I read the book years ago and found this recording gripping
Deepest English reserve mixed with Asian intrigue. A complex plot that will always stand another listen
Well told - handles the complexity well and brings the drama to life.
Listened to in order - Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy - Honourable Schoolboy - Smilies People. I have always been a fan of the story and the characters. Very English in context with the diminishing place of that country in world affairs whilst its legacy echo is still heard far and wide. A brilliant portrait of context in a world of changing priorities but with real characters and a stunning plot.
A great story well told. I couldn't stop listening and didn't bother with the on board entertainment from Auckland to San Francisco - an 11 hour flight (I moved straight on to Catching Fire and then to Mockingjay as I flew across the States). This is a great post apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins. On the one hand it has a range of plot lines and a greater goal that becomes clear as the story moves on; on the other a very human story that could almost be set in the darkest days of the twentieth century.I haven't seen the film, but will be pleasantly surprised if it lives up to the books.
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