The Consul’s File is a cool and witty sequence of 20 episodes in the life of Ayer Hitam in Malaysia, seen through the eyes of the resident American Consul, whose job is to phase out the Consulate now that the American rubber estates are disappearing.
Through his narration the whole spectrum of life in Malaysia is evoked, from adultery to murder, and from ghost stories to the vagaries of diplomatic politics.
Read by Ed Bishop.
©1977 Paul Theroux (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
I am an English teacher in China and can now read and write some Chinese.I have been to 13 countries on 4 continents.I am an avid audiophile
This book is the first of two books that follow the fictional life of an America consulate.The character in the story is very conservative and really likes to think things through.He often plays detective in this book as well as in its sequel the London Embassy,which follows the hero's life as he is promoted from his Malaysian post to London,England.Most stories are quite entertaining and don't really demand a lot of time to finish listening to.Living in Asia myself I can relate to the life of an expat and although I like Theroux's works in Non fiction much better.These two books are refreshingly interesting and not too strange.
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