• The Tailor of Panama

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-10-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Le Carre's Panama is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption. It is also the country which on December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canal.
Seldom has the weight of politics descended so heavily on such a tiny and unprepared nation. And seldom has the hidden eye of the British Intelligence selected such an unlikely champion as Harry Pendel - a charmer, a dreamer, an evader, a fabulist and presiding genius to the house of Pendel & Braithwaite Co. Limitada, Tailors to Royalty, formerly of London and presently of Panama City.
Yet there is a logic to the spies' choice, for everybody who is anybody in Cental America passes through Pendel's doors. He dresses politicos and crooks and conmen. His fitting room hears more confidences than the priest's confessional. And when Harry Pendel doesn't hear things as such - well, he hears them anyway, by other means.
In a thrilling, hilarious AudioBook, le Carre once again effortlessly expands the borders of the spy story to bring us a magnificent entertainment straight out of the pages of tomorrow's history.
©2012 John LeCarre (P)2012 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Le Carre remains far in front in his field, a startlingly up-to-date storyteller who writes as well about the shadows around the power elite as anyone alive."( Publishers Weekly)
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2 out of 5 stars
By S. Wilson on 03-31-18

Not one of Le Carré's best

Would you try another book from John le Carré and/or John le Carré?

Yes.

Would you recommend The Tailor of Panama to your friends? Why or why not?

No. The book gets off to a great start but then the plot gets muddled. Seems as if le Carré lost interest. Read the original by Graham Greene.

How could the performance have been better?

Get an actor to read the book. Le Carré cannot imitate an American accent! Or a woman's voice. This reading was just terrible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By MND42 on 11-12-17

Read by the author- such a wonderful book

This book is fantastic- to hear it read by the author makes this listen sublime.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Geoff on 10-15-17

His Master’s voice

Yet another wonderful tale by the spymaster in chief. Beautifully read by the author himself.

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