John le Carré, as author and narrator of this stand-alone spy thriller, serves up a wholly engaging audio experience. Nat, a 47-year-old career agent recently returned to Britain from a long stint abroad, finds himself struggling with the possibility of his imminent redundancy. While the plot draws its tension from the unsettling alliances in our current political environment, its drama rests on the human foibles of spies. True, le Carré's deep, avuncular voice seems a mismatch for the younger Nat, and his voicing of women is a bit of a stretch. But his facility with accents and deep understanding of the personalities he has created add to the audiobook experience. It's a privilege to listen to this master author deliver his work. E.Q. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9780593151907 $40.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780593151914 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9780593151938 $76.00
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