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A Most Wanted Man | [John le Carré]

A Most Wanted Man

A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.... Annabel, an idealistic young German civil-rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. In pursuit of his mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the 60-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.
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A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa....

Annabel, an idealistic young German civil-rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. In pursuit of his mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the 60-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.

Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the ‘War on Terror’, the rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents.

©2008 David Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Andre Laval, Quebec, Canada 08-29-12
    Andre Laval, Quebec, Canada 08-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "If you like spy stories this is CLASSIC le Carre!!"

    Great story and a fantastic performance by the narrator. This is typical real world le Carre at his best

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  • Kirsty Lloyd
    12/4/14
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    "A modern spy thriller"
    Would you listen to A Most Wanted Man again? Why?

    I could listen to michael jayston forever. A perfect voice for this work.
    Will listen again to pay proper attention to the twists.


    Would you recommend A Most Wanted Man to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Jayston’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Always superb.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S
    10/29/14
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    "Plods along and goes nowhere, But well read."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A Storyline, Nothing happens.


    What will your next listen be?

    Boris Johnson,


    What about Michael Jayston’s performance did you like?

    Defined each character well.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Most Wanted Man?

    Not enough storyline to cut anything.


    Any additional comments?

    11 hours of nothing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr.
    10/8/14
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book written by John le Carré or narrated by Michael Jayston?

    I have listed to other le Carre stories before and enjoyed the sense of action, of things happening, a sense of danger. I would be tempted to listed to others relating the cold war.


    What was most disappointing about John le Carré’s story?

    This story just lacked any sense of immediacy. It just plodded and some of the things that happened felt like they were just put in to make sure that something had happened. Generally disappointing as a story. At the end I felt glad it was over and that's something that you shouldn't be thinking if the story is good.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Jayston?

    Michael Jayston is an excellent narrator. His characterizations are very good and add to the overall enjoyment of any story he reads.


    Any additional comments?

    Just very disappointed. This one might be going back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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