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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

Classic le Carre

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Reviewed: 03-09-13

What did you like most about A Delicate Truth?

A gripping story that keeps you interested until the end.

What did you like best about this story?

Believable, yet interesting and up to date. Still political and communicating the trappings of the uninitiated.

What about John le Carré’s performance did you like?

Understated with no over the top accents or impressions. Steady.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not emotional - just gripping.

Any additional comments?

If you like the Smiley stories, you'll like this. Unabridged is great as it keeps all the minute details and le Carre descriptions.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful