This collection is sure to please avid LeCarre fans and new listeners alike.
Includes: Night Manager, Tailor of Panama, and Our Game.
Night Manager: Enter the new world of post-Cold War espionage. Penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers and drug smugglers who have risen to unthinkable power and wealth. The sinister master of them all is an untouchable Englishman named Roper. Slipping into this maze of peril is a former British soldier, Jonathan Pine, who knows Roper well enough to hate him more than any man on Earth. Now personal vengeance is only part of why Pine is willing to help the men at Whitehall try to bring Roper down....
Our Game: With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress, Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer's star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left....
Tailor of Panama: Le Carre's Panama is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption. It is also the country which on December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canal. Seldom has the weight of politics descended so heavily on such a tiny and unprepared nation. And seldom has the hidden eye of the British Intelligence selected such an unlikely champion as Harry Pendel - a charmer, a dreamer, an evader, a fabulist, and presiding genius to the house of Pendel & Braithwaite Co. Limitada, Tailors to Royalty, formerly of London and presently of Panama City. Yet there is a logic to the spy's choice, for everybody who is anybody in Cental America passes through Pendel's doors. He dresses politicos and crooks and conmen. His fitting room hears more confidences than the priest's confessional. And when Harry Pendel doesn't hear things as such - well, he hears them anyway, by other means. In a thrilling, hilarious audiobook, le Carré once again effortlessly expands the borders of the spy story to bring us a magnificent entertainment straight out of the pages of tomorrow's history.
©2000 John le Carré (P)2000 Random House Audio
Generally I think it is a terrible mistake to let writers narrate their own books. Not so here. While I've gotten used to listening to Carre' through the voice of the late David Case (aka Fredrick Davidson) Carre's disenchantment with the powers of the Western World suits the cynical outlook of his characters. Carre' is as good a vocal actor as he is a writer of the cerebral thriller. Unlike the Smiley series, The Tailor of Panama is almost a comedy.
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
LeCarre is who he is.
love him or yawn stretch ' who'?
Well I do love most of his yarns and have done for decades.
for me to hear a favourite author read his own work is just bliss
So I love Tolkien talk elfish.
in this audio
My only grief is the story is abridged,
"Brilliant as always"
As good as if not better being narrated by the author. I have read the books and love the sound of his voice and can now put it to the books.
John le carre brings a wonderful speaking voice and really sets the tone for all the books he has written
If I could yes I would have but 16 hours is a long time to listen in one sitting
First abridged book I've had.
It will be the last.
Stick with unabridged
"John le Carré is an excellent narrator"
I could hardly believe how good the author is at narrating this story. Not only does he get all the accents right, he also delivers each line perfectly and as good, if not better than a trained actor.
Oftentimes when listening to authors reading their own books, I am unpleasantly surprised, not in this case. I hope Mr. le Carré will record more of his books.
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