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Agent Running in the Field

Lu par : John le Carré
Durée : 9 h et 33 min
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Nat, a 47-year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. 

Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age: the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. 

Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age. 

©2019 John le Carré (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critiques

"No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times." (The Guardian)

"John le Carré is as recognisable a writer as Dickens or Austen." (Financial Times)

"No writer has ever been better at turning the act of two people talking politely to each other across a desk into a blood sport." (Telegraph)

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  • Peter Hungerford
  • 08/11/2019

oh how I wish John le carre had read all his books

I loved it. I don't know if it is because as one ages one appreciate the beauty of a human story, as this is not early le carre, but the pleasure in the development of it is whatis exceptional

Possibly warmer and more hopeful than his early works, the joy I found strongest however, was the pleasure of hearing the master read his own work himself. I dearly wish we had had that pleasure earlier on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05/11/2019

fantastic to here was a Reading

he was almost perfect. he rendered the different voices with great dexterity and excellent timing.

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  • Mike Williamson
  • 15/01/2020

Luxury

Le Carré never ever ever fails to deliver and never ever disappoints.

As usual an excellently written and narrated story. As topical, believable and meaningful as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold was in 1963.

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  • Mark
  • 30/12/2019

Good narration by author John Le Carre

John Le Carre's easy listening narration was well suited to the tempo of this book. His articulate, evenly toned voice provided a relaxed, laid back feel to the book while providing full and colourful descriptions of characters and scenarios. I found this book entertaining but not really brimming with the levels of mystery and suspense he has previously produced. This book went into the second tier in my library.

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  • Brian Stokker
  • 15/12/2019

10/10

In a class of its own, superb storyteller. Brilliant narration, the best I've yet heard.

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  • Samy Senft
  • 02/12/2019

wow

I regret I have but five stars to give for this audiobook.
The performance by John Le Carré himself is ingenious, the story is gripping and the language used by Le Carré full of British humour

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  • Ernst
  • 20/01/2020

Brilliant story and performance

Read the book in a day and a half. Great story, one of le Carré's best. And can I give 6 stars for the performance?
Enjoyed it very much.

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  • J S
  • 16/12/2019

JLC 's Books best read by himself<br />

great story, JLC is a very good reader, the best for his own books, enjoyed it a lot.

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  • vc
  • 30/10/2019

Embarassing

this le  Carré is such pathetic collection of clichés, his recycled tricks (colloquial fragments open for guesswork, but now insultingly banal) and wobbly plot that it was truly, at moments, embarassing to listen to. what is even more pathetic is that the author is reading his work - obviously convinced in its value. the only good thing is his fine diction and voice.
if the reason of existence of this poor work is a placement of couple of trump and england disparging phrases, perhaps the author would have done better to, well, write a letter to Times, like in good old days.