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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,994 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Le Carre Narrator: David Oyelowo Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged 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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex R | 2/14/2014

    " I am a huge John Le Carre fan, but this book left me feeling kind of empty. I just don't have the attention span to read a novel where most of the plot takes place in a meeting/conference: honestly I have to do that so much for work that it makes me sleepy just thinking about it. There is nothing suspenseful or intense about a meeting - no matter what the topic is. Especially not one that lasts for 200 pages. Plus, at the end, after slogging through the entire thing and suffering with the characters and getting to care about their cause - the entire thing let me down. The anticlimactic nature of the ending really made me question whether Le Carre has become too disillusioned to write successful spy stories anymore. I was left holding the book and asking, "is that really it???" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stowe | 2/2/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mint | 1/14/2014

    " It's le Carre, need I say more? :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/12/2014

    " This book is slow going for most of the way. It picks up speed and interest in about the last third of the book. Not his best work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/7/2014

    " 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 Kirk | 12/31/2013

    " A fun read, especially for anyone who's ever worked as a translator or interpreter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 12/29/2013

    " Always a good read, but I found it a bit of a teaching manual on the Congo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bo | 12/12/2013

    " Not his very best - but definitely worthwhile "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Maurer | 11/18/2013

    " Typical painfully slow start building to hard to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin Hodgson | 10/25/2012

    " I couldn't stay with it. Sorry, le Carre. You just couldn't keep me hooked with this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariana | 4/7/2012

    " A fun book to read except for the ending. I wish this author would write more hopeful endings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shuriu | 9/21/2011

    " I don't think I can finish reading this book. I get too depressed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay Holmes | 3/29/2011

    " Always enjoy LeCarre's visions of Africa and comments on western policy/culture there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 7/10/2009

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Unspun | 5/12/2008

    " The different languages of the Congo. What interpreters do, how they work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke Ybarra | 10/14/2007

    " Eh - was on the shelf in Belize, but just ok for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 9/25/2007

    " Interesting story about an interpreter who has to make a decision about the morality of what he is interpreting-should he get involved? I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/21/2007

    " I just finished this one, it's not as good as the Constant Gardener, but still interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 10/28/2006

    " I was held in thrall for the first part of the book, but the main charactor began to get on my nerves as the story developed. I enjoyed it a lot but didn't find the ending very easy to plough through to the last page. "

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