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"Amid the bursts of humor, le Carré convincingly conveys his empathy." (Publishers Weekly)
"His prose is as lovely and expressive as ever; his ear for dialogue remains wonderfully acute." (Washington Post)
Interesting story and you learn a lot about Africa, but the storyline is often hard to follow
Ordinarily I am a fan, but this book must have been written over a single weekend to meet a contract deadline. I found myself saying, "who cares" about a hundred times during my read...I found no enthusiasm for the characters, little action, no suspense, and had to labor my way through it so as to not completely waste my listener credit...don't waste your time on this title.
A good audiobook is dependent upon two factors: first, the quality of the original work, and second, the quality of the translation into its new, spoken word format. Unfortunately, the reader for this book was not up to the task, slurring his words together and making the piece all but unbearable. I couldn't come near to finishing it.
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