittu
Jo Reed and Robin Whitten Discuss Steinhauer’s Newest Spy Thriller
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Ex-CIA operative and outsider Milo Weaver is caught up in a web of changing alliances in Steinhauer’s latest thriller. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten talk about the meticulous yet conversational narrator, David Pittu, who uses subtle yet distinctive characterizations to make the story come alive. It’s a twisty thriller and needs your attention—there are many subtleties you don’t want to miss. The action takes place around the globe, and listeners will admire Steinhauer’s writing and Pittu’s skill as they create an unsettling, immersive experience.
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