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  • John le Carré

  • The Biography
  • By: Adam Sisman
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 26 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

In this definitive biography - blessed by John le Carré himself - Adam Sisman reveals the man behind the best-selling persona. In John le Carré, Sisman shines a spotlight on David Cornwell, an expert at hiding in plain sight - "born to lying," he wrote in 2002, "bred to it, trained to it by an industry that lies for a living, practiced in it as a novelist."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Francis on 21-10-15


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Reviewed: 21-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of John le Carré to be better than the print version?

I have not tried to read it however Michael Jayston does an incredible job and draws you in.

What other book might you compare John le Carré to, and why?

I have nothing to compare this with at present.

What about Michael Jayston’s performance did you like?

His voice and his delivery, Just great.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well I am half way through having heard some of the abridged version on BBC Radio 4 which introduced me to this biography. I am gripped!

Any additional comments?

Well worth buying particularly as an example of truth being vastly more interesting as well as stranger than fiction

10 of 10 people found this review helpful