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Marc

newcastle upon tyne, United Kingdom | Member Since 2005

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  • 1 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The Karla Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John le Carre
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (87)

    Mr George Smiley is small, podgy, and at best, middle-aged. He is disillusioned, wrestles with idleness, and has been deserted by his beautiful wife. He is also compassionate, ruthless and a senior British intelligence officer in short-lived retirement from the Circus the British Secret Service organisation situated in London. But Moscow centre has infiltrated a mole into the Circus and it’s more than likely that the perpetrator is Karla Smiley’s old adversary and his opposite number in Moscow.

    Geoff says: "Top Narration"
    "First class"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    An exceptional book read by an exceptional narrator. Michael Jayston provides a variety of voices for the many characters in the book and all helped from his own experience in the TV series. I recommend this audio book for a long journey or when you have an hour or two to really sit back and enjoy the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3889)
    Performance
    (2866)
    Story
    (2868)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    Very atmospheric book made more so by the wonderful voice of the reader. I was gripped all the way through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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