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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

Great start but got bored in the middle

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-18

Great start to a book but Le Carré's detailed explanations really don't translate well to audio book. It felt really slow and I just plain got bored in the middle and stopped listening.