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  • A Perfect Spy

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 447

Magnus Pym, counsellor at the British Embassy in Vienna, has suddenly vanished, believed defected. The chase is on for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a life-time secret agent. Pym's life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. The race is on to find the perfect spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight into the mind of a spy

  • By Mr on 13-04-13

Le Carre at his very best and based on his dad's story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-16

I've just read John Le Carre biography, this is a fictionalised account of his and his dad's real life mixed with a spy story. His dad was a cone artiest in real life and I read his biography then read this. Wonderful book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Elegant, enigmatic Jay Gatsby yearns for his old love, the beautiful Daisy. But she is married to the insensitive if hugely successful Tom Buchanan, who won’t let her go despite having a mistress himself. In their wealthy haven, these beguiling lives are brought together by the innocent and entranced narrator, Nick – until their decadent deceits spill into violence and tragedy. Part morality tale, part fairy tale, The Great Gatsby is the consummate novel of the Jazz Age. Its tenderness and poetry make it one of the great works of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Scene Setter Old Sport

  • By John on 05-02-13

pure classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-12

A classic of american novel, a pure joy! The word's and voice combine to take you back to the 1920's and into a world that is not quite what it seems.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Third Man

  • Life at the Heart of New Labour
  • By: Peter Mandelson
  • Narrated by: Peter Mandelson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Peter Mandelson is one of the most influential politicians of modern times. The Third Man is his story – of a life played out in the backroom and then on the frontline of the Labour Party during its unprecedented three terms in government.

Much of the book is devoted to the defining political relationships of Peter Mandelson’s life – with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Charting what he terms the ‘soap-opera’ years of the Labour government, his book is certain to ruffle many feathers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anonymous User on 04-08-10

egos and ambitions

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-10

If you like politics you will love this. What a fascinating insight into our last government and the way egos and ambitions drive behavior.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful