The Spear by James Herbert

read by Sean Barrett

Take one long-dead Nazi leader, a bit of Wagnerian guff concerning Longinus' spear, and an unconvincing collection of Mossad and UK spooks, and you have a rather tiresome mélange of cliché and melodrama. One has to wonder what the editor was doing stetting irritating mistakes like 'rising to a crescendo', but perhaps we underestimate at our peril the unholy power of a resurrected Führer.

Sean Barrett does his level best to inject gravitas and tension into a ridiculous plot, and what are four hours if they vanquish a dastardly plot to impose Nazi rule on an unsuspecting world ...

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