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Agent Running in the Field

Sprecher: John le Carré
Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 33 Min.
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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. 

©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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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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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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