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Wonderful narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-19

This is a very heavy story.

I have found the narration to be one of the best I have heard so far. I have eamined ithe narration from various angles and found it to be a perfect blend of all the nicest things. crystal clear voice, clear pronunciation, seamless modulation, emotion that pours through every word, getting into the character and a pitch that suits the timbre of the story all richly embellish this novel. Wonderful balance. My sincere appreciations to the narrator.

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Ideology or Patriotism?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-19

Very nicely narrated true life story with right amount of emotions throw in. When the country is not taking thr right path, how should a highly placed spy act or react? Especially when his ideologies are diametrically opposite. When he acts against his own country, how is he to be judged? And when the circumstances force the spy to leave his family and flee, he keeps fighting to bring back his family. Whe n the family does come back a chasm develops between them and they separate. Is this a story of success, failure or heroism?

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Engrossing...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-19

I read this more as a detective story in the spy world, rther than as a spy story. I have always fond some of the author;s expressions are not very clear to me may be because they belong to a different world world or a different country. Though I found the narratio sometimes slow,the plot is deep and interesting.

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sorrowful end...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

A political thriller with a defence background keeps you interested. Not one for people who cannot stand grotesque violence. A story of a one-man nemesis for a politicians/businessmen combo. The part that did not jel well with me was the one where the rotaganist gets the information he requires so easily from a computer. This is I thought was one of the weakest point in the story. The ending did dhave a surprise element when I thought the story was rogressingaccording to epected lines.

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A drag in the end...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-19

I had to seriously debate if I should give this a 4 ot5 star rating. A serial killer, the escaped but devastated victime, a sincere cop who sincerely feels that the real culprit has notbeen caught and vows to find him at the cost of his career, a confused girl sometimes prone to violence yet loving, a dying bitter man who has lost his wife and connections with the surviving childlren, all come together in this psychological thriller. Narration, I mean the writing, is very clear and the way they are brought together is admirable. The story is gripping. what made me give four stars was that the ending has been, in my opinion, unnecesssarily draggeed to reate more drama. Otherwisea very good book for people who love thrillers.

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A erfect sy?

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

This is not a spy story . This isa story about a spy.. After having read ;The spy who came in from the cold;, my expectations were high and I was disappointed. To be frank, the first eight or nine chapters just went above my head. I couldn;t understand and follow clearly Ibeing a legally blind perso, I had to listen to the audio version). The language was excellent with lots of metaphors thrown about. But why a long and winding account of the father;s misdeeds. Was such a detailed account needed to build up this story? A spy who has a conman as his father, multile mothers, multiple girl-friends and multiple loyalties. Who ishe loyal to? His dad? His country which he betrays? His friend whom also he betrays at some point of time. What does he want? Name, identity, friendship or love? Not very clear. In th e end he runs away from himself afraid of the future trying to justify all his deeds or misdeeds. And that is the way I undestood this novel. I will continue to read Le Carre;s novels, he being such a great writer, uf I have to suggest his book to somebody, this will be the last on the list. Just because, being a Le Carre novel, I had expected far more.

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eal Surprise...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

As I listened to the book, I thought why is the style of narration.writing seems so different. There seemed to be missing pieces in action, which one had to deduce after listening to the following chapters. But as I neared the end of the book, I realised it was really a good one. And the author;s notes at the end clarified why the style was so different. I cannot resist listening to his next book in the series.

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A must red for those who love books and those who do not....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Every sentence in this book needs to be read and understood carefully. You cannot miss any. Forging briskly through evolution of homosapiens from Chimpanzees and their evolution, it quickly moves to cognitive evolution, agricultural revolution, scientific revolution, industrial revolution, money, nation and politics, imperialism, decolonisation, imerial globe, an exosition on hainess, genetic engineering, bionics, inorganic life and suerhumans ending with how animal turned into man and trying to turn into God. The narration is one of the best I have listened so far. Kudos and salutess to author, narrator and audible.

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Marvellous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-18

A story of a blind gifted girl, a brilliant boy caught unfortunately in the whirlwinds of a world war, an old genius willing to share his knowledge, a lonely, sad sister, from two different parts of Europe, brought togeher by the war and theire paths corss each others. A cursed diamond plays its part.. Is its curse real or is it just a myt. The mai story egins with the war and ends with it and in the end then how the various characters; lives pan out. The narration is one of the best I have listened. The book has been written in an eloquent and poetic sort of way with wonderful metaphors thrown around shart, short sentences. Thoroughly enjoyed it.