©1978 Graham Greene; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Although the cultural references of this Graham Green novel are rather out of date, the narration and characterisation by Tim Piggot-Smith is absolutely superb - really a one man radio play and he brings the story line completely alive. Interesting that the theme of inevitable disaster for the human spirit in the secret world , makes Le Carre the natural heir to Greene. A very good listen.
"A very enjoyable British espionage tale"
Those of us who are Wilbur Smith fans already know Tim Piggot-Smith is amongst the top three or four audiobook performers whose names guarantee a great experience.
Greene introduces you to the secretive world of MI6 without loosing sight of the 'human factor'. He places you firmly inside the heads of the characters, fleshing them out while at the same time creating disturbing sense of oppressive life they live. No one creates more realistic characters than Greene; you don't question their authenticity for an instant.
A must for all Flemming and L? Carre fans.
Graham Greene in true form, also very well narrated by Tim Piggott-Smith. Engaging from start to finish.
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