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The Corporal's Wife Audiobook

The Corporal's Wife

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Publisher's Summary

Farideh's husband is a corporal in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, entrapped by MI6 for interrogation. His job as a driver to a top general has left him with potentially valuable knowledge, but he won't talk unless Farideh is brought out of Iran. The SAS say it's too dangerous, so MI6 assemble a team of three ex-soldiers and a student dropout who knows the language and smuggles them into Tehran....

©2013 Gerald Seymour (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Once again demonstrating his ability to probe the moral murkiness of the spy trade...Seymour crafts a sophisticated, reader-teasing tale." (Sunday Times on The Outsiders)

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    I 13/05/2016
    I 13/05/2016 Member Since 2016

    Happily retired husband, father and grandfather

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    "Antihero"
    What made the experience of listening to The Corporal's Wife the most enjoyable?

    Easy to listen to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Corporal's wife, a strong person in a misogynistic society, who ultimately proves her worth


    What about Daniel Philpott’s performance did you like?

    Easy on the ear


    Any additional comments?

    Gerald Seymour is always a wiiner

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Q 13/08/2015
    Andy Q 13/08/2015

    Andy

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    "Poor narration and not one of Seymour's best"

    Not one of GS's best books and the narrator's style doesn't help. He doesn't leave a pause when the story moves from one plot line to another which can be confusing. The daftest little niggle was casevac, should be pronounced cas-e-vac not like some form of Hoover for a portmanteau!
    If you want the author at his best try Vagabond instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr D Whybrow 27/06/2015
    Mr D Whybrow 27/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Where are we now?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The way it is read: Sometimes you can be a few minutes into the chapter and realise we are now talking about another character. Mightily confusing and made it difficult to keep track of where we were.


    Do you think The Corporal's Wife needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


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    mr 24/09/2014
    mr 24/09/2014
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    "Slightly disappointing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was especially interested in Gerald Seymour's insights into Iran - topical, unknown etc. But even he clearly does not know that much !


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gerald Seymour? Why or why not?

    Oh yes, he is one of the most interesting and wide ranging of the contemporary thriller writers.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Philpott – was your favourite?

    I liked the 2 Iranian mechanics!


    Was The Corporal's Wife worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    a little too sluggish, no real twists, not enough on Iran domestic life etc

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scottish D Scotland 21/07/2014
    Scottish D Scotland 21/07/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Really dragged On"

    I normally love this genre of Middle Eastern political thriller (Iranian officer caught in honey trap by British agents, extraction team into Iran to get his wife) but I'm afraid this really dragged on for me and I found it difficult at times to keep my focus. The narrator didn't help matters either - his voice and narration were good enough but he never left any gaps between a change of scene in the book like other narrators do - really annoying! It meant that you were transported from one scene to another without him barely taking a breath and the scenes running into each other which gets confusing.

    A good enough storyline spoiled by a waffling author and frustrating narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    amber helsinki, Finland 07/09/2013
    amber helsinki, Finland 07/09/2013
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    "Gerald Seymour is the best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Corporal's Wife to be better than the print version?

    I have done both read and listen to audiobooks from Gerald Seymour and enjoy both. Reading makes me conjure up the characters in my head but the readers bring the characters to life for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Corporal's Wife?

    When the corporal's wife sacrifices her own life to help Zack.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel Philpott – was your favourite?

    Zack, he was the spirit of the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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