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Cameron

Caulfield Sth., Australia

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  • The Quiet American

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Simon Cadell
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    Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler finds it hard to stand and watch.

    Cameron says: "Brilliantly read, brilliantly poignant"
    "Brilliantly read, brilliantly poignant"
    Overall

    The best audiobook narrators, PARTICULARLY in stories written in the 1st person such as this, walk that fine line of an engaging clear read and an actual PERFORMANCE that isn't distracting, or doesn't betray the text. And Simon Cadell's tired & cynical tone as Fowler is absolutely pitch perfect. 'The Quiet American' is a modern classic. You'll learn more about why Afghanistan & Iraq have become quagmires for us in the West by listening to Fowler & Pyle hiding out one night in a watch-tower in the Vietnamese jungle than you will listening to any pundit on cable TV :) Highly recommended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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