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The Tourist Audiobook

The Tourist: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In the vein of John le Carré and Graham Greene, this contemporary international thriller follows Milo Weaver as he is drawn into a conspiracy that links riots in the Sudan, an assassin committing suicide, and an old friend who's been accused of selling secrets to the Chinese. Once the CIA and Homeland Security are after him, the only way for him to survive is to return, headfirst, into Tourism.

©2009 Olen Steinhauer; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[Weaver] is the perfect hero for such a richly nuanced tale." (Booklist)
"Superbly accomplished at both plotting and characterization....highly recommended." (Library Journal)

What Members Say

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    Amazon Customer Ellensburg, WA USA 02-07-12
    Amazon Customer Ellensburg, WA USA 02-07-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Engrossing"

    Wonderful, full of plot twists. Characterization was well done--except for the bratty, unrealistically old-for-her-years daughter, whom I wanted to garrote. Reading was well done.

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    Carol Tigard, OR, United States 01-28-11
    Carol Tigard, OR, United States 01-28-11
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    "Approaching LeCarre But Not There Yet"

    I read all the posts above and, yes, they were helpful to me; they let me know that I am not crazy; this book not really Le Carre. I particularly winced at Tom Weiner's whistled sss-es. It hurt my ears. I might have gone back to listen further if he had not had such a poor reading voice.

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    Rosemary Raymer Spring Hill, TN 12-28-10
    Rosemary Raymer Spring Hill, TN 12-28-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "Interesting, intriguing"

    I love to listen to books while driving. This is one of the best I have listened to. Made me want to go out and just drive around the block to finish it!

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    Ivan Berger 10-02-10
    Ivan Berger 10-02-10
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    "bad novel"

    I usually like to liten to Audible downloads at bed time. sorry to say this was a great way to fall asleep. had to find my way back the next night. Slow paced and very little depth to bad people. Ending did not make sense. Milo turned out to be a loser and Simmons the heroine.

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    K. Hulse Sacramento California 09-07-10
    K. Hulse Sacramento California 09-07-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Not a LeCarre or Graham Green"

    LeCarre taught us something about what was really happening in the world and his characters seemed genuine. Graham Green taught us some truth about the world's real villains and his characters had true depth. This writer gives us none of these things. It's just an action book with no character depth or anything to help us feel empathy. If this is the future of espionage novels, it's time to move on.

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    Dwight Oceanside, CA, USA 04-07-10
    Dwight Oceanside, CA, USA 04-07-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Unsatisfact;ory spy thriller"

    I found this to be a dull, unrealistic spy novel. The characters were cardboard and unappealing. I gave up listening after an hour or two. Perhaps the novel improves, but I did not wan to waste my time to f;ind out.

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    bonnie 03-17-10
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    "unsatisfactory story w unsatisfactory ending"

    It dragged at the beginning and I figured it would pick up .. but it didn't. Visits too many scenarious and sub-plots without going anywhere. Rambles without a real focus .. never did figure the point of the story.

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    Val Cincinnati, OH, USA 12-01-09
    Val Cincinnati, OH, USA 12-01-09
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    "Excellent Book"

    This is an excellent book. The author blends literary excellence with the mystery genre. I can't wait to hear the entire series.

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    Debra Phoenix, AZ, USA 10-29-09
    Debra Phoenix, AZ, USA 10-29-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Ugh!"

    The writer builds your expectations just to leave you with the feeling that relationships are at best cumbersome, at worst, deadly. No real resolution, not entertainment, just several hours of waiting for something important to occur.

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    Stephanie New York 09-11-09
    Stephanie New York 09-11-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Great thriller. Hard to put down."

    This is an interesting plot with surprises. It's all I expect from a thriller and the only reason I docked a star is because I listen to a lot of thrillers and they start to run together for me. But, this is definitely one that I really enjoyed.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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