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Vladimir Shklovsky

Richmond, VA
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  • Our Man in Havana

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432

In a legendary novel that appears to predict the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, Graham Greene introduces James Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman whose life in transformed when he is asked to join the British Secret Service. He agrees, and finds himself with no information to offer, so begins to invent sources and agencies which do not exist, but which appear very real to his superiors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Classic British spy novel

  • By Dennis on 07-25-12

Terrible music added for no purpose

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-15

Any additional comments?

The book itself is good, and I liked the narrator.

However, the bad music throughout the audiobook disrupted the experience. To reiterate, it is bad. It is repetitive. It is louder than the narration, so I had to change my volume back and forth. There is no reason for this to happen. Audible should push producers to fix such obnoxious mistakes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Power and the Glory

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement in this penetrating novel set in 1930s Mexico during the era of Communist religious persecutions. As revolutionaries determine to stamp out the evils of the church through violence, the last Roman Catholic priest is on the lam, hunted by a police lieutenant. Despite his own sense of worthlessness—he is a heavy drinker and has fathered an illegitimate child—he is determined to continue to function as a priest until captured.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to hear

  • By Vladimir Shklovsky on 05-07-13

Hard to hear

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-13

What didn’t you like about Bernard Mayes’s performance?

I found this performance difficult to hear. I could not enjoy the story while straining to hear the words.

I like listening to audiobooks in the car, which is admittedly a poor acoustical environment. However, I can hear all the other audiobooks i have purchased. If you are listening to in a quiet place it might be fine, but for my purposes it was not functional.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful