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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Theroux Narrator: Ed Bishop Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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The Consul's File is a cool and witty sequence of 20 episodes in the life of Ayer Hitam in Malaysia, seen through the eyes of the resident American Consul, whose job is to phase out the Consulate now that the American rubber estates are disappearing.

Through his narration the whole spectrum of life in Malaysia is evoked, from adultery to murder, and from ghost stories to the vagaries of diplomatic politics.

Read by Ed Bishop.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 9/26/2013

    " Not his best work but these connected stories are entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 7/31/2013

    " i'm a sucker for fiction set in exotic locales. and this one is all about southeastern asia, a place i've never actually been, which makes me like the book even more. nothing especially great happens, plot-wise, but theroux has a knack for atmosphere and setting that makes the whole thing work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 4/8/2013

    " I enjoyed the connected short story format. I am an enthusiastic reader of Theroux's travel books, but dislike most of his novels with the same sort of passion that I love the travelogues. However, I truly enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Culp | 12/16/2012

    " Wonderfully location piece -- southeast Asia envelopes the novel and is the main character, and the rest is a bit incidental "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 9/11/2012

    " Theroux captures the eccentricities and foolishness of Western expats as well as some locals living in a small town somewhere between Kuala Lumpur and Johore. Each chapter tells the tale of a different character, so it's an easy book to read sporadically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Johnson | 3/6/2012

    " This is one of those collections I return to. Is Indonesian Gothic a fair description? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will Marshall | 1/22/2012

    " Excellent book - from the characters, to the semi-autobiographical nature, to the linen-suit embassy atmosphere of old soaks punishing gin bottles. Would read it again right now, if I hadn't already loaned it out. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux is the author of many highly acclaimed novels and travel books. His novels include A Dead Hand and The Mosquito Coast, an international bestseller and the basis of the major motion picture. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.