Biography & Autobiography - History - Nonfiction

Agent Sonya by Ben Macintyre

Check out if you like intricate tales and legendary women spy’s.

I chose this book to read because I am intrigued by the idea of life as a spy. I also needed a promising CD book to listen to while in the car with my dad.

As far as real life adventures go, this one is a doozy. It follows Ursula Kuczynski from her life as a girl growing up in pre-WWII Germany to her becoming a communist spy and eventually recruiting many others into the trade. She had various exploits around Europe and Asia with various “spy husbands,” all while mothering multiple children and never getting caught. She was even part of the Soviets success in getting secrets behind building the atomic bomb.

Needless to say, my dad thought it was great. (I did too.) When we parted ways I ended up leaving the CD book with him and checked out the audiobook from our Overdrive collection for myself. Now before you check it out, if you enjoy British accents, the audiobook is fantastic. Enjoy!