Worcester, United Kingdom
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  • A Delicate Truth

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's Private Secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding writing and narration

  • By Al on 14-05-13

Read it, & then listen to it

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Reviewed: 05-12-13

Would you consider the audio edition of A Delicate Truth to be better than the print version?

If I'm honest I preferred the read version because it is easier to go back through the book to check certain facts. I would highly recommend this version if you have already read the print book or simply want to get lost in many hours of quality espionage.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a very atmospheric listen. More so than the book. It's very easy to get lost in the narrative & emersed in the story. If you listen to this on a train you may well miss your stop.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

No scene particularly sticks out but like most well written thrillers you find yourself so immersed that you often have to rewind a chapter or two to get back into the story itself.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When honesty sometimes is not the best policy

Any additional comments?

A good listen but not for the novice. You have to really enjoy this type of 'in depth' thriller & it would help if you are a fan of the author. Very easy to get lost in the narrative but if you are a Le-Carre fan & have read his works then you will enjoy. A book to be listened to when you are not going to be interrupted.

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