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  • The Night Manager

  • A Novel
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • War is a racket.

  • By Darwin8u on 10-05-16

leaves the miniseries in the dust

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-16

...especially due to an extraordinarily spot on performance by David Case. Deserving of an award.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Master and Commander

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059

This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Choice of Narrators

  • By Frank R. Adams on 04-23-10

wonderful story, not just for sailors!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-16

this is a magnificent book. Patrick Tull does a splendid job, but honestly, I prefer Simon Vance as a narrator for the series.