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Publisher's Summary

Abandoned by his parents, Bruno Salvador has long looked for guidance. He found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility, Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice-mail messages. When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain--but then he hears something he should not have.
©2006 David Cornwell. All Rights Reserved (P)2006 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks. All Rights Reserved
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Critic Reviews

"Amid the bursts of humor, le Carré convincingly conveys his empathy." (Publishers Weekly)
"His prose is as lovely and expressive as ever; his ear for dialogue remains wonderfully acute." (Washington Post)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 12-25-06

Audio Triumph

This is the best audiobook I have heard. I think it is probably better as an audiobook than a text because of the incredible narration.

It is beautifully written - full of colours and textures. It is not a thriller, but grpping nonetheless.

It reminded me of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Emilia on 11-02-10

mission accomplished

An absolute fantastic narrative! A totally worthwhile experience. David Oyelowo’s reading of the dialogs is as every character comes alive. Here’s where a good audio book is far better than the printed version.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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