I enjoyed this book because the narrator was excellent (none of us chronic Audible devotees think the narrator is of marginal importance, of course). But the story got off to a VERY slow start. Once it got rolling, it was worth the wait, but persistence is required.
He has a wonderful facility with the differentiation of accents and gender.
Depending on the casting, the book would make a good movie.
This obscure little book is the first in the Smiley series, introducing our unlikely hero, along with Mendel and Guillam. For fans everywhere, this is a must-read. Michael Jayston, who played Guillam in the original BBC versions of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People does A wonderful job as narrator. Not to be missed--I am reading all my favorites all over again.
I would not listen again. I am hooked on Harry Hole. But this narrators id dreadful, He even gave Muller--Harry's boss--a fake southern accent. It was all I could do it get through the recording.
The Christmas scene, a very brief moment of happiness in Hole's chaotic life was great,.
This is a quiet comfortable listen that still provides some mystery for the time.
The book reminds me of Agatha Christie work. Intricate plot, but low social tension.
Robin sachs is a great narrator.
The book is very pleasant without being insipid. The narrator is great, as is the story.
startling, unusual, compelling
I cannot make a comparison-this book is truly oiriginal
I have not listened to previous performances, but I'll be on the look out now,
When Nick realizes the extent of the frame-up and turns to hatred of Amy
Really excellent recording.
There is nothing like listening to someone tell there story in their own voice, especially when the someone is a well-trained actor at the top of his craft.
The frank acknowledgment of the author's struggles with alchoholism and his fight to keep his Hollywood performances authentic.
Filming of the insiders.
An excellent book improved by a terrific narrator.
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