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    Brought to you by Penguin.

    Narrated by John le Carre.

    The Sunday Times best seller.

    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.

    Times Books of the Year

    New Statesman Book of the Year

    Guardian Books of the Year

    Sunday Times Books of the Year

    TLS Books of the Year

    Daily Mail Books of the Year

    Mail on Sunday's Best Books of the Year

    Apple Best books of 2019

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

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    "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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Tim
    • 23/03/2021

    Outstanding performance on every level.

    This is John le Carré at the peak of his powers (mind you he has been at the peak of his powers since he wrote “A perfect spy” 33 years ago).

    The only thing better than the writing (which is magnificent), and the story (which is totally engrossing) is the narration, which John le Carré does himself, and in the process he makes you wish he’d narrated every book he’d ever written. He is completely marvellous at it, the accents, the nuances, the charm.
    Do yourself a favour- listen to this book, and enjoy a master at work.

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    • Random Selection
    • 21/02/2021

    Beyond Smiley

    Recently passed away author John le Carré is best known for his spy stories in a Cold War context. In this, his last novel, he combines the familiar strengths of his stories, the realistic approach to espionage, well-developed characters and stylisticly sparse, but accurate observations, with the contemporary setting of the Trump and (Post-)Brexit era. And while nthe plot might be a tad conventional, it is also interesting and takes at bleast one surprising turn. I usually do not much like first-person narration, but Le Carré's protagonist is sufficiently complex and observant to justify this choice of perspective. Books read by their authors can go either way: sometimes it is great to have a Narrator read their own words, sometimes it is atrocious. Thankfully, this audiobook is firmly a case of the former. I have listened to other of Le Carré's works, read by professional narrators, and I honestly wish Le Carré would have read them all … In conclusion: enjoyable and gripping, and definitely worth a listen!

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    • Mrs J P van der Byl
    • 28/11/2020

    Why on earth did John le Carre read this

    le Carre, while a brilliant writer, should never have read his book. He sounded every one of his 89 years ( the protagonist he is meant to be is 47), breathy and very hard to listen to without thoughts of the need for supplemental oxygen constantly crossing ones mind. In the end I abandoned the audible version and downloaded it on my Kindle. A big fat rotten tomato to Penguin for this audible version.

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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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    • Chad Morrison
    • 17/04/2021

    John Le Carre narration was exceptional

    Easily my book of the year thus far. The story was enjoyable but the Author reliving his own words made it a joy to listen to. Viewing the events of the story as passenger to the main character Nat, made the journey all the more pleasurable, with his dry traditional English wit.

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    • Ioana
    • 01/01/2021

    As Always

    John Le Carre gives his readers a great story - a compelling description of the life in the secret services, a good mystery with a twist and a love story or two. All inconspicuous, natural, believable. He takes Brexit and makes a plot of it, focuses on the dilemmas of the remainers, and casts a very sharp light on the ruling elites and their agenda in this new world.

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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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    • H. Schneider
    • 22/04/2020

    Großes Vergnügen

    Ausgezeichnete Story, hervorragend vom Meister selbst gelesen. Ich hoffe, es wird noch mehr von ihm geben!

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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

    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.

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