The Irish Grover

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  • The Tailor of Panama

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

Harry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada of Panama, through whose doors everyone who is anyone in Central America passes. Andrew Osnard, mysterious and fleshy, is a spy. His secret mission is two-pronged: to keep a watchful eye on the political manoeuvrings leading up to the American handover of the Panama Canal on 31st December 1999; and to secure for himself the immense private fortune that has until now churlishly eluded him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great start but got bored in the middle

  • By Alex on 31-07-18

not my favourite

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-17

I had difficulty with this book as I struggled to emphatise with the main character, which is a first for me as I have read/listened to the majority of the authors work....
the production/narration was flawless, but for me, for once, the story was not one I could really get into...