Extended Audio Sample

Download The Third Man (Dramatized) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Third Man (Dramatized), by Graham Greene
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Greene Narrator: Kelsey Grammer, John Mahoney, Tom Virtue, Ian Abercrombie, Rosalind Ayres, Ethan Glazer, John Vickery Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Somewhere in shadowy post-war Vienna, where everyone has something to sell on the black market, lurks the third man, who witnessed the murder of Harry Lime. The police don't care to investigate, but novelist Holly Martins is haunted by the death of his friend, and his search for the killer makes for electrifying drama.

Download and start listening now!

PF_LATW_000228

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Mitchell | 2/20/2014

    " Rollo Martins arrives in post World War II Vienna following an invitation by his friend Harry Lime; and is just in time to attend his funeral. Unhappy with the official line that if he had not have been killed he would have spent a long time in prison Martins sets off to look for the truth and clear the memory of his late friend. A good novel and quite a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay Deegan | 2/3/2014

    " Love Greene. Love the way it truly evoked post-war Austria, and the nascent cold war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bret | 1/21/2014

    " The door is open. "

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

    " While I enjoyed the story, it's clear that the author was writing this to be made into a movie (as indeed he states in the preface). I found that a bit distracting, as I began casting the movie in my head, with Cary Grant as Rollo, and Claudette Colbert as Anna. Tyrone Power played the cop, and Basil Rathbone as Harry Lime. I began directing the scenes in my head instead of reading them, especially as the book continued on. I chose music and could hear the dialogue in the lovely stilted manner of classic film noir. So towards the end, I found that I really just wanted to watch the movie, rather than continue reading the story. That said, it was still very engaging, and I'm really looking forward to the movie. I have the feeling that if one sees the movie, there's no need to read the book, so I'll be curious to see if I'm correct in that assertion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew McBurney | 1/20/2014

    " The Third Man is the novel form of the screenplay Graham Greene wrote for the movie of the same name. Both the movie and the novel are excellent examples of sophisticated intrigue: grim reality that presents the vices and virtues of human nature, not the least of which is the touch of heroism that this novel's blundering American, Rollo Martins, exhibits for accepting the hard truth about the inhumane immorality of his best friend, Harry Lime - only to confront the moral uncertainty of his own ambiguous action at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/19/2014

    " This was fun to listen to as we played cards and drank wine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/18/2014

    " I have seen the movie about a gagillion times so I think my imagination is a bit paralyzed with the book. I mean, I don't think I could ever imagine Harry Lime as any one else than Orson Wells. (But, I think that's the best possible way, so no worries there). Still, the book is great It's fun, exciting, easy to read and perfectly Graham Greene. Read it in a shadowy cafe, while the zither plays... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanda | 1/18/2014

    " The movie was better. Seriously. A lot better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/15/2014

    " American mystery....1940s Vienna; racketeering in post-war Vienna. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 12/25/2013

    " Classic thriller set in post war Berlin, couldn't put it down. Remember watching the film in black and white. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dirt | 12/11/2013

    " this book is a page turner and the pages of my copy were very small, so i had to turn them often. turning pages is not a quiet operation and i was reproached for reading too loudly while others were sleeping at luna's lake house in wisconsin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 11/22/2013

    " I saw the movie first. The story is different and better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/21/2013

    " The atmosphere of Vienna is captured in the Graham Greene novel . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myrthel | 10/10/2013

    " A fun and quick read, especially if you are familiar with Vienna. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sofia | 6/15/2013

    " Although the story is good, something about the language was distracting. I have a very strong suspicion that reading this in Portuguese had something to do with my not liking this any better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 molly | 4/16/2013

    " The prologue tells the gentle reader that Greene intended this work as a screenplay in prose. It reads as such, and I'll watch the movie in all it's Orson Welles glory this evening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Cooper | 12/23/2012

    " Short but very enjoyable. Well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lili | 8/30/2012

    " A classic, very enjoyable. "

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

    " A rare case where the movie is actually better. Not that the book isn't good, but Wells just took the whole thing to the next level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen C. | 12/10/2011

    " Fascinating in the way that a man seeks to save his own soul and yet feels compelled to protect others as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Biogeek | 11/7/2011

    " One of my favorite Graham Greene works, this is another study in how to write great fiction in less than today's standard 400 pages. The premise is so ridiculously simple (three men draw lots ...) and yet timeless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 3/3/2011

    " I'm only giving it 4 stars because, after reading and enjoying the two synopses of films that are at the start of the book, I was disappointed that they were never made in to movies. Maybe more disappointed than Graham Greene himself.

    As for the Tenth Man itself, it would get 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Allan | 12/6/2010

    " You could call this a real jaunt. You could also call it only partially realized & suffering from brevity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/7/2010

    " Great book, short, fast paced and keeps you on the edge. Even though it's short it's amazing how full and fleshed out the book is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 9/7/2010

    " Sketchy compared to Greene's best, but it's really just a fleshed out movie treatment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 8/26/2010

    " This would make a great movie. Fear, courage, mystery, intrgue, romance. it has it all. Greene is a great writer. Always has been....but this little book is a gem that lay forgotton for years and
    was only discovered while he was working as a script writer for MGM.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 8/5/2010

    " This was a real quick read-- Felt more like a long short story than a novel. It was a good story though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 7/26/2010

    " Just what I needed for summer. Short and thought provoking and visual and something to contemplate. This was not at all what I expected, which I like in a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TAB | 7/16/2010

    " A good read, short but gets you gong from the first chapter. Greene has an uncanny ability for dramatic suspense and irony that is only Mather by the beautiful phrases he conjures with words to describe the life of a rich coward who chose life over money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 6/21/2010

    " -great characters,plot, and writing- a fabulous study of human nature. I kept rereading the ending and found it subject to multiple interpretations! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 6/21/2010

    " Ah, the writing! Such a lovely aesthetic experience, this novella.
    As a morality tale, it taught without preaching. We can easily identify with the progatonist's yearning to survive but along with him come to recognize that survival without scruples is a barren thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/11/2010

    " An inspiring book about bravery, heroism, and despair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 4/17/2010

    " One of my favorite novels. Moving, insightful ... great for a lazy sunday afternoon when you want a good think, a good cry, and a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joell | 2/23/2010

    " Once again Greene tackles morality and identity in a masterful way. In only 150 pages, you get the whole story. He's straightforward and every word counts. Wonderful storytelling. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations