• John le Carré Value Collection

  • Tailor of Panama, Our Game, and Night Manager
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-01-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (90 ratings)

Summary

This collection is sure to please avid LeCarre fans and new listeners alike.
Includes: Night Manager, Tailor of Panama, and Our Game.
Night Manager: Enter the new world of post-Cold War espionage. Penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers and drug smugglers who have risen to unthinkable power and wealth. The sinister master of them all is an untouchable Englishman named Roper. Slipping into this maze of peril is a former British soldier, Jonathan Pine, who knows Roper well enough to hate him more than any man on Earth. Now personal vengeance is only part of why Pine is willing to help the men at Whitehall try to bring Roper down....
Our Game: With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress, Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer's star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left....
Tailor of Panama: Le Carre's Panama is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption. It is also the country which on December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canal. Seldom has the weight of politics descended so heavily on such a tiny and unprepared nation. And seldom has the hidden eye of the British Intelligence selected such an unlikely champion as Harry Pendel - a charmer, a dreamer, an evader, a fabulist, and presiding genius to the house of Pendel & Braithwaite Co. Limitada, Tailors to Royalty, formerly of London and presently of Panama City. Yet there is a logic to the spy's choice, for everybody who is anybody in Cental America passes through Pendel's doors. He dresses politicos and crooks and conmen. His fitting room hears more confidences than the priest's confessional. And when Harry Pendel doesn't hear things as such - well, he hears them anyway, by other means. In a thrilling, hilarious audiobook, le Carré once again effortlessly expands the borders of the spy story to bring us a magnificent entertainment straight out of the pages of tomorrow's history.
©2000 John le Carré (P)2000 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Fabian von Stechow on 30-11-14

John le Carré is an excellent narrator

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I could hardly believe how good the author is at narrating this story. Not only does he get all the accents right, he also delivers each line perfectly and as good, if not better than a trained actor.
Oftentimes when listening to authors reading their own books, I am unpleasantly surprised, not in this case. I hope Mr. le Carré will record more of his books.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Benjamin on 03-06-15

Abridged......

First abridged book I've had.
It will be the last.

Very disappointed
Stick with unabridged

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4 out of 5 stars
By Damion Brown on 04-08-15

Very good narration by Author and solid stories

Solid and entertaining stories with great narration by yhe author. One has tonpay attention as flashbacks and bits of infortmation that change the plot can be missed.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By J. on 30-06-14

Carre' reads Carre'

Generally I think it is a terrible mistake to let writers narrate their own books. Not so here. While I've gotten used to listening to Carre' through the voice of the late David Case (aka Fredrick Davidson) Carre's disenchantment with the powers of the Western World suits the cynical outlook of his characters. Carre' is as good a vocal actor as he is a writer of the cerebral thriller. Unlike the Smiley series, The Tailor of Panama is almost a comedy.

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