Actually, I’m listening to the audiobook version of Ken Follett’s, Eye of the Needle, and I can’t stop listening! I would say that the author was wildly successful with this goal he shared in an interview:
I want to tell a story that makes the reader always want to see what will happen next.
I am reading this book as part of my year-long celebration of turning 70 years old. Ken Follett was born in the same year as me, 1949! Happy Birthday this year, too, Mr. Follett!