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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Greene Narrator: Kenneth Branagh Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Victor was only 12 when the Captain took him away from school to live with Liza, his girlfriend. He claimed that Victor, now reborn as Jim Smith, had been won as the result of a bet. Having reached his 20s, Jim attempts to piece together the story. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 2/12/2014

    " I read this book because I knew that I liked the author. Good one. Indicates the importance of devoting time to someone that you claim to love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Britta | 2/2/2014

    " I really liked Greene's The Quiet American so much that I am willing to give anything written by him a try. In this story it seems that he is trying to channel Pip in Great Expectations, but falls a bit short. There is so much emotional detachment in all of Greene's characters and I find it a bit redundant and rather annoying. In writing from a youth's perspective, he is constantly pointing out that his account is marred by fantasy and selective memory. Obviously, such is life from a child's perspective. Sentences here and there take your breath away, but that (in my opinion) is Greene's forte. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristine | 1/22/2014

    " Greene's last novel--a motherless boy is taken from boarding school by a man (the Captain) claiming to have won him from his father in a game of backgammon and promptly leaves him as comfort to a disconsolate young woman (Liza). The novel is the boy's, and later man's, journal and inquiry into the nature of the Captain's mysterious and below-board dealings and of the Captain's relationship with Liza. Many Greene themes present: the mystery of love, the inability to know others, loneliness, honesty and integrity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hadrian | 1/21/2014

    " It's OK. Not the best compared to the rest of Greene's fiction, but a decent story all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 1/13/2014

    " Love Mr. Greene... fun short one, He wrote this quite late in his life... odd kind of ending, seemed sort of tacked on, but still a very enjoyable bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aneece | 12/22/2013

    " Graham Greene writes sentences I want to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/3/2013

    " This was an older Greene release late in his life. Good solid story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pearl Nixon | 4/18/2013

    " In general I love Graham Greene (LOVE), but this time around his writing seemed awkward and contrived. Good concept, poor character development. If anyone else had written it, I'd probably be less harsh, but I expect a lot more from one of the greatest authors of the 20th century. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane Woodruff | 4/9/2013

    " Throughout the book, I was confused about the time period the book took place. Very implausible story line. I was left hanging at the end. There are many other books I would recommend before this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 2/15/2013

    " Now my favourite Graham Greene after Brighton Rock. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 6/3/2012

    " I've had this for awhile, don't remember how I came to acquire it. Seems to be an allegory on the meaning of relationship and love. King Kong and Fay Ray(?) are the allegorical parallels. Strange tale at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 5/10/2012

    " A mystery of sorts. Not as engrossing as his usual work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moirin | 4/3/2012

    " this was my first graham greene book (though i've been meaning to read him). i picked it up partially because it was light and easy to carry on the subway, although i mostly read it after new york. i recommend it, it's a quick read and engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 3/8/2012

    " Listened to the audiobook today while landscaping in the yard. An interesting mix of a Dickensian "out of the frying pan into the fire" orphan gets rescued story spilling into a second half of spies and Sandanistas. Kenneth Branagh read the audio--big surprise: he was very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Alice | 11/5/2011

    " Late Greene. The premise is very, very intriguing and forces you to read to the end where you find a mundane ending couched in the somewhat forgettable international politics of the 1980s. A good, fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 9/15/2011

    " I really like Graham Greene, but this is not a very good book, and definitely not representative of his writing ability. It was disorganized, random, and not very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 julia | 3/28/2011

    " I went on a long drive and listened to this book on a crisp fall day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 3/1/2011

    " mostly disappointing, but with some classic glimmers of the GG I love. This is the story of a boy stolen or traded from an orphanage. The captain steals him, but the enemy (his father) is even worse. Plays about the forces of good and eveil about wa "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 2/18/2011

    " Throughout the book, I was confused about the time period the book took place. Very implausible story line. I was left hanging at the end. There are many other books I would recommend before this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pearl | 10/25/2010

    " In general I love Graham Greene (LOVE), but this time around his writing seemed awkward and contrived. Good concept, poor character development. If anyone else had written it, I'd probably be less harsh, but I expect a lot more from one of the greatest authors of the 20th century. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 7/21/2010

    " mostly disappointing, but with some classic glimmers of the GG I love. This is the story of a boy stolen or traded from an orphanage. The captain steals him, but the enemy (his father) is even worse. Plays about the forces of good and eveil about wa
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 3/1/2010

    " I'm a Graham Greene fan in general and this book just confirms it. I really, really enjoyed this. I love the way Greene uses language. Also, this story is compelling and captivating. I recommend! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 12/21/2009

    " I've had this for awhile, don't remember how I came to acquire it. Seems to be an allegory on the meaning of relationship and love. King Kong and Fay Ray(?) are the allegorical parallels. Strange tale at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 7/29/2009

    " Love Mr. Greene... fun short one, He wrote this quite late in his life... odd kind of ending, seemed sort of tacked on, but still a very enjoyable bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 6/18/2009

    " Moderately good Graham Greene material. I never was quite sure who exactly the enemy actually was, however. Was it the narrator, his father, the captain himself, or maybe even society itself. Wow, deep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moirin | 10/10/2008

    " this was my first graham greene book (though i've been meaning to read him). i picked it up partially because it was light and easy to carry on the subway, although i mostly read it after new york. i recommend it, it's a quick read and engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheron | 4/25/2008

    " If you have to be an orphan and experience a turbulent upbringing, why not be led by a loquacious schemer and his convalescent companion into a series of educational but senseless adventures? Let's do this thing right, man! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 4/17/2008

    " I read this book because I knew that I liked the author. Good one. Indicates the importance of devoting time to someone that you claim to love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 julia | 10/4/2007

    " I went on a long drive and listened to this book on a crisp fall day. "

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About the Author
Author Graham Greene

Graham Greene (1904–1991) was an English novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was an ardent convert to Catholicism, and religious themes are at the root of much of his writing. He served with the Secret Intelligence Service during the Second World War. His novels are set in places in a state of seedy decay, and many of his locations, such as Vietnam in The Quiet American and Cuba in Our Man in Havana, became international crisis spots.

About the Narrator

Sir Kenneth Branagh is one of the UK’s most successful actors and directors in film, TV, and theater. In addition to his acclaimed cinema adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, he has also directed and/or acted in films such as My Week with Marilyn, Thor, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. He has had huge TV success with his BAFTA-winning portrayal of Wallander and has received five Academy Award nominations in five different categories.