A must listen
I have listened to several hundred audible books, and this narration is probably the best I've ever heard. The writing is very good, but Le Carre's reading brings an extra dimension. He captures the humour and pathos in his own writing in a way I couldn't imagine picking up if I were to just read the physical book. If you want to understand how well a story teller can master his art, listen to this book.
When I read the reviews, I just thought the ending was poor. Instead you are cut off in the middle of the story. Maybe there is a follow up novel, I don't know. The publisher's summary gives no indication you are just getting part 1.
Guidall is an excellent reader, though his gentle, caring voice is probably not the best one for an action spy novel.
I felt I was reading an abridged novel. Some scenes just seemed to be missing. Towards the end, our hero is facing a gun battle with 3 men. In the next chapter, the bad guys are all dead, the hero has escaped back to the US and the evil female boss is mourning the loss of her team. She's wondering what to do next, and that's how the novel ends. ARGH!
Buy something, anything else.
Whether or not you believe the author's conclusions (he's not sure if he does so himself), you will be led on a road of exploration into the nature of the universe which will astonish you. The book is surprisingly easy to follow and immensely rewarding.
This book is written for 16 year old girls who can't decide between a life devoted to God or boys. For those looking for a Harliquin Romance without the sex, this is for you.The story is absolutely predictable. It is writing, but not literature.
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