The Heart of the Matter
- Narrated by: Joseph Porter
- Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-17-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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A police commissioner in a British-governed, war-torn West African state, Scobie is bound by the strictest integrity and sense of duty both for his colonial responsibilities and for his wife, whom he deeply pities but no longer loves. Passed over for a promotion, he is forced to borrow money in order to send his despairing wife away on a holiday. When in her absence he develops a passion for a young widow, the scrupulously honest Catholic finds himself giving way to deceit and dishonor. Enmeshed in love and intrigue, he will betray everything he believes in, with tragic consequences.
The Heart of the Matter is one of Graham Greene’s most enduring and tragic novels.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Community Volunteer on 10-06-15
Not nearly as good as Greene's "The Quiet American
What disappointed you about The Heart of the Matter?
Characters were not developed enough for their choices to "ring true." Big disappointment after reading " The Quiet American."
What could Graham Greene have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Would have been better as a short story.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Joseph Porter?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Well written in places - a few quotable sentences.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
By John on 06-08-11
Characters come to life with Greene as the author
A nice change of pace. Not the action, spy or detective novel I usually get. Makes me want to go back and start listen to more classics. If you want interesting characters and a philosophical theme to your books this is a great find. Writing at its best.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful