Monday, April 5, 2010
VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW OF VOICES UNDER BERLIN BY T.H.E. HILL
Other characters included the unnamed Chief of Base who always showed up in disguise because he wanted to keep everything secret (I thought that he was a bit paranoid), Sargent Lauflaecker, Blackie (possibly was involved with the black- market) and Lieutenant Sheerluck who ran everything by the book. They were constantly playing jokes on each other and I found that very funny at times. There were other characters that only appeared on the transcripts, and were mostly Russians. They were the Voices Under Berlin. The book was written more like a memoir rather than a novel. I found the book funny, easy to read and if you like espionage and the Cold War this is the book for you. The novel has won five book Awards.
About the Author-
T.H.E. Hill, served with the U.S. Army Security Agency at Field Station Berlin in the mid-1970s, after a tour at Herzo Base in the late 1960s. He is a three-time graduate of the Defense Language Institute (DLIWC) in Monterey, California, the alumni of which are called “Monterey Marys”. The Army taught him to speak Russian, Polish, and Czech; three tours in Germany taught him to speak German, and his wife taught him to speak Dutch. He has been a writer his entire adult life, but now retired from Federal Service, he writes what he wants, instead of the things that others tasked him to write while he was still working.
Read An Excerpt-
Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the author for my honest review and I have not been compensated for the review.