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2.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 5 2.76 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Le Carre Narrator: David Oyelowo Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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Abandoned by his parents, Bruno Salvador has long looked for guidance. He found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility, Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice-mail messages. When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain--but then he hears something he should not have. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gayle | 2/4/2014

    " I could not get interested in this book. Ended up skimming after the first 1/3. The last few pages were interesting - which doesn't make for a good recommendation! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 2/4/2014

    " I haven't read any LeCarre since Absolute Friends 2 years ago, which I loved. Political idealism, betrayal, loss, idealism, what more could you want? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 1/31/2014

    " This had many twists of plot and I really enjoyed the middle of it, but after the excitement of the interpretation scenes, it lost some of my interest. I think my problem was that I was expecting another Constant Gardener. While this, too, had its revelations about government and dirty dealings, I just couldn't get as involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/24/2014

    " Just a note on the audio book version -- the narrator, David Oyelowo, is amazing. Completely recommend listening to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 1/13/2014

    " Listen to this on Audiobooks. The reader brings this book alive. Doubt I would have enjoyed it as much otherwise. John leCarre writing about post cold world corruption of the colonial powers in Africa "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Studvet | 1/11/2014

    " As usual, always worthwhile reading any book of le Carre as always intelligent, complex and subtle,and characters invariably realistic so as to be interesting and understandable, even if not heroic and with many (human) faults. Plus, its always fascinating to see how politics and all its spin-off results REALLY work. I ended up liking he book as it all came together well at the end-as expected with his author.Still, I found it slow to get going in the first half-it took a while to engage me, and falls well short of The Constant Gardener, which still resonates with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raymonde | 1/10/2014

    " Exceedingly disturbing, and impossible to dismiss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helie | 11/22/2013

    " I didn't really know what to expect going into this, but I ended up liking it. Though it dealt with some weighty topics (military coups in the Congo), the style was funny and gently mocking. Definitely a fun, light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 11/13/2013

    " I read this not long before I read Tim Butcher's Blood River - a non-fiction account of life in the DR Congo. I found this to work as a thriller, but also a bit of an eye opening account on a part of the world the west doesn't seem to have a great deal of interest in. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 11/6/2013

    " Okay, so my rating is based on getting to page twenty-ish of this book. Could not be compelled to read further. Was reading and re-reading every boring paragraph, some of which were 125-word single sentences. Not wanted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 10/15/2013

    " Well-written book: a political/espionage thriller that took too long to become engaging. Read it.... done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 10/6/2013

    " If you liked constant gardener, you will enjoy this as well.....the dark world of western complicity in regime change----for its own purpose, money of course. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 8/25/2013

    " I thought the plot was a little weak in this story. Not much really happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stowe | 5/10/2013

    " I am listening to the audio version. It's very cool because the story is told 1st person POV and the reader has the exact accent you would expect of the character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 DubaiReader | 7/27/2012

    " Very poor audio version, review to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 3/6/2011

    " John le Carre has a great sense of humor and he's very easy to read. I enjoyed this book but wasn't sure I understood the ending. I think I got it, but I'm not complettely sure -- a little disconcerting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom Dvorske | 12/8/2010

    " Le Carre is one of my favorite authors, of any genre. This was not one of his best. Frankly, the main character lacked an emotional authenticity that Le Carre usually handles with astonishing ease. This felt like palp compared to the rest of his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/28/2010

    " Surprisingly complex characters, a powerfully tantalizing peek inside a monolingual's head and refreshingly positive portrayal of central Africa. Achebe would dig this novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandra | 8/27/2009

    " I just couldn't get into this book. The main character, Bruno Salvor, was amusing, I even thumbed ahead to see if I could make something happen. Nadda. But I am reading A Most Wanted Man, by Le Carre, and it is proving to be good. One can only hope, as I have always greatly admired his works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 12/24/2008

    " I was interested in the topic, too bad I'm not interested in trashy writing. At least Stephen King tries to write well at least in the beginning of his books. Le Carre jumps into the crap writing from the very start. Bored. Stopped reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 8/10/2007

    " I am finding this a tiresome book and am not really all that into it. I don't find the main character all that apppealing. "

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