The Corporal's Wife

  • by Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by Daniel Philpott
  • 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Farideh's husband is a corporal in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, entrapped by MI6 for interrogation. His job as a driver to a top general has left him with potentially valuable knowledge, but he won't talk unless Farideh is brought out of Iran. The SAS say it's too dangerous, so MI6 assemble a team of three ex-soldiers and a student dropout who knows the language and smuggles them into Tehran.…


What the Critics Say

"Once again demonstrating his ability to probe the moral murkiness of the spy trade…Seymour crafts a sophisticated, reader-teasing tale." ( Sunday Times on The Outsiders)


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What made the experience of listening to The Corporal's Wife the most enjoyable?

Easy to listen to

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Corporal's wife, a strong person in a misogynistic society, who ultimately proves her worth

What about Daniel Philpott’s performance did you like?

Easy on the ear

Any additional comments?

Gerald Seymour is always a wiiner

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- I

Poor narration and not one of Seymour's best

Not one of GS's best books and the narrator's style doesn't help. He doesn't leave a pause when the story moves from one plot line to another which can be confusing. The daftest little niggle was casevac, should be pronounced cas-e-vac not like some form of Hoover for a portmanteau!
If you want the author at his best try Vagabond instead.
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- Andy Q

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks