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by | Read by Kenneth Branagh

Literary Fiction • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1988

Graham Greene's last published novel offers clues to the autobiographical motifs running through Greene's long career: the horrors of prep school, the loneliness of childhood, the mysteries of basement rooms, the difficulty of finding love. Jim Baxter is removed from his school by a mysterious figure called the Captain; years later, they meet again in Noriega's Panama amid political turmoil. Kenneth Branagh reads the book effectively; his low-key characterizations are lucid and believable. The sure pacing and clarity of Branagh's delivery make one wish his talents had been applied to a richer Greene novel, rather than this slim finale to a great career. G.H. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 00]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 2000

CS ISBN 0745168337 $39.95 • Four cassettes

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